Dr Jamal Alabid

Job: VL-lecturer

Faculty: Arts, Design and Humanities

School/department: Leicester School of Architecture

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: +44 (0)116 319 4318

E: jamal.alabid2@dmu.ac.uk

W: www.dmu.ac.uk


Personal profile

Dr Alabid is currently V-lecturer at De Montfort University, Leicester School of architecture. He is experienced in architectural technology and indoor climate.

He is an associate BREEAM member, CIBSE Member and was ASHRAE peer reviewer in 2016-2017.

Dr Alabid has published a number of articles in conferences, journals and book chapter including "Smart Futures, Challenges of Urbanisation and Social Sustainability. Heidelberg: Springer International Publishing".

He teaches various subjects related to architecture and built environment including design studios, environmental architecture, building performance & technology and energy modelling systems.

Research group affiliations

Architectural Research Group

Publications and outputs 

Control of Daylight and Natural Ventilation in Traditional Architecture of Ghadames, Libya https://www.dora.dmu.ac.uk/xmlui/handle/2086/11880

Learning from bioclimatic desert Architecture: A case study of Ghadames, Libya https://www.dora.dmu.ac.uk/xmlui/handle/2086/12413

Desert Architecture Review of Ghadames Housing in Libya https://www.dora.dmu.ac.uk/handle/2086/11871

Bioclimatic housing design to desert architecture: A case study of Ghadames, Libya https://www.dora.dmu.ac.uk/handle/2086/11836 Jopurnal paper

Optimising Residential Courtyard in Terms of Social and Environmental Performance for Ghadames Housing, Libya https://www.dora.dmu.ac.uk/handle/2086/14228

Night ventilation as a passive cooling design strategy in Ghadames’s traditional dwellings LoLo Conference 2017

Simulation of traditional & contemporary dwellings in Ghadames, LIBYA https://www.dora.dmu.ac.uk/handle/2086/14142

A social-environmental interface of sustainable development: A case study of Ghadames, Libya “Sustainable Futures” by Springer: “Smart Futures, Challenges of Urbanisation, and Social Sustainability” https://www.dora.dmu.ac.uk/xmlui/handle/2086/16101,

Research interests/expertise

Indoor climate and Energy in Built Environment

Areas of teaching

Design studio

Environmental architecture

Energy and building performance

Architectural technology


Bsc in architecture and Urban Planning, PGDip in environmental architecture, MA in architectural Design and PhD in Sustainable Homes

Courses taught

BA Architecture, MSc Sustainable Architecture

Honours and awards

Student sponsorship for studying MA in architecture

Student Sponsorship for studying PhD in architecture

Membership of professional associations and societies

Associate BREEAM member

CIBSE member

Professional licences and certificates

Certified Passive House Consultant/Designer (CPHC&D) October 2018 PassivHaus

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