Member Spotlights: Mehdi Zahed
I am an architect, Ph.D. student, and educator living in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. I have a great passion for teaching and learning sustainability topics in construction sector. My research area relates to Building Information Modeling as a tool for LCA. I have developed and currently improving some higher education curriculum and courses for Architectural Technologist and Construction Management students at NAIT. I work closely with the industry to find the gaps, see the needs and bring the latest to our education in a meaningful way with the use of Industrial Ecology’s concepts.
Position: Ph.D. Candidate/Researcher at University of Calgary / NAIT
Degrees: M.S. in Architecture
Mehdi’s main research interest areas:
- Sustainability in Construction
- BIM-Based LCA
- Modular Offsite Construction
- High-performance Building Envelop
- Higher Education
Mehdi’s favorite cities and why:
I am lucky enough to live in different places and experience different cities. I like any walkable city with accessible and efficient public transit.
Mehdi’s thought on collaboration:
Produce Building Model to be used for simulation
How Mehdi got interested in cities research and sustainability:
I have more than 25 years of experience in Architecture and Urban Design in all levels of involvement. This is my professional life and I enjoy it a lot.