Director of the Center for Research, Innovation and Design -
Associate Professor of Architecture
American University in Dubai
Director of the Center for Research, Innovation, and Design (CRID) and Associate Professor of Architecture at American University in Dubai Dr. Georges Kachaamy is the Director of the Center for Research, Innovation, and Design (CRID) at the School of Architecture, Art, and Design, the American University in Dubai. He has served as the chairperson of the Department of Architecture under which the program has received the NAAB Accreditation. He is an associate professor, a registered architect, a member of the Order of Engineers & Architects in Beirut, and an Associate Member of the American Institute of Architects. He was a grantee of the Japanese Government Monbukagakusho Scholarship and received his doctorate from the University of Tokyo in Japan. As an academician, Dr. Kachaamy’s research interest relates to future environments, space planning, design, phenomenological theory in architecture, and evidence-based spatial experiments. He is mostly known for his vision towards futurist architecture that deals with Gravity Defiant Architecture (GDA). He received the American University in Dubai President’s award for teaching excellence, the President's Award for Institutional Effectiveness, the Provost's Award for Creativity in Design and the Visual Arts, and he served on the board of the AIA Middle East Chapter as the Director of Continuing Education. As a practicing architect, he has over 15 years of experience between Dubai, Tokyo, and Beirut. He worked on different national and international urban and architectural designs. His work spans from universal spaces for meditation to the urban conservation and design studies for cultural heritages and urban developments. Moreover, Dr. Kachaamy has won international prizes from renowned organizations such as the International Union of Architects, UIA (Union Internationale des Architects) and for the past ten years he has published many scholarly works and has been involved in architecture, art talks, and exhibitions. In 2018 and 2019 he was invited by the European Cultural Center to exhibit his architecture project “Rising Oases” and artwork "Unconscious" at the Palazzo Bembo in the context of the Venice Biennale. In addition, his work has featured on multiple media outlets such as CNN, MBC1, Skynews Arabia, ArchDaily, Middle East Architect, MTV, and Future TV.