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

Professor Wassim Jabi

B.Arch, M.Arch, Ph.D

Professor

Email
jabiw@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 5981
Campuses
2.65, Bute Building, King Edward VII Avenue, Cardiff, CF10 3NB
Users
Available for postgraduate supervision

Overview

Responsibilities

Professor and Chair of Computational Methods in Architecture. Course Leader, MSc Computational Methods in Architecture

External activities

Member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Architectural Computing. External Examiner, University of Liverpool, University of East London.

Biography

Professor Wassim Jabi is the course director of the MSc Computational Methods in Architecture programme at the Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University in Wales, the United Kingdom. He earned his M.Arch. and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan and taught at various universities in the U.S. before moving to the UK in 2008. While teaching in the U.S., he secured a $250,000 (USD) National Science Foundation (NSF) grant as Primary Investigator. Professor Jabi has published widely on topics ranging from parametric and generative design to the role of light in architecture and building performance simulation. He has authored a book titled "Parametric Design for Architecture" (Laurence King Publishing, London). In 2013, Professor Jabi won £70,000 (GBP) in funding from the university’s internal competitive funding scheme to purchase a large 6-axis high accuracy industrial robot to investigate innovative digital fabrication processes. His current research is at the intersection parametric design, the representation of space, building performance simulation, machine learning, and robotic fabrication in architecture. Professor Jabi has recently concluded a £300,000 (GBP) grant from the Leverhulme Trust as Primary Investigator to study spatial topology in building information modelling (BIM). This resulted in a software library called Topologic (http://topologic.app).

Publications

2022

2021

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

  • Jabi, W. 2014. Parametric spatial models for energy analysis in the early design stages. Presented at: Symposium for Architecture and Urban Design - SimAUD 2014, Tampa, FL, 13-16 April 2014 Presented at Gerber, D. and Goldstein, R. eds.2014 Proceedings of the Symposium for Architecture and Urban Design. San Diego, CA: Simulations Councils, Inc. pp. 17-24.
  • Tsountani, A. and Jabi, W. 2014. Evaluating lighting simulations in Autodesk 3ds Max Design. Presented at: Building Simulation and Optimization, 2014, London, UK, 23-24 June 2014 Presented at Malki-Epsthein, L. et al. eds.Proceedings of the 2014 Building Simulation and Optimization Conference. London: University College London

2013

2012

2009

2008

  • Jabi, W. and Hall, T. W. 2008. An interactive poster kiosk for public engagement in cultural heritage displays. Presented at: VSMM 2008 - Conference on Virtual Systems and MultiMedia Dedicated to Digital Heritage - 14th International Conference, Limassol, Cyprus, 20–25 October 2008 Presented at Ioannides, M. et al. eds.VSMM 2008: Digital Heritage - Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Virtual Systems and MultiMedia: Short Papers. Budapest: Archaelingua pp. 287-291.
  • Hall, T. W., Jabi, W., Passerini, K., Borcea, C. and Jones, Q. 2008. An interactive poster system to solicit casual design feedback. Presented at: 28th ACADIA Conference, Minneapolis, MN, 13-19 October 2008 Presented at Kudless, A., Oxman, N. and Swackhamer, M. eds.Silicon + Skin: Biological Processses and Computation - Proceedings of the 28th annual conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA 08), Minneapolis, MN, 16-19 October 2008. ACADIA pp. 438-445.
  • Jabi, W., Hall, T., Passerini, K., Borcea, C. and Jones, Q. 2008. Exporting the studio model of learning: teaming architecture with computer science. Presented at: 26th Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe (eCAADe), Antwerp, Belgium, 17-20 Spetember 2008 Presented at Muyelle, M. ed.Architecture ‘in Computro’ – Integrating Methods and Techniques. Proceedings of the 26th Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe, September 17-19, 2008, Antwerp, Belgium. Brussels: ECAADe pp. 509-516.
  • Jabi, W., Borcea, C., Passerini, K. and Hall, T. 2008. Early experiences with interdisciplinary design studios. Presented at: Success Factors in Fostering Creativity in IT Research and Education, a Creative IT workshop sponsored by the NSF CISE Directorate, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, 18-20 January 2008.
  • Woodbury, R. and Jabi, W. 2008. Editorial. International Journal of Architectural Computing 6(2), pp. 3-4. (10.1260/147807708785850096)

2007

2006

2004

2003

2000

1999

1998

  • Jabi, W. 1998. The role of artifacts in collaborative design. Presented at: Third Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in AsiaProceedings of the Third Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia. pp. 271-280.

1996

1995

  • Jabi, W. and Hall, T. 1995. The role of computers in synchronous collaborative design. In: Proceedings of the 14th International Congress of Cybernetics. International Association for Cybernetics, pp. 71-76.
  • Jabi, W. and Hall, T. W. 1995. Beyond the shared whiteboard: issues in computer-supported collaborative design. Presented at: Sixth International Conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design Futures, Singapore, 24-26 September 1995The Global Design Studio: Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design Futures, 24-26 September 1995, Singapore. Singapore: Centre for Advanced Studies in Architecture, National University of Singapore pp. 719-725.
  • Potamianos, I., Turner, J. and Jabi, W. 1995. Exploring the proportions of Middle-Byzantine churches: a parametric approach. Presented at: Sixth International Conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design Futures, Singapore, Malaysia, 24-26 September 1995The Global Design Studio: Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design Futures, 24-26 September 1995, Singapore. Singapore: Centre for Advanced Studies in Architecture, National University of Singapore pp. 483-493.

Teaching

Teaching profile

Module titleModule codeCredits
Introduction to 3D Modelling and Parametric DesignART80110 credits
Computational Form FindingART80220 credits
Algorithmic Design ThinkingART80330 credits
Research PreparationART80510 credits
Dissertation: Computational Methods in ArchitectureART80660 credits

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.

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).

Supervision

Current supervision

Hashem Alhumayani

Hashem Alhumayani

Research student

Abdulrahman Alymani

Abdulrahman Alymani

Research student

Ammar Alammar

Research student