Dr. Toufic Haidamous

Assistant Professor, LEED AP-CDES

Area of Research interest

  1. Architecture
  2. Interior Design
  3. Industrial Design
  4. Biomimetics
  5. History of Art
  6. Design Methodology
  7. Design Research Methodology
  8. Sustainability
  9. Construction Management
  10. Urban Design and Infrastructure
  11. Green Building Certifications

Projects & Grants



Creative Works, Exhibitions, Shows & Professional Design Achievements

  • Louvre Abu Dhabi Dream Ball Gala Dinner (2020)
  • Lehfed House and the Silver Poplar Trees (2020)
  • UAE Future Gate (2020)
  • Beyond the Chair (2020)
  • Start Cup Veneto 2019: Hybridge team shortlisted among 10 finalists from 140 participants in Italy. Final results in September 2019
  • Sikka Art Fair 2019. Collective exhibition in Dubai
  • IUAV Spinoff 2018: 2nd place for Hybridge team, a start-up for design consultancy focusing on biomimetic innovation.
  • Collective exhibition in Via Appia Byblos, Lebanon (2018)
  • Collective exhibition in Rashaya, Lebanon (2018)


Journal Articles, Book, Book Chapters, Magazine Articles, Other Publications

  1. Haidamous, T. and Mohamed, G. (2020). Architecture, Ideology, and Cultural Identity. Book Chapter in Book entitled “ World Expos: Expectations of Legacies and Footprints, the Case of 2020 Dubai” (in process)
  2. Perricone, V., Rotondi, C., Haidamous, T., Langella C., (2019). Paleomimicry: Biomimetic Design Approach Inspired by Fossils, International Journal of Biomedical and Biological Engineering, 13, No.6. Open Science Index.
  3. Haidamous, T., Haidamous, N., (2019). Applying the Theory of Stigmergy in construction Management, Journal of Construction engineering and Management (in process). Scopus Class A.
  4. Haidamous, T., Rinella, T., Mohamad, G. (2019). World Expos: Architecture, Ideology and Cultural Identity, Book Chapter in Expectations of Legacies and Footprints: The Case of Expo 2020 Dubai.
  5. Haidamous, T. (2017). Rethinking the Role of Design within the Technological Advancements in Biomimetics and SynBio, The Design Journal, (September) S4009-S4008, Francis and Taylor. http://doi/abs/10.1080/14606925.2017.1352903
  6. Haidmous, T. (2014). Towards an Evolutionary Design in Lebanese Vernacular Dwellings, International Journal of Design & Nature and Ecodynamics, Vol. 9, Issue 4, 307-314. WIT Press, UK.


Conference Proceedings

  1. Haidamous, T. and Chamoun C. (2020). Smart Dubai_A Post-Modern Urban Utopia. Proceedings of the 3rd AUE International Research Conference, August 2017, Dubai, UAE
  2. Mohamed, G. and Haidamous, T (2020). Dubai’s Booming Housing Projects: Disruption in the City’s Cultural Identity, Proceedings of Cumulus Roma Conference 2020, Roma, Italy
  3. Haidamous, T. (2019). Light and Architecture, A Case Study in Dubai, Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Environmental Design in Marsala, Sicily that will be published in the Journal of Environmental Sciences. Scopus-Class A
  4. Haidamous, T. (2017). Managing Complexity in Multidisciplinary Design, Proceedings of 23rd International Scientific Conference, the Lebanese Association for the Advancement of Science (LAAS), April 2017, Lebanese University, Lebanon.
  5. Haidamous, T. (2017). Rethinking the Role of Design within the Technological Advancements in Biomimetics and SynBio, Proceedings of the 12th European Design conference, Design for Next, April 2017, La Sapienza University, Rome, Italy.
  6. Haidamous, T. (2015). Complexity Management in Product Design, Proceedings of the EPFL-ETHZ Summer School, Anthropology of Complexity, Material, Space, and Society, August 2015, Lausanne, Switzerland.
  7. Haidmous, T. (2014). Towards an Evolutionary Design in Lebanese Vernacular Dwellings, Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Comparing Design in Nature with Science and Engineering, July 2014, Opatija, Croatia.
  8. Haidamous, T. (2013). The Biophilic Concept in Product and Architectural Design, Proceedings of the First National Forum of Doctorate Research in Design, Design Matters July 2013, Treviso, Italy.