Dr. Marwan Halabi

Dr. Marwan Halabi
Faculty: Architecture - Design and Built EnvironmentPosition: Assistant Professor, Assistant DeanOffice Number: G139 Bldg: A1Phone: 961 7 985 858Ext: 3220E-mail: m.halabi@bau.edu.lb

Biography

Dr. Marwan Halabi is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Architectural Engineering, Beirut Arab University since 2014. He achieved his PhD degree in Architecture and Technology in 2008 from the Superior School of Architecture of Barcelona, with the thesis under the title “The beginnings of CAM Technology inn Architecture: The Sagrada Familia”. He has been teaching a diverse number of architectural courses related to advanced computer design and digital fabrication in Spain since 2004. He has also worked as a consultant for a series of projects in Spain such as the Sagrada Familia from Antoni Gaudi in Barcelona and the H2O Pavilion from Zaha Hadid in Zaragoza, Spain.

 


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Teaching

Before joining BAU, Dr Marwan Halabi taught Architecture at the both undergraduate and Postgraduate levels at the UPC (Polytechnic University of Catalonia), ESARQ – UIC (Superior School of Architecture of Barcelona – International University of Catalonia), ELISAVA – Barcelona, and LAU (Lebanese American University). At BAU, he taught Building Construction I, Architectural Design 2, Architectural Design 3, Architectural Design 4, Advanced Design Studio 1 (M.Arch), Advanced Design Studio 2 (M.Arch), Building Construction 3, Building Construction 4, Vernacular Architecture, Topics in Architecture: Contemporary Trends, Digital Modeling.

Research

Research Interests:

    Research interests are focused on the field of technology applied to architectural design and construction, focusing mainly on the latest trends of advanced design and fabrication using automated means. Parametric design, rapid prototyping, and robotic fabrication applied both at educational and professional levels are some of the current fields of research.

 

Publications:

  • Halabi, M. Digital Tools and Robotics in Architecture: Envisioning the Future in Education and Practice in APJ Special Issue. Beirut Arab University, 2016. pp 243-254.
  • Halabi, M. Technological Innovations at the Sagrada Família (Documentary) at Mega World, Discovery Channel, 2007.
  • Halabi, M., Technology and Architecture in Gencity.org, 2006.
  • Halabi. M. Rapid Prototyping in BCN Speed and Friction: The Catalunya Circuit City. Sites Books, Barcelona, 2005.
  • Halabi, M. Parametrics in AU Magazine. Sao Paulo, 2002.

Conference:

  • Digital Tools and Robotics in Architecture: Envisioning the Future in Education and Practice, Rethinking Architectural Education: Towards a Better Practice, Beirut Arab University, 9 – 11 March, 2016
  • Ways of Innovating in Education for Sustainable Design Principles, 10th World Congress on Engineering Education, Order of Engineers and Architects of Beirut, 30 – 31 October, 2015
  • The Sagrada Família: The Starting Point of CAD/CAM in Architecture, 2nd International Workshop on Engineering and Architecture (IWCEA), Istanbul, Turkey, 12 – 13 September, 2015.
  • Parametric Design and Construction Technology at the Sagrada Família, Catia Technologies, Paris, France, 8 – 10 November 2006.