Ihab Elzeyadi, School of Architecture & Environment

Ihab Elzeyadi

Professor, Architecture and Building Science
Director, High Performance Environments Lab
Director, Façade Integrated Technologies testing facility (FIT)
Practice Areas: Architecture, Design and Health, Sustainable Design, Indoor Environmental Quality, Occupant’s Productivity and Well-Being

Faculty bio | High Performance Environments Lab | (541) 346-3670

Architect Ihab Elzeyadi has been engaged in the design, construction, and research of high-performance buildings for more than 25 years. He has conducted post-occupancy evaluations and building performance assessments of more than 100 buildings, 55 of them are LEED™ and LBC rated. In addition, Elzeyadi has led grant-supported research on the relationship between people and buildings including impacts of the physical environment on health, productivity, and well-being as they relate to sustainable design strategies in commercial and educational environments. His studies produced evidence-based design guidelines and design-assistance services on various commercial projects with an emphasis on energy and resource effective design. He completed a number of research projects investigating cost and financial benefits of green and LEED™ educational environments, livable communities’ physical infra-structure, and the Green Classroom Toolbox Project for energy retrofits of existing schools. Elzeyadi is a registered architect and engineer in Egypt where, since 1988, he has maintained a private architectural practice specializing in building rehabilitation and adaptive re-use of historic structures. He was the designer and principal architect for winning entries in competitions for the Abu-Dhabi National Oil Company Administration Building and for the rehabilitation and reuse of regional offices of the World Health Organization in Alexandria, Egypt.

Recent Media:
Easy tips for an eco-friendly life, according to sustainability experts (Newsweek, Aug. 13, 2022)
To Market, To Market (Eugene Weekly, May 19, 2022)
Achieving Healthful Mental Mise en Place Through Design (Engineering News-Record, July 29, 2021)
University of Oregon team makes history in U.S. Doe’s 2021 Solar Decathlon (Oregon Department of Energy, April 28, 2021)
University of Oregon takes first place and grand jury prize at 2020 Solar Decathlon (Oregon Department of Energy, April 28, 2020)
5 ways to unleash staff potential through occupant comfort (Architect, July 2018)
Saint-Gobain Study Shows Quality Indoor Environment Can Boost Productivity (Engineering News-Record, July 3, 2018)
Saint-Gobain releases North American HQ occupant comfort study (Facility Executive, June 14, 2018)
The science behind how nature affects your health (Forbes, June 15, 2017)
Forget beanbag chairs. Amazon is giving its workers treehouses. (The New York Times, July 10, 2016)
Buildings that grow, breathe and burn calories (OZY, June 18, 2016)
How this startup is using bacteria to grow bricks from scratch (Inc. Jan. 19, 2016)
High-tech companies, low-tech offices (The New Yorker, April 25, 2014)
Architecture professor ready to help produce green facades with FIT (Around the O, April 18, 2013)
UO solar awning project reaches semifinals in national competition, seeks to bridge business-academic gap (Portland Architecture, July 2011)
Solar awning and energy triple threat (Daily Journal of Commerce, April 30, 2010)