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  • Phone:

    013-849-4376

  • Email:

    haltan@pmu.edu.sa

  • Office No:

    S019

  • Hasim Altan

  • Job Title :

    Full Professor

  • College :

    College of Architecture and Design


  • Department :

    Architecture


Dr. Hasim Altan is a British national, working as a Full Professor in the Department of Architecture at PMU, KSA. He received his B.Arch. degree from the Istanbul Technical University in Istanbul, Turkey, in 1997, M.Arch. degree from the University of Sheffield, UK, in 1998, and his Ph.D. from the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom, in 2004. Dr. Altan is a Chartered Architect (RIBA) and a Chartered Engineer (CIBSE) with over 20 years of both academic and practice experience in the fields of Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) in the Built Environments in UK, Europe, Middle East and North Africa (MENA) regions. Hence, he has many years of experience in teaching, research and curriculum development at graduate and undergraduate levels. His research interests include healthy buildings, sustainable design of the built environment, environmental design, building performance and simulation, and building information modelling, thermal comfort studies, daylighting analysis, and natural ventilation. Dr. Altan has more than 300 publications in refereed journals and international conference proceedings in addition to 27 book chapters and 13 books (edited/authored) published by Taylor & Francis, Springer, and others such as “Handbook of Retrofitting High Density Residential Buildings Building Retrofitting”, “Advances in Architecture, Engineering & Technology”, “Smart Techniques in Urban Planning & Technology”, “Transgressive Design Strategies for Utopian Cities”, “Innovating Strategies and Solutions for Urban Performance & Regeneration”, and “Energy Policy Design in the Eastern Mediterranean Basin”. Dr. Altan hopes to contribute to preparing an outstanding generation of Architects and Designers who will all help to shape the future of sustainable design in Saudi Arabia and the region.

 

PGCE, 2008, School of Education, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom

PhD, 2004, School of Architecture, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom

MArch, 1998, School of Architecture, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom

BArch, 1997, Department of Architecture, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey

Selected Publications

1. Articles in Refereed International Journals (SCI, SSCI, Arts and Humanities)

  1. K. Boussaidi, D. Djaghrouri, M. Benabbas, H. Altan, “Assessment of Outdoor Thermal Comfort in Urban Public Space, during the Hottest Period in Annaba City, Algeria”. Sustainability Journal by MDPI, Vol. 15, 11763, July 2023. ISSN: 2071-1050, DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/su151511763.

  2. A. Eltrapolsi, K. Mahmoud, H. Altan, “A Review of the Geometric Proportions of Shaping a Courtyard of Traditional Architecture in Relation to Human Scale, Tripoli, Libya”, Heritage Journal by MDPI, Vol. 5, Issue 3, 2282-2297, August 2022, ISSN: 2571-9408, DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/heritage5030119.

  3. Y.K. Kim, Y. Abdou, A. Abdou, H. Altan, “Indoor Environmental Quality Assessment and Occupant Satisfaction: A Post-Occupancy Evaluation of a UAE University Office Building”, Buildings Journal by MDPI, Vol. 12, Issue 986, July 2022, ISSN: 2075-5309, DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings12070986.

  4. S. Shareef and H. Altan, “Urban Block Configuration and the Impact on Energy Consumption: A Case Study of Sinuous Morphology”, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews Journal by Elsevier, Vol. 163, Issue 112507, May 2022, pp. 1-18, ISSN: 1364-0321, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2022.112507.

  5. H. Altan, B. Ozarisoy, “An Analysis of the Development of Modular Building Design Elements to Improve Thermal Performance of a Representative High Rise Residential Estate in the Coastline City of Famagusta, Cyprus”, Sustainability Journal by MDPI, Vol. 14, Issue 7, 4065, March 2022, ISSN: 2071-1050, DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/su14074065.

