Dr. Naim Jabbour

Associate Professor, Architecture

  • nnj1@jalsstyles.net
  • 570.320.2400 ext. 7466
  • LEC, Rm.B2074
Dr. Naim Jabbour


  • Doctor of Design in Architecture, Carnegie Mellon University, 2022
  • Master of Liberal Arts in Sustainability, Harvard University, 2018
  • Master of Science in Architecture, Carnegie Mellon University, 2009
  • Bachelor of Architecture, Louisiana State University, 2001
  • European Immersive Design Studio - Italy Studio Workshop, Temple University, Summer 1996


  • Assistant Professor, Pennsylvania College of Technology, 2019-present
  • Assistant Dean (SCDT), Pennsylvania College of Technology, 2018-2019
  • Principal Investigator, National Science Foundation, S-STEM BE Scholars Grant Program, 2017-present
  • Assistant Professor, Pennsylvania College of Technology, 2013-2018
  • Instructor, Pennsylvania College of Technology, 2009-2013


  • Owner/Principal Designer, Atelier Naim Jabbour (2009-Present)
  • National Chair, USGBC Students, USGBC Center for Green 学校, 2011-2015
  • PBK, Project Designer/Project Executive, Houston, TX, 2001-2008


  • Graduate Certificate in Green Building & Community Sustainability, Harvard University, 2016
  • Graduate Certificate, Building Performance Analysis, Autodesk, 2013
  • Executive 教育 Certificate in Daylighting Buildings, Harvard University, 2012


  • USGBC -国家
  • USGBC -中央PA分会
  • 将友邦保险
  • Leed ap + c

  • OJ Baker Memorial Design Competition Award
  • AIA Henry Adams Certificate of Merit for Excellence in the Study of Architecture Award
  • National AIA/AAF Scholastic Award for Scholarly pursuit in the Field of Architecture
  • LSU Architectural Technology Award
  • LSU Outstanding College of Design Students nominee
  • LSU 领导 Program nominee
  • 浪漫的地方啊. French 领导 Award nominee
  • Tau Sigma Delta Architecture Honor Society


  • A comparative meta-analysis of residential green building policies in targeted countries and their impact on overall energy patterns.
  • A parametric modeling analysis of architectural variables and their associated impacts on energy consumption in a baseline Pennsylvania single-family home.
  • Energy production and consumption patterns: an examination of the state of energy, 电, air pollution in Lebanon.


  • I'm interested in architecture that adopts a restorative, 共生, regenerative approach; architecture that captures the essence of space; architecture of experiences and events. My ultimate goal is the advancement of sustainable architecture: a process that entails promoting high performance buildings that are well integrated, 能源效率, 具有很强的弹性. I'm constantly striving to promote architecture that is equally articulated by both tectonics and environment. 作为设计师, we need to strive towards a pragmatic utopian architecture that promotes socially, 在经济上, environmentally practical and playful places. The research area that I’m interested in covers the areas of ecology and the built environment. The subject matter encompasses the study of the nexus between the various ecological systems and the built environment. The objective of the research is to develop paradigms that will lead to advancement and evolution of sustainable and regenerative architectural solutions.
  • The following is a list of research topics that I’m interested in pursuing:
    • 零能耗建筑
    • Design Process and Pedagogy
    • Discourse Analysis in the Context of Sustainability
    • 生物仿生
    • Ecological design and Ecological Urbanism
    • Bio-climatic架构
    • Dynamic/Responsive/Smart Facades
    • Regenerative and 共生 design
    • 同一个星球社区
    • Sustaining cities in the developing world