Mohammed Abdulfattah Bay

Mohammed Bay is an architect and a historic preservationist who focuses on the interdisciplinary field of urban conservation and heritage management. In his works, he integrates a Geospatial technology into the field of Architectural and Urban Conservation focuses on issues related to theory and practice. He has been a lecturer at King Saud University School of Tourism & Antiquities since 2008. He has been a guest lecturer at the University Colorado Denver. He holds a Master degree in Historic Preservation (2014) and currently, he is a Ph.D. Candidate at the University Colorado Denver School of Architecture & Planning.

Education & Degrees:

  • PhD in Design & Planning, University of Colorado Denver, USA, Expected 2019
  • MSc Degree in Historic Preservation, University of Colorado Denver, USA, 2014.
  • Graduate Certificate in Geospatial Information System (GIS), University of Colorado Denver, USA, 2015.
  • BSc Degree in Architecture & Building Science, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia, 2007.

Professional Practice & Research Projects:

  • Working as a Teaching Assistant at the School of Architecture & Planning, University Colorado Denver 2017.
  • Guest lecturer at the School of Architecture & Planning, University Colorado Denver 2017.
  • Guest lecturer at the School of Geography & Environmental Sciences, University Colorado Denver 2017.
  • Bay, M. A. (2014). Adobe Fabric and the Future of Heritage Tourism: A Case Study Analysis of the Old Historical City Of Alula, Saudi Arabia. University of Colorado at Denver.
  • Worked on real case project with stakeholder, “Gunnison sage-grouse habitats’ conservation easement” (2013). The work involved GIS vector-based analysis that informed decision-making by Colorado Open Lands and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
  • Mapping a historical map of Zion settlements around the world, particularly in Kenya during the 1800s and 1900s (2013).
  • Worked on a Raster-based analysis of Kootenay National Park, Ontario, Canada, to examine different aspects, such as sensitivity analysis, suitability analysis, vulnerability analysis, classifying, and accessibility studies (2013).
  • Investigation and evaluation of project management process for A Real Condo Renovation Project, Denver, Colorado (2013).
  • Urban conservation analysis of the neighborhood environment and gentrification aspects at City Park West and Five Points neighborhood, Denver, Colorado (2013).
  • Research on the Old Historical City of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, “Designation Issues” (2013).
  • Conducting an exterior condition assessment, following National Park Service guidelines, for the Dolan House in Denver. The assessment includes a professional evaluation of the materials and the building’s condition (2013).
  • Professional poster and research study on Adobe’s history, usage, repair techniques, and the future of energy-efficient material (2013).
  • Mapping the built heritage of Medina City, Saudi Arabia, using GIS technology (2013).
  • Conducted HABS drawing of Oltjenbruns Farm, Holyoke, Colorado, as part of an application to list the site on the state level (2012).
  • Historic-preservation analysis recommendations for Sullivan Gateway, in collaboration with Colorado Preservation Inc. as part of the Saving Places program (2012).
  • Research paper on Riyadh City, Saudi Arabia, and its relationship to the Al-Dir'iyah Historical District in terms of regional architecture (2012).
  • Research on South Park City’s historical context and its relationship to the establishment of an open-air museum in the United States, with an architectural description of selected buildings contributing to the site (2012).
  • Analysis and completion of an Architectural Identification form (Colorado Cultural Resources Inventory) as part of a historical places submission for Haxtun and Holyoke, Philips County, Colorado, for listing on the county and state levels (2012).
  • Worked on a design review committee to approve the Museum of King Saud University, Saudi Arabia (2011).


  • Scholarship from King Saud University for study abroad (English) from 2009 to 2010 in the U.K. and from 2012 to the present in the USA.
  • Assistant teacher at the Department of Heritage Resource Management,
  • College of Archeology and Tourism, King Saud University, 2008 to 2009 and 2011 to August 2012.
  • Assistant teacher duties involved working with groups or individually, commissions’ duties, managing teams, project management, administration, teaching, research assistant duties, and collaborations between departments.
  • Excavation and restoration expedition at archeological site (Almabbiat, Qurh, and the old historical city of Alula in Alaula City, Saudi Arabia), 2008 (20 days).
  • The experience involved documentation of historical monuments, two- and three dimensional models, video montage, teamwork collaboration, and site analysis.
  • Internship: Bee’ah office for engineering and consultancy, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in 2006 (two months).
  • Construction site supervision skills, auditing specifications, workshop drawings checkup, teamwork and collaboration skills.
  • Masheed office for engineering and consultancy, 2004-2005.
  • Three-dimensional modeling, design process skills, CAD drawings, client management, and secretarial skills.

Research Agenda:

  • Heritage-led regeneration and urban conservation.
  • Historic preservation policies and regulations. Issues for nonprofit organizations and government administration in the field of preservation.
  • Historic preservation management and planning.
  • Tourism planning for historical places.
  • GIS integration into the field of urban conservation.


  • 9 weeks of an online course in Recovering the Humankind's Past and Saving the Universal Heritage, Sapienza University of Rome
  • 10 weeks of an online course in Designing Cities, the University of Pennsylvania
  • Certificate in ArcGIS, geospatial analysis, from ESRI
  • Certificate in ArcGIS, building models, from ESRI
  • Certificate for attending two-week seminar in professional project management and more than 100 hours of project management in academic courses, 2006-2013
  • Certificate for attending two-week seminar, “Total Quality Management,” 2006
  • Certificate for attending two-week seminar, “Six Sigma, Advanced Application of Total Quality Management,” 2006
  • Certificate for attending two-week seminar, “Value Engineering,” 2006
  • International computer driving license (ICDL), Microsoft Office, 2005
  • Certificate in 40-hour Microsoft Project program, “Project Management Application,” 2005
  • Certificate for attending one-week seminar, “Speech Delivery and Power of Impression,” from HRD Academy, 2005

Technical Skills:

  • Cartographic skills
  • Data management/data formats/research data
  • Microsoft Office/Microsoft Project
  • Auto Cad/ArchiCAD
  • Photoshop/Artlantis Render/Movie Maker/SketchUp
  • ArcGIS (working with vector and raster analysis; able to create geospatial models and datasets)


  • Assistant teacher at the Department of Heritage Management, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia (2008-present)
  • Ph.D. candidate at the University Colorado Denver (2014-present)
  • The Saudi Commission of Engineers (2007)


  • Arabic
  • English