Hocine Bougdah is a Reader in Architectural Technology; The Canterbury School of Architecture, University for the Creative Arts, Canterbury, UK.
Dr Hocine Bougdah is a reader and subject area leader for Technology and the Environment in the School of Architecture. He has overall responsibility for the curriculum design, delivery and assessment of the Architectural Technology subject specialism in the school at both undergraduate and post-graduate levels. He is also involved in research through the supervision of a number of researchers (currently 6) working on topics aligned with his research interests.
Dr Bougdah’s teaching and research interests are focused on the technological, ecological and human aspects of architectural design. His approach to teaching “Technology” is to use it as a design generator/enabler rather than an “add-on” technical resolution to a design proposal. His research interests cover topics such as sustainable design, innovative low tech/low energy/low impact buildings, spatial experience of users and issues of culture, urbanisation and globalisation. Alongside his academic role, he runs a design/consultancy practice.