Assistant Professor of Practice
M.Arch. Environmental Design from Cardiff University, UK
B.Arch. Architecture from the Lebanese University, Lebanon
Michel Francis holds a diploma in Architecture from the Lebanese University and a master’s degree in Environmental Design from Cardiff University, UK. From 1995 to 2020 he was Chief Architect at DEC consultants, a multidisciplinary building design and project management firm based in the United Arab Emirates and Lebanon. In 2020, Francis founded his consultancy office, MF Architect, in Abu Dhabi. In addition to architectural design, Francis works on Estidama and LEED certified buildings as a LEED Accredited Professional and a Pearl Qualified Professional. He holds additional credentials in Project Management (PMP), Building Simulation, and BIM. As an expert in acoustic design, he oversaw the realization of auditoria, schools and other acoustic-critical buildings. Francis has been teaching architectural and building environmental design and science, Green Building, LEED, acoustics and BIM. His interest in research includes low energy and passive design, building simulation, generative design and acoustics, in addition to advocating for a sustainable built environment.