  6. B. Ozarisoy, H. Altan, “Significance of Occupancy Patterns and Habitual Household Adaptive Behaviour on Home-energy Performance of Post-war Social-housing Estate in the South-eastern Mediterranean Climate: Energy Policy Design”, Energy Journal by Elsevier, Vol. 244, Issue 122904, December 2021, pp. 1-42, ISSN: 0360-5442, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2021.122904.

  7. B. Ozarisoy, H. Altan, “Systematic Literature Review of Bioclimatic Design Elements: Theories, Methodologies and Cases in the South-eastern Mediterranean Climate”, Energy and Buildings Journal by Elsevier, Vol. 250, Issue 111281, November 2021, pp. 1-26, ISSN: 0378-7788, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2021.111281.

  8. K. Fuladlu, H. Altan, “Examining Land Surface Temperature and Relations with the Major Air Pollutants: A Remote Sensing Research in Case of Tehran”, Urban Climate Journal by Elsevier, Vol. 39, Issue 100958, September 2021, pp. 1-16, ISSN: 2212-0955, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.uclim.2021.100958.

  9. B. Ozarisoy, H. Altan, “A Novel Methodological Framework for the Optimisation of Post-war Social Housing Developments in the South-eastern Mediterranean Climate: Policy Design and Life-cycle Cost Impact Analysis of Retrofitting Strategies”, Solar Energy Journal by Elsevier, Vol. 225, September 2021, pp. 517-560, ISSN: 0038-092X, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.solener.2021.07.008.

  10. B. Ozarisoy, H. Altan, “Regression Forecasting of ‘Neutral’ Adaptive Thermal Comfort: A Field Study Investigation in the South-eastern Mediterranean Climate of Cyprus”, Building and Environment Journal by Elsevier, Vol. 202, Issue 108013, September 2021, pp. 1-39, ISSN: 0360-1323, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2021.108013.

  11. B. Manzoor, I. Othman, S.S.S. Gardezi, H. Altan, S.B. Abdalla, “BIM-Based Research Framework for Sustainable Building Projects: A Strategy for Mitigating BIM Implementation Barriers”, Applied Sciences Journal by MDPI, Section: Energy, Cognitive Buildings Special Issue, Vol. 11, Issue 12, 5397, June 2021, pp. 2-18, ISSN: 2076-3417, DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/app11125397.

  12. S. Shareef and H. Altan, “Sustainability at an Urban Level: A Case Study of a Neighborhood in Dubai, UAE”, Sustainability Journal by Open Access, ZEMCH International Research 2020, Special Issue, Vol. 13, Issue 8, April 2021, pp. 1-18, ISSN: 2071-1050, DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/su13084355.

  13. R. Sabri, H. Altan, D. AlGhareeb, N. Alkhaja, “Heritage Reconstruction Planning, Sustainability Dimensions, and the Case of the Khaz’al Diwan in Kuwait”, Sustainability Journal by Open Access, Preventive Conservation and Energy Efficiency of Heritage Buildings, Special Issue, Vol. 12, Issue 21, October 2020, pp. 1-21, ISSN: 2071-1050, DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/su12218805.

  14. V. Belpoliti, M. Calzolari, P. Davoli, H. Altan, R Nassif, “Design Optimization to enhance Passive Energy Strategies. The KNOW HOWse Project for Solar Decathlon Middle East 2018”, 1st International Conference on Optimization-Driven Architectural Design (OPTARCH 2020), Special Issue, Procedia Manufacturing, Vol. 44 (2020), pp. 302-309, Elsevier, ISSN: 2351-9789, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.promfg.2020.02.235.

  15. H. Altan, Z. Alshikh, V. Belpoliti, Y.K. Kim, Z. Said, M. Al-chaderchi. “An Experimental Study of the Impact of Cool Roof on Solar PV Electricity Generations on Building Rooftops in Sharjah, UAE”, International Journal of Low-Carbon Technologies, Special Issue, February 2019, pp. 1-10, ISSN: 1748-1317, eISSN: 1748-1325, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/ijlct/ctz008.

