Professor

Dr Hana AlJowder



Hana Aljawder received her B.Sc. in Interior Architecture from King Faisal University, KSA in 2001. She received her Master’s degree in Building Design Science from the University of Sydney, Australia 2007. She also completed her PhD in Architecture from University of Sydney, Australia in 2015. Her PhD focused on both daylighting and visual privacy within the interior space, particularly for residential buildings. She is also interested in sustainable building design. Her teaching experience is in Interior Design Studios, Interior Design graduation projects I & II (programming and design stage), and courses of Basic design.

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Assistant Professor

Dr Fatima Qaed



Dr. Fatema Qaed has a PhD from Northumbria University, UK, and has a professional membership at RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce),UK. Fatema has broad multidisciplinary backgrounds, with an B.Sc. in Interior Architecture from King Faisal University, MA Design from Northumbria University and a PHD in learning and space design.

Fatema was awarded the best business plan for Design Mine project. Her research about virtual reality exhibitions has been recognized as distinguished. Her tool (Classroom Design Recipes) transformed teachers’ understanding of interior design using convivial tool concept. She has participated in international participatory design conference in Denmark highlighting the value of using social media to enrich design research. Fatema Qaed specializes in design thinking, interior design, learning space, convivial tool, virtual reality exhibition, and learning theories. She teaches Design I, Presentation technique and graduation projects.

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Assistant Professor

DrHaifaEbrahimAl Khalifa


Dr. Haifa holds a bachelor’s degree of science in Interior Architecture from Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University and a master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from New York Institute of Technology. She earned her PhD in architecture from university of Cardiff in 2017 with specialisation in History of Islamic Architecture.

She is the chair for the research lab of culture and architectural aspects and her primary areas of research include the history and historiography of Islamic architecture, cultures, Islamic art, urban history and traditional architecture of the Arabian Gulf region and the architecture of the contemporary mosque.

Dr. Al-Khalifa became the coordinator of interior design program since September 2018 and holds the chair position for the CIDA accreditation committee for interior Design Programme.

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Assistant Professor

Mrs Nehal AlMurbati



Coming from a background in interior design and an interest in the link between people, culture, gender and religion, Nehal research’s seeks to bridge the gap between material and immaterial interior products in Middle Eastern dwellings. She has graduated with Honors in Interior Design from the University of Bahrain in 2007. In 2009 Almerbati completed her Master’s degree with distinction from the University of the Creative Arts in the United Kingdom, specializing in interactive exhibition design. In 2016, Dr. Almerbati completed her PhD in the design school at De Montfort University, UK. Her PhD investigates the reproduction of Mashrabiya to be revived using new technologies like 3D printing. Her research interests, conference papers and publications are in the field of sustainable heritage and interiors, modes of production and digital crafts as well as customizations via additive manufacturing and 3D printing. She teaches Interior Design, Islamic ornamentation and Computer Aided Design.

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