Dr. Ibrahim Abdelhady

Assistant Professor of Architecture

Dr.Ibrahim Abdelhady is an assistant professor in the faculty of Engineering and Architecture (CoEA), Architecture Department. Previously was in Virginia Tech (USA), Alexandria University (Egypt) and the American University of Cairo (Egypt). He obtained his BS in the architectural design, Alexandria University, Egypt, 1993-1998 (V.Good with Honor). He has Two PhDs in Architecture in the Digital Design and Building information management (BIM). Dr.Abdelhady has worked in both the US and Egypt as a senior architect in many architectural firms, where he contributed to projects that ranges from USA, Egypt, China, UAE, UK, KSA, and Canada. He works at the intersection of architecture and digital technology and his architecture insists on inventing new possibilities for content and everyday use; it is a concept of futurism through a persistent investigation of the symbiotic potentials amid nature and technology. Ibrahim won several national and international competitions. He was also one of three architects represented Egypt in the 9th Biennale of Architecture, held in Venice, 2004, and he was shortlisted in the international competition of The Grand Egyptian Museum, 2004.

Dr.Abdelhady also worked as curator and panelist at universities, institutions, exhibitions, magazines, and as a jury for design competitions and architecture awards. He has taught as a professor of digital design and fabrication at several universities in the Middle East. His students range from various levels of undergraduate students’ whom he teaches courses in computer applications and architectural design. His research is an inquiry into the impact of digital information on the architecture and construction industry.

In New York 2012 and upon receiving his second PhD in Architecture from Virginia Tech, Dr.Abdelhady founded Arch2o.com, one of the most visited architecture websites in the world. He began initially by just publishing the latest news and key developments within the field of architecture and design. As Arch2o expanded and gained more readership from all over the globe Ibrahim started covering live high-profile events, such as the Venice Architecture Biennale, Chicago Architecture Biennial, and Expo 2015 Milano.

  • "Implementation of 5D BIM Strategy in the developing countries: Case Study" 3rd International Conference on Building Information Modelling (BIM) in Design, Construction and Operations, October 2019 Seville, Spain


  • Abdelhady, Ibrahim & Jones, James “A Comparative Approach to Map BIM Workflow in US Mid-Size Firms Using BPMN and IDEF Methods” Architecture Research Centers Consortium (ARCC), Chicago,  USA 2015


  • Abdelhady, Ibrahim & Jones, James “Mapping of Building Information Modelling Business Process Model and Related Issues in Both the Schematic Design and Design Development Phases“ The International Journal of the Constructed Environment,  Volume 4, Issue 2, 2014, pp.1-12.
  • Abdelhady, Ibrahim “Mapping and Relating BIM challenges to the Existing BIM workflow in mid-size firms in the USA” ARCOM Conference, 30th Annual Conference – Portsmouth, UK, 1-3 September 2014
  • Abdelhady, Ibrahim & Jones, James “Mapping Of Building Information Modeling Business Process Model And Related Issues In Both The Schematic Design And Design Development Phases” the 14th International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality, CONVR2014, Shajah, 2014, UAE
  • Abdelhady, Ibrahim “A Framework for BIM implementation for mid-size firms in the USA" publication Jan 2012 Proceedings of Sixth International Conference on Design Principles and Practices


  • Abdelhady, Ibrahim "Mapping, Classifying, and Measuring the Impact of BIM Challenges on mid-sized Architectural firms", 2nd Constructed Environment Conference 2011, Chicago, USA


Abdelhady, Ibrahim “Classifying the different types of the evolutionary digital architecture” 2nd International Conference on Design and Urban Planning, College of Fine Arts, 2007, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt.

  • “MESIA Solar Energy Trade Mission Conference” November 2019, Riyadh, KSA
  • “The Second Memaryat International Conference (MIC 2018)” Effat University” April 2018, Jeddah, KSA
  • “The Future of Architectural Education in the Middle East: Enriching the Discipline through Interdisciplinary Dialogue” Dar Alhekma University, March 2018, Jeddah, KSA
  • “First Memaryat International Conference” - Effat University” April 2017, Jeddah, KSA
  • “The eighth International Conference of the Arab Society for Computer Aided Architectural Design ASCAAD 2016” November 2016, SOAS University of London - London, United Kingdom.


  • “The 50th Annual Associated School of Construction” Conference Washington, DC, USA, March, 2014
  • “Synthetic Digital Ecologies“, ACADIA Annual Conference, San Francisco, California, USA, October 2012.
  • “I2SL - Laboratories for the 21st Century annual conference”, Providence, Rhode Island, USA, October 2011
  • “The 47th Annual Associated School of Construction” Conference, University of Nebraska-Lincoln in Omaha, NE, USA, April 2011
  • Digital Building Laboratory Symposium, Klaus Advanced Computing Building, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA, May 2011.
  • “Construction engineering” Conference, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, September 2010
  • “The 46th Annual Associated School of Construction” Conference, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, MA, April 2010
  • "Life in Formation" Conference, ACADIA Annual Conference, New York, USA. October 2010.
  • “New York: City in Motion” Conference, New York Institute of Technology, New York, NY, USA, March 2006.
  • The XXI World Congress of the Union of International Architects (UIA ‘04), Istanbul, Turkey, 2004.

The 1st Annual Conference on Architectural Heritage, Library of Alexandria, Alexandria, Egypt, March 2002.


  • 2019| Present        Assistant Professor

Al.Yamamah University, Riyadh, KSA.

  • 2015| 2019 Assistant Professor

Dar El.Hekma University, Jeddah, KSA.

  • 2013| 2014 Assistant Professor

School of Construction and Architectural Engineering
American University in Cairo (AUC), Egypt.

  • 2009| 2016 Assistant Professor

Department of Architecture, College of Fine Arts

Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt.

  • 2007| 2012 Faculty Adjunct

School of Visual Arts

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, VA, USA.

  • 2001| 2004 Teaching Assistant

Department of Architectural Engineering and Environmental Design. College of Engineering and Technology Arab Academy for Science and Technology, AAST , Egypt.

  • 1999| 2009 Teaching Assistant

Department of Architecture, College of Fine Arts

Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt.

  • Jury member, The Architecture MasterPrize, 2019  along with fine selection of jury members from  Oppenheim Architecture, Gensler, Woods Bagot, Grimshaw, Snohetta and others.
  • Jury member, S.ARCH-2017 AWARDs, 2017 along with Zaha Hadid Architects, Grimshaw, Richard Meier & Partners, Snohetta and others.
  • Jury member, S.ARCH-2016 AWARDs, 2016 along with Zaha Hadid Architects, Grimshaw, Richard Meier & Partners, Snohetta and others.
  • External reviewer, ARCH 5601 Design Project, Department of Architecture, Effat University, Jeddah, KSA (Spring 2016).
  • External reviewer, AENG 5802 Capstone Project, Department of Architecture, King AbdulAziz University University, Jeddah, KSA (Spring 2016).
  • Internal reviewer, AENG 453/454 design studio, Department of Construction and Architectural Engineering, the American University in Cairo (AUC), Egypt (2013, 2014).


  • Internal reviewer, ARCH2O Next 7 competition, Jun 2013.
  • Internal reviewer, AENG 492 Thesis studio, Department of Construction and Architectural Engineering, the American University in Cairo (AUC), Egypt (2013, 2014).
  • Internal reviewer, ARCH 4701 Graduation Project, Department of Architecture, College of fine Arts, Alexandria University, Egypt (2013, 2014).
  • Internal reviewer, ARCH2O Students Week 6, Sept 2014.