Abubakr Hussein Merghani Abdalla

Associate Professor of Architecture

School of Architecture, Art & Design

Department of Architecture


Ph.D. in Architecture, University of Cambridge, UK (Cantab.)
MPhil in Environmental Design in Architecture, University of Cambridge, UK
B.Sc. in Architecture, University of Khartoum

Dr Abubakr Merghani joined AUD in Fall 2023 as an Associate Professor of Architecture with two decades of teaching, administrative and professional experience. He specializes in environmental design in architecture, sustainable design, history, design theory and building science.

Before AUD, Dr Abubakr was Dean of the Faculty of Architecture, University of Khartoum between 2015-19. He also held many administrative positions throughout his career.

He is a practicing architect and established his private architectural consultancy back in 2004 (Abubakr Engineering Consultants, Khartoum). His firm designed, supervised, and managed a multitude of residential, commercial, health, educational and cultural projects. The firm also won many design competitions in the past fifteen years.

Dr Abubakr participated in and/or headed more than ten architectural design competition juries locally and regionally.

He published many papers in various research topics e.g., of thermal comfort and spatial variability, women in construction industry, daylight simulation and use of environmental design support tools. Moreover, Dr Abubakr participated in many collaborative research projects both as a researcher and as a coordinator. In his capacity as postgraduate supervisor and lead researcher, Dr Abubakr won several research grants and prizes.

Dr Abubakr serves as external examiner to many local and international universities for both under and postgraduate programmes. He is also a peer reviewer for two scientific journals as well as acting as an advisor for many educational committees.

Dr Abubakr is a Chevening scholar, Fellow of the Cambridge Commonwealth Society and a lifetime member of Clare Hall College, University of Cambridge. Professionally, he is a Fellow of the Sudanese Institute of Architects SIA and a member of the Sudanese Engineering Council at the top-most-grade Consultant.

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