Gamal is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Design
gmohammed@faculty.ocadu.ca
Gamal is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Design
Gamal Mohammed
Assistant Professor - CLTA
Faculty of Design
416 733 3583 ext 114
gmohammed@faculty.ocadu.ca

Area(s) of Expertise

Architectural & Urban Theory, Urban Spatial Morphology within Scope of Social and Environmental Sustainability, Medival, Renaissance& 18th walls, Social Pattern Language of Urban Spaces

Overview

Gamal is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Design, the undergraduate departments of Environmental Design  program. Gamal  is a Lead Architectural and Urban Designer whose research and practice focuses on the Bottom- up Architecture.  His research and publication focus on, developing  a new Pattern Language as an approach to sustainable Architectural and Urban Morphology Environmentally and Socially.  This has been developed in his published books titled "The Edge Environment in Traditional Cairo: An anatomical Approach to Reading the Social Pattern Language of the Middle Eastern Built Environment" and   "Green Infrastructure Connectivity in Arid Zone". This approach contributes to urban design & urban conservation and other relevant environmental professionals when making decisions especially in culturally sensitive settings. Moreover, it  is assisting to a better analysis and understanding of the conventional and marginalizing processes of urban development. This also used in urban design education processes by providing essential knowledge and a base for site analysis and design processes for urban spaces., Gamal is a specialist in examination and analysis of architectural elevations and decoration of 18th and 19th centuries  and Modern and Post-modern facades.

As a professor at School of Architectural Studies at George Brown College in Toronto, Gamal  developed and created various courses such as the History of Architecture and  Building Architecture Fundamentals.

As  a university professor  with a diverse professional background in architecture, and urban design, Gamal has  solid experience in teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses in sustainable architecture, with a focus on Sustainable Architectural Material, Interior design , Sustainable Architecture, Urban Design and Cultural History.  He has been invited as a visiting  professor by different  universities in Middle East. His primarily  role  was to develop Design Studio, Architectural Drawing and Interior Design Curriculum , Freehand Courses.

As  a practicing architectural and urban designer at Array International Architects Inc., Gamal is a professional freehand illustrator and this is his main teaching method he is using to communicate with students particularly in design studios and freehand courses in architecture and interior design.

Gamal's work  includes Architectural Designs for various  scales, in Canada and in the Middle East, such as   Community, Educational, Cultural centers, Worship places,  Low and Mid-Rise Condos.

Currently, Gamal is a project manager and a design unit leader of three projects in Toronto and  Low-rise Condo in  Hamilton. 

 

 

Education

1996,  Bachelor of Professional Architecture, 5years, Cairo University, Egypt.     

2003,  Master of Urban Design, Cairo University, Egypt..

 2012, Master of Sustainable Architecture and Urban Morphology, The University of Sheffield UK.

 

Professional Experience

As  a practicing architectural and urban designer at Array International Architects Inc., Gamal is a professional freehand illustrator and this is his main teaching method he is using to communicate with students particularly in design studios and freehand courses in architecture and interior design.

Gamal's work  includes Architectural Designs for various  scales, in Canada and in the Middle East, such as   Community, Educational, Cultural centers, Worship places,  Low and Mid-Rise Condos.

Currently, Gamal is a project manager and a design unit leader of three projects in Toronto and  Low-rise Condo in  Hamilton. 

Awards \ Grants

In 2015,Certificate of Appreciation,   Teaching  Awards from  School of Architectural Studies, George Brown College,   acknowledging  the contribution  and support of his  teaching with the Centre' Students.

In 2011, Partial Fellowship, Diploma of Urban Design in Development of Social Housing, Erasmus University, The Netherlands.                              

In 2007, Full Scholarship, Master in urban Design, The Ministry of Higher Education, Egypt.

In 2007, First Winner of Architectural and urban design Competition  of Affordable House to design  a residential 300 residential  units of Affordable House.

In 2005, First Winner of Architectural Competition to Design a new technical  and Industrial Zone of Dammam City, Saudi Arabia.

Selected Publications

Publications

Books

Mohammed, G.T and Mahmoud,N. (2014), The Edge Environment in Traditional  Cairo: An Anatomical Approach to Reading the Social Pattern Language of the Middle Eastern Built Environment, ISBN 978-3-659-20049-6, LAP Lambert Academic Publishing,  Saarbrücken, Germany.

