Faculty Profile

Dr Danyal Ahmed

Assistant Professor

School of Architecture and Planning

Department of Architecture

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Dr. Ahmed is a licensed architect professionally affiliated with the Architectural Institute of Japan, Pakistan Council of Architects and Town Planners and Institute of Architects Pakistan. He holds a PhD in Architecture and Building Science from Tohoku University, Japan completed in 2021. He specialized in the history, theory and criticism of technologically advanced architecture with a focus on the role the emerging technology of artificial intelligence had, is and will play with reference to architecture. He has been an academic guest at Prof. Ludger Hovestadt's Digital Architectonics Cluster at the Institute of Technology in Architecture, ETH Zürich, Switzerland in 2019. He has presented his research internationally at platforms of the Architectural Institute of Japan, Architectural Society of China, Architectural Institute of Korea, Association of Pacific Rim Universities, European Association for Japanese Studies, University of Manchester and University of New South Wales.

  • History, theory and criticism of artificial intelligence (Late First Century-Present)
  • Technologically advanced architecture (1949-Present)
  • Post-war architecture (1949-Present)
  • Japanese contemporary architecture (1949-Present)
  • Technological innovations (1949-Present)
Name of Organization Designation Start Date End Date
The University of Management and Technology, Pakistan Assistant Professor 22-10-2021 Present
Tohoku University, Japan Graduate Teaching Assistant 01-10-2017 30-09-2020
Kamil Khan Mumtaz Architects, Pakistan Architect, Conservationist 01-09-2015 31-03-2017
Publication Type Title Journal Name Impact Factor Year of Publication
Publications in indexed/HEC recognized/UMT recognized journals/Case Study (published in recognized in journals) Information, Communication, Feedback: The Festival Plaza (Japan World Exposition Osaka 1970), Center Pompidou and Sendai Mediatheque as Suggestive Examples of Artificially Intelligent Architecture Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering 0.000 2022
Publications in indexed/HEC recognized/UMT recognized journals/Case Study (published in recognized in journals) Senses, experiences, emotions, memories: artificial intelligence as a design instead of for a design in contemporary Japan Intelligent Buildings International 0.000 2022
Publications in indexed/HEC recognized/UMT recognized journals/Case Study (published in recognized in journals) Figuring-out the characteristics of artificially intelligent architecture by re-visiting the cybernetic projects of Kenzo Tange and Arata Isozaki from 1959 - 1972 Journal of Architecture and Planning (Transactions of Architectural Institute of Japan (AIJ)) 0.000 2021
Publications in indexed/HEC recognized/UMT recognized journals/Case Study (published in recognized in journals) Anthropomorphizing artificial intelligence: towards a user-centered approach for addressing the challenges of over-automation and design understandability in smart homes Intelligent Buildings International 0.000 2021
Publications in indexed/HEC recognized/UMT recognized journals/Case Study (published in recognized in journals) Artificial intelligence and contemporary Japanese architecture - any relationship? Intelligent Buildings International 0.000 2020
Publications in indexed/HEC recognized/UMT recognized journals/Case Study (published in recognized in journals) Analysis of the Social Fabric of Haveli Nau Nihal Singh, the Walled City of Lahore, Pakistan Journal of Urban Design (Tsinghua University, Beijing) 0.000 2016
Degree Name & Area Year University City,Country
PhD Architecture History and Theory Tohoku University, Sendai Japan
M Architecture University of the Punjab Lahore
  • Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC) Approved PhD Supervisor, 2022-Present
  • Graded 'AA' in Doctoral Dissertation by Tohoku University, 2021
  • Emerging Young Architect Award, ISAIA, 2018
  • University Gold Medal - University of the Punjab, 2013
  • Mehdi Ali Mirza Award, Institute of Architects Pakistan, 2013
  • Architectural Institute of Japan (AIJ)
  • Pakistan Council of Architects and Town Planners (PCATP) - Licensed Architect - A04114
  • Institute of Architects Pakistan (IAP)
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