An architect and computational design specialist, Mostafa is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the College of Architecture, Arts, and Humanities at Clemson University, and a part-time faculty of architecture at Kennesaw State University. He holds a Masters in Building Technology from the University of Science, Malaysia (2009), and a B.Sc. in Architectural Engineering from the University of Technology, Iraq (2006). Mostafa is a LEED Green Associate with a specialized certification of digital ecology from the School of Architecture, Clemson University.
Mostafa’s main research interest lies in the intersection of computational design, digital fabrication, and responsive architecture that is aimed at improving the built environment. His research studies have been published at the CAADRIA, CAADfutures, ASCAAD, and ARCC conferences. He also won the first place research award at the Graduate Research and Discovery Symposium, Clemson University, 2016.
Mostafa also participated and received an honorable mention in Rifat Chadarji international prize. He was awarded first prize by the governorate of Baghdad in a design competition to reimagine the Baghdad Entrance Gates in 2010. In addition, he participated in a design team in an international competition run by the Ministry of Housing to design economic housing in 2011, achieving fourth place. He is a licensed architect in Iraq and served as the supervisor of the Projects Division at Aliraqia University in 2011.