Mahmoud,N. and Mohammed, G.T.(2013), Green Infrastructure Connectivity in Arid Zone, ISBN 978-3-659-56247-1,  LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, Saarbrücken, Germany.

Paper in book

The title of the chapter: The role of ideological dimension in developing an anatomical approach to urban morphology: exploration of a new analytical method of open spaces network. Section 3: The Community and the City

The title of the book : The Sustainable City VI ,Urban Regeneration and Sustainability Book. Edited By: BREBBIA, C.A. Wessex Institute of Technology, UK, S. HERNANDEZ, University of A Coruña, Spain and E. TIEZZI, University of Siena, Italy. ISBN: 978-1-84564-432-1. Book Series Open Access publisher (http://library.witpress.com/pages/PaperInfo.asp?PaperID=20831 [Accessed 14th April 2010]. WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment, Vol 129, © 2010 WIT Press).

Peer Reviewed Journal Papers:

Mohammed, G  and  Mahmoud, N. (2012)  The edge environment in Cairo: An approach to reading the social pattern language of the Middle Eastern built environment, International Journal of Sustainable built Environment,Vol.1(2),227-246(available on line at http://authors.elsevier.com/sd/article/S221260901300006X).

Mohammed, G  and  Mahmoud, N. (2012) Green infrastructure connectivity within social sustainability: Case studies around the world, The Canadian Journal on Computing in Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Engineering and Medicine Vol. 3 No. 7, pp. 225-232, December 2012.

Mohammed, G. & Thwaites, K. (2011) Reforming Urban Spatial morphology within Social Sustainability: An Exploration of Pattern Language of the  Middle Eastern Open Spaces, Space of Been El-Qasreen, case study in Cairo,  International Journal of Sustainable Development & Planning: Vol.6(4), 487-511.

Mohammed, G. & Thwaites, K. (2010). An exploratory and reflective process of urban spatial morphology within social sustainability: lessons from Middle Eastern Islamic tradition, Digest Middle East Journal: 19(2), 249-267.

Conferences:

Mohammed, G. (2012) The Days of Jeddah. AIA Middle East, 10-11 October, 2012, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Mohammed, G. and Thwaites (2010) The role of urban and planning conventions in reforming urban spatial morphology within social sustainability. 21st IAPS conference, Vulnerability, Risk and Complexity: Impacts of Global Change on Human Habitats, from 27 June-2 July 2010, Leipzig, Germany.

Mohammed, G. and Thwaites (2010) The role of ideological dimension in developing an anatomical approach to urban morphology: exploration of a new analytical method of open spaces network.  Sixth International Conference on Urban Regeneration and Sustainability, The Sustainable City 2010, from 14-17 April 2010, A Coruna, Spain.

Mohammed, G. and Thwaites (2009) The development of an anatomical approach: the key role of ideological dimension in urban morphology within social sustainability. 50th Anniversary ACSP International Conference 2009 from 1-4 Oct, 2009, Crystal City, Virginia, USA.

Mohammed, G. and Kafafy, N. (2009) Is sustainable urban form achievable in Cairo? An evaluation of urban open spaces morphology in the Egyptian context. 50th Anniversary ACSP International Conference 2009 from 1-4 Oct, 2009, Crystal City, Virginia, USA .

Mohammed, G. (2009) Attending in International Conference on Developing the New Communities: Policies and Priorities, Ministry of Housing, from 28-31 March, 2009, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Egypt.

Mohammed, G. (2003) The urban view of traffic problem in historic Cairo. Workshop in the Urban Design group. ISO CARP International Conference, Young Planners, from 10-17 Oct, 2003, Faculty of Urban and Regional Planning, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt.

Mohammed, G. (2002) Impact of political transformation on the Architectural and Urban fabrics of historic centre in Islamic Cairo. The Annual Meeting of Comparative Studies of Historic City Centres both in Cairo and Palermo, July 18, 2002 Italian Cultural Centre, Cairo, Egypt.

Professional Affiliations / Boards / Juries

Professional Cridentials; Canadian Architecture Certification Board(CACB)

Registered Ontario Association of Architects (OAA)