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  • Zulfat S. Kassim Al Kassim

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    College of Engineering

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    Interior Design


Ms. Zulfat Al Kassim is a lecturer at the Department of Interior Design, College of Architecture and Design (2016 – present).  Prior to that, she worked as a teaching assistant in the same department for 2 years (2012 – 2014).

Graduating with honours, Zulfat holds a Masters of Science in Architectural Engineering (Class of 2016) from United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) and a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design (Class of 2011) from Prince Mohammad bin Fahd University (PMU).

Her passion lies in interacting with students and inspiring them to reach their highest potential. Her areas of specialty include architectural symbolism, ethnography and cultural identity. Zulfat is also an artist at heart and enjoys teaching anything that involves hand drawing whether digital or manual.

Masters of Science in Architectural Engineering, Spring 2016

United Arab Emirates University

Al Ain, UAE

GPA 3.77/ 4


Bachelor of Science in Interior Design, Spring 2011                                          

Prince Mohammad University            

Al Khobar, KSA

GPA 3.92/ 4

                Palmer Peterson, H., & Al Kassim, Z. (2020). A case study on perceptions of public transportation in the eastern province of saudi arabia. Transport Problems, 15.


                Al Kassim, Zulfat S., "The impact of Dubai’s architectural wonders on the daily indigenous performance in light of cultural modernity: A comparative case study between Burj Khalifa and Burj Al-Arab" (2016).Thesis paper 339. UAEU Publication.*

October 2016 – Present

Job Title    | Lecturer

University | Prince Mohammad University (PMU), Al Khobar, KSA


April 2012 – January 2014 (2 years)

Job Title    |Teaching Assistant (TA)

University | Prince Mohammad University (PMU), Al Khobar, KSA


Course Number

Course Title


Number of Sections in Total


COAD 1312

Hand Drawing and Rendering Techniques

Fall 2020 to present



IDES 4333

History of Islamic Interior Design

Summer 2020



IDES 4425

Interior Design VII - Healthcare Design

Spring 2021 - present



ARCH 2422

Design Studio IV – Interior Architecture Design

Spring 2022



IDES 4338

Interior Design Internship

Spring 2021 and Spring 2022



  • Architectural Symbolism
  • Cultural Identity
  • Historical Preservation (of Architectural and Cultural Symbols)
  • Ethnography
  • Psychological effect of design on human beings