Basem has completed his Doctoral degree at McGill University School of Architecture. His research and design work focus on the application of information technology, computational design tools and fabrication techniques to enable mass customization in the housing industry, specifically in the realm of prefab. In the academic year 2010-11, Basem received a Mitacs research grant to explore the applicability of such an approach within the structure of a leading prefabricated housing company in Quebec province, Canada. The outcome of this endeavor was published in the journal Open House International. Besides other publications, and research projects, he has taught at AAST in Alexandria-Egypt for 5 years, and McGill School of Architecture. Additionally, Basem has collaborated with a number of Montreal architectural firms on a series of residential, and commercial projects.
LIPHE| McGill University, Montreal, QC, CA, Research Associate
Stendel+Reich Architects, Montreal, QC, CA, Architectural Designer
McGill University, Montreal, QC, CA, Adjunct Lecturer
ARCH 240 Organization of Materials in Buildings|
The characteristics of basic building materials: wood, steel, masonry and concrete. How building materials are shaped into building components, and how these components are integrated into the building envelope. New tools and techniques in construction; BIM, Digital crafting. Problems, laboratory projects and field trips to illustrate principles.
McGill University- Schoo, Montreal, QC, CA, Teaching Assistant
Communication, Behavior & Arch|
Introduction to design; development of design judgement and communication skills in a series of exercises addressing light, scale, space, form and colour in the built environment; introduction to techniques of oral and graphic presentation, including model making, photography, sketching and architectural drawing. The course is based in the studio and includes lectures, seminars and field trips.
McGill University, Montreal, QC, CA, PhD, Architecture
A Digital Platform for Mass Customization of Housing
McGill University, Montreal, QC, CA, MArch, Affordable Homes
Young Researcher Award, Award
The international conference on Architecture in the Fourth Dimension: Methods and Practices for a Sustainable Building Stock
MITACS 2010/2011, Grant
Working with a prefab housing company in Quebec to develop a computer based mass customization system