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  • Overview

    Architecture is the art and science concerned with accommodating human activity within interior and exterior environments. It is concerned with the implementation of activities that shape the well-being of human settlements functionally as well as aesthetically. Architecture includes all types of buildings such as residential buildings, commercial, administrative, hospitality, entertainment, shopping malls, restaurants, theaters, airports and others. Working closely with engineers, construction managers, urban planners, interior designers and landscape architects, architects must identify all physical, physiological, psychological, and economical needs of different user groups using the building, prepare a program for the project to meet these needs, develop conceptual designs, conduct design development, prepare working drawings and contractual documents, and supervise the erection of buildings. This program offers courses in these topics which are an integral part of an undergraduate curriculum for an architect.

    Both private companies and public agencies seek architects for a variety of professional positions. Many work for engineering and architecture consulting firms or construction companies as designers and project managers. Graduates are equally prepared to pursue M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in allied fields of architecture and design.

    The Department offers currently two undergraduate degrees: a 5 year Bachelor of Architecture (the 1st cohort was admitted in Fall 2009) and a 4 year B.Sc in Interior Design (the 1st cohort was admitted in Fall 2007). The Department has 200 students in Architecture, and 113 students in Interior Design (as of September 2013). In Spring 2011, the first cohort of 24 Interior Design students graduated and the first cohort of Architecture students are expected to graduate in Spring 2014. The degree was designed to be recognized as a professional degree in most regions of the world including North America, Europe and all Arab countries. This will help our graduates become registered licensed architects in other countries, and prepare them to pursue M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in fields of architecture and design.

    Vision

    The vision of the Department of Architecture and Design at Abu Dhabi University is to be recognized nationally and regionally as one of the leading programs in education and research in Architecture and Interior Design. We aim to provide our students with a diversified learning experience from a wide range of expertise and knowledge this is achieved through a broad faculty base of academics from diverse backgrounds and different nationalities. Both Abu Dhabi University and the Department of Architecture and Design aim for a promising future for our graduates to become among the best designers in the region.

    Mission

    The mission of the Architecture Program is to graduate architects equipped with knowledge and skills to be competitive in the job market. The degree was designed to be recognized as a professional degree in most regions of the world including North America, Europe and all Arab countries. This will help put graduates on the track to become registered licensed architects if they move to other countries. The English title 'Architect' translates to 'Architectural Engineer' in Arabic in many locations in the Arab world.

    The Architecture program comes to meet the demand for graduates in architecture which is escalating and will be sustained for many years. Growth in the construction industry in the region is driven by the need to develop the property sector. There has been a rapid increase in population, shortages of commercial and residential space, and the impact of mega projects already underway. This coincides with the acute shortage of designers who are qualified to design and supervise the construction of these projects.

  • Chair's Message

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    blockquote1.pngThe Department of Architecture and Design is proud to be the host of the first program in Abu Dhabi leading to a professional degree in Architecture, one of the largest programs in Interior Design in UAE. The Bachelor of Architecture is designed to prepare students for a successful career, particularly in the building industry. Students study a wide range of theories and practices of Architecture and Design through a dynamic curriculum that prepares its graduates for international professions in the building industry.blockquote2.png

    We aim to create an opportunity to study in a high quality educational environment and to produce a specialized community of scholars of the built environment to serve the community of Abu Dhabi. The Architecture and the Interior Design Programs are designed to meet the needs of a specific sector in the building industry. They share a common philosophy concerned with the quality of the built environment, an objective to satisfy the standards for national and international accreditation. Welcome to the Department of Architecture and Design and we hope that you join us in shaping the future of our built environment.

    Dr. Mohamed El Amrousi, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor and Chair
    Department of Architecture and Design
    Email: mohamed.amrousi@adu.ac.ae

  • Programs Offered

  • Faculty & Staff

    • Dr.Eugenia Lopez Reus, Ph.D. (Abu Dhabi Campus)

      Assistant Professor of Architecture and Design

      Ph.D. in Architectural Design

      Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain

      Tel #: +97125015414

      Email: eugenia.reus@adu.ac.ae

    • Dr. Magdy M. Ibrahim, Ph.D. (Abu Dhabi Campus)

      Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator

      Ph.D. in Architecture

      Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL, USA

      Email: magdy.ibrahim@adu.ac.ae

    • Dr. Mohamed El Amrousi, Ph.D. (Abu Dhabi Campus)

      Associate Professor and Department Chair

      Ph.D. History & Theory of Architecture

      University of California, Los Angeles, LA, USA

      Email: mohamed.amrousi@adu.ac.ae

    • Dr. Paolo Caratelli, Ph. D. (Abu Dhabi Campus)

      Assistant Professor of Architecture

      Ph.D. in Architecture and Urban Design

      University of Florence, Florence, Italy.

