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Farhat K. Tashkandi

 

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Farhat K. Tashkandi, M.Arch.AS., MIT 79

 


Member of Riyadh Municipal Council Since 2005:

2007 Now Associate Professor, College of Architecture & Planning, King Saud University.

1998-2007    Assistant Professor, College of Architecture & Planning, King Saud University.

1987-Now Founder and Partner Al-Naim / Turath Architects, Engineers & Urban Planners.

1980-1998    Lecturer, College of Architecture & Planning, King Saud University. 

1977-1979 M.Arch. Advanced Studies, Urban Settlement Design Programme, MIT. 

1976 B.Arch. King Saud University (Riyadh).

1974 The Ideal Student Award, King Saud University.

 

Academic Works:

Tashkandi, Farhat K.:  Design of Built Environment to Minimize it's Energy Demand (Pedestrian Oriented Layout for the
Conservation), Housing Science, Vol. 4, No. 6, pp. 545-549, 1980, Pergaman Press Ltd.

Islamic Architecture: Verbal Paralogism or Architectural Sophism, Mujtamaa Wa Umran, Urban Studies Journal, Vol. 13/14, pp. 18-24, Rajab 1413 (Arabic).

Housing Policies of Saudi Arabia, The International Congress or Housing, 1993, Cairo.

The Architecture between Heritage and Contemporary Movements (The question of continuity)..  A definition. Symposium on Preservation of the Characteristic of the Gulf's Urban Heritage, Character, 1-3 October, 1994, Doha, Qatar (Arabic).

Auqaf (Religious Endowments) As A Source For Financing Cities Management. Proceedings of the Symposium: The Interaction of Governmental Organization and Corporations with the Requirements of the Current Phase of Development in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 24-27 November, 1990, King Saud University, Riyadh.

Cost of Urban Sprawl, Proceedings of the Symposium:  The Interaction of Governmental Organization and Corporations with the Requirements of the Current Phase of Development in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 24-27 November, 1990, King Saud University, Riyadh.

 

Professional Works:

Khaldia Residential Planning and Subdivision, 180 Ha.

Urban Design and Land subdivision of Housing Areas A, B, C, E at the Diplomatic Quarter, 1980-83, Arriyadh Development Authority.

The Comprehensive Master Plan of King Abdul-Aziz University in Madinah Branch, KAAU, Jeddah 1995.

Urban Design and Landsubdivision of Namar Neighbourhood, Riyadh Municipality, Ministry of Municipality & Rural Affairs, 1995.

Urban Design and Landsubdivision of Auraid Neighbourhood, Riyadh Municipality, Ministry of Municipality & Rural Affairs, 1994.

Planning a Model Neighbourhood, Ministry of Municipality of Rural Affairs, 1994.

Rehabilitation the existing Residential Quarters and Neighbourhoods, Ministry of Municipality & Rural Affairs, 1994.

Al-Abass Mosque in Mallaz, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Received an Award)

Design a College Building, King Abdul-Aziz University, KAAU, Jeddah, 1993.

Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Grand Mosque, Competition:  Third Winner, Dirayah, 1997.

Ministry of Work and Social Affair Building, Competition, Riyadh 1994.

 

Participation in Conferences, Symposia and Other Activities:

A. Conferences:

IAHS International Congress on Housing, 1980, Miami, Florida, USA, (Attending and Present a Paper).

IAHS International Congress on Housing, Nov. 15-19, 1981 Vienna, Austria (Attending and Present a Paper)

Planning the Grand Cities, 20-25 June, 1981, Mexico City, Mexico (Attending).

International Conference on Urban Shelter in Developing Countries, 1-4 Sept. 1987, London, UK, (Attending and Present a Paper).

The Bahrainian Engineering Society's Conference, The Urban Fabric, 12-15 May, 1985, Bahrain, (Attending).

The International Conference on Housing 23-27 Feb. 1992, Cairo, Egypt, (Submitting a Paper).

IAHS International Conference on Housing, May 1999, San Francisco.

 

B. Symposia:

Symposium on The Arab Cities, 28 Feb. - 5 March 1981, Madinah, Saudi Arabia.  (Chairman of Session and Present a Paper).

Symposium on Large Scale Project in Islamic Countries, MIT, Cambridge, USA, 1982 (Attending).

Symposium on Housing Standard, College of Arch. & Planning, King Faisal University, 1985. (Attending).

Symposium on Urban Environment, College of Arch. & Planning, King Saud University, 1986. (Attending & Present a paper).

Organization of Islamic Capitals & Cities Symposium on Protecting the Environment, Cairo, 1987. (submit a paper).

Saudi-French Meeting on Earth Architecture, 20-21 March, 1988, Twaiq Palace Diplomatic Quarters, Riyadh. (Attending & Present a paper).

Symposium:  Architecture et Urbanisme dans le Monde Arabe; Pour une charte alterative, 18-21 Nov. 1989, Tunis. (Attending & Present a paper).

Organization of Islamic Capital & Cities:  Symposium on Islamic Design Guidelines, 20-25 April, 1991, Rabat, Morocco. (Attending & Present a paper).

Symposium on the Future Urban Layout of Riyadh, Arriyadh Development Authority, Riyadh 1992 (Attending and Speaker).

Closing the Gap Between Practice and Theory, The Saudi Umran Society, 1994, Riyadh.  (Attending & Present a paper).

Symposium on The Private House:  Design, Finance and Construction, School of Environmental Design, King Abdul Aziz University, Jeddah, 1993.  (Attending & Present a paper).

Arab Cities Development Institutes Symposium on Arab Cities and Future Challenges, 4-7 April, 1994, Dubai, UAE.  (Attending & Present a paper).

Symposium on Preservation of the Characteristic of the Gulf's Urban Heritage, 1-3 October 1994, Doha, Qatar.  (Submit a paper).

Design and Functional Performance of Government and Private Buildings, 1995, School of Environmental Design, King Abdul Aziz University, Jeddah. (Attending & Present a paper).

Saudi Umran Society's Symposium on the Future of Al-Madina Al-Monawarah, 1997, Madinah, Saudi Arabia. (Attending).

Riyadh Development Company, Workshop on Developing Riyadh Centre, 9/5/1418, Riyadh.

Harvard University Workshop on Affordable Housing, Cambridge, July 1999.

 

Committees:

1980 - The principal member to study and evaluate the Master Plan of King Faisal Auditorium and Riyadh Intercontinental Hotel, Ministry of Finance & National Economy.

1980-Member of a group to study Al-Ghat Housing Cracks, Council of Ministers.

1998-Member of the Urbanization Committee, College of Architecture & Planning, King Saud University.

University and Community Services:

Member of a committee to Rehabilitate Ashaiger, Saudi Umran Society.

Consultant to the Arriyadh Development Authority for the housing areas in Diplomatic Quarter.

Consultant to the Ministry of Finance & National Economy to study and evaluate the Riyadh Intercontinental Hotel Master Plan.

Establish the Housing Studies Unit in the College of Arch. & Planning, KSA (with Dr. Y. Fadan).

Member of Referee Committee;  Symposium on Mosque Architecture, KSU, 2000.

Member of Scientific Committee: International Conference on Developing Arid Areas,

Ministry of Housing and Public Works, Saudi Arabia, 2002.

Board Member of Saudi Umran Society, SA.

Member of National Geographic Society, USA.

Member of American Concrete Institute, USA.

Member of ICOMOS:  International Council on Monuments and Sites.

 

 

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