I'm looking at whether our sustainable building designs respect the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
Sherif Goubran is an architect and PhD candidate in the Individualized Program (INDI) at Concordia University. A Vanier scholar, he also has an MASc in building engineering from Concordia and a BS in architecture from the American University in Cairo. He co-leads a food preservation project on campus and represents graduate students on a number of university committees.
Sherif Goubran: what does “sustainable building design” really mean?
Sherif Goubran publishes an op-ed in the Montreal Gazette on the impact of buildings on the environmentSherif Goubran publishes an op-ed in the Montreal Gazette on the impact of buildings on the environment. Read more
- (November) Goubran, S. (2019). Sustainability in architectural design projects – a semiotic understanding. Social Semiotics, 1–27. doi: 10.1080/10350330.2019.1681062
- (October) Goubran, S. (2019). On the Role of Construction in Achieving the SDGs. Journal of Sustainability Research 1(2). doi:10.20900/jsr20190020
- (August) Goubran, S., & Cucuzzella, C. (2019). Integrating the Sustainable Development Goals in Building Projects. Journal of Sustainability Research 1(2). doi: 10.20900/jsr20190005
- (June) Goubran, S., Masson, T., & Walker, T. (2019). Diagnosing the local suitability of high-rise timber construction. Building Research & Information, 48(1),101–123.
Sherif's blog posts
If we know that global warming is progressing, we should be making sure we are adapting. Read more
The future of “smart” built spaces relies on “smart” occupants — who are engaged, well informed and critical in their decisions. Read more