Dr. Omaimah Al-Arja
Dean , Associate Professor
OFFICE: Deanship
PHONE: +962 6 4294444 Ext. 4301
Biography

Omaimah Ali is an associate professor at German Jordanian University, at the Department of Architecture and Interior Architecture. Currently Omaimah is the Dean of the School of Architecture and Built Environment, she is living and working in Amman- Jordan. Seeking new challenges to exploit her technical and academic experience is one of her objectives.

Besides working as educator, Omaimah works as Acoustic Consultant, her PHD specialty is in the field of Architectural Acoustics. As acoustic consultant, she had worked for clients from prestigious engineering companies like CC, ENGICON, AJ-Saudi, and many others. When she is not working, Omaimah Loves swimming, hiking with her family. Her research interests are acoustical design properties in worship buildings, the impact of acoustics on  the quality of educational environment in the universities, in addition to that an interest raised to cover the Soundscape in Parks.

 

Educational Background

Ph.D. in Architecture . Petersburg State Transport University - Petersburg, Russia, 2003

B.Sc. in Architecture . Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan, 1993
Research Interests
  • Evaluation of the effect of acoustical design properties (Reverberation Time) in worship buildings in Jordan.
  • Impact of acoustic conditions on the quality of educational environment in the universities in Jordan.
  • Soundscape in Parks in Jordan.
Experience

Oct. 2022 – Present

Dean of School of Architecture and Built Environment, German Jordanian University, Jordan

Sep. 2020 – Present

Associate Professor - Department of Architecture and Interior Architecture, School of Architecture and Built Environment, German Jordanian University, Jordan

Sep. 2009 – Sep. 2020

Assistant Professor - Department of Architecture and Interior Architecture, School of Architecture and Built Environment, German Jordanian University, Jordan

 

April 2019 – Sep. 2019 

Vice-Dean of School of Architecture and Built Environment, and Head of Department of Architecture and Interior Architecture, German Jordanian University, Jordan

 

Sep. 2016 – Sep. 2018

Dean Assistant for Industrial Relations and Quality Assurance, School of Architecture and Built Environment, German Jordanian University, Jordan

 

Sep. 2010 – Sep. 2014

Head of Department of Architecture and Interior Architecture – School of Architecture and Built Environment, German Jordanian University, Jordan

 

Sep. 2011 – Sep. 2013

Vice-Dean of School of Architecture and Built Environment, German Jordanian University, Jordan

 

Sep. 2006– Aug. 2009

Head of Department of Architecture-College of Architecture and Arts, Petra University

 

Feb. 2005 – Aug. 2009

Assistant Professor - College of Architecture and Arts, Petra University, Jordan

 

Sep. 2007 – Aug. 2009

Part Time Lecturer – Faculty of Architecture and Built Environment, German Jordanian University, Jordan

 

2008 – Present

Acoustic consultant – Per Job, Consolidated Consultants, Jordan

2012 – Present

Acoustic consultant – Per Job, PRAXIS Architects| Urban Designers, Jordan

2009 – Present

Acoustic consultant – NextNet solutions, Dubai, UAE

2008 – Present

Acoustic consultant – Per Job, ENGICON, Jordan

2005 – Present

Acoustic consultant – Per Job, Al-Bashir International Engineering Company Limited, Jordan

2003 – Present

Acoustic consultant – Per Job, Smadi International Trading Co., Jordan

Nov. 2000- Dec.2001

Architect - Al Ruaa Engineering firm, Jordan

Aug.1998 – Oct. 2000

Architect - Arja and Partners Co. Engineering firm, Jordan

July. 1997 - Aug.1998

Architect - Al Amaraa Co. Engineering firm, Jordan

July. 1993 - July. 1995

Architect - Arja and Partners Co. Engineering firm, Jordan

 

Selected Publications

2020 Omaimah Al-Arja,"Acoustic Environment and Noise exposure in Fitness Halls",MDPI,Appl. Sci. 2020, 10(18), 6349; https://doi.org/10.3390/app10186349,Applied Sciences,2020 [View]
2020 Omaimah Al-Arja, Tala Awadalah,"“Assessment of occupational noise exposure in coffee grinding shops”.",Science Direct,http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apacoust.2019.107047 Volume 158, 107047,Applied Acoustics, UK,2020 [View]
2020 Sukumar Natarajan, Nick McCullen, Steve Lo, David Coley, Omaimah Ali Arja, Francis Moran,"“Practice before theory? An approach for testing sequencing effects in pedagogical design”. ",Springer ,https ://doi.org/10.1007/s10798-020-09579 –w.,International Journal of Technology and Design Education,2020 [View]
2018 Tala Awadalah, Omaimah Al-Arja,"" Comparative Study of Energy Consumption Optimization for Educational Buildings in Jordan". ",International Conference for Sustainable Design of the built Environment (SDBE,2018),http://newton-sdbe.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/SDBE2018_Conference-Proceedings-.pdf,London, UK,2018
2015 Omaimah Al-Arja, Tala Awadalah,"“Energy Consumption Optimization in school sector in Jordan”. ",Taylor and Francis Online,DOI:10.1080/00038628.2015.1012637, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00038628.2015.1012637, ,Architectural Science Review,2015 [View]