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  • A Multimodal Appraisal of Zaha Hadid’s Glasgow Riverside Museum—Criticism, Performance Evaluation, and Habitability, Salama, A., Salingaros, N., MacLean, L. 9 Jan 2023, In: Buildings
  • The Routledge Companion to Architectural Pedagogies of the Global South, Harriss, H., Salama, A., Gonzalez Lara, A. 1 Jan 2023
  • Including local actors' perspective in neighborhood sustainability assessment: evidence from Dubai's sustainable city, Dessouky, N., Wheeler, S., Salama, A. 15 May 2023, In: Smart and Sustainable Built Environment
  • Influence and Resistance in Post-Independence Egyptian Architecture, El-Ashmouni, M., Salama, A. 22 Jul 2022
  • Defying a legacy or an evolving process? A post-pandemic architectural design pedagogy, Salama, A., Osborne Burton, L. 28 Feb 2022, In: Proceedings of the ICE - Urban Design and Planning
  • Assessing public open spaces in Belgrade – a quality of urban life perspective, Vukovic, T., Salama, A., Mitrovic, B., Devetakovic, M. 28 Oct 2021, In: Archnet-IJAR
  • The Five Controversies of Market-Driven Sustainable Neighborhoods: An Alternative Approach to Post-Occupancy Evaluation, Dessouky, N., Wheeler, S., Salama, A. 24 Jun 2023, In: Social Sciences
  • Urban form as a driver for inclusivity in public open spaces: A case from Glasgow, Pansare, P., Salama, A. 3 Sep 2023, Design for Inclusivity, Cham, Switzerland, Springer
  • "Learning About" and "Learning From": Enabling Approaches for Decolonizing Architectural Pedagogy in the Global South, Salama, A. 1 Jan 2023, The Routledge Companion to Architectural Pedagogies of the Global South, London, Taylor & Francis
  • Pedagogical Traditions in Architecture: The Canonical, the Resistant, and the Decolonized, Salama, A., Osborne Burton, L. 30 Nov 2023, In: Traditional Dwellings and Settlements Review

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  • Organising a conference, workshop, ...: Architectural Education and Design Pedagogies: Global Perspectives and Challenges of Inclusivity, Health, and Resilience 2022
  • Invited talk: Contemporary Perspectives on Decolonizing Architectural Knowledge: Implications for Education, Research, and Practice 2022
  • Examination: PhD Examiner, School of Architecture, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia 2022
  • Examination: PhD Examiner, Department of Architecture and Built Environment, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom 2022
  • Organising a conference, workshop, ...: The Great Green Wall Initiative Webinar 2022

  • Preeti Pansare Inclusivity Index for Urban Public Open Spaces: Tool for Assessing and Assisting Design Start Date: 01/10/2022
  • Eda Seyok Examining Quality of Urban Life in Post-Industrial Cities Start Date: 01/10/2022



Key Projects

  • 2015–2019, Lead Principal Investigator: Investigating Housing Typologies in Multi-cultural Societies of the Gulf Region. In collaboration with Qatar University, Doha, Qatar. NPRP-National Priorities Research Program, Qatar National Research Fund-QNRF 7th Cycle - Award Amount: £422,000.00 to UoS (Total Value: $ US 967,315.00 (3 years – Completed January 2019).
  • 2011-2014, Lead Principal Investigator: Investigating the Qualities of the Urban Environment in Emerging Knowledge Economies. In collaboration with Prof. Alain Thierstein of Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany. NPRP-National Priorities Research Program, Qatar National Research Fund-QNRF 3rd Cycle Project # 09- 1083 -6–023 Award Amount: $ US 1,016,334.00 (3 years – Completed in November 2014).

