University of Oregon

Department of Architecture

Programs in Architecture and Interior Architecture

Ihab Elzeyadi

Ihab ElzeyadiAssociate Professor

phone: (541) 346-3670
office: 227 Lawrence Hall

Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2001
M.Sc. (Architecture) Pennsylvania State University, 1996
Professional Certificate in Project and Facility Management, American University in Cairo, 1990
Dipl.. Eng. (Architectural Engineering) Ain Shams University, Cairo, 1990
B.Arch., Ain Shams University, Cairo, 1988
Registered Architect: Egypt
Registered Engineer: Egypt


Associate Professor Ihab Elzeyadi's interest in architecture that enhances quality of life directs his research into high performance building design and evaluation, design for productivity, adaptive reuse, and lighting. He engages students in hands-on research and design explorations in design studios, seminars, and courses in environmental control systems. He is a member of the Center for Housing Innovation, Oregon Solar Energy Center, UO Baker Lighting Lab, and Oregon Survey Research Lab.

Elzeyadi has a long-standing interest in the relationship between occupant health and sustainable design. He recently received funding to develop research methodology for the assessment and evaluation of sustainable hospitals in Europe and North America, and he is currently applying this research to the creation of evidence-based design guidelines for health care settings. Previously, he has developed energy efficient design guidelines for long-term health care and cancer recovery facilities in the Northwest.

Elzeyadi has also received external funding to study the relationship between windows and views on occupant absenteeism in offices. This is a continuation of research conducted before joining the faculty at the University of Oregon in 2001. As a project manager with The Heschong Mahone Group in Sacramento, California, he led research studies on daylighting and productivity in retail and school environments and consulted with government agencies, utilities, and designers on skylighting optimization, lighting controls, and energy efficient multi-family housing.

Elzeyadi has designed an interactive problem-based curriculum for building sciences using a virtual lab for monitoring building performance and occupant comfort called BEAM: Building + Environment Analysis Module. He has advised student teams receiving firsts in the UIA International Student Competition, the RIBA and INREB International Competition, and the Luraline International Luminaire competition in recent years. He has received awards and fellowships from sources including the Ford Foundation, the International Facility Management Association, and the Environmental Design Research Association. He serves on the editorial board of the International Journal of Architectural Research and acts as a paper reviewer for the journals Environmental Psychology, Building Research Information, and the International Solar Energy Society.

Elzeyadi is a registered architect and engineer in Egypt where since 1988 he has maintained a private architectural practice specializing in building rehabilitation and adaptive re-use of historic structures. He was the designer and principal architect for commission-winning entries in competitions for the Abu-Dhabi National Oil Company Administration Building (UAE) and for the rehabilitation and reuse of regional offices of the World Health Organization in Alexandria, Egypt. He is a member of the Illumination Engineering Society of North America, Environmental Design Research Association, American Solar Engineering Society, International Association of People and Settlements, and the Society of Building Science Educators.