Department of Architecture and Interior Design is a unique department in the College of Engineering. Its fields of studies: architecture and Interior Design are creative, artistic, socially conscious, design-based disciplines and are situated between Arts and Engineering.

Our graduates learn to think, imagine and create exciting but purposeful built-environments from cities to room interiors and study philosophies, histories, social sciences, construction engineering as well as management and professional practice. They enjoy promising job prospects as architects and interior designers as well as project managers and property developers.

Architecture and Interior Design are some of the best professions in the world for those who enjoy creativity, imagination and unlimited complexity and challenge to innovate. In architecture and Interior Design, clients pay handsomely for dreaming on their behalf. The department is well equipped with design studios, a material lab, a model workshop and lecture rooms that enable students to progressively grasp the complexity of the arts of architecture and interior Design and excel in becoming designers of outstanding prowess.

With qualifications in Architecture and Interior Design, graduates can work either in architectural firms, or in government agencies dealing with built-environments or set up their own practices after appropriate work experiences. Our department offers one of the best Architectural Education in the region.

Architecture Program


Dr. Ranjith Dayaratne - Associate Professor

Associate Professor

Dr Ranjith Dayaratne



Dr. Ranjith Dayaratne, an Associate Professor of Architecture of the University of Bahrain has a PhD from University of Newcastle, UK, Masters in Architecture from University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka and a B.Sc (Built environment) from the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. He is an architect specialized in socially conscious design, architectural theory and people-place transactions. He has published widely from sustainability, cultural transformations, urban spaces, psychology of place to developments in Housing. He has been the Chairman of the Board of Architectural Publications of the Sri Lanka Institute of Architects (SLIA) and edited SL Architect, and Vastu Journals from 1995-2000 . He contributed three articles to the ‘Encyclopedia of the Vernacular Architecture of the World’ edited by Paul Oliver and published by Blackwell. Dr. Ranjith Dayaratne is the secretary of the International Society for the Study of Vernacular Settlements (ISVS) and is on the Advisory Board of the ISVS conferences. Currently, he edits three internationally refereed journals: ISVS e journal (Scopus indexed), ‘Cities People Places’ and ‘Built-environment-Sri Lanka’. He mentors the International Conference on ‘Cities People and Places’ on Urban environments held annually in Colombo since 2013. He has taught in UK, Sri Lanka, and Australia and has practiced in Sri Lanka and Australia.

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Dr. Wael Abdelhameed - Associate Professor

Associate Professor

Dr Wael Abdelhameed



Dr. Wael Abdelhameed has a Ph.D. in CAAD and Architecture Education; M.Sc. in Architecture and Physical Planning; and B.Sc. in Architecture from Assuit University, Egypt. He has been Associate Professor at UoB since 2014. Before joining UoB, he held teaching and research positions at South Valley University (Egypt), Fulbright Commission (USA), and Arizona State University (USA). His research areas are Digital Media use in designing; Virtual Reality; Design Methodology (trends in digital architecture), BIM use in early design stages; Design Fundamentals (Conceptual Design and Visual Design Thinking); and Contemporary Vision of Islamic Architecture and Neighborhood Planning. He has published more than 25 papers and articles. He was/is a reviewer and a juror of a number of regional and international conferences and competitions. He has been a member of the Technical Committee for International Fulbright Science and Technology (IFST), Ph.D. award and Postdoctoral Scholarship, Fulbright Commission of Egypt, since 2006. He was a guest speaker of 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Virtual Reality Symposium, Tokyo, Japan 2007-2014; and a keynote speaker at CAD’12 conference, Niagara Falls, Canada. In addition, he has wide practical experience as a principle architect of many projects in areas of architectural design, interior design, construction monitoring, and preparation of tenders, specification and quantities.

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Dr. Mohamed Al Koheji - Assistant Professor

Dr Mohammed AlKoheji



Dr. Mohammed Al Koheji has a PhD from Institute of Building Technology, University of Nottingham, UK, a Masters from The Welsh School of Architecture, University of Wales Cardiff, U.K. and a B.Sc from College of Architecture and Planning, King Saud University, Riyadh, KSASaudi Arabia. He is an architect and teaches climate studies, acoustics, and illumination in the field of architecture. His research areas are in environmental Design.

