Associate Professor
MArch Master of Architecture (Distinction), AA Architectural Association School of Architecture (London, UK)
BArch Bachelor of Architecture (Distinction), Carleton University, (Ottawa, Canada).

Riyad Joucka Is an award-winning architect, entrepreneur, and researcher. In 2016 he founded MEAN* ‘Middle East Architecture Network’ as a network of highly skilled individuals working within an interdisciplinary collaborative platform. With MEAN, Riyad has worked on projects ranging in scale: from products to installations and buildings. The unifying aspect of his work is to utilize a critical approach, designing with the vernacular mindset of the locale and developing the design with the aid of contemporary processes for planning and construction. Riyad worked in Hong Kong and New York from 2012- 2017 at the intersection of academia and practice, with a focused interest in design at the nexus of technology, material innovation, and computation.


Dubai Academic City, Dubai


+971 4 402 1382

Teaching Areas

Interior Design Studio

Research and Professional Activities

Founder of MEAN* Middle East Architecture Network, an architecture practice working at the nexus of design and technology, and MEAL* Middle East Architecture Lab an experimental design research platform

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