Ashraf Salama

Dr. Ashraf M. Salama is full professor of architecture and Chair of the Department of Architecture, University of Strathclyde Glasgow, United Kingdom. He was the founding Chair of the Department of Architecture and Urban Planning at Qatar University, Doha, Qatar and was a Reader in Architecture at Queen’s University Belfast.  He is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy-FHEA and the Royal Society of the Arts-FRSA. He holds B.Arch, M.Arch, and Ph.D. from the Al Azhar University in Egypt and North Carolina State University, USA (1987, 1991, 1996). He has held permanent, tenured, and visiting positions in Egypt, Italy, and Saudi Arabia. With varied experience in academic research, teaching, design and research based consultancy, Professor Salama bridges theory and design and pedagogy and practice in his professional activities. He was the Director of Consulting at Adams Group Architects in Charlotte, North Carolina (2001-2004).  

Professor Salama has written over 140 articles and papers in the international refereed press; authored and co-edited nine books: New Trends in Architectural Education: Designing the Design Studio (North Carolina, USA), Human Factors in Environmental Design (Cairo, Egypt), “Architectural Education Today: Cross-Cultural Perspectives” (Lausanne, Switzerland), Architecture as Language of Peace (Napoli-Roma, Italy), Design Studio Pedagogy: Horizons for the Future (Gateshead, United Kingdom), and Transformative Pedagogy in Architecture and Urbanism (Solingen, Germany). His latest books include:  Demystifying Doha: On Architecture and Urbanism in an Emerging City (Ashgate 2013), Architecture Beyond Criticism: Expert Judgment and Performance Evaluation (Routledge 2014), and Spatial Design Education: New Directions for Pedagogy in Architecture and Beyond (Ashgate 2015). Professor Salama is the chief editor of the International Journal of Architectural Research (featured on Archnet), associate editor of Open House International-OHI, and serves on the editorial boards of numerous internationally refereed journals and on the scientific and review boards of several international organizations.

In an interview with Dr. James Benedict Brown, Lecturer, Leicester School of Architecture, Professor Salama discusses pedagogy in architectural history and design on Arch. Ed. Podcast.

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