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Dr. Abbas Alwarafi - Assistant Professor

Dr Abbas AlWarafi



Dr. Abbas Al Warafi is an architect with a Master’s degree in Housing from SPA, India, and a PhD from India which combines architecture and planning disciplines. His research focuses on revitalizing the traditional fabric and urban components based on renewal, redevelopment and conservation. He teaches Architectural Design and Working Drawing.

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Dr. Joao Pinelo - Assistant Professor

Dr Joao Pinelo



Dr. Joao Pinelo has a PhD from the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College, and London, UK and is an architect registered in the United Kingdom and the European Union, with a keen interest in the effects of the built environment on the behavior of individuals and organizations. He is an adept of interdisciplinary work and certified in evidence-based design. He is enthusiastic about data analysis and computing as research tools. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He currently teaches Architectural Design and Surveying for Architects.

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Dr. Naser Alnaser - Assistant Professor

Dr Naser Alnaser



Dr. Naser Alnaser is an architect with a B.Sc in Architecture from the University of Bahrain, a Masters from University of Reading, UK and a PhD from the University of Reading, UK. He specializes in sustainable architecture and teaches building Construction.

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Dr. Manal Khalaf - Assistant Professor

Dr Manal Khalaf



Dr. Manal Khalaf has a background in architecture, urban planning and heritage conservation. She is an architect with experience in urban planning. Manal holds a Master’s degree in Sustainable Heritage, and a PhD in Urban Conservation Planning both from University College London. Her research focuses on the evolution of theory and practice of Urban Conservation Planning in the Arabian Gulf region. She is particularly interested in understanding the social and cultural values of urban heritage, the way they are manifested and expressed by different community groups and the approaches in which they could be used to inform and guide decision-making in the conservation field. She teaches Architectural Design and Vernacular Architecture. She teaches Architectural Design, Vernacular Architecture and Landscape Architecture.

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Dr. May Khalfan - Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor

Ms May Khalfan



May Khalfan is a Research and Teaching Assistant. She completed her M.A. degree in 2004 in interior/spatial design and information technology from the University of Central England, Birmingham, UK, after completing a B.Sc. in architectural engineering from the University of Bahrain in 2002. May is currently on a scholarship leave to compete a PhD degree in the area of energy efficiency in the built environment at the University of Liverpool. Her research interests include sustainable building design, climate sensitive design and energy and thermal comfort in the built environment. May taught a number of courses in Graphic Design, Architectural Design, and Interior Design for Architectural students and Building Construction.

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Mr. Weldy Eka Saputra - Lecturer

Mr Weldy Saputra



Mr. Weldy Eka Saputra is a registered architect with a Master’s degree in Urban Design from University Technology of Malaysia (UTM). He is interest in urban renewal issues, urban landscape and architectural design technology. He teaches Architectural Design, Graduation Projects, Computer Aided Architectural Design and Environmental Services. He also has practical experience (Architectural Design and Engineering) on various scales of projects in Asia and Africa.

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Mrs. Layla Karajica - Lecturer

Dr Layla Karajica



Mrs. Layla Karajica is an architect with a Master’s from the University of Sarajevo, Bosnia Herzegovina. Her focus is on criteria for quality of habitation. She has practiced in Bosnia and Germany. Her research interests are traditional architecture, heritage conservation, Islamic architecture and post-war reconstruction. She teaches Architectural Design and History of Architecture.

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Mrs. Afaf Ebrahim - Lecturer

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Afaf is an architect and interior designer with a master's degree in architectural design M. Arch from the university of Nottingham. Her professional experience covers 12 years of architectural and interior design practice. She worked on various projects types such as residential, commercial, hospitality and healthcare projects.

Afaf has been nominated for the best interior designer in the region and won awards for the best interior design in public sector. She also got shortlisted for the best architectural firm in 2018.


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Mrs. Dalia Shamsuldin - Lecturer

Mrs Dalia Shamshuldin



Mrs. Dalya Shams is a Lecturer with a MSc in Construction Management from the University of Strathclyde (UK), and BSc in Architectural Engineering from the University of Bahrain. She teaches Architectural Design, Project Management and Professional courses. Her research aimed to minimize delays in the construction of public building projects in Bahrain by identifying the main causes from the viewpoint of clients, consultants and contractors involved in the projects.

