Dr. Shadi Abdel Haleem

Visiting Instructor

BSc in Architecture, Jordan University of Science and Technology

Master in environmental building design (MEBD), University of Pennsylvania

PhD in Architectural Engineering (Mechanical option), Pennsylvania State University

BSc in Architecture, Jordan University of Science and Technology

Master in environmental building design (MEBD), University of Pennsylvania

PhD in Architectural Engineering (Mechanical option), Pennsylvania State University

Dr. Shadi Abdel Haleem’s work and interests revolve around the integration of architectural and mechanical design to deliver high-performance environmentally responsible buildings and communities. He is equally interested in delivering beautiful architecture in terms of, for example, occupants’ experience in the architectural space, aesthetics, and materiality. Following his practice for six years in Architectural Design and Building Construction and his Master of Environmental Building Design (UPenn 2013), he joined the Architectural Engineering Mechanical Option for his Ph.D. degree (Penn State 2020) to develop a comprehensive approach in meeting the energy and environmental challenges of the built environment. His teaching approach aims to: 1) integrate analytical tools into the design workflow; 2) investigate data analysis and how it effects critical thinking in architectural design, and 3) integrate tools required to tackle computationally complex challenges in the building thermal comfort application.

To achieve a balance in the overall design objectives of high-performance buildings, it is critical to compare architectural design choices in terms of many performance indicators, such as maintaining thermal comfort and indoor air quality with minimal energy use. Given the computational intensity of implementing simulations to investigate such objectives, it is critical to use diverse computing technologies within an integrated workflow in building design, such as high-performance computing (HPC) infrastructures; computer-aided design (CAD) modeling environments (e.g., Rhinoceros/Grasshopper); and performance simulation (e.g., EnergyPlus/Modelica).

His research interests also include building performance simulation; heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems; building environmental control systems; and sensors and actuators in building automation.

Dr. Abdel Haleem is a member in the division of Architecture in the Jordanian Engineers Association.