Dr. Igor Curiel | American University of Sharjah


Teaching areas

Architectural design, Technical Drawing, Construction and Materials.

Research areas

Integration of academia with architectural practice. Translation of design concepts into realized buildings, Use of traditional material in contemporary architecture. Social Impact design extending across the academy-public community.


PhD, Doctor In Architecture, Kumamoto University, Japan, 1998
MArch, Research On Traditional Japanese Housing, Hokkaido University, Japan, 1987
BArc, Bsc Architecture Universidad Central De Venezuela, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Venezuela, 1983

Professional experience

Professor Of Practice, American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 2017 - Present
Visiting Assistant Professor, American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 2015 - 2017
Visiting Assistant Professor, Lebanese American University, Byblos, Lebanon, 2013 - 2015
Instructor, Tongji University Architecture & Urban Planning, Shanghai, China, 2012 - 2013
Director, EMBT Shanghai office, SH, China, 2009 - 2013
Lecturer, European Institute of Design, Barcelona, Spain, 2007 - 2009
Project Director, EMBT Barcelona office, Barcelona, Spain, 2000 - 2009
Project Director, Arata Isozaki Atelier, Tokyo, Japan, 1990 - 1995


COAC College of Architects of Catalunya, 1 October 2000
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