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Gihan Badi


About Gihan Badi

Gihan is a Senior Architectural Designer and Chartered Architectural Technologist with 21 years’ experience in the construction industry and the education sector in both the United Kingdom and the Middle East. Gihan has experience in architectural design and detailing along with extensive computer experience including graphic and CAD software. She worked on projects cover most sectors of commercial architecture which include:

  • New build of residential, retail, mixed-use, offices, leisure and hotels projects.
  • Extension of commercial offices, shopping centres, residential and mixed use.
  • Sensitive development and refurbishment works of Grade II listed and conservation areas.

Gihan is actively involved with her professional institute at local and national levels. she is a Professional Assessor for the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologist and a Judge for both CIAT Annual Awards (The Alan King Award and the Award for Excellence in Architectural Technology) and the Student Awards for Excellence in Architectural Technology. Additionally, Gihan is the Chair of CIAT Yorkshire Committee along with her duties to organise and raise funds for events and CPD seminars for the CIAT members in the Yorkshire region.


Current Teaching

Gihan is a Fellow in Higher Education Academy and responsible for delivering the Design Studio sessions and lectures for Architectural Technology Students at Levels 5 and 6. Her responsibilities in the past two years at School of the Built Environment and Engineering covered the following modules:

  • Delivering lectures and tutorials for the Interdisciplinary Project (IDP).
  • Delivering the Design Studio lectures and tutorials for Levels 4, 5 and 6.
  • Delivering lectures to Level 6 students in Architectural Practice.
  • Delivering Tutorials for Level 4 students in Legal Frameworks and Regulations.
  • Supervise dissertation for Building Surveying and Construction Management students
  • External Examiner for second and final year BA Architecture students.

Research Interests

Gihan is currently carrying out her 3rd year PhD research at Leeds Beckett University. Her PhD research topic is about building resilient cities and the main focus is about building resilient communities to natural hazards mainly flooding.
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