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Mrs. Sonia Lamela - Lecturer

Lecturer

Mrs Sonia Lamela



In the “School of Porto” there has always been a top maxim – genius loci - whoever wanted to design, anyone who dared to become an architect, should have to absorb this concept in his very deep soul, should have to look for the essence, the spirit of place. Mrs Sonia Lamela grew up in this school with a Master’s degree in Architecture - Urban Planning. She is currently doing her PhD in Urban Planning – sustainable development in the Middle East - new spatial appropriations. She teaches Architectural Design and Surveying for Architects.

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Ms. Susana Saraiva - Lecturer

Lecturer

Ms Susana Saraiva

Ms. Saraiva is a qualified architect with a master’s degree in urban history, Post-Graduation in Urban Studies and a PhD Researcher in Housing and Dwelling. her professional experience covers 15 years and ranges from urban design, to services, commercial and residential projects. She received her master’s degrees under the title: ‘The roots of Portuguese Urbanism: What kind of cities Portuguese constructed in Brazil?’

Ms. Saraiva’s research focuses on the interrelation of human behaviour and the shaping of the urban and residential environment in recognizable configurational patterns.

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Mrs. Abeer Abubaker - Instructor

Lecturer

Ms Abeer Abubaker



Mrs. Abeer Abubakr is a registered architect with a Master’s degree in Urban Design from (SAS- Sudan), a Bachelor’s degree in Architectural Engineering from (UOB) and a Diploma in Interior Decorating from (ICS- USA). She is interested in the aesthetics of design and creativity. Her research focused in Building Facades’ Colour Selection and the Variation in Architects Colour Determination process. She participated in the documentation of Shaikh Isa Bin Ali House and in many competitions such as Bahrain Commemoration Monument Design Competition. She won the 2nd price in the Urban Planning Competition of Development of Seef District Area. She is an artist (oil in canvas painter) and teaches Architectural Graphics, Basic design, Computer Aided Design and Interior Design.

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Mrs. Ayesha Agha Shah - Instructor

Lecturer

Ms Ayesha Agha



Mrs. Ayesha Agha is an architect with a Master’s in Historic Building Conservation, University of Portsmouth, UK. (2010) and a Bachelors of Architecture, University of Karachi, Pakistan. She is currently a lecturer and is interested in Fundamentals of Architecture Design, Heritage and Cultural studies. Her research focuses on Documentation and recording of Heritage buildings, tangible and intangible cultural heritage. She teaches Architectural Design, Basic Design and Computer Aided Drafting and Design.

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Mr. Mahmood Khan - Research and Teaching Assistant

Mahmood Khan



Mr. Mahmood Khan is an architect with experience in the Bahraini building industry. He holds a B.Sc in Architecture from the University of Bahrain, and a Master’s of Building Science (MSc.) degree from the University of Sydney, Australia (2006). Since 2001, he has taught basic design, design studios and building construction. His research interests are in the interface of building design and natural environment, sustainable building design and construction.

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Mrs. Abeer Qaed - Research and Teaching Assistant

Lecturer

Ms Abeer Qaed



Ms. Abeer Qaed is an architect with a Master’s degree in built-environment: sustainable heritage. Her research focuses on critical analysis on literature and media on the subject of reconstruction of identity through post-war restoration projects in the Middle East. She teaches Architectural Design, Vernacular Architecture and Conservation of Buildings.

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Mrs. Nada Mahmoud - Research and Teaching Assistant

Lecturer

Ms Nada Mahmoud



Ms. Nada Mahmoud is an architect with a B.Sc in Architecture from the University of Bahrain and a Master’s degree in environmental design and Engineering from University College London. Her research focuses on developing low-energy housing for the hot humid climate. She is interested in health and comfort in buildings. She teaches Architectural Design, Acoustics and Illumination of buildings.

