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Noraini Binti Ahmad

Academic Qualification

  • DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (SPECIALISMS OF THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT) - Doctor of Philosophy, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)
  • Master in Arts and Design - Masters Degree, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)
  • Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor Degree, University of Kent
  • Diploma Rekabentuk Dalaman - Diploma, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)

Noraini Binti Ahmad (Dr.)

Assistant Professor
IIUM Gombak Campus

KULLIYYAH OF ARCHITECTURE AND ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN


nurrin@iium.edu.my
3785


Expert Profile


Dr. Noraini has qualifications in interior architecture, design education and museology. She is a registered Interior Designer with Malaysian Board of Architects and also a corporate member of Malaysian Institute of Interior Designer (MIID). At professional level, she has also obtained professional training in museology programmes (2007-2011) held in the local public and private museums and galleries such PERZIM, Museum of Terengganu, Museum of Sarawak, Royal Air Force Museum, Petronas Gallery, National Art Gallery and National Archive.
Dr. Noraini has over 19 years of academic experience that she has balanced with industry practice gained from consultancy work in interior projects. She began her teaching career at Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Seri Iskandar, Perak (1999). Subsequently, taught local programmes for Diploma in Interior Design at several private design colleges and also UK franchise degree programme for BA (Hons) Interior Architecture of Nottingham Trent's University at KBU International College (2004-2007). Across her academic career, she also held several positions as Course Leaders and Head of Department. In March 2007 she joined the team on the BA (Hons) in Applied Arts and Design for Interior Design within the Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design (KAED) at the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). She is currently an assistant professor at the Department of Applied Arts & Design, KAED and also appointed as deputy director of Gallery, Event & Protocol Unit at the Office of Corporate, Communication (OCCM), where she the curator of the IIUM Gallery.
Dr. Noraini has also experience in curriculum development. Since 2007 to 2016, Dr.Noraini has been an external examiner for Diploma in Interior Design and also a member of the Examiner Board at KBU International College. More recently she has been appointed as an external examiner for BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design programme (2017-2020) at First City University College (FCUC).
Dr. Noraini was a member of the steering committee, which developed the Green Building Index (GBI) Assessment Criteria for Interior Design (Energy Efficiency), MIID (2013-2014). Previously, she has been a member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
Dr. Noraini research interests are diverse but are related by a consistent concern with embracing a sustainable mindset in interior-architectural education and environmental related issues in the Built Environment. These include sustainable architecture-interior, green building materials, comfort and indoor environmental quality, daylight simulation, architectural interior design issues, and museum planning and development. Her recent academic publications include journals articles on daylighting simulations, surface reflectance for illuminance level control, luminous exposures and light-fastness survey, visual responses towards daylighting, illuminance distributions and limits for the conservation of exhibits. She has also co-authored journal articles and proceedings on sustainable management (SM) guide in GBI interiors design project tools, sustainable pillars for township tools core criteria of community planning & design, conceptual post occupancy evaluation model for neighborhood assessment towards sustainable urban development, and beyond low carbon city and low-carbon society aspect in regenerative cities assessment framework for sustainable township.


Area of Specialisation


  • Engineering Tech ~ Applied Sciences And Technologies ~ Architecture ~ Interior and Environment Design - Architectural Interior, Museum Design and Exhibition


Professional Membership


  • 2019 - 2019: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Corporate Member (Ordinary Member)), Malaysian Institute of Interior Designers (MIID)
  • 2019 - 2019: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Registered Interior Designer), Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia
  • 2020 - 2020: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Corporate Member (Ordinary member)), Malaysian Institute Of Interior Designers (MIID)
  • 2020 - 2020: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Registered Interior Designer), Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia


Teaching Responsibilities


AAD STUDIO 3 ( MAJORING) 2016/2017
AAD STUDIO 4 (MAJORING) 2020/2021
AAD STUDIO 5 (MAJORING) 2014/2015 2020/2021 2017/2018 2018/2019 2021/2022 2019/2020
AAD STUDIO 6 (MAJORING) 2016/2017 2014/2015 2018/2019 2015/2016
APPLIED ARTS AND DESIGN (AAD) STUDIO 1 2007/2008 2008/2009 2013/2014 2015/2016
APPLIED ARTS AND DESIGN (AAD) STUDIO 2 2013/2014 2012/2013 2007/2008
COLLECTIONS MANAGEMENT 2016/2017 2019/2020
COMPUTER GRAPHIC DESIGN 2 2021/2022
DEGREE PROJECT 2017/2018 2019/2020
DESIGN METHODOLOGY 2018/2019 2016/2017 2021/2022 2013/2014 2017/2018 2020/2021 2019/2020
DESIGN THESIS 2019/2020 2017/2018 2007/2008
GRAPHICS COMMUNICATION AND PRESENTATION 2007/2008 2013/2014 2008/2009 2014/2015
INTERIOR DESIGN MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY 1 2017/2018
INTERIOR DESIGN PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE 2018/2019 2020/2021
LIGHTING AND COLOUR 2018/2019 2019/2020 2007/2008 2015/2016 2014/2015 2020/2021 2016/2017 2017/2018 2021/2022
PRACTICAL TRAINING 2019/2020 2021/2022 2020/2021
PROJECT AND EXHIBITION 2013/2014 2012/2013
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 2007/2008
SPACE PLANNING AND ERGONOMICS 2017/2018
VISUAL PSYCHOLOGY 2014/2015 2013/2014 2019/2020 2018/2019 2012/2013 2017/2018 2015/2016 2016/2017 2020/2021


