School of Architecture & Interior Design

The School of Architecture & Interior Design enables graduates to fulfil their local professional registration, while at the same time enabling them match the requirements of professional licensing in international associations.

The School places emphasis on creativity and problem solving but only in conjunction with rationality and accountability in design and advocates expandable approaches thus focusing on tangible and intangible dimensions of design related issues. The School offers two undergraduate programs: the Bachelor of Architecture (5 years) and the Bachelor of Interior Design (4 years).

The two programs are founded on a common first two years, allowing seamless transition from one to the other prior to commencement of year three.

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Message from the Dean

Capturing The Uniqueness of Intersections

Welcome to the School of Architecture & Interior Design at the Canadian University Dubai.

The school is a unique platform for intersecting diverse streams in Architecture & Interior Design. It is strongly rooted in its locality through its accreditation and sensitivity to the particularity of Dubai. It is closely linked to the Canadian systems of education. It aims for graduates to be able to fulfill their local professional registration, while matching the requirements of licensing in international associations. It places a greater emphasis on creativity and problem solving and that is in conjunction with rationality and accountability in design thinking. It advocates expandable approaches to design thus focusing on tangible and intangible dimensions of design problems. It incorporates form as a viable means of representing culture, while at the same time giving a greater attention to the technicality of constructing the built environment. It emphasizes reflection and appreciation of history while demanding currency in building systems and sustainability. The fulfillment of these intersections is seen as a developing enterprise.

Canadian University Dubai is uniquely located. Dubai provides distinctive opportunities to connect global thinking to local values. Dubai, also, provides a context for free thinking while maintaining sensitivity towards social values and the environment. In its specific location, Canadian University Dubai is only minutes away from the World Tallest Building; Burj Khalifa. Being close to Burj Khalifa is a continuous reminder of what can be achieved when sincere human wills are embraced by technical excellence.

The School of Architecture & Interior Design is a manifestation of these unique intersections.

Dr. Hazim Rashed Al Nijaidi, PhD

Dean, School of Architecture & Interior Design
Canadian University Dubai

FACULTY

  1. Ms. Carla Arias

    Assistant Professor

    carla.arias@cud.ac.ae
    +971 4 7096265
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  2. Mr. Joaquin Busch

    Assistant Professor

    Mr. Busch holds a Bachelor degree in Communication Design from Hochschule RheinMain University of Applied Sciences, Wiesbaden Rüsselsheim Geisenheim, Germany.

    joaquin@cud.ac.ae
    +971 4 7096288
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  3. Dr. Hamoud Dekkiche

    Associate Professor

    Dr. Dekkiche holds a PhD in Architecture and an MArch from Mackintosh School of Architecture, University of Glasgow, UK. He also obtained a Master in Advanced Computer Systems Development, from Paisley University, UK, and a BSc in Architecture from Ecole Polytechnique D’ Architecture & Urbanisme, University of Algiers, Algeria.

    hamoud@cud.ac.ae
    +971 4 7096159
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  4. Mr. Steve Denyer

    Assistant Professor / Chair of Architecture

    Mr. Denyer holds a Master of Architecture degree, with concentration in Sustainable Architecture, from the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He also obtained a Bachelor degree in Environmental Planning and Management from the University of Wales, Bangor, UK.

    steve@cud.ac.ae
    +971 4 7096197
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  5. Ms. Evangelia Diagkou

    Visiting Assistant Professor

    Ms. Diagkou holds a Master of Art in Architecture from the University of East London. She also obtained a Bachelor of Interior Design from the Technological and Educational Institution of Athens, Greece.

    evangelia@cud.ac.ae
    +971 4 7096269
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  6. Mr. Luca Donner

    Assistant Professor

    Mr. Donner holds a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Venice, Institute of Architecture, Italy. He has extensive experience in industry as an Architect and Principal in professional architecture practices.

    luca@cud.ac.ae
    +971 4 7096289
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  7. Mr. Serkan Gunay

    Assistant Professor / Chair of Interior Design

    Mr. Gunay holds a Master of Architecture from Middle East Technical University, Turkey, and a Bachelor of Architecture from Izmir Institute of Technology, Turkey. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Architecture at Izmir Institute of Technology, Turkey.

    serkan@cud.ac.ae
    +971 4 7096154
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  8. Dr. Eyyad Ahmad Al-Khalaileh

    Assistant Professor

    Dr. Al Khalaileh holds a PhD in Design from North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA. He also obtained a Master of Architecture, a Master of Community and Regional Planning, and a Bachelor of Art in Architecture from Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, USA.

    eyyad@cud.ac.ae
    +971 4 7096194
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  9. Dr. Hazim Rashed Al-Nijaidi

    Associate Professor / DEAN of SAID & SEAST

    Dr. Al-Nijaidi holds a PhD in Architectural Design from Oxford-Brookes University, UK, and an MPhil, also from Oxford-Brookes, in collaboration with the Bartlett School of Architecture & Planning - University College London, UK. He also obtained a BSc in Architectural Engineering from the College of Engineering, University of Baghdad, Iraq.

    hazim@cud.ac.ae
    +971 4 7096156
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  10. Dr. Hoshiar Nooraddin

    Assistant Professor

    Dr. Nooraddin holds a PhD in Urban Design from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway, and a BSc in Architecture from the University of Technology, Baghdad, Iraq.

    hoshiar@cud.ac.ae
    +971 4 7096238
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  11. Ms. Claire Roberts

    Lecturer

    Ms. Roberts holds a Master degree in Education and International Development from the Institute of Education, University College London, UK, where she is currently undertaking her doctoral studies.

    claire.roberts@cud.ac.ae
    +971 4 7096148
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  12. Mr. Florian Techel

    Assistant Professor (On Sabbatical Leave)

    Mr. Techel holds a Master of Architecture in Sustainable Design and Energy Efficient Design from Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, USA. He also obtained a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Technical University Berlin, Germany.

    florian@cud.ac.ae
    +971 4 7096231
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  13. Dr. SukHee Yun

    Visiting Assistant Professor

    Dr. Yun holds a PhD in Architectural Design from the Graduate School of Architecture, Kyonggi University, Seoul, Korea.

    sukhee.yun@cud.ac.ae
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  14. Dr. Nekrouf Ziani

    Assistant Professor

    Dr. Ziani holds a PhD, specializing in Filtering Suspensions by Nonwoven Geotextiles, from Ecole Polytechnique of Montreal, Canada.

    nekrouf.ziani@cud.ac.ae
    +971 4 7096137
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