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Mrs. Fatema Al Hammadi - Study Leave

Lecturer

Ms Fatima Ahmed



Mrs. Fatema Al Hammadi is an Architect. She holds a B.Sc in Architecture from the University of Bahrain and a Master’s degree of Urban Design from Leeds Metropolitan University in UK. She is interested in Architectural Design as well as understanding the values and principles of applying urban design to spaces. Fatema is involved in heritage projects of renovations. She has completed a survey of some of the old houses in Muharraq city. She was a member of the team who prepared a study of reclaiming problems in Bahrain, which won the first prize in Venice Biennale in 2011. She teaches Architectural Design and Urban Design.

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Mrs. Huda Al-Madhoob - Study Leave

Lecturer

Mrs Huda AlMadhoob



Huda has a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture. She holds a MSc. degree in Project and Enterprise Management (with distinction) from the Bartlett School of Construction and Project Management at University College London. Currently she's working on her PhD research project to establish a new theoretical framework for managing large construction projects, grounded in complexity theory with reference to social network theory and its analytical techniques. Her main research interests involve organizational behaviors, supply chain management and the application of social network analysis in the study of construction project networks

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Mrs. Omaima Al Abbasi - Study Leave

Lecturer

Ms Omaima AlAbbasi



Ms. Omaima AlAbbasi is an architect with a B.Sc in Architecture from the University of Bahrain, and a Master’s degree in Architecture and Critical Theory. Her research focuses on people as social, psychological and cultural beings that inhabit space. She looks at how this affects architecture and how architecture is affected by it. She teaches Basic Design, Theory of Architecture and Architectural Design.

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Interior Design Program


Dr. Haifa Ebrahim Al-Khalifa - Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor

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Dr. Haifa holds a bachelor’s degree of science in Interior Architecture from Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University and a master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from New York Institute of Technology. She earned her PhD in architecture from university of Cardiff in 2017 with specialisation in History of Islamic Architecture.

She is the chair for the research lab of culture and architectural aspects and her primary areas of research include the history and historiography of Islamic architecture, cultures, Islamic art, urban history and traditional architecture of the Arabian Gulf region and the architecture of the contemporary mosque.

Dr. Al-Khalifa became the coordinator of interior design program since September 2018 and holds the chair position for the CIDA accreditation committee for interior Design Programme.

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Dr. Fatema Qaed - Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor

Dr Fatima Qaed



Dr. Fatema Qaed has a PhD from Northumbria University, UK, and has a professional membership at RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce),UK. Fatema has broad multidisciplinary backgrounds, with an B.Sc. in Interior Architecture from King Faisal University, MA Design from Northumbria University and a PHD in learning and space design.

Fatema was awarded the best business plan for Design Mine project. Her research about virtual reality exhibitions has been recognized as distinguished. Her tool (Classroom Design Recipes) transformed teachers’ understanding of interior design using convivial tool concept. She has participated in international participatory design conference in Denmark highlighting the value of using social media to enrich design research. Fatema Qaed specializes in design thinking, interior design, learning space, convivial tool, virtual reality exhibition, and learning theories. She teaches Design I, Presentation technique and graduation projects.

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Dr. Hana Al Jowder - Assistant Professor

Professor

Dr Hana AlJowder



Hana Aljawder received her B.Sc. in Interior Architecture from King Faisal University, KSA in 2001. She received her Master’s degree in Building Design Science from the University of Sydney, Australia 2007. She also completed her PhD in Architecture from University of Sydney, Australia in 2015. Her PhD focused on both daylighting and visual privacy within the interior space, particularly for residential buildings. She is also interested in sustainable building design. Her teaching experience is in Interior Design Studios, Interior Design graduation projects I & II (programming and design stage), and courses of Basic design.

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Dr. Hawra Al Shaikh - Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor

MsHawraAlShaikh



Hawra is an Interior Designer with a B.Sc in Interior Design from the University of Bahrain and a M.A. in Architectural and Interior Design from the University for the Creative Arts, Rochester. She is a Teaching and Research Assistant at the University of Bahrain, She is currently a PhD candidate at Canterbury School of Architecture, University for the Creative Arts, UK. In her PhD, she explores interdisciplinary intersections between architecture, psychology and cultural theory. Her project considers the immaterial aspects of the user’s spatial experience in a user-oriented architectural practice. She is attempting to understand how architecture could be meaningful and purposeful to its users while responding to the contemporary social and cultural conditions.

