MA in Architecture of Rapid Change and Scarce Resources - the London Metropolitan University

BA (Hons) and a postgraduate diploma in Architecture


Marco Sosa is an Architect, Associate Professor and Chair of Design, teaching at the College of Arts and Creative Enterprises, Zayed University, Abu Dhabi. He holds a BA (Hons) and a postgraduate diploma in Architecture, and a MA in Architecture of Rapid Change and Scarce Resources from the London Metropolitan University. In 2012, Sosa published a photography book about the oldest functional mosque in the UAE. Sosa has also designed, participated and curated exhibitions, nationally and internationally. In 2014, Marco was appointed part of the curatorial team as Head of Design, for the First National Pavilion for the UAE at the 14th Venice Architecture Biennale.

Marco recognizes the importance of merging art and design disciplines as vital ingredients forming the perfect formula for an excellent research based BFA in Visual Arts, Multimedia Design, Animation, Graphic and Interior Design.

Marco recognizes the importance of student participation with the local building industry, he has facilitated the coordination and integration to the studio of various successful competitions involving student and alumni successes. These include Capitala (2011), Mubadala Tennis trophy (2011-12), Porcelanosa (2015), TCA mosque competition (2015), Global Grad show (2018), The Christo and Jeanne Claude Award (2018), SABEEL EXPO 2020 (2019).

Marco has published numerous academic papers, chapters and presented in international conferences. Sosa is currently researching the application of maker culture to the concept of Architecture of Rapid Change and Scarce Resources for providing efficiently designed and constructed structures in emergency areas and responding to social needs.


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Research and Professional Activities

Marco’s research is heavily based on exploration of teaching design methodologies based on active learning using digital technology, immersive reality using point cloud models of heritage in the UAE and challenging the norm and adapting innovative pedagogies approaches in the region. Sosa has been awarded numerous research grants and awards including the Zayed University’s Provost’s Research Fellowship for 2020-2021.

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