  16. S. Zahiri and H. Altan, “The Effect of Passive Design Strategies on Thermal Performance of Female Secondary School Buildings during Warm Season in Hot Dry Climate”, Frontiers in Built Environment Journal, Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Speciality Section, March 2016, Vol. 2, Article 3, pp. 1-15, DOI: https://doi.org/10.3389/fbuil.2016.00003.

  17. H. Altan, N. Gasperini, S. Moshaver and A. Frattari. “Redesigning Terraced Social Housing in the UK for Flexibility Using Building Energy Simulation with Consideration of Passive Design”, ZEMCH Research Initiatives: Mass Customisation and Sustainability, Sustainability Journal by Open Access, Special Issue, Vol. 7, May 2015, pp. 5488-5507, ISSN: 2071-1050, DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/su7055488.

  18. X. Wang, H. Altan and J. Kang. “Parametric Study on the Performance for Green Residential Buildings in China”, Frontiers of Architectural Research Journal by Elsevier, Vol. 4, Issue 1, March 2015, pp. 56-67, ISSN: 2095-2635, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foar.2014.06.007.

  19. M.R. Braun, H. Altan and S.B.M. Beck. “Using Regression Analysis to Predict the Future Energy Consumption of a Supermarket in the UK”, Applied Energy Journal by Elsevier, Vol. 130, June 2014, pp. 305–313, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2014.05.062.

  20. A.M.S. Kashkooli, G.A. Vargas and H. Altan. “A Semi-Quantitative Framework of Building Lifecycle Analysis: Demonstrated through a Case Study of a Typical Office Building Block in Mexico in Warm and Humid Climate”, Sustainable Cities and Society Journal by Elsevier, Vol. 12, July 2014, pp. 16–24, ISSN: 2210-6707, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scs.2013.11.002.

  21. H. Altan, M. Refaee, L. Han and M. Noguchi. “Measured Home Environment and Energy Consumption Compared to Accepted Standards”, Open House International Journal by Open House International Association, ZEMCH Special Issue, Vol 38, No. 3, September 2013, pp. 64-71, ISSN 0168-2601.

  22. B.K. Nguyen and H. Altan. “Tall-Building Projects Sustainability Indicator (TPSI): A New Design and Environmental Assessment Tool for Tall Buildings”, Buildings Journal by Open Access, Special Issue, Vol. 2, April 2012, pp. 43-62, ISSN: 2075-5309.

  23. A.E. Piroozfar, H. Altan, O.P. Larsen. “Design for Sustainability: A Comparative Study of a Customised Modern Method of Construction vs. Conventional Methods of Construction”, Architectural Engineering and Design Management Journal by Taylor & Francis, Issue 1, Vol. 8, February 2012, pp. 55-75, ISSN: 1745-2007, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/17452007.2012.650935.

  24. Y. Zhang and H. Altan. “A Comparison of the Occupant Comfort in a Conventional High-Rise Office Block and a Contemporary Environmentally-Concerned Building”, Building and Environment Journal by Elsevier, Issue 2, Vol. 46, February 2011, pp. 535-545, ISSN: 0360-1323.

  25. H. Altan. “Energy Efficiency Interventions in UK Higher Education Institutions”, Energy Policy Journal by Elsevier, Issue 12, Vol. 38, December 2010, pp. 7722-7731, ISSN: 0301-4215.

  26. H. Altan, I. Ward, J. Mohelnikova, F. Vajkay. “An Internal Assessment of the Thermal Comfort and Daylighting Conditions of a Naturally Ventilated Building with an Active Glazed Facade in a Temperate Climate”, Energy and Buildings Journal by Elsevier, January 2009, Vol. 41, No.1, pp. 36-50, ISSN 0378-7788.

  27. V. Belpoliti, H. Altan, H. Alsebai, O. Melahfci, “Shaping the Microclimate: CFD-assisted Design Optimization to enhance the Outdoor Comfort of a Recreational Complex in the UAE”, 1st International Conference on Optimization-Driven Architectural Design (OPTARCH 2020), Special Issue, Procedia Manufacturing, Vol. 44 (2020), pp. 84-91, Elsevier, ISSN: 2351-9789, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.promfg.2020.02.208.