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Dr. Nehal Al Murbati - Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor

Mrs Nehal AlMurbati



Coming from a background in interior design and an interest in the link between people, culture, gender and religion, Nehal research’s seeks to bridge the gap between material and immaterial interior products in Middle Eastern dwellings. She has graduated with Honors in Interior Design from the University of Bahrain in 2007. In 2009 Almerbati completed her Master’s degree with distinction from the University of the Creative Arts in the United Kingdom, specializing in interactive exhibition design. In 2016, Dr. Almerbati completed her PhD in the design school at De Montfort University, UK. Her PhD investigates the reproduction of Mashrabiya to be revived using new technologies like 3D printing. Her research interests, conference papers and publications are in the field of sustainable heritage and interiors, modes of production and digital crafts as well as customizations via additive manufacturing and 3D printing. She teaches Interior Design, Islamic ornamentation and Computer Aided Design.

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Dr. Noor Aldoy - Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor

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Dr. Noor Aldoy is an Assistant professor in the Department of Architecture and Interior Design at the College of Engineering. She is currently teaching Computer Aided Design, Furniture Design and Graduation Project Research.
Dr. Aldoy worked as a Design and Innovation Manager at Lancaster China Catalyst Programme and as a Senior Knowledge Exchange Associate in London Fusion Project at Lancaster University in the UK. Prior to this she worked as a Lecturer of Digital Space and Technologies at the Arts University at Bournemouth and was a member of the Design Practice Research Group at Loughborough University. Her work focused on methods of digital industrial design and curriculum development. She also worked as a co-investigator in Hewlett Packard Innovation in Education grant to explore the use of the tablet PC as a tool for sketching.
Dr. Aldoy holds a 1st Class Bachelor of Arts degree in Design and Technology and a Master of Science degree in Industrial Design from Loughborough University. Soon after completing her Masters, Dr. Aldoy was awarded a PhD studentship by Loughborough University. In 2011, she completed her PhD in Digital Industrial Design. Her research interest centres on the use of computer technologies within design practice and developing knowledge exchange activities.

 

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Dr. Reem Sultan - Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor

Mrs Reem Sultan


Dr. Reem Sultan is an assistant professor in the Department of Architecture and Interior Design. Reem’s research and teaching combine the interest in design education spaces, spatial perception and design process and thinking, and thus reflected on her PhD research which has been completed under the title: Design Studios: Understanding Relations Between Built Environment, Learning and Behaviours. Before joining the University Bahrain, Reem has been practicing Interior Design in the field. Her background is Interior Design from University of Bahrain, with a master’s degree in Design for Services from Duncan of Jordan stone College of Art and Design (University of Dundee, UK), as well as MBA in project management (AMAIU, Bahrain).

Her Research interest lies in the field of Higher Education spaces and Design Education, Design thinking tools and methods, and Spatial Perception.

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Arch. Anamika Jiwane - Senior Lecturer

Senior Lecturer

Mrs Anamika Jiwane



Mrs. Anamika Jiwane is an architect with a Master’s degree in Urban Planning. Her areas of research interest include Sustainable Planning and Rural Community Development. She has published in the area of community workshops and participatory planning projects especially related to the villages and slums. She is a lecturer teaching in the Interior Design Program. She teaches Interior Design, History and Theory of Interiors, Textile and Graduation Project.

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Arch. Fariel Khan - Senior Lecturer

Senior Lecturer

Mrs Ferial Khan



Mrs. Fariel Khan holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Architecture from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) with a specialization on Architectural Conservation. Her research focuses on Pre-Mughal and Mughal mosques in Dhaka City, and their gradual transformation due to the intervention of local people. She has published at International level and have presented research papers in a number of conferences. As an editorial assistant, she has assisted in research work to produce three books for publication on architectural conservation and historical preservation in Bangladesh funded by Getty Foundation. She also has professional experience in remodeling, renovation work, master planning and designs of residential and commercial projects at local and international levels. She is the Regional Director of DCA (Design Communication Association, Montana, and USA) Middle Eastern Sector (2016-18). She teaches Interior Design and Graduation Projects.

