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Ashraf M. Salama

Ashraf M. Salama, PhD - FRSA – FHEA – A-RIBA – AoU, is Professor of Architecture and Director of Research and of the Cluster of Architecture and Urbanism in the Global South, Department of Architecture, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK. He has led three schools of architecture in Egypt, Qatar, and the United Kingdom, two of which he has founded. His teaching, research, PhD supervision, and consulting have been focusing on sustainable architecture and urban design, with a strong emphasis on the impact of socio-cultural factors on shaping buildings and urban environments. Having secured significant funded research he has authored and edited, 14 books and published over 170 articles and chapters in the international refereed press, Prof Salama is the recipient of the 2017 UIA Jean Tschumi Prize for Excellence in Architectural Education and Criticism and the Editor-in-Chief of Archnet-IJAR: International Journal of Architectural Research. His latest books include Spatial Design Education: new Directions for Pedagogy in Architecture and Beyond (Ashgate 2015/Routledge 2016); Building Migrant Cities in the Gulf, w/F.Wiedmann (Bloomsbury, 2019); Architectural Excellence in Islamic Societies, w/ M.-El-Ashmouni (Routledge, 2020); and Transformative Pedagogy in Architecture and Urbanism (Umbau Verlag 2009/Routledge Revivals, 2021). He has recently completed his latest book: Influence and Resistance in Post-Independence Egyptian Architecture, w/ M. El-Ashmouni (Routledge, 2022) and is currently completing the co-edited volume of Routledge Companion to Architectural Pedagogies of the Global South, w/ H. Harriss and A. G. Lara.

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