Courses & Publications

This Section Will Provide An Overview Of The Courses Delivered At Various Academic Institutions To Undergraduate And Post-Graduate Students. The Main Focus Will Be On The Pedagogy, & Learning Outcome.

ARCH577

Digital Design & Visualization

School of Architecture,
University of British Columbia

Syllabus

Course Objectives:

Provide an in-depth studies of advanced computer graphics (Modeling. Animation, Rendering, Compositing), using high-end computer software with an emphasis on the digital design process·

The course will also present a framework for digital design and visualization, focusing on form and space characterization through motion, material, and light. Topics will include, Polygon and NURBS modeling techniques; Kinetics, Inverse Kinematics, and Particle system animations; Digital Lighting, Optical Special effects, and photorealistic renderings·

Delivery Format:

In-class tutorials with Instructor led exercises

Individual and group reviews for the project (Demo Reel)

Evaluation is based on the successful submission of the final project with consideration to all of its requirements, plus participation and attendance.

Students Projects

These are samples of projects delivered by the students as part of the ‘Morph Wall’ assignment project. This project is about proposing a design of a kinetic structure that responds to external influence, e.g. motion, heat, light, sound, etc. The design proposal to be modeled, and visualized in a short video format (demo reel). Sound incorporation is optional.

Software: Maya, AfterEffects

ARCH537
Fall 2001

Geometric Modeling & Representation

School of Architecture,
University of British Columbia

Syllabus

Course Outline:

This course offers ‘hands-on’ experience in 2&3 Dimensional computer graphics technologies and tools. Image processing techniques will be introduced using Adobe Photoshop 6. This course will also introduce 2D vector graphics techniques using AutoCAD2000.

A number of assignments will be given to students, including seminar sessions for topics related to computer graphics and media.

Objectives:

The main objectives of this course are to:

  1. Provide a theoretical overview of computer graphics technologies as applied to architectural design
  2. Explore the creative aspects of computational media
  3. Develop an understanding of the syntactic reading of models and representation of architectural objects

Students Projects

Samples of students work submitted for the ‘Digital Collage’ assignment. Students were introduced to 2d graphics principles, main techniques in image editing and manipulation. The assignment required that each student creates a theme of their choice and inspiration, then collect images to be transformed into one collage which expresses that theme. The majority of students in this class were new to this medium. The work was done in the school’s computer lab.

ARCH

Urban Design Studio

School of Architecture,
University of British Columbia

ARC 364
Spring 2004

Introduction to Computer Aided Drawing

School of Architecture,
American University of Sharjah, UAE

ARC 366
Spring 2003

Applied Computer Aided Design

School of Architecture,
American University of Sharjah, UAE

ARC 402
Spring 2003

Architectural Design Studio

School of Architecture,
American University of Sharjah, UAE

ARC 401
Spring 2003

Architectural Design Studio

School of Architecture,
American University of Sharjah, UAE

ARC 465
Spring 2004

Advanced Computer Aided Design

School of Architecture,
American University of Sharjah, UAE

DESIGN 100

Applied Computer Aided Design

School of Architecture,
American University of Sharjah, UAE

Master of Advanced Studies in Architecture (M.A.S.A.)

Inhabiting the Information Space

Paradigms of Collaborative Design Environments

School of Architecture,
University of British Columbia
1999

 

Link to Thesis in pdf

ACSA Technology Conference
MIT, 2000

ePAD

Potable Aided Design Tool for Collaboration

School of Architecture,
University of British Columbia

eCAADe 2004
The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts
Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation

 

dWall

Case for VDS Baghdad

School of Architecture,
American University of Sharjah

eCAADe 2000
18th eCAADe, Weimar, 2000

Tools for Distributed Design Practice

Promise & Reality

School of Architecture,
University of British Columbia

ACADIA 97: Representation and Design

the 16th annual conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture, Cincinnati, Ohio, October 3-5, 1997

Making of OBELISK

Multimedia Archiving System

School of Architecture,
University of British Columbia