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Mrs Kinda Al-Sayed
  • UCL Teaching Fellow
  • The Bartlett School of Architecture
  • Faculty of the Built Environment

Kinda Al_Sayed is an architect, artist, and research scientist. She has a PhD in urban modelling and an MSc in Advanced Architectural Studies, UCL. She has previously studied at the University of Applied Arts Vienna (Wolf D. Prix studio, Fons Hickman studio, and Peter Sellars studio), the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna (Eyal Weisman studio), and the Technical University of Vienna. She has a BA in Architectural Engineering from Damascus University. Kinda worked in academia, and has made contributions to public policy in the UK. She has also worked as an architect in several international and UK-based practices including; John Smith Architecture and Elspeth Beard Architects. She has contributed to the production of the "Welcoming Workplace" guide for office design, collaborating with researchers from the RCA's Helen Hamlyn centre for Design. 

Research Summary

Kinda Al_Sayed has over 30 publications in the fields of urban modelling, complexity science, design cognition, and smart infrastructure. Her research interests include, cognitive models of design process activity, complexity modelling of urban form, smart cities and building information modelling. Kinda has been involved in several research projects including PROXIES: modelling crime behaviour in London in relation to street accessibility, and Screens in the Wild: Exploring the relationship between networked screens in the urban environment and communities in London. Kinda contributed to the Digital Built Britain UK government strategy (BIM level 3) at BEIS. Kinda serves on several smart cities committees at the British Standards Institution (BSI). She has contributed to PAS183: Smart cities - Guide to establishing a decision-making framework for sharing data and information services.

Teaching Summary

Kinda Al_Sayed is a teaching fellow on the MSc/MRes Space Syntax: Architecture and Cities and the MSc/MRes Architectural Computation. Kinda teaches space syntax methodology including spatial analysis, statistical modelling and visualisation on the MSc SSAC. She teaches research skills and design philosophy on the MSc AC. She was awarded the Teaching Innovation Grant by UCL in 2012/2013. Kinda co-leads the Bartlett Future Cities Doctoral Network since 2014.

01-FEB-2014 – 30-SEP-2014 Research Fellow BIM Task Group Government Department of Business Innovation and Skills, United Kingdom
01-FEB-2012 – 30-MAY-2012 Research Associate Bartlett School of Architecture UCL, United Kingdom
01-OCT-2010 – 01-OCT-2015 Teaching Fellow Bartlett School of Architecture UCL, United Kingdom
Academic Background
2004 B.Arch Bachelor of Architecture – Architecture - Engineering University of Damascus
  FHEA ATQ03 - Recognised by the HEA as a Fellow  
2014 PGCLTHE Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education – Education - Postgraduate Institute of Education
2014 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Architecture/Urban Design University College London
2007 MSc Master of Science – Architecture University College London
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