Ehab Kamel Ahmed

Dr. Ehab Kamel Ahmed

Lecturer in Architecture

School of Art, Design and Fashion

Harris Building, HB118

+44 (0) 1772 89 5394

Subject Areas: Architecture and built environment, urban design and heritage-led regeneration

Lecturer in Architecture

Research Degree Tutor, and Year One leader- Architecture

Full Profile

Ehab Kamel is a lecturer and researcher in architecture and urban design, with over fifteen years of experience in both academia and practice.

Just after finishing his PhD at The University of Nottingham, UK, in 2011, Ehab moved to China to establish the University of Nottingham's Architecture programme at its overseas campus in Ningbo, China, where he spent three years before he joined UCLAN in June 2014.

Ehab is a registered architect (in Egypt) and urban designer; since 1998, he has worked on many urban and architectural design projects in the Middle East, North Africa, Asia, and Europe, leading design teams through several projects and winning architectural and urban design competitions.

Ehab's research concerned the interpretation management for the sustainable development of cultural heritage sites. His writings investigated Liverpool World Heritage Site (UK), Historic Cairo (Egypt), and The Imperial Street in Hangzhou (China), as well as criticising ICOMOS charters and UNESCO's criteria for World Heritage Sites' listing of cultural sites.

Currently, Ehab is researching the relation between city cultures, and users' perception and wellbeing, which investigates how design for culturally rich sites learn from the past to create sustainable environments. The applications vary from small-scale functional spaces (e.g. offices, pharmacies, etc.) to cultural city scapes.


      Kamel Ahmed, Ehab (2015) WHAT TO CONSERVE? Heritage, Memory, and Management of Meanings. ArchNet International Journal of Architectural Research, 9 (1). pp. 67-76.

      Kamel Ahmed, Ehab (2010) Conflicts of Identity, Conservation, and Cultural Heritage Meaning Management: Reading through ICOMOS Charters. In: Constructing Intangible Heritage. Green Lines Institute for Sustainable Development, Barcelos [Portugal], pp. 87-99. ISBN 978-989-95671-2-2

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      Ph.D. Architecture, The University of Nottingham, 2011
      M.Sc. Architecture, Ain Shams University, 2005
      B.Sc. Architecture, Ain Shams University, 1998

      • AFHEA
      • RIBA- Affiliate Member
      • ACIAT
      • Egyptian Syndicate of Engineers- Section of Architecture
      • Society of Egyptian Architects (UIA- Egyptian National Section)
      • Forum UNESCO- University and Heritage Network
      • Architectural Humanities Research Association (AHRA)


      Ehab is research active member of The Centre for Sustainable Development (CSD) in the areas of architectural design within cultural/heritage contexts. 

      Teaching Activities and Responsibilities

      Ehab is the Research Degree Tutor for ADF (Architecture), a member of the University's BAHSS ethics committee, and a member of the school's research committee.

      Current teaching responsibilities:

      • AO1100 Architectural Design Studio 1a (Year 1) [Studio Leader]
      • AO1200 Architectural Design Studio 1b (Year 1) [Studio Leader]
      • AOC001 History & Theory (Foundation Year) [Module Leader]
      • AO1005 Architectural History & Theory 1 (Year 1)

      Previously taught:

      • AO1004 Building Technology 1 (Year 1) [Module Leader]
      • AO2004 Building Technology 2 (Year 2) [Module Leader]
      • AO3100 Architectural Design 3a (Year 3)
      • AO3200 Architectural Design 3b (Year 3)
      • AO4002 Innovation and Realisation (Year 4) [Module Leader]
      • AO4990 Written Thesis - History and Theory of Architecture (Year 5) [Thesis supervisor]

      Current PhD supervision:

      • Talal Obaid Alshammari: 'Smart Cities, Urban Ecosystem Development and Urban Planning System' (started Oct. 2015)