Recent Projects 

  • 2020-2021, Principal Investigator/Project Lead: From Crises to Urban Resilience, Health, and the Environment in Europe. In collaboration with UN Habitat. Funded by World Health Organization, WHO European Region – WHO Europe Office, Bonn/Brussels.
  • 2020-2021, Co-Investigator: Navigating COVID-19 related transitions and transformations of economically marginalized women entrepreneurs within urban poor communities of the Greater Cairo Region in Egypt (GCR).  In collaboration with Academics from the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship, Strathclyde School of Business. Scottish Funding Council, Global Challenge Research Fund (GCRF). COVID-19 Response Award.
  • 2018-2021, Co-Investigator: KA07 – EU+, PhD students’ mobility with the University of Belgrade, Serbia. In collaboration with Academics from the Department of Architecture at the University of Strathclyde and at the Faculty of Architecture, University of Belgrade, Serbia.
  • 2018-2019, Co-Investigator: Re-enterprising the ‘Forgotten Villages’* of Greater Cairo through Female Micro-Entrepreneurship. In collaboration with Academics from the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship, Strathclyde School of Business. Scottish Funding Council, GCRF. Pump Priming 2018/19.
  • 2016-2019, Principal Investigator: BC-SDBE: Building Capacity: Sustainable Development of the Built Environment. In collaboration with University of East London. British Council Newton Institutional Links Project, United Kingdom.
  • 2015-16-2020, Primary Investigator: 4 fully funded PhD Studentships Competitive Awards of PhD students (internal allocation): a) Characterization of Architecture and Urbanism of Cities in the Global South, b) The Quality of Urban Life in Sub-Sharan African Cities, c) Contextual Characteristics of Housing Transformations in North African Cities.
  • 2015-2018, Co- Investigator: Knowledge Labs for Sustainable and Resilient Environments (KLABs), in collaboration with Academics from the University of Strathclyde, 3 European countries, 7 West Balkan countries. European Commission.

Previous Projects

  • 2014-2014, Principal Investigator: Commissioned to develop a chapter and visual material for the Catalogue of the Pavilion of the Kingdom of Bahrain at the Venice Architecture Biennale --2014. Chapter title: A century of architecture in the Arabian Peninsula: evolving Isms and multiple architectural identities in a growing region.
  • 2012-2013, Co- Investigator: The Nature of Architecture and Public Space in Globalized Cities. UREP-Undergraduate Research Experience Program, Qatar National Research Fund-QNRF 11th Cycle, Project # 11-075-5-012.
  • 2010-2011, Principal Investigator: Exploring Active and Experiential Learning Mechanisms in Architectural and Urban Education. UREP-Undergraduate Research Experience Program, Qatar National Research Fund-QNRF- Cycle 8, Project # 08-142-6–015, Doha, Qatar.
  • 2009-2010, Principal Investigator: Incorporating Inquiry Based Learning-IBL into a Lecture-Based Module in Architecture. CILASS-Center for Inquiry Based Learning in the Arts and Social Sciences, Higher Education Academy and the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom.
  • 2007-2008, Principal Investigator: Awareness Based Assessment Methods of School Buildings in Qatar. Qatar National Research Fund, Undergraduate Research Experience Program-UREP, Doha, Qatar.
  • 2007-2008, Co-Investigator: Assessment of Spatial and Sustainable Design Characteristics of the Architecture of Shopping Malls in Qatar. Qatar National Research Fund, Undergraduate Research Experience Program-UREP, Doha, Qatar.
  • 2006-2007, Principal Investigator: A Post Occupancy Evaluation POE-Study of Qatar University Campus Outdoor Spaces. An Examination of the Existing Physical Condition and Users Reactions. Qatar University Internal Grants. Doha, Qatar.
  • 2006-2007, Co-Investigator: Evaluation of Drivers' Perception of 3 D Highway Alignments.
Qatar National Research Fund, Undergraduate Research Experience Program-UREP, Doha, Qatar.
  • 2007-2007, Lead Researcher: Developing a Multiple Criteria Matrix: Identifying and Evaluating Construction Systems for Fast Track Architectural Projects. Barwa Real Estates and Construction, Doha, Qatar.
  • 2005-2006, Regional Editor: An International Survey of Architectural Education and Practice in the Developing World. Harvard University and the Aga Khan Trust for Culture-AKTC, Geneva, Switzerland.
  • 2004-2005, Principal Investigator: An Innovative Approach for Investigating Affordable Housing in Saudi Arabia. Innovation Grant; College of Environmental Design, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals-KFUPM, Dhahran, KSA.
  • 2004-2005, Principal Investigator: An Exploratory Investigation into Housing Affordability versus Housing Preferences: The Case of Jeddah. Al Saedan Chair on Affordable Housing Fund, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals-KFUPM, Dhahran, KSA.
  • 2004-2005, Co-Investigator: Developing Criteria for a Collaborative Project Delivery Process of Affordable Housing in Saudi Arabia using Virtual Reality Systems. Al Saedan Chair on Affordable Housing Fund, KFUPM, Dhahran, KSA.
  • 2001-2004, Lead Investigator: Sustainable Design Guidelines for Minnesota State Public Building (The Project Delivery and Public Input Components). Minnesota State-Department of Administration, St Paul, MN, USA. Consultant w/ Adams Group Architects: Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.
  • 2000-2001, Regional Correspondent: Development of Textual and Visual Content for Archnet: An Online Community for Architects and Designers Aga Khan Trust for Culture-Geneva, Switzerland: developed by MIT College of Architecture and Planning, Cambridge, MA, USA.
  • 2000-2000, Project Leader: A Demonstration Project for Sustainable Tourism Facilities/Ecolodges in the Red Sea Region, Egypt. Tourism Development Authority in Egypt and Hagler Bailley Services, Arlington, Virginia, USA (US-AID funded).
  • 1997-1998, Project Leader: Guidelines for Environmentally Friendly Tourist Facilities in Coastal Regions. Environmental Quality International, Cairo, Egypt (US-AID funded).
  • 1996-1997, Project Leader: An Action Plan for the Redevelopment of the Historic Core of the City of Quseir, Egypt. Winrock International Environmental Alliance and Environmental Quality International, Virginia, USA (US-AID funded).


