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CRID

Mission

The mission of the Center for Research, Innovation, and Design (CRID) is to become the premier platform in Dubai that delivers high standards research, innovation, and design in the field of Architecture, Interior Design and Visual Communication. The CRID is an Explore-Imagine-Create-Learn environment that will serve and reach out to local, regional, and global communities and will offer continuing education and training opportunities to the larger public of the UAE.

Activities & Services

Leadership

Director of the Center for SAAD Research, Innovation and Design (CRID) and Associate Professor of Architecture
Georges Kachaamy
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Chair, Department of Architecture & Associate Professor of Architecture
Anna Cornaro
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Associate Professor of Architecture
Abdellatif Qamhaieh
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Associate Professor of Architecture
Jose A. Carrillo
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Assistant Professor of Architecture
Mohammed Balila
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Professor of Architecture
Alex Albani
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Assistant Professor of Architecture
Mohannad Abu Suhaiban
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Chair and Associate Professor of Interior Design
Kristin Lee
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Outreach Coordinator and Associate Professor of Interior Design
Annamaria Lambri
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Associate Professor of Interior Design
Chadi El Tabbah
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Chair of the Department of Visual Communication and Associate Professor of Studio Art
Michael Rice
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Outreach Coordinator and Professor of Advertising
Dina Faour
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Facilities

Open and flexible meeting space is a key component for the CRID.  In addition to the area dedicated to the center within the School of Architecture, Art, and Design, the center will have access to facilities, technologies, and equipment that are available at the SAAD, including but not limited to, virtual reality headsets and mat, 3D printers, laser cutters, studios, labs and classrooms.

Operation

As a facility within the School of Architecture, Art & Design (SAAD), the CRID will operate as a vehicle of collaboration among all faculty, staff, students, and alumni of the school and will provide a timeshared space with specific operational period based on recommendations and needs. The SAAD community can work as either individuals or groups and utilize the facility with other resources within the school and the university at large.

Resources for Researchers

AUD POLICIES, PROCEDURES, AND REGULATIONS MANUAL

GRANTS, FUNDING, AND SCHOLARSHIPS OPPORTUNITIES