Musab Badahdah

Musab is a Saudi architect, designer, and researcher with a +12 years of experience in architecture and design. His professional journey in Saudi and the U.S. has advanced his design skills, management abilities and construction work. His experience ranges through all project phases from project brief preparation, design stages to construction document and consultant reviews. He, however, worked with design firms, multidiscipline consultants, contractors, and fabricators. He is also engaged in the academic field as an educator and researcher.

Musab holds a master’s degree in Advanced design and building technologies from the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn), and a bachelor’s degree in architecture from King Fahd University (KFUPM). His work and research focus on the advanced computational design and digital fabrication. Musab, through his investigation, tries to bridge the gap between digital design and construction. He is currently collaborating with a company in Saudi to produce first 3D printed furniture and architectural elements in the country.

Musab works has ranged from architecture, products, floating cities, and the future of living through his years or experience. Many of his work were published in international venues and publications. His work is also recognized and awarded by many institutions such the NEOM city, Misk Organization, KFUPM, UPenn, AIA Philadelphia, Saudi counsel of engineers, YAC Academy, Cemex R&D, Dammam Amana..


2017            University of Pennsylvania, U.S.
.                            – Master of Science in Design.
.                            – Advanced Architectural Design.

2012            KFUPM, Saudi Arabia
.                            – Bachelor of Architecture.

Architectural Experience:

2020                 Founder, MB Studios, Saudi Arabia.

2020                 Lime Design Lab, Saudi Arabia.

2018-2020       Ballinger Architecture & Engineering, USA.

2013-2015       Zuhair Fayez Partnership Consultant, Saudi Arabia.

2011                 MTAA Giancarlo Decarlo, Italy.

Academic & Research Experience:

2017-2020       University of Pennsylvania, U.S.
.                            – Lecturer, advanced architectural design studio, Graduate level.
.                            – Research Assistant at the Autonomous Manufacturing. lab AML-Penn
.                            – Computational and algorithmic design.
.                            – Robotics 3D Printing and Manufacturing.

2018                 MB Research, Saudi Arabia
.                            – 4th dimensional representation in a 2.5D space.
.                            – Computational design of a house for integral systems and robotics manufacturing.
.                            – Data-driven algorithm to construct stairs using IBC means of egress as an input.

Awards & Exhibitions:

2020                Kiribati Floating Houses, Finalist. International contributions to climate change competition.

2019                Spatial Efficiency Exhibition, AIA Philadelphia
.                       Geometric structural design, using 3D graphic statics principals.

2018                Dream NEOM Competition (by invitation), Finalist.
.                       Applications of computational design & robotics manufacturing in architecture.

2018                MiSK Talk Speaker, Topic: floating homes. New York, USA.

2017                3D printed dress design for Wharton charity fashion show. First place and best design.


Major collaborations:

. Stable Logistic Solutions (SLS) – www.sls-ksa.com
. Fourth Dimension – www.4th-d.org
Saudi Cultural Mission in the U.S. – http://www.sacm.org
Mawhiba  for Giftedness and Creativity – http://www.mawhiba.org

. King Fahd University – www.kfupm.edu.sa
. Saudi Aramco – www.saudiaramco.com

. Onsor Moshi, Visual Production – www.om.sa
. Us to U.S. Organisation
. Tam Development LLC – www.tamhub.com

. TEDx Dhahran – www.ted.com/tedx
. Behance Portfolio Reviews – www.behance.net