CURRICULUM VITAE (Last updated on Nov. 2nd, 2019)

Bio: 
Naif Alghamdi is an assistant professor at the Department of Architecture and Building Science (DABS), College of Architecture and Planning (CAP), King Saud University (KSU), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Dr. Alghamdi has been recently appointed as the Head of Development and Quality Unit at CAP. He is an Engineering Consultant for the Universal Access Program (UAP) at KSU. Dr. Alghamdi is an architect, who trained at KSU between 2002 and 2007. While working as a full-time faculty member, he also provides consultation for several professional practices in Saudi Arabia. He holds postgraduate degrees in both Project Management and Architecture from the Bartlett, University College London (UCL), London, United Kingdom. He obtained his Degree of Doctor at the Department of Management in the Built Environment (MBE), Faculty of Architecture and Built Environment (ABE), Delft University of Technology, (TU Delft), the Netherlands. Dr. Alghamdi is interested in Sustainability and University Campuses. Research areas include planning, design, and management of higher education facilities. He has participated in a number of international research workshops, seminars, and conferences. He has published a number of journal articles, book chapters, and book reviews. Among his academic positions, he is a member of the College Strategic Plan 2030 Committee, member of the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) Accreditation Committee, member of the National Commission for Academic Accreditation and Assessment (NCAAA) Accreditation Committee, member of Architectural Design Courses Coordinators Committee, and member of the Sustainability Research Group. Dr. Alghamdi is the Coordinator of Architectural Design 3 Course and an Academic Advisor to 34 students. Professional memberships include the Society of College and University Planners (SCUP), the Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers (APPA), the Saudi Umran Society of Architects (SUSA), and the Saudi Council of Engineers (SCE).