Omar Humaidan

Omar Humaidan
  • PhD Student, Architecture


Omar Humaidan is a Ph.D. student at the School of Architecture, University of Kansas, USA. Omar received his Bachelor degree (2011) in Architecture from Umm Al-Qura University, Mecca, Saudi Arabia and  Master of Science in Architecture (2017) from the University of Arizona, Tucson, USA in Design and Energy Conservation Emphasis. Omar’s research currently focuses on Daylighting in office buildings. The objective is how to increase the daylight performance in office buildings using light louvers made out of specific aluminum composite. The physical experiment of the research will be conducted in Lawrence, Kansas, using connected testing cells located on the Center for Design Research (CDR).


MS Arch., University of Arizona, 2017
B. Arch., Umm Al-Qura University, 2011, Mecca, Saudi Arabia

Selected Publications

  • Humaidan, Omar Abdulmughni (2017) Utilizing Energy Efficiency Strategies to Achieve A Net-Zero Energy Commercial Building in The Hot-Arid Region of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. 

  • Sanguinetti, P., Almazam, K., Humaidan, O., & Colistra, J. (2019). Evaluating the Potential of High-Performance Concrete 3D-Printing for Zero Energy Homes: Presented at International Building Performance Simulation Association, Rome, Italy September 2 - 4, 2019  

  • Sanguinetti, P., Humaidan, O., Almazam, K.,& Colistra, J. (2019). Case Study: A 3D Printed Concrete Energy-Efficient Affordable Home: Presented at the 2019 Buildings XIV Conference, Clearwater Beach, Florida, December 9 - 12 , 2019