Jean-Pierre El Asmar

Jean-Pierre El Asmar holds a PhD in Sustainable Built Environment from the De Montfort University, Leicester, United Kingdom (2008), and a Laurea Di Dottore in Architettura, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy (1991). He is interested in sustainable development as a holistic approach to growth with particular focus on the sustainable rehabilitation of the man-made environment “to meet the needs of the present generations without compromising the needs of future generation”.

He has been teaching full time in the Ramez G. Chagoury Faculty of Architecture, Arts and Design (RC-FAAD) since 1994, and his main areas of expertise are in Architectural Design and Building Technologies. He has served as a chairperson of the Architecture Department from 2005-2011 and is the former Dean of the RC-FAAD (2012-2019). His research study is in the fields of energy efficient Architecture, and mainly passive design strategies and technologies. The approach is by learning from vernacular Architecture and adapting vernacular design into the contemporary buildings. This is also incorporated in his projects as a professional consultant Architect.