Hazem Rashed-Ali, Ph.D.
Associate Professor; Associate Dean
Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies
Professor Rashed-Ali is an Associate Professor in the Department of Architecture, and the Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies in the College of Architecture, Construction, and Planning, UTSA. He joined UTSA in 2006 where he teaches design studios as well as building technology, environmental systems, and building performance simulation and evaluation courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. He has supervised thesis students in both the Architecture and Urban Planning programs. In 2014, Professor Rashed-Ali was the recipient of the University of Texas System Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award, among the largest in the nation for rewarding outstanding faculty performance.
Professor Rashed-Ali’s current research focuses on sustainable architecture and urbanism with an emphasis on minimizing the negative environmental impacts of the built environment through the design of high-performance, energy efficient, and carbon neutral buildings and communities. He is the recipient of several research grants both individually and as part of interdisciplinary collaborative teams representing more than half a million dollars of research funding. Examples of his projects include conducting a neighborhood sustainability assessment for the City of San Antonio, developing an augmented reality system for the teaching of passive energy and energy efficiency principles, and investigating the energy efficiency potential of historic homes in humid climates. Professor Rashed-Ali’s work was published in prominent national and international conferences and journals. Professor Rashed-Ali is Vice President of the Architectural Research Centers Consortium, an international association of architectural research centers committed to the expansion of research culture in architecture and related disciplines.
Professor Rashed-Ali holds a PhD in Architecture from Texas A&M University. He also has a M.S. in Architecture from Oxford Brookes University in the UK focusing on Energy Efficient Buildings, and a B.S. in Architecture from Ain Shams University in Egypt. He is a registered architect in Egypt.