Suha Jaradat

suha jaradat

Dr Suha Jaradat

Lecturer in Architectural Technology


Dr Suha Jaradat is a Lecturer and Programme Leader of BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology, School of Engineering and the Built Environment (Building and Surveying), Edinburgh Napier University. She is a fully qualified architectural engineer and a Chartered Member of the Jordanian Engineers Association. She is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and has been involved in teaching a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate modules in the fields of architecture, architectural technology, surveying and construction management.

Prior to joining Edinburgh Napier University, she worked as a Lecturer in the Built Environment and Course Director of BSc Quantity Surveying Consultancy at the Department of Construction and Surveying, School of Engineering, Kingston University London.

She also worked as a Research Fellow and Sessional Lecturer at the University of Reading, School of Construction Management and Engineering. She completed her PhD at the Design Innovation Research Centre, University of Reading. Her PhD project was funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and investigated the use of Building Information Modelling (BIM) in interdisciplinary practices in the UK and USA. She collected her PhD data from leading architectural practices in Houston, Dallas, San Francisco and London. She was also involved in larger studies including the London 2012 Olympics Games Construction Project, and collaborated with researchers at the Design Innovation Research Centre while doing her PhD.

She worked in Edinburgh previously and completed her MSc in Design and Digital Media at the Department of Architecture, The University of Edinburgh. Her specialism is BIM and professionalism in digitally-mediated design and construction projects. She is actively involved in teaching, professional practice and research. The outcome of her research is published in international journals and conferences. She is a reviewer for international refereed journals in the built environment.

Research outputs

Refereed journal articles

Jaradat, S. (2014) Educating the next generation of architects for interdisciplinary BIM environments. Charrette: the journal of the Association of Architectural Educators (AAE), 1 (1), 127-136.

Technical report

Whyte, J., Lindkvist, C., Jaradat S. and Hassan Ibrahim, N. (2011). Data Handover from Project Delivery into Operations, Learning Legacy Report: Lessons from the London 2012 Games Construction Project.

PhD Thesis

Jaradat, S. (2014) Building Information Modelling (BIM) and architecture: a new professionalism? PhD Thesis, School of Construction Management and Engineering, University of Reading, UK.

Selected conference papers and presentations

Jaradat, S. (2017) Understanding BIM through a professionalism lens, in Sustaining Built Heritage Workshop, The British University in Egypt, Luxor, 22nd- 22th February.

Comi, A., Jaradat, S. and Whyte, J. (2016) Constructing shared vision: visual and material mediation in designing and organizing, in the visuality, materiality and multimodality conference, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark, 22nd September.

Jaradat, S. and Sexton, M. (2016) 'BIM articulation and implementation in different-sized architectural firms', in the Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM) 32nd Annual Conference, Manchester, UK September 5-7th.

Jaradat, S. and Whyte, J. (2013) Professional experiences of integrated digital technologies in design work. "Structuring work in and around organizations" paper development workshop, Montreal, Canada, 6th -7th July.

Whyte, J., Shibeika, A., Jaradat, S. Maradza, E. and Guo, G. (2013) Educating built environment professionals about information modelling, Big data meets BIM conference, June 25, University College London, London, UK.

Jaradat, S. (2013) Can the architect be the virtual master mason?, in Athens institute for education and research, 3rd annual international conference on architecture, Athens, Greece, June 10-13th.

Jaradat, S. and Shibeika, A. (2013) Learning to teach BIM as a process rather than technologies, in HEA STEM: annual learning and teaching conference: Where Practice and pedagogy meet, Birmingham, UK, April 17-18th.

Jaradat, S. (2013) Educating the next generation of architects for interdisciplinary BIM environments, in the AAE conference: Nottingham, UK, April 3-5th.

Jaradat, S. (2012) The architect's role and interactions in BIM-enabled projects, in Engineering Project Organizations Conference (EPOC)- Global collaboration, Rheden, The Netherlands, July 10-12th.

Jaradat, S. and Whyte, J. (2011). Professional interactions in digitally-mediated work, in the Organization and Management Theory (OMT) paper development workshop, The Imperial College, London, September20th.

Jaradat, S., (2011). Digital technologies in the practices of architecture: how are the boundaries with construction professions changing?, in the European Group for Organizations Studies (EGOS) Pre-colloquium PhD workshop, Gothenburg, Sweden, July 4-5th.

Jaradat, S. (2011) Digital technologies and professions in project-based work, in Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM) and Lean Construction Institute (LCI) UK doctoral workshop, the School of the Built and Natural Environment, Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK, March 2nd.


Fellowships and Awards

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)


Membership of Professional Body

  • Affiliate Member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)
  • Chartered Member of the Jordanian Engineers Association