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Dr Ehab Kamel

Senior Lecturer in Architecture and Urban Design, Research Degree Tutor + Ethics Lead _ ADF
School of Arts and Media

Ehab is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, in recognition of his academic experience expanding over twenty years of teaching and research. He leads architectural design studio at Year 1 of the Master of Architecture (MArch) programme, as well as teaching architectural theory and research methods at various levels. In addition, Ehab leads the Post Graduate Research (PGR) programmes of the School.

Ehab's work engages the study of urban spaces and architecture within, and in relation to, cultural heritage contexts. His research concerns 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. Ehab supervises MPhil and PhD students on topics related to cultural heritage development and management, environmental wellbeing, and urban development.

Ehab has more than twenty years of experience in both academia and practice. Joining UCLan as a lecturer in 2014, Ehab has led and taught various design studios and modules across design, history, theory, building technology, and research methods subjects. He also supervised a number of Masters and Ph.D. theses. He has an explicit academic experience, teaching architecture at top universities across three different continents. Just after finishing his Ph.D. at The University of Nottingham (UK), Ehab moved to China to establish the first international architecture course at the University of Nottingham’s campus in Ningbo, China. The course was accredited by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) in 2014 before Ehab started his work at UCLan. Ehab is a registered architect (in Egypt and MENA countries) 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.

  • PhD Architecture, The University of Nottingham, 2011
  • MSc Architecture, Ain Shams University, 2005
  • BSc (Hons) Architecture, Ain Shams University, 1998

Modules Taught

  • AO4005 - Design 1
  • AO4950 - Research Methods for Architectural Studies
  • AO2005 - Architectural History & Theory 2
  • Cultural Heritage Management
  • Urban Regeneration
  • Urban Development
  • Humanising the City
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA)
  • Affiliate Member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)
  • Steering Group member at the Architectural Humanities Research Association (AHRA)
  • General Secretary of the Association of Architectural Educators (AAE)
  • Member of the Federation of Arab Engineers (FAE): Chapter of Architecture
  • Member of the Egyptian Syndicate of Engineers (ESE)- Section of Architecture
  • Member of Forum UNESCO- University and Heritage Network