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Khaled Tarabieh, PhD, Assoc AIA

Khaled Tarabieh, PhD, Assoc AIA

Assistant Professor Of Architecture

Khaled Aly Tarabieh is an assistant professor at The American University in Cairo. Born in the US and raised in Egypt, he is a holder of a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Architectural Engineering from Alexandria University, Egypt and a Master's in City Planning (MCP) and a Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning from the University of Pennsylvania. He spent his early career in the US as a professional architect in Philadelphia and later as the Director of Design and Construction for off campus Real Estate for the University of Pennsylvania. He later moved to Egypt and taught Environmental Design at the Arab Academy for Science and Technology. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the American University in Cairo and the director of the Building Sciences Lab where he conducts research on the thermal performance of building envelope materials. He was previously selected as part of emerging leaders from the Delaware valley for a prestigious year-long fellowship program, the Environmental Leadership Program (ELP), aimed at enhancing the capacity of the environmental movement and was recently awarded the Jeffrey Cook Travel scholarship from the Society of Building Science Educators (SBSE). He is a LEED Accredited Professional and academic collaborator of the LEED Lab at AUC with the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). He is a partner in REEDS Consulting, a firm with a focus on sustainable design and assessment, and continues to serve as a technical adviser, trainer, and advocate for building green and sustainable living, especially in the MENA region. At AUC, he teaches sustainability in the architectural design core studio, professional practice, management, and building codes. He conducts research on the thermal performance of building envelope materials for residential buildings in Egypt and the assessment of its ecological impact, development of smart and energy-efficient window typologies, understanding the thermal impacts of façade geometry, development of upcycled wall typologies using earth and plastic, and optimization of insulated concrete forms (ICFs). He co-authored the AUC Carbon footprint report with the University Sustainability team, and peer-reviewed publications and articles with national and international research partners.