Associate Professor (Reader) in Architecture and Sustainable Built Environment in the Faculty of Engineering & IT at the British University in Dubai (BUiD) in conjunction with Cardiff University, Welsh School of Architecture (WSA) where he is an Honorary Lecturer (Fellow).

Dr. Altan worked as a research academic for more than 10 years at the University of Sheffield (UK) School of Architecture where he led the Building Environments Analysis Unit (BEAU) Research Centre and the two long established Postgraduate Taught Masters programmers in Sustainable Architecture (MArch Studies & MSc).