AKM Zahidul "Zahid" Islam

Interior Design Graduate Program Coordinator
Assistant Professor

Interior Design
Job Overview: 
Dr. Zahid teaches both upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses. Teaching responsibilities include design studios, design theory, research methods, and seminars with the focus on in sustainable design that contributes to the Master of Arts for Sustainability in Interior Design.
Contact Information
ART 262A
Areas of Expertise: 
Sustainability and Evidence Based Design in Design Education. Digital Design Process with Building Information Modeling. Virtual and Augmented Reality for Design Cognition and Creativity. Generative Algorithm for Space Planning and Behavioral Analysis. Architectural Visualization and Design Communication. Informed Decision Making in design studio using Performance Analysis Simulation.

AKM Zahidul "Zahid" Islam, Ph.D., LEED Green Associate joined the faculty of the College of Visual Arts & Design at the University of North Texas in Fall 2016. He received his Ph.D. and M.S. Arch.S degrees from the Department of Architectural Studies at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He graduated with his B.Arch from the Department of Architecture at Khulna University, Bangladesh. Before joining UNT, he worked as an Independent Graduate Instructor at the University of Missouri-Columbia and as Assistant Professor at the Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas.

Dr. Zahid's teaching and research interests are in the Sustainable—Evidence-Based—Informed digital design process, design visualization, communication and perception through Building Information Modeling, Performance Analysis, Virtual and Augmented Reality and various computational technologies that offer multifaceted research opportunities in built environment and design pedagogy.