Dr. Hikmat Ali

Professor of Architecture


Hikmat H. Ali is a full professor of architecture and former dean of architecture and design at the Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST). He received his undergraduate degree in architectural engineering from Yarmouk University in Jordan in 1986, and his master's degree in architectural engineering from the University of Jordan in 1992. In 1999, he earned his Ph.D. in architecture from Texas A&M University.

Professor Ali began his career as a full-time lecturer at JUST in 1992. He then moved to Texas A&M University as a Ph.D. student, where he received a full scholarship from JUST. After graduating, he returned to JUST as an assistant professor, and later served as chairman of the Department of Architecture, associate professor, and vice dean of the College of Engineering. In 2008-2013, he worked as an associate professor at King Saud University in Saudi Arabia. In 2018, he was appointed dean of the College of Architecture and Design at JUST, a position he held for four years.

Professor Ali's research interests include sustainability, building assessment, social sustainability, energy efficiency in buildings, and integrated architectural design. He has published over 50 research articles in ISI and Scopus journals. He is also an active member of several professional organizations, and has served on the editorial boards of several journals.


S. Mabdeh, Hikmat Ali, and M. Al-Momani, “Life Cycle Assessment of Energy Retrofit Measures in Existing Healthcare Facility Buildings: The case of Developing Countries”, IJEEP, vol. 12, no. 6, pp. 418–431, Nov. 2022.

A. Ibrahim, Hikmat Ali, and R. Rasheed, “Evaluation Of Nearly Zero Energy Residential Buildings Design Strategies In Three Climatic Zones In Jordan”, IJEEP, vol. 12, no. 5, pp. 378–391, Sep. 2022. https://doi.org/10.32479/ijeep.13683

Al Tal, R., Sallam, S., & Ali, Hikmat. (2022). Syrian Crisis Impacts  on the International Refugee Education Fund in Jordan. International Journal of Educational Reform, 0(0). https://doi.org/10.1177/10567879221124882

A. Abed, Hikmat Ali, A. Ibrahim, and M. Wedyan, “Impact of setbacks on thermal comfort and visual privacy in detached houses in Jordan,” Building Research and Inf.ormation, pp. 1–13, Sep. 2022, https://doi.org/10.1080/09613218.2022.2121906

H. H. Ali, M. Abdullah, and M. Wedyan, “Application of machine learning techniques to predict patient’s satisfaction of indoor environmental quality in Jordanian hospitals,” J. Ambient Intell. Humaniz. Comput., 2022, doi: 10.1007/s12652-022-04021-6.

Ma’bdeh, Shouib N, Hikmat H Ali, and Ikhlas O Rabab’ah. “Sustainable Assessment of Using Green Roofs in Hot-Arid Areas – Residential Buildings in Jordan.” Journal of Building Engineering 45 (2022): 103559. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jobe.2021.103559

Alawneh, Rami, Ismael Jannoud, Hesham Rabayah, and Hikmat Ali. “Developing a Novel Index for Assessing and Managing the Contribution of Sustainable Campuses to Achieve UN SDGs.” Sustainability , 2021. https://doi.org/10.3390/su132111770.

Asma’ M. Bataineh & Hikmat H. Ali. “Improving Energy Efficiency of Multi-Family Apartment Buildings Case of Jordan.” International Journal of Energy Economics and Policy, Econjournals 11, no. (5) (2021): 244–54.  https://doi.org/10.32479/ijeep.11394

Ali, Hikmat H, Diana K Barakat, and Ahlam A Sharif. “Establishing a Green Building Certification Scheme and Standards for Multifamily Residential Buildings: Case of Jordan.” Journal of Architectural Engineering 27, no. 2 (2021): 5021003.

Ibrahim, Anwar F., Ahmed S. Attia, Asma’ M. Bataineh, and Hikmat H. Ali. 2020. “Evaluation of the Online Teaching of Architectural Design and Basic Design Courses Case Study: College of Architecture at JUST, Jordan.” Ain Shams Engineering Journal. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.asej.2020.10.006

Ali, Hikmat H., Al azzeh, Sally, Sharif Ahlam. 2021. “Indoor Environmental Quality in the Jordanian Context: Influence on Occupants’ Satisfaction.” Journal of Green Buildings 16 (3), 195-215 https://doi.org/10.3992/jgb.16.3.195

Anwar, Ibrahim, Ali Hikmat H., and Alqarra Wala’a. 2020. “The Effect of Installed Photovoltaic Panels on the Aesthetic Perception and Evaluation of the Mosque Architectural Form in Jordan.” Open House International Vol. 45 No. 4, 2020 pp. 449-463. https://doi.org/10.1108/OHI-07-2020-0085

Ali, Hikmat H., Fahmi A. Abu Al-Rub, Bashar Shboul, and Hind Al Moumani. 2020. “Evaluation of Near-Net-Zero-Energy Building Strategies: A Case Study on Residential Buildings in Jordan.” International Journal of Energy Economics and Policy 10(6):325. https://doi.org/10.32479/ijeep.10107