Research Projects


Completed
- KAJIAN PERLAKUAN SUMBANG MAHRAM DI KALANGAN UMAT ISLAM NEGERI SELANGOR
On-Going
2020 - Present Post Occupancy Evaluation Measures of Green Interiors Tool Energy Efficiency (EE) Core Criteria
2020 - Present Psycho-Behavioral Inclination Model (P-BIM) of Spatial Experience association with Public Sector Conducive Ecosystem (EKSA) Dimension Towards Organizational Commitment in Naval Base
2020 - Present Industrialized Building System (IBS) and Interior Construction
2012 - Present Gallery


Award & Recognition


11 Nov, 2020 International Invention, Innovation & Design Exposition For Built Environment and Engineering 2020 (IIDBEEX 2020) : Silver Award (Poster) - Co-researcher - Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) International
11 Nov, 2020 International Invention, Innovation & Design Exposition For Built Environment and Engineering 2020 (IIDBEEX 2020) : Gold Award (Poster) - Co-researcher - Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) International


Publications


Article

2021 Towards green office: a systematic literature review on smart office interior in Malaysia. Journal of Architecture, Planning & Construction Management, 11 (1) pp. 54-63
2018 Post occupancy evaluation model: adaptive measure towards sustainable neighborhood development. Planning Malaysia, 16 (3) pp. 132-142
2017 Post occupancy evaluation for sustainable neighborhood development. Advanced Science Letters, 23 (4) pp. 3128-3131
2017 Sustainable dimension pillars adaptation in neighborhood assessment criteria of community planning & design. International Journal of Real Estate Studies, 11 (1) pp. 29-35
2017 Visual responses of visitors towards daylighting in museums: A case study of Malaysia. Pertanika Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, 25 (Special issue) pp. 323-332
2015 Relationship between supply, demand and opportunity of interior designers graduates in Malaysia construction industry. MAGNT Research Report, 3 (4) pp. 46-53
2015 Sustainable management (SM) guide in GBI interiors design project tools. ARPN Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 10 (10) pp. 4498-4507
2013 Surface reflectance for illuminance level control in daylit historical museum gallery under tropical sky conditions. Advanced Material Research, 610-13 () pp. 2854-2858
2012 Luminous exposures and light-fastness survey in daylit historical museum galleries under tropical sky conditions. Advanced Materials Research, 488-9 () pp. 1547-1552
Conference or Workshop Item

2020 Public perception and awareness towards Shah Alam Low Carbon City Program.. In: International Invention, Innovation & Design Exposition For Built Environment and Engineering 2020 (IIIDBEEX 2020),
2019 Compatibility issues of Industrialized Building System (IBS) in interior construction: a case study in Kuala Lumpur. In: 4th International Conference on Research Methodology for Built Environment and Engineering (ICRMBEE) 2019,
2019 Post occupancy evaluation measures of green interiors tools Energy Efficiency (EE) core criteria. In: 4th International Conference on Research Methodology for Built Environment and Engineering (ICRMBEE) 2019,
2019 Psycho-behavioral intervention model for effective sustainable awareness in green development. In: International Conference on Built Environment and Engineering 2018 - “Enhancing Construction Industry Through IR4.0” (IConBEE2018),
2018 Confirmatory factor analysis of Post-Occupancy Evaluation Model (POEM) for sustainable neighborhood development. In: 3rd International Conference on Research Methodology for Built Environment and Engineering 2017, ICRMBEE 2017,
2018 Sustainable dimension adaptation measure in green township assessment criteria. In: The 1st ITB Centennial and 4th PlanoCosmo International Conference,
2016 Conceptual post occupancy evaluation model for neighborhood assessment towards sustainable urban development. In: International Conference on Sustainable Development and Livelihoods (ICSDL 2016),
2016 Post occupancy evaluation for sustainable neighborhood development. In: 2016 International Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities (SOSHUM 2016),
2014 Visitors' visual responses towards daylighting in historic museum galleries in Malaysia. In: Asian Conference on Environment-Behaviour Studies (AcE-Bs 2014),
2011 Illuminance distributions, visual response and limits for conservation of exhibits in admiral Cheng Ho Gallery, Malaysia. In: 2011 IEEE Symposium On Computers & Informatics (ISCI),