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Reader in Computational Methods recognised by alma mater

23 April 2019

Dr Wassim Jabi receives alumni award

Dr Wassim Jabi, Reader at Cardiff University’s Welsh School of Architecture, has been presented with the 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award by his undergraduate alma mater, the American University of Beirut (AUB).

The AUB’s award honours alumni whose accomplishments in their respective professional fields have brought special distinction to themselves, their institutions, credit to AUB, and outstanding benefit to their communities.

Dr Jabi gained his BArch from the American University of Beirut, and his MArch and PhD from the University of Michigan. He currently leads the Welsh School of Architecture’s MSc Computational Methods in Architecture, which addresses the need for creative professionals who are equipped with the ability to design and apply custom-software development tools to solve unique design problems.

He has published widely on topics ranging from parametric and generative design to the role of light in architecture and building performance simulation. In particular, using non-manifold topology, the use of digital tools in the conception and representation of architectural space, parametric design investigations, building performance simulation, robotics and fabrication. He is also a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Architectural Computing (IJAC).

Dr. Jabi tweeted: “I am delighted and grateful that I have been selected to receive the 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award from my undergraduate alma mater, the American University of Beirut. I will be accepting the award at the IDEAS Conference in Beirut, 17-18 April 2019.”

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