Dr. Naim Jabbour

Associate Professor, Architecture

  • nnj1@pct.edu
  • 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

Academic Experience

  • 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

Work Experience

  • Owner/Principal Designer, Atelier Naim Jabbour (2009-Present)
  • National Chair, USGBC Students, USGBC Center for Green Schools, 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 Education Certificate in Daylighting Buildings, Harvard University, 2012

Professional Affiliations

  • USGBC – National
  • USGBC – Central PA Chapter
  • Associate AIA


  • 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 Leadership Program nominee
  • Arden O. French Leadership 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, electricity, and air pollution in Lebanon.

Research Interests

  • I'm interested in architecture that adopts a restorative, symbiotic, and 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, energy efficient, and highly resilient. I'm constantly striving to promote architecture that is equally articulated by both tectonics and environment. As designers, we need to strive towards a pragmatic utopian architecture that promotes socially, economically, and 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:
    • Zero Energy Buildings
    • Design Process and Pedagogy
    • Discourse Analysis in the Context of Sustainability
    • Biomimicry
    • Ecological design and Ecological Urbanism
    • Bio-climatic Architecture
    • Dynamic/Responsive/Smart Facades
    • Regenerative and symbiotic design
    • One Planet Communities
    • Sustaining cities in the developing world