Basem EID.M

Basem EID.M

Abu Dhabi, AE



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

Feb 2014 - current

Stendel+Reich Architects, Montreal, QC, CA, Architectural Designer

Sep 2008 - Jan 2014

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.

Jan 2013 - May 2013

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.

Sep 2012 - Dec 2012


McGill University, Montreal, QC, CA, PhD, Architecture

A Digital Platform for Mass Customization of Housing

Sep 2008 - Aug 2013

McGill University, Montreal, QC, CA, MArch, Affordable Homes

Sep 2007 - Aug 2008


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


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