  28. F. Mirahmadi and H. Altan, “A Solution for Future Designs Using Techniques from Vernacular Architecture in Southern Iran”, Sustainable Buildings Journal by EDP Sciences, Zero Energy Mass Custom Homes – ZEMCH 2015, Special Issue, February 2018, Vol. 3, Issue 1, pp. 1-20, ISSN: 2492-6035, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1051/sbuild/2017007.

  29. A. Sherif, H.M. Shalaby and H. Altan, “Towards the 2nd Sustainable City in the Middle East: Retransforming Ras El Khaimah Costal City with the Estidama 1st Model of Abu Dhabi Master Plan 2030”, International Journal of Environment and Sustainability by Science Target, 2016, Vol. 5, No. 2, pp. 30-44, ISSN: 1927-9566.

  30. H. Altan, J. Mohelnikova, P. Hofman. “Thermal and Daylight Evaluation of Building Zones”, 6th International Building Physics Conference, IBPC 2015, Energy Procedia Journal by Elsevier, Special Issue, Vol. 78, November 2015, pp. 2784-2789, ISSN: 1876-6102, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2015.11.626.

  31. M. Refaee and H. Altan. “Trends of Indoor Environment and Energy Consumption Incidence by Human Activities”, Journal of Engineering Technology by Global Science and Technology Forum (GSTF), Vol. 2, No. 2 (19), August 2013, pp. 110-115, ISSN: 2251-3701.

  32. B.K. Nguyen and H. Altan. “Comparative Review of Five Rating Systems”, 2011 International Conference on Green Buildings and Sustainable Cities, Procedia Engineering Journal by Elsevier, Special Issue, Vol. 21, November 2011, pp. 376-386, ISSN: 1877-7058, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2011.11.2029.

  33. S. Li and H. Altan. “Environmental Impacts of Building Structures in Taiwan”, 2011 International Conference on Green Buildings and Sustainable Cities, Procedia Engineering Journal by Elsevier, Special Issue, Vol. 21, November 2011, pp. 291-297, ISSN: 1877-7058.

2. Written International Books and Book Chapters

  1. B. Ozarisoy, H. Altan, “Energy Policy Design in the Eastern Mediterranean Basin: A Roadmap to Energy Efficiency”, Routledge, 2023, ISBN: 978-1-032-49304-6, E-ISBN: 9781003393092, DOI: https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003393092.

  2. B. Ozarisoy and H. Altan, “Transgressive Design Strategies for Utopian Cities: Theories, Methodologies and Cases in Architecture and Urbanism”, Routledge, 2023, ISBN: 9781032152158, E-ISBN: 9781003243069, DOI: https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003243069.

  3. H. Altan, Y.K. Kim, “Case Study 4: Undercliffe Social Housing, Bradford, United Kingdom”, In B. Ozarisoy and H. Altan (Eds.) Transgressive Design Strategies for Utopian Cities: Theories, Methodologies and Cases in Architecture and Urbanism, (Chapter 13), Routledge, (January 2023), pp. 238-257, ISBN: 9781032152158, E-ISBN: 9781003243069, DOI: https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003243069.

  4. B. Ozarisoy and H. Altan, “Handbook of Retrofitting High Density Residential Buildings: Policy Design and Implications on Domestic Energy Use in the Eastern Mediterranean Climate of Cyprus”, Springer, 2022, ISBN: 978-3-031-11853-1, E-ISBN: 978-3-031-11854-8, DOI: https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-031-11854-8.

