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

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, King Edward VII Avenue, Cardiff, CF10 3NB
Available for postgraduate supervision

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

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.

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.et al. 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.et al. 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.et al. 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 profile

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

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).