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Ahlia University

Dr. Imad Assali

Associate Professor / Chairperson Interior Design Dept. College of Arts & Science

Contact Information

  • Holds a PhD in Architecture from the Faculty of Architecture & Urban Planning in the Technical University of Graz in Austria
  • Has conducted research in the areas of Architecture and Landscaping design

Biography

An esteemed Academician offering nearly 17 years of impeccable career in working with Group of Institutions with pioneering experience and year-on-year success in achieving student’s growth objectives in teaching & mentoring, training & development, and student’s management. Highly analytical and goal-focused professional with broad range of experience in academic administration, financial affairs, curriculum development, and scientific research. Dr. Imad is expert at improving and executing teaching and learning strategies/methodologies and promoting best practices. Proven track record of excellence building and implementing innovative assessment methods ensuring robust management of all academic systems. Adept at designing new educational programmes and implementing new curriculum against programme charter requirements and arranging counseling and development sessions. Articulate communicator; skilled at encouraging creativity or innovation and building high-performance students.

Supervision

Supervised a variety of interior design studios such as:

  • Impact of using colors on restaurants design
  • Innovative library
  • Design for sorcery disabilities and minorities
  • Application of sustainable interior methods in office buildings

Presentation

  • Conducted different presentations for interior design students about different topics in Interior Design (such as using sustainable materials and its effect on human health, First Second 2015).
  • Conducted presentations for the College of Arts in different topics in Design The effect of war on interior design, First Semester 2016.

Conferences

  • 18th International Conference on Sustainable Architecture & Urban Design, Istanbul, Enhance Indoor Environment in Buildings and its Effect on Improving Occupant’s Health, Feb. 2016

 

Main Responsibilities

Head end-to-end activities related to planning, development, and management of effective curriculum and educational programmes.
Direct functions surrounding creation and implementation of educational goals and quality management systems.
Organize and lead meetings
ensuring supplies and flow of inter-departmental communication.
Steer all operations confirming effective management of interior design department’s student’s exhibition.
Evaluate educational goals and classroom instructional programmes to enhance and boost overall
performance and objectives.
Monitor and groom cross-functional students to accomplish their targets. Analyze all teaching methods and programmes for seamless achievement of efficiency based on federal, state, and local regulations.

Teaching Areas

  • Design Studio
  • Research Methods
  • Materials & Building Construction
  • Computer Software ike (AutoCad, SketchUp, Revit)

 

Research Areas

  • Research Interest
    – Implementation of new building technologies in the design process through the new visions of technologies in the new millennium, especially the new smart materials & techniques
    – Design with nature through Biomimetic Architecture that seeks solutions for sustainability in nature, not by replicating the natural forms, structure& techniques, but by understanding the rules governing those forms through the examination of nature, its models, systems, and processes to gain inspiration to solve man-made problems. Also, to solve structure dilemma to be part of architectural design with benefiting from inspirations to create live building skin mitigate GHG.
    – Ecological and sustainable design in architecture focuses on the Techniques and materials parallel with merging theory and practice of architectural and environmental design.

Faculty Research

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A NEW APPROACH IN TEACHING INTERIOR DESIGN STUDIO AT THE AHLIA UNIVERSITY

Journal
2021
Imad, M., Assali

Preventing Visual Plagiarism in Design Programs in Higher Education Institutions: The Case of Ahlia University

Journal
2021
Imad, M., Assali

GREEN ROOF: A HOLISTIC APPROACH FOR ECOLOGICALLY SUSTAINABLE CITIES

Journal
2020
Imad, M., Assali

REDUCE THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF INTERIOR ENVIRONMENT THROUGH MATERIALS

Journal
2020
Imad, M., Assali

The Contribution of Interior Design Studio in Promoting Sustainable Design in Bahrain

Journal
2017
Imad M. M. Assali

Women’s Boutique Design and Its Impact on Purchasing Decision

Journal
2017
Imad M. M. Assali