Dr. Jean-Pierre El Asmar

DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE (Notre Dame University-Louaize (NDU))

Jean-Pierre El Asmar holds a PhD in Sustainable Built Environment from the De Montfort University, Leicester, United Kingdom (2008), and a Laurea Di Dottore in Architettura, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy (1991). He is interested in sustainable development as a holistic approach to growth with particular focus on the sustainable rehabilitation of the man-made environment “to meet the needs of the present generations without compromising the needs of future generation”. He has been teaching full time in the Faculty of Architecture Art and Design since 1994, and his main areas of expertise are in Architectural Design and Building Technologies. He has served as a chairperson of the Architecture Department from 2005-2011, and is the Dean of the FAAD since Fall 2012. His research study is in the fields of energy efficient Architecture, and mainly passive design strategies and technologies. The approach is by learning from vernacular Architecture and adapting vernacular design into the contemporary buildings. This is also incorporated in his projects as a professional consultant Architect. He is currently interested in the area of Architectural Phenomenology as he believes that: Form Follows Experience. He coordinated a group of Architects from Italy in the International Competition of the Beirut Martyrs’ Square International Urban Design Competition. The project they proposed was short-listed among the first six projects of 122 designs submitted from 45 countries to proceed to the second phase of the competition.


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