      Email: paolo.caratelli@adu.ac.ae

    • Ms. Anamika Mishra (Abu Dhabi Campus)

      University Teacher of Architecture

      M.Arch (Urban Design)

      School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, India

      Email: Anamika.Mishra@adu.ac.ae

    • Dr.Nadia Mounajjed (Abu Dhabi Campus)

      Assistant Professor of Architecture and Design

      Ph.D. in Architecture

      University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK

      Email: nadia.mounajjed@adu.ac.ae

    • Dr.Rim Meziani (Abu Dhabi Campus)

      Assistant Professor

      Ph.D. in Urban Planning

      Nagoya Institute of Technology, Nagoya, Japan

      Email: rim.meziani@adu.ac.ae

    • Dr. Mohamed El Kaftangui (Abu Dhabi Campus)

      Assistant Professor
      Architecture and Interior Design

      Ph.D. in Bioclimatic Architecture

      ENSA University, Toulouse, France

      Email: mohamed.elkaftangui@uaeu.ac.ae

    • Ms. Tamara Kelly (Abu Dhabi Campus)

      University teacher

      M.A. Urban Design

      Oxford Brook University, United Kingdom

      Email: tamara.kelly@uaeu.ac.ae

    • Dr.Sadeka Abdul Shakour (Abu Dhabi Campus)

      Assistant professor  & Coordinator 
      Interior Design Program

      Ph. D.

      Helwan university, Cairo, Egypt, Furniture Design.

      Email: sadeka.shakour@adu.ac.ae

    • Ms.Alessandra Misuri (Al Ain Campus)

      University Teacher of Architecture

      Master in Architecture

      University of Florence, Florence, Italy

      Email: alessandra.misuri@adu.ac.ae

  • Research Activities

    Research Areas

    • Ms. Anamika Mishra

      • Urban Design
      • Architecture
    • Dr. Eugenia Lopez Reus

      • Architectural Design.
      • Modern Built Heritage, Culture and City image
      • Modern Architectural History and Theory
      • Design Pedagogy
    • Mr. Jusri Devries

      • Space Planning & Design
      • 3 Dimensional Art and Visualization, Furniture Design
      • E. Learning and Distance Education
    • Dr. Magdy Ibrahim

      • Architecture Design.
      • Building Technology
      • Computer Aided Design and Building Information Modeling
    • Dr. Mohamed Elamrousi

      • Heritage and Conservation.
      • Islamic Architecture.
      • Architectural Theory and Design.
    • Dr. Mohamed Elkaftangui

      • Environmental Architecture, Bioclimatic Architecture, Green Architecture.
      • Projects management “ from Design to Handover”
      • Residential and Public Buildings.
    • Dr. Nadia Mounajjed

      • Architectural Design, Design Technology, Urban and Cultural Theory.
    • Dr. Paolo Caratelli

      • Architecture and Urban Design theory and practice.
      • Theoretical and technical aspects in Architectural heritage conservation and restoration.
      • Architecture design and technology development towards building sustainability.
    • Dr. Rim Meziani

      • Urban planning, Urban Design, Governance and urban policy
      • Spatial Analysis and modeling of urban dynamics.
      • GIS applications
      • 3D visualization of cities and virtual reality
      • Importance of Environmental factor in shaping urban forms and use of open spaces and urban landscapes
    • Dr. Sadeka Shakour

      • Furniture Design.
      • Textiles & Accessories in interior design.
      • Building Technology & building systems.
    • Ms. Tamara Kelly

      • Urban Design.
      • Architectural Design.
      • Interior Design.
      • Graphic Design.
  • Facilities

Events

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Sustainability in the UAE Oct 15, 2017 to Oct 15, 2017
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Zayed Military College Students Visit Sep 19, 2017 to Sep 19, 2017
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Photography Contest Workshop - DXB Sep 16, 2017 to Sep 16, 2017

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