Dr. Alkhayer has led the design of most of RBSD’s major heath care and international work during the last two decades, he offers significant experience with a wide variety of architectural projects for facilities around the world. He plays an integral role in the creative process, resulting in striking design solutions that are functionally efficient and contextually appropriate. He has a thorough understanding of all phases of the building process through his past experience as a design/build architectural design and construction manager for several high-profile projects at U.S. Army Facilities. At RBSD, his domestic projects have included the, New 220 million Kirby Program, at Manhattan Psychiatric Center, new $153 million Behavioral Health Center at Kings County Hospital Center in Brooklyn, NY, Elmhurst Hospital Center’s New Women’s Health Center Building in Queens, NY (which is being designed to achieve LEED Silver certification). While internationally his work includes, Magrabi specialty hospital and King Fahd Oncology Hospital in KSA, , New Dar Al Fouad (Nasr City), Capital Medical Park in Cairo, Egypt, and Concept Design for a new 600-bed Rashid Hospital in Dubai, U.A.E.
For over 24 years, Dr. Alkhayer (Adjunct Associate Professor of Architects) has taught design studios and courses in emerging technologies at the University of Pennsylvania. Topics have included, deployable structures, movement of material, false work and equipment through space in time, and computer structural analysis. His research has included deployable structures, optimum tensile structures, and morphogenesis. In addition, he has lectured at several universities and international conferences, including the IUTAM, Structural Morphology, Cambridge, U.K., and International Association of Shells and Space Structures, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands. His work has been exhibited in Venice, New York, Cambridge (England), Delft, Beirut and Damascus, and featured in several international publications.