Hamad Nasser Alsaiari

Ph.D. Candidate

121 Burruss Hall (MC0190)
800 Drillfield Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061




  • Sustainable Development
  • Post-occupancy Evaluation and Housing
    Preference Analysis
  • Retrofitting Suburban Developments
  • Transit-oriented Developments


Hamad completed his undergraduate degree in Architecture and Building Science in May of 2005. Upon graduation, he worked in the Municipality of Riyadh for several months. This allowed him to see firsthand the many problems with planning in Riyadh, and his interest in urban planning has increased since then. In 2007, the Ministry of Higher Education awarded him a scholarship to pursue his graduate studies in Urban and Regional Planning in the Untied States. After receiving a master’s degree in urban planning he was appointed as a teaching assistant in the college of architecture and urban planning at King Saud University, then a lecturer of urban design. After receiving his PhD, he will be working as a professor in urban design at King Saud University. He has also been involved in many part-time jobs in design and in construction throughout the years; the most recent was a task-force team member on King Saud University Endowment Project.


Ph.D., Current. Architecture and Design Research, Virginia Tech.

MURP, 2010. Urban & Regional Planning, Ball State University.

BA, 2005. Architecture, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia.