Amjad AlKoud is a PhD Candidate at The Illinois Institute of Technology, and an architect graduated from IIT, Chicago in 2009 with a Master's Degree in Architecture. In 2003, he earned his first postgraduate degree in History and Theories of Architecture from Damascus University, the same school which awarded him a Bachelor Degree in Architecture in 2000. Amjad is a licensed architect and has worked with many International architectural firms and Educational Institutions in the USA, Syria, the UAE, and KSA. He has completed projects in Syria, Dubai, KSA, Iran, and Iraq. Amjad is a member of the Syrian Syndicate of Architects, the UAE Society of Engineers and an associate member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).