Mostafa Alani is a practicing architect and educator. Mostafa holds a Ph.D. in Planning, Design, and Built Environment and a certificate in Digital Ecology from Clemson University, US. Currently, Mostafa is a board member at the Arab Society for Computer-Aided Architectural Design (ASCAAD) and the AIA ME country representative in Iraq. He taught architecture at several schools in the United States and Iraq. He participated in and won numerous architectural competitions. In 2017, he participated in the Rifat Chadirji Prize, which was organized by Tamayouz Excellence Award, UK, to reconstruct Mosul city fabric, and his project was selected among the ten top projects.
Architecture, Computational Design, Islamic Geometric Pattern, Architectural Robotics, Responsive and Interactive Architecture, Cyber-Physical Systems.
Ph.D. (Planning, Design, and the Built Environment), College of Architecture, Arts, & Humanities, Clemson University. Clemson, South Carolina, United States.
M.Sc. (Building Technology), School of Housing, Building, and Planning, University of Science. Penang, Malaysia.
B.Sc. (Architecture Engineering), Department of Architecture, University of Technology.
Digital Ecology Certificate, College of Architecture, Arts, & Humanities, Clemson University. Clemson, South Carolina, United States.
Peer-reviewed Journals (Scopus Indexed):
“The Re-Establishment of Mosul’s City Fabric: An Approach to Computational Hybridization.” International Journal of Architectural Research (Scopus Cite Score 2.1) Mostafa Alani, Akel Kahera, 2021.
“Algorithmic investigation of the actual and virtual design space of historic hexagonal based Islamic patterns.” International Journal of Architectural Computing (Scopus Cite Score 1.3). Mostafa Alani, 2018.
Conference Proceedings (Scopus Indexed):
“Dynamic Environmental Plugins: Programmable Artifacts Reactive to Socio-Environmental Conditions” 24th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction. Mostafa Alani, Michael Kleiss, Muwafaq Shyaa Alwan, and Sida Dai, 2022.
“Responsive Origami: A Modular Approach to Fabricate Dynamic Surfaces Reactive to Socio-Environmental Conditions” 22nd International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (proceedings published in Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Scopus Cite Score 1.9). Mostafa Alani, Michael C. Kleiss, Arash Soleimani, 2020.
“reTESSELLATE: Modular Dynamic Surfaces Reactive to Socio-Environmental Conditions.” 21st International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (proceedings published in Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Scopus Cite Score 1.9). Mostafa Alani, Arash Soleimani, 2019.
“A Parametric Description for Metamorphosis of Islamic Geometric Patterns.” Emerging Experience in Past, Present, and Future of Digital Architecture: The Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA) conference. Mostafa Alani, Carlos Barrios, 2015.
Indexed Conference Proceedings:
“Fill in the Blanks: Deep Convolutional Generative Adversarial Network to Investigate the Virtual Design Space of Historical Islamic Patterns.” The International Conference of the Arab Society for Computer-Aided Architectural Design (ASCAAD). Mostafa Alani. Bilal Al-Kaseem, 2021.
“Heritage at Stake: Computational Design Processes for Rescuing Mosul’s Architectural Identity.” Technopolitics. XXII International Conference of the Iberoamerican Society of Digital Graphics (SIGraDi). Mostafa Alani, 2018.
“Chronological Examination of the Morphology of Hexagonal Based Islamic Geometric Patterns.” Virtual + Actual: Process and Product of Design. Design Communication Association. Mostafa Alani, Michael Kleiss and Joseph Choma, 2018.
“A Parametric Metamorphosis of Islamic Geometric Patterns: The Extraction of New from Traditional.” Future of Architectural Research: Architectural Research Centers Consortium (ARCC) conference. Mostafa Alani, Carlos Barrios, 2015.