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Ashraf M. Salama

Professor of Architecture, University of Strathclyde

Dr. Ashraf M. Salama is Professor of Architecture at University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK and former Head of the School of Architecture (2014-2020). He is the Director of the Cluster for Research in Architecture and Urbanism in the Global South. Securing more than 2 million $US since 2000, he has published over 170 outputs in the international refereed press; authored and co-edited 12 books. Professor Salama is the chief editor of the Archnet-IJAR: International Journal of Architectural Research and Open House international. He is the UIA 2017 Recipient of Jean Tschumi Prize for Excellence in Architectural Education and Criticism.

Professor Salama's 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; liveability and diversity in urban environments; and investigating architecture and urbanism in emerging cities in the global south. His latest books include: Demystifying Doha: On Architecture and Urbanism in an Emerging City with Wiedmann (Ashgate 2013; Routledge 2016); Architecture Beyond Criticism: Expert Judgment and Performance Evaluation with Preiser, David, and Hardy (Routledge 2014); Spatial Design Education: New Directions for Pedagogy in Architecture and Beyond (Ashgate 2015; Routledge 2016); Building Migrant Cities in the Gulf: Urban Transformations in the Middle East with Wiedmann (I.B.Tauris/Bloomsbury, 2019).


  • –present
    Professor of Architecture, University of Strathclyde


UIA 2017 Recipient of Jean Tschumi Prize for Excellence in Architectural Education and Criticism, International Union of Architects (UIA), Paris, France