Al-Betawi, Yamen N., Hikmat H. Ali, and Sahar I. Yousef. 2020. “A Methodology for Evaluating Housing Quality in Settlements of the Displaced in Jordan.” Journal of Urban Affairs 1–25. https://doi.org/10.1080/07352166.2020.1782226

Ibrahim, Anwar; Hikmat H. Ali, Fadeelah Abuhendi & Suha Jaradat. 2019. ”Thermal Seasonal Variation and Occupants’ Spatial Behaviour in Domestic Spaces.” Building Research and Information https://doi.org/10.1080/09613218.2019.1681928

Ali, Hikmat, and Rifqa Hashlamun. 2019. “Envelope Retrofitting Strategies for Public School Buildings in Jordan.” Journal of Building Engineering, 100819. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jobe.2019.100819.

Ali, Hikmat H., and Rifqa Al-Hashlamun. 2019. “Assessment of Indoor Thermal Environment in Different Prototypical School Buildings in Jordan.” Alexandria Engineering Journal 58 (2): 699–711. https://doi.org/10.1016/J.AEJ.2019.06.001.

Alawneh, Rami, Farid Ghazali, Hikmat Ali, and Ahmad Farhan Sadullah. 2019. “Novel Framework for Integrating United Nations Sustainable Development Goals into Sustainable Non-Residential Building Assessment and Management in Jordan.” Sustainable Cities and Society. Volume 49. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scs.2019.101612

Ali, Hikmat H., Yamen N. Al-Betawi, and , Hadeel S.. 2019. “Effects of Urban Form on Social Sustainability–A Case Study of Irbid, Jordan.” International Journal of Urban Sustainable Development 11 (2): 1–20. https://doi.org/10.1080/19463138.2019.1590367.

Ibrahim, Anwar, Hikmat Ali, Aroub Zghoul, and Suha Jaradat. 2019. “Mood State and Human Evaluation of the Thermal Environment Using Virtual Settings.” Indoor and Built Environment,October, https://doi.org/10.1177/1420326X19880325.

Ali, Hikmat H., and Ayat A. Alkayed. 2019. “Constraints and Barriers of Implementing Sustainability into Architectural Professional Practice in Jordan.” Alexandria Engineering Journal, September. https://doi.org/10.1016/J.AEJ.2019.09.003.

Ibrahim, Anwar; and Hikmat Ali. 2020. “Integrating Sustainability and Renewable Energy Systems with Architecture Form and Urban Design: Greening the Central District of Irbid, Jordan.” In Renewable Energy and Sustainable Buildings, 609–21. Springer.

Alawneh, Rami, Farid Ghazali, Hikmat Ali, and Muhammad Asif. 2019. “A New Index for Assessing the Contribution of Energy Efficiency in LEED 2009 Certified Green Buildings to Achieving UN Sustainable Development Goals in Jordan.” International Journal of Green Energy  16(6):490-99. https://doi.org/10.1080/15435075.2019.1584104.

Ali, Hikmat H, Imad A Al-Hashimi, and Fua’ad Al-Samman. 2018. “Investigating the Applicability of Sustainable Urban Form and Design To Traditional Cities, Case Study: The Old City of Sana’a.” International Journal of Architectural Research: ArchNet-IJAR 12 (2): 57. https://doi.org/10.26687/archnet-ijar.v12i2.1391.

Alawneh, Rami, Farid E. Mohamed Ghazali, Hikmat Ali, and Muhammad Asif. 2018. “Assessing the Contribution of Water and Energy Efficiency in Green Buildings to Achieve United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in Jordan.” Building and Environment 146 (September): 119–32. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2018.09.043

Ali, Hikmat.H., and S.N. Alzu’bi. 2017. “Design Optimization of Sustainable Affordable Housing Model in Hot-Arid Climate-Case of Jordan.” International Journal of Housing Markets and Analysis 10 (5). https://doi.org/10.1108/IJHMA-01-2017-0009.

Al-Hashimi, Imad, and Hikmat H Ali. 2013. “Housing Demand Sensitivity to Mortgage Change in Jordan.” Journal of  King Saud University., Architecture & Planning Journal 25 (1): 13–20.

Hikmat Ali, Al Nsairat Saba. (2013). “Comparative Analysis of Green Building Assessment Tools: Leed, Casbee, Breeam and GB Tool.” Building Research Journal  57 (3-4): 185-198.

Hikmat H Ali. 2012. “Integrated framework for implementing sustainability into the architectural design process: a case of Saudi architectural practices.” Journal of  King Saud University, Architecture & Planning Journal 24 (2): 119–134.

Ali, Hikmat H., and Saba F. Al Nsairat. 2009. “Developing a Green Building Assessment Tool for Developing Countries – Case of Jordan.” Building and Environment 44(5):1053-64. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2008.07.015.

Ali, Hikmat.H., H.M. Almomani, and M. Hindeih. 2009. “Evaluating Indoor Environmental Quality of Public School Buildings in Jordan.” Indoor and Built Environment 18(1). https://doi.org/10.1177/1420326X08100760.

