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Professor Ashraf M. Salama is academic, scholar, and Chair in Architecture at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK , Director of the Cluster for Research in Architecture and Urbanism in the Global South since 2014, and Former Head of the School of Architecture (2014-2020). He holds B.Sc. MSc. and PhD in architecture and has received his education at Al Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt and North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA. He has published over 170 outputs in the international refereed press; authored and co-edited 14 books. He is the chief editor of the Archnet-IJAR: International Journal of Architectural Research and Open House international. Professor Salama is the UIA 2017 Recipient of Jean Tschumi Prize for Excellence in Architectural Education and Criticism. He has chaired and led three schools of architecture over the past 25 years in Egypt (1996-2001), Qatar (2009-2014), and the United Kingdom (2014-2020). He is a licensed architect in Egypt since 1987, practiced in Egypt (1987-92). He has been a consultant to a number of authorities and development agencies in the Middle East since 2004 and, from 2001 to 04, the Director of Research and Consulting at Adams Group Architects, Charlotte, North Carolina, United States.

Research Expertise / Thematic Outlines

Professor Salama's research interests and experience cross the boundaries of disciplines and involve theories and methodologies of design studio teaching in architecture and urban design; typological transformations in traditional architecture/urban spaces; sustainable design processes; environmentally sustainable tourism development; sustainable schools; workplace environmental quality; assessing designed environments from socio-cultural and users' perspectives; adaptive urbanism and the spatial practice of cultural groups within cities; livability and diversity in urban environments; and investigating architecture and urbanism in emerging cities in the global south.

Feature Pages

Feature Contributions

Ashraf M. Salama & Michael J. Crosbie, Educating Architects in a Post Pandemic World: What opportunities does the “loss of the stable state” offer the future of education?

Common\Edge, New Orleans, Louisiana, 14 October 2020.

Architectural Education in the Post-COVID Era, Mohammad Gharipour and Caitlin DeClercq interview Ashraf Salama on Envisioning New Opportunities and Implications

EPI, Epidemic Urbanism Initiative,

Ashraf M. Salama & Florian Wiedmann, the speakers for Podcast Series 2: Architecture+ City, episode 3.

Arabic Transcript

English Transcript

Sharjah Architecture Triennial, 4 Sept 2020.

Florian Wiedmann and Ashraf M. Salama, I.B. Tauris / Bloomsbury, London, United Kingdom, July 2019, ISBN: 9781788310680

Ashraf M. Salama and Marwa El-Ashmouni, Routledge, London, United Kingdom, August 2020, ISBN: 9781138482555