Dr Wassim Jabi B.Arch, M.Arch, Ph.D

Reader

Email:
jabiw@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 5981
Location:
2.65, Bute Building
Research group:
Design and Practice Research Group

Responsibilities

Chair, Digital Strategy Group
Architectural Design
Design Principles and Methods 2: Parametric Design and Form-finding
Design Principles and Methods 3: Algorithmic Architecture

External activities

Member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Architectural Computing
External Examiner, Newcastle University

Research interests

Digital Design Methods. In particular, the use of digital tools in:

1. The conception and representation of architectural space.
2. Parametric design investigations.
3. Building performance simulation.
4. Robotics and fabrication.


Research supervisor

Main expertise

Parametric Design, Algorithmic Architecture, Digital and Robotic Fabrication, Digital Lighting and Energy Building Simulation.

Supervision experience

Currently supervising 3 PhDs.

Additional supervision interests

Happy to supervise PhD through Design, topics in Building-Information Modelling (BIM), Bio-memtic Design, building simulation and modelling (digitally based methods).

Teaching profile

Architectural Design
Design Principles and Methods 2: Parametric Design and Form-finding
Design Principles and Methods 3: Algorithmic Architecture

Dr. Wassim Jabi earned his B.Arch. from the American University of Beirut and his M.Arch. and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. While in the U.S., he lead the Association for Computer-Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA), secured a $250,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) grant, and taught at various universities before moving to Europe in 2008. He is currently a Reader (tenured Associate Professor) at the Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University where he leads the digital design area. Dr. Jabi has published widely on topics ranging from parametric and generative design to the role of light in architecture and building performance simulation. He is a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Architectural Computing (IJAC). Dr. Jabi has written a book titled “Parametric Design for Architecture” (Laurence King Publishing, London). His current research is at the intersection of parametric design, the representation of space, building performance simulation, and robotic fabrication in architecture. Dr. Jabi has recently secured a significant grant to purchase a large 6-axis high accuracy industrial robot to investigate innovative digital fabrication processes of architectural components and structures.