Ali, Hikmat.H., F.K. Malkawi, and Y.N. Al-Betawi. 2009. “Quality of Life in Cities: Setting up Criteria for Amman-Jordan.” Social Indicators Research 93 (2) https://doi.org/10.1007/s11205-008-9333-5.

Momani, H.M. Al, and Hikmat.H. Ali. 2008. “Sick Building Syndrome in Apartment Buildings in Jordan.” Jordan Journal of Civil Engineering 2 (4).

Abu-Obeid, N., R.F. Hassan, and Hikmat.H. Ali. 2008. “Quantifying the Aesthetics of Non-Conventional Structures: A Comparison between Architects, Engineers, and Non-Experts." Structural Survey 26 (2). https://doi.org/10.1108/02630800810883030.

Shehab, M. and Hikmat Ali. 1994.  “The effect of visual factors on the articulation of urban form-taking Irbid as a case study”. Book funded and supervised by the College of Scientific Research, 1994, J.U.S.T.


M. Wedyan, Hikmat Ali and M. Abdullah, "Toward Predicting Patient’s Satisfaction of Indoor Environmental Quality in Jordanian Hospitals using SVM and K-NN Machine Learning Algorithms," 2022 13th International Conference on Information and Communication Systems (ICICS), Irbid, Jordan, 2022, pp. 239-245, doi: 10.1109/ICICS55353.2022.9811234.

Anwar F. Ibrahim, Hikmat H. Ali, Razan Rashid. 2019. “Economic Study of Designing Nearly Zero Energy Houses in the Desert Region of Jordan.” 7th Annual International Conference on Architecture and Civil Engineering (ACE2019).

Ali, Hikmat H, and R Al-Hashlamun. 2019. “Building Envelope Thermal Upgrade for School Buildings in Jordan.” IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science 290: 12068. https://doi.org/10.1088/1755-1315/290/1/0120680

Ali, Hikmat H,  Anwar F Ibrahim, Wala’a Al-Qarra, 2019. “Evaluation Study on the Installed Photovoltaic Panels and their Effect on the Aesthetic Perception and Evaluation of Mosque Architecture in Amman; Looking for Integrated Solutions.” International Conference on Mosque Architecture, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Ali, Hikmat H. 2017. Quality Assessment of Market Needs for Architecture and Building Science Graduates: Case of King Saud University.”. 5th Annual International Conference on Architecture and Civil Engineering (ACE2017).

Anwar Ibrahim, Hikmat. H Ali. 2017. “Factors Affecting Energy Consumption Patterns of Dwellings in Three Different Geographic Regions in Jorda.” 5th Annual International Conference on Architecture and Civil Engineering (ACE2017).

Ali, Hikmat.H., H. AlZubi, S. Badarneh. 2008. " Energy-efficient Design for thermally comforted dwelling units in hot arid zones: Case of vernacular buildings in Jordan.” ARISER 4. (1) 37-39.

Ali, Hikmat, Alfalah, G. 2010. “Sustainable architectural applications in the Gulf States-post occupancy evaluation case study of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.” Paper presented at the proceedings of the 17th symposium for improving building systems in hot and humid climates, Austin Texas August 24–25.

Ali, Hikmat, Alrejoub, A., 2005. “Post Occupancy Evaluation of Building System #5 as Sustainable Structural System in Jordan.” Proceedings of the 2005 World Sustainable Building Conference (SB05), Tokyo-Japan, 13-038 pp. 3738-3745.

Ali, Hikmat H., Al-Momani, H.2004. “Evaluating indoor air quality (IAQ) as a modifying factor in designing public school buildings in Jordan.” Proceedings of the Fourteenth Symposium on Improving Building Systems in Hot and Humid Climates, Richardson, Texas.

Ali, Hikmat, H. 2002. “Comparative Evaluation of Residential Energy Consumption between Urban and Rural Housing in Jordan.” Proceedings of the 2002 World Sustainable Building Conference (SB02), Oslo-Norway.

Ali, Hikmat.H. 2002. “ Bio-Climatic Design Principles and Its Role in Thermal Comfort in Residential Buildings in Jordan.” Proceedings of the  Symposium on Environmental Residential Architecture.  Al Ba’th University and the Supreme Council of Sciences, Humos, Syria.

Graham, C. and Ali, Hikmat. 1999. “An Investigation of the Performance of Walls and Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS) in Three Climatic Regions of the United States.” Masonry Research Council, Arlington, Virginia, USA.


  • Research Methods (Graduate level)
  • Building Assessment procedures (Graduate level)
  • Sustainable Architecture (Graduate level)
  • Graduation Project I, II
  • Architectural Design 5 – Urban Design
  • Architectural Design 6 - Integrated Design
  • Research Methodology (Graduate level, Master and Ph.D.)
  • Building Construction I
  • Housing Studies
  • Architectural Communication and Rendering
  • Professional Practice
  • Environmental Control Systems
  • Construction for Civil Engineering
  • Building Materials
  • Sustainable Architecture (Graduate level)
  • Building Construction I, II, II
  • Structural Systems