  5. H. Altan, S. Sepasgozar, A. Olanrewaju, F.J.G. Peñalvo, A.G. Severino, T. Iyamu, J.H. Lee (Eds.), “Smart Techniques in Urban Planning & Technology. Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation (ASTI)”, IEREK Interdisciplinary Series for Sustainable Development, Springer, December 2022, ISBN: 978-3-031-11231-7, E-ISBN: 978-3-031-11232-4, Series ISSN: 2522-8714, Series E-ISSN: 2522-8722, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-11232-4.

  6. C. Piselli, H. Altan, O. Balaban, P. Kremer (Eds.), Innovating Strategies and Solutions for Urban Performance and Regeneration. Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation (ASTI), IEREK Interdisciplinary Series for Sustainable Development, Springer, July 2022, ISBN: 978-3-030-98186-0, E-ISBN: 978-3-030-98187-7, Series ISSN: 2522-8714, Series E-ISSN: 2522-8722, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-98187-7.

  7. F. Rosso, C. Fabiani, H. Altan, M. Amer (Eds.), Advances in Architecture, Engineering and Technology, Part of the Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation (ASTI) Book Series, Springer, IEREK Institute, March 2022, ISBN: 978-3-030-86915-1, E-ISBN: 978-3-030-86913-7, Series ISSN: 2522-8714, Series E-ISSN: 2522-8722, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-86913-7.

  8. J.T. Kim, M. Noguchi and H. Altan (Eds.), International Conference Proceedings of the Zero Energy Mass Custom Home (ZEMCH) 2019, ZEMCH Network, Seoul, Korea, March 2020, ISBN: 979-11-961166-1-3, ISSN: 2652‐2926.

  9. J.K.S. Calautit, F. Rodrigues, H. Chaudhry, H. Altan (Eds.), Towards Sustainable Cities in Asia and the Middle East, Proceedings of the 1st GeoMEast International Congress and Exhibition, Egypt 2017 on Sustainable Civil Infrastructures, Springer International Publisher, January 2018, ISBN: 978-3-319-61644-5, E-ISBN: 978-3-319-61645-2.

  10. H. Altan, A. La Tegola and E. de Nichilo (Eds.), International Conference Proceedings of the Zero Energy Mass Custom Home (ZEMCH) 2015, Ordine degli Architetti Pianificatori Paesaggistici e Conservatori (OAPPC) della Provincia di Bari, ZEMCH Network, Lecce, Italy, December 2015, ISBN: 978-88941-52609.

  11. L. Han, H. Altan and M. Noguchi. “A Feasibility Study on Occupants’ Behaviour and Energy Usage Patterns, and Its Potential Integration with Building Information Modelling”, In Information Resources Management Association (IRMA), Architecture and Design: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice, (November 2018), Vol. 1, Section 3: Green Building, 1st Edition, pp. 560-570, ISBN-13: 978-1522573142, ISBN-10: 1522573143, (Chapter 20), IGI Global, USA, DOI: https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-5225-731-2.ch020.

COAD 1313 Design Studio II - Fundamentals

ARCH 2342 Materials and Methods

ARCH 3343 Principles of Structural Systems

ARCH 2422 Design Studio IV - Integrated Architectural Design

ARCH 4526_Design Studio VIII – Integrated Architectural Design

 

 

Environmental Design, Sustainable Architecture, Building Performance & Evaluation, Sustainable Design of the Built Environment, Zero Energy Buildings, Retrofitting Existing Buildings, Energy Innovation for Deprived Communities, Sustainable Mega/Tall-Building Projects, User Behaviour and Occupational Sustainability, Building Information Modelling (BIM), Green Building Regulations, Sustainable Housing/Communities, Healthy Indoor Environments

Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), Chartered Member, 2013

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), 2010

Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), Chartered Architect, 2010

American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc. (ASHRAE), Architectural Engineer, 2008

Engineering Council UK, Graduate & Chartered Engineer, 2008 & 2013

Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), Chartered Engineer, 2013

American Institute of Architects (AIA), International Associate, 2008

Architecture Registration Board (ARB), UK, Registered Architect, 2006

Scientific and Technical Chamber of Cyprus (ETEK), Registered Architect, 2005