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Mrs. Najla Yousif - Lecturer

Lecturer

Mrs Najla Yousif



Mrs. Najlaa Yousif is an interior designer with a BSc. in interior design and Furniture from Helwan University, Egypt and a MSc. In interior design- interior architecture from the College of applied art, university of Helwan, Egypt. Her research focuses on architectural and interior design and furniture design. She has extensive work experience in interior design. She teaches Interiors design, Furniture design, History of furniture, Free hand sketches, Basic design, Graphic and Presentation technique.

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Mrs. Maryam Obaid - Research and Teaching Assistant

Research and Teaching Assistant

Mrs Maryam Obaid



Mrs. Maryam Obaid has a Bachelor of Interior Design from University of Bahrain and a Master’s degree in Interior Design from De Montfort University, Leicester, UK. She is working as a Research and Teaching Assistant. She is fluent in drawing and design programs such as paint, Photoshop, AutoCad, Cinema 4D and 3DMax. She teaches Basic Design, Graphics, AutoCad and Interior Design.

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Mrs. Maryam Al-Jaidah – Research and Teaching Assistant

MrsMaryamAl JaidahMrs. Maryam Al-Jaidah has a Master’s degree in Interior Design from De Montfort University, Leicester, UK. Business incubators was the Master project solving different design aspects such as service design, space planning, product design and sustainability. She has a Bachelor in Interior Design from University of Bahrain. She is working as a Research and Teaching Assistant at University of Bahrain. She is very good in design programs such as paint, Photoshop, AutoCAD and sketch up.

She helps and serves the community through her major by participating and volunteering in charity work that has interior design amendments.

Her area of interest is user comfort factors in interior spaces, especially the influence of colours on people’s behaviours inside interior spaces. She teaches Basic Design, Graphics, presentation techniques, colour in interiors textiles and Interior Design.

Ms. Abeer Khalifa - Study Leave

Lecturer

Ms Abeer Khalifa



Mrs. Abeer Khalifa is an Interior Designer with a B.Sc in Interior Design from the University of Bahrain and has graduated with Honors in Interior Design in 2008. In 2011 Abeer completed her Master’s degree with distinction from Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia focusing on multiple courses such as Human centered design, future design and sustainable design. She teaches Interior Design, Computer Aided Interior Design (AutoCAD, 3Ds MAX), Color in Interiors, Interior Planting and Textiles.

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Mrs. Buthaina Mansoor - Study Leave

Lecturer

Mrs Buthaina Mansoor



Mrs. Buthaina Mansoor has a Bachelor degree in Interior Design from University of Bahrain and a Diploma in Residential Design from Domus Academy, Milan, Italy. She is a Research and Teaching Assistant. She teaches Basic Design, Architectural Graphics and Computer Aided Design.

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Ms.Tamadher Alfahal - Study Leave

Lecturer

Ms Tamadher Alfahal



Tamadher is a Research & Teaching assistant in Interior Design Program at University of Bahrain. With Bachelor of Science in Interior Design, Master of Art in Interior Design, she has been teaching courses that extend from first year modules to senior year modules. The courses vary from Basic Design for both architecture and interior design students, design studios, and elective courses such as Islamic Ornamentations and History of Furniture. Tamadher is currently doing her PhD in the Faculty of Art, Design and Media in Birmingham City University, United Kingdom. In her practice-led thesis, she investigates the possible shift from skill-based to knowledge-based approaches in Islamic Design Studies. Her main areas of interest in research are cultural identity and the creative process in design practice.

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Landscape Architecture Program


Dr. Wafa Hasan Al Madani - Assistant Professor

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Dr. Wafa Al-Madani received her PhD in Landscape Architecture from the University of Sheffield, UK. The title of her thesis is Public Open Spaces in Bahrain: The potential for transcultural conviviality. Her M. Arch degree in Landscape Design is also from the University of Sheffield. Al-Madani holds both Associate Diploma and BSc in Architectural Engineering from the University of Bahrain. In her research, Al-Madani highlights the fundamental role of landscape Architecture planning, design and management in supporting conviviality in POS (Public Open Spaces) in Bahrain. Her research also explores how POS in Bahrain can support different forms of adaptations and develop a sense of belonging across differences. In September 2018, Al-Madani was assigned coordinator of Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, a new programme introduced in the Department of Architecture and Interior Design in the Academic Year 2018/2019.




