Ali, Ahmed K. individual record
Assistant Professor

Dr. Ali's research and scholarship focus on the architecture of waste and the constructive technique, within materials and methods of conventional practice. His work explores the relationship between structure, construction, and tectonics.

Dr. Ali is the founder and director of the Resource-Based Design Research Lab at Texas A&M University. The lab is dedicated to research and develop solutions for building components and assemblies made from the waste flow and by-products from industrial manufacturing. The lab partners with the United States Business Council for Sustainable Development (US BCSD), the industry and other academic institutions in cross-disciplinary collaboration to design and assess new forms of architecture and products. Dr. Ali is currently leading a project with General Motors and Zahner to design building envelopes and roofing systems from GM by-products. He is an international leading figure advocating for resource reuse in the building and construction industry and his work on innovating the architectural design process for resource reuse has been published and presented in top journals, proceedings and conferences worldwide.

education and training
selected publications
Academic Articles5
  • Ali, A. K. (2008). Silence, Darkness, and Light. VDM Publishing.
Conference Papers7
First Name
Ahmed K.
Last Name
mailing address
Texas A&M University; Architecture; 3137 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-3137