Texas Tech University

Hazem Rashed-Ali

Hazem Rashad AliDr. Rashed-Ali worked as an Associate Professor in the Department of Architecture, The University of Texas at San Antonio since 2006.  He served as the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies in UTSA's College of Architecture, Construction, and Planning from 2013 to 2017. Dr. Rashed-Ali teaches design studios as well as building technology, environmental systems, and building performance simulation and evaluation courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. He has supervised thesis students in both Architecture and Urban Planning. In 2014, Dr. Rashed-Ali was the recipient of the University of Texas System Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award, among the largest in the nation for rewarding outstanding faculty performance.

Dr. Rashed-Ali's current research focuses on sustainable architecture and urbanism with an emphasis on the design of high-performance, energy efficient, and carbon neutral buildings and communities. He is the recipient of several research grants both individually and as part of interdisciplinary collaborative teams representing more than half a million dollars of research funding. Examples of his projects include conducting a neighborhood sustainability assessment for the City of San Antonio, developing an augmented reality system for the teaching of passive energy and energy efficiency principles, and investigating the energy efficiency potential of historic homes in humid climates. Dr. Rashed-Ali's work was published in prominent national and international conferences and journals. Dr. Rashed-Ali is the Past President of the Architectural Research Centers Consortium (ARCC) and was nominated in 2020 for the position of ACSA Second Vice President. 

Dr. Rashed-Ali holds a PhD in Architecture from Texas A&M University. He also has a M.S. in Architecture from Oxford Brookes University in the UK focusing on Energy Efficient Buildings, and a B.S. in Architecture from Ain Shams University in Egypt. He is a registered architect in Egypt.

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