Dr. Eslam Hamdi El-Ghonaimy - Associate Professor

Dr Islam ElGhonaimy



Dr Islam is an architect, with PhD in Urban Design, Msc in Environmental Studies and a B.Sc in Architecture. He has more than 25 papers in Journals, Conferences and Symposiums, which are focused on Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Urban Design. Mainly, the interrelationship between people and their open spaces within their intimate urban environments. He is an Architect and Urban Designer registered at the Syndicate of Egyptian Engineers, and Saudi Council of Engineering. He has contributed as an academic referee for architecture and Landscape Architecture academic program and scientific conferences committees in different countries. Also, He has done consultation services for Supreme commission of Tourists in Saudi Arabia for Heritage and Tourism projects. Moreover, he has provided consultation services for some environmental and Urban planning projects for Arab Urban Developing Institute (AUDI) and “TEAM” for City Urban Developing and UN-WIDER. He teaches Working drawings, Graduation projects, Landscape Architecture and Planting and courtyards for interior Design

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Dr. Fay Al Khalifa - Assistant Professor

Dr Fay Al Khalifa

Dr. Fay Al Khalifa worked as a Teaching and Research Assistant at the University of Bahrain, Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture from 2010 to 2015. She was then promoted to an Assistant Professor after receiving her PhD in October 2015.

Al Khalifa, Fay (2015) Urban Sustainability and Transforming Culture in the Arabian Gulf: The Case of Bahrain. PhD thesis, University of Sheffield.

Dr. Al-Khalifa is a researcher with a master’s degree in Conservation and Regeneration and a Ph.D. in Landscape, which is, focused on the interrelationship between Cultural Change and Urban Sustainability, particularly in the Arabian Gulf Context. Her research aspires to contribute to the understanding of sustainable urbanism within the context of transformed cultures, urban islands, and urban archipelagos. She was part of a team that won the Golden Lion award in the Venice Biennially in 2010, and she was awarded RIBA’s president’s award for research in 2012. Dr. Al-Khalifa is also interested in the importance of sustainability in real estate, as an asset class, the dynamics of considering sustainability assessment tools in real estate development and the influence of visualization on the opinions and actions of decision makers. She has published a number of papers in journals and conference proceedings. She also obtained two professional certificates; the ISM Certificate in Sales and Marketing Management and the NAIOP Advanced Certificate in Commercial Real Estate Development. Dr. Al-Khalifa is currently the lead researcher in a $22,000 research project that looks into visual discomfort and architecture and is also leading several other research projects related to sustainable urbanism and real estate development.

List of Publications can be found at www.fayalkhalifa.com

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Mrs. Maryam Al Fadhel - Research and Teaching Assistant

Lecturer

Ms Maryam AlFadhel



Ms. Maryam A. Alfadhel is an architect with a B.Sc. in Architecture from the University of Bahrain and a Master’s degree in Architecture from University of Adelaide, Australia. Her research interest focuses on portraying form and space making potential of sustainable design especially in adaptive reuse as an alternative toward a lifelong Architecture. She teaches Basic Design, Architectural Design and Landscape Architecture.

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Ms. Wafa Al Ghatam - Research and Teaching Assistant

Ms Wafa AlGhatam



Wafa AL-Ghatam studies the principles and constraints that govern the generation of built form and its social, cultural and economic functions. Her work includes the development methods and measures for the analysis of built space at the scale of buildings and urban areas. Her research explores the socio-economic implications of urban fabric of the villages absorbed by cities in Bahrain; Manama and Muharraq; using Space Syntax methodology. She is an expert in space syntax analysis and methodology. She worked for Space Syntax Limited in London and as a representative in Bahrain, on a range of projects within the UK and abroad including strategic planning of Jeddah city in Saudi Arabia. She worked as a research associate for a project on architecture and urbanism at the Technical University of Munich Germany. Her experience spans from East to the West, from architecture to urban projects. She has taught at Wentworth Institute of Technology (WIT), Boston USA, Boston University (BU), Boston USA, the Architectural Association School of Architecture (AA), London UK, and the Bartlett School of Graduate Studies, UCL- London UK. She teaches Architectural Design, Graduation Project, History of Architecture and Urban Design.

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