Dr. Jihad Awad is associate professor of architecture, currently head of architectural engineering department at Ajman University of Science & Technology (AUST), UAE. Before joining AUST in 2004, he has taught at different Palestinian universities, and was head of architecture department at An-Najah University in Nablus, Palestine.
He holds Dr.-Ing. from University of Stuttgart, Germany, M. Arch. from Kansas State University, USA, and B.Sc. from Yarmouk University, Jordan.
In addition to many research papers and articles, he published two books: “Rural Houses of Palestine” (in Arabic), and “Top International Architects – Design Concepts in Architecture” (in English).
During the last few years he was involved in organizing several workshops, and responsible for inviting many internationally renowned architects to AUST, including: C. Jencks, H. Hollein, R. Koolhaas, M. Nicoletti, B. van Berkel, R. Badran, W. Alsop, E. O. Moss, M. Yansong, E. Ambasz, T. Wiscombe, F. Houben, and K. Yeang.