Ismail Said is a professor at Department of Landscape Architecture, Faculty of Built Environment since 1993. He teaches a broad range of subjects including landscape ecology, planting technology, fundamental design studio, community planning studio, urban design studio, research methodology and final comprehensive design studio. He has been teaching at the university since 1985. He also taught landscape architecture at King Abdul Aziz University, Saudi Arabia in 1991 to 1993 and did his sabbatical at School of Environmental Design, National University Singapore in 2002. His research areas are children’s environment, urban greening and ecosystem services, and wood carving. He has published more than 130 papers in journals and conference proceedings, 5 books on materials of landscape architecture and architecture and an article on Woodcarving in Malay Architecture, Encyclopedia of the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine in Non-Western Cultures 2008, Springer.

In postgraduate studies, he has produced 26 PhD graduates and 13 masters graduates, all in research-mode curriculum. Currently, he is supervising 19 PhD candidates studying on a variety of topics including children’s environment, ecosystem services, urban greening and planning, urban morphology and wood carving.