Research experience involves extensive PhD supervision and examination, where more than 25 PhD theses have been completed as primary/principal supervisor and more than 40 PhD theses have been examined with successful completion. 

Latest PhD Completions (2019-2022)

  • Dr Huyam Abudib (2019), Investigating the Contextual Characteristics of Housing Transformation in the Medina of North Africa: Tripoli, Libya, as a Case Study (Principal Supervisor).
  • Dr Amira Elsemellawy (2019), Assessing the Quality of Transformed Public Spaces in Mediterranean Waterfronts: The Case of Alexandria, Egypt (Principal Supervisor).
  • Dr Aisha Abu Bakar (2019), Prosperity and Slums: A Dynamic Trajectory for Positive Development (Co-Supervisor).
  • Dr Selma Harrington (2020), Other Modernism: Underpinning the Case of the History Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Co-Supervisor).
  • Dr Laura MacLean (2021), An Examination of the Quality of Urban Life of Residential Neighbourhoods in Lilongwe, Malawi (Principal Supervisor).
  • Dr Noor Almansor (2021), Social Sustainability in Residential Urban Environments: Single-Family House Neighbourhoods in Basra, Iraq (Principal Supervisor).
  • Dr Kristijn van Riel (2022), Inclusive Public Space: Young People’s Use and Perception of the Public Realm in Accra, Ghana (Principal Supervisor).
  • Dr Thanh Phuong To (2022), Space-Nature Syntaxes in Learning Environments for Children (Co-Supervisor).
  • Dr Mohammad Almahdi (2022), Urban Fragmentation and Continuity of Saudi Cities: The Case of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (Principal Supervisor).

Latest PhD Completions Based on External Supervision (2019-2021)

  • Dr Akash Angral (Completed 2019), Reshaping the Architect-Client Relationship through Digital Technologies (External Supervisor, with Professor Steve Love and Dr Stuart Jeffrey of the School of Simulation and Visualisation, Glasgow School of Art).
  • Dr Nermin Dessouky (Completed 2021), Places of Anticipation: On Design Use Values and the Ecology of Actors in Sustainable Neighbourhoods (External Supervisor, with Professor Patsy Eubanks Owens and Professor Stephen Wheeler of the Department of Human Ecology, Geography Graduate Group, University of California, Davis).

Current PhD Supervision as First Supervisor

  • Asser Bakhaty, Eda Seyok, Krishnokoli Dutta, Monthian Nguitragool, Preeti Pansare, Saleh Almogrbe, Zhanar Omarova.

PhD Examination Experience includes examinations at Ain Shams University, Egypt; Cardiff University/Architecture, UK; Cardiff University/Geography and Urban Planning, UK; Curtin University, Australia; Deakin University, Australia; German University in Cairo – GUC, Egypt; Nazarbayev University, Astana, Kazakhstan; Queensland University of Technology, Australia; Robert Gordon University, UK; Sheffield Hallam University, UK; University of Munich, Germany; University of Dundee, UK; University of Malaya, Malaysia; University of Dundee, UK; University of Glasgow/Glasgow School of Art, UK; University of Melbourne, Australia; University of Nottingham, UK; University of Queensland, Australia; University of Sheffield, UK; University of Strathclyde, UK; University of Wolverhampton, UK; University Putra Malaysia, Malaysia; University of Toronto, Canada; and University of Western Australia, Australia.

  • Architecture PhD January 15 1996
  • Architecture MSc June 28 1991
  • Architecture BSc (Hons) June 30 1987
  • Academician, Academy of Urbanism 2019
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2010
  • Fellow, Royal Society of Art 2009
  • Affiliate, Royal Institute of British Architects RIBA 2008
  • Licensed Architect, Society of Egyptian Architects 1987

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