Mohammad Gharipour, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
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M.Arch., University of Tehran
Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology

Professional Affilation(s):
Director and Founding Editor, International Journal of Islamic Architecture (

Research Interest(s):
Islamic Architecture and Urban Design, Garden and Landscape History, Japanese Contemporary Architecture, Architectural Journalism, Synagogue Architecture

Teaching Interest(s):
History of architecture, Garden and landscape history, Architecture and urbanism in the Islamic world, Design studio, History of housing, Sacred Place

Selected Publication(s):
Co-editor and author, The City in the Muslim Word: Depictions by Western Travelers (Routledge, 2014)
Editor and author, Sacred Precincts: The Religious Architecture of Non-Muslim Communities across the Islamic World (Brill, 2014)
Co-editor, Calligraphy and Architecture in the Muslim World (Edinburgh University Press, 2013)
Author, Persian Gardens and Pavilions: Reflections in Poetry, Arts and History (I.B. Tauris, 2013)
Author and editor, Bazaar in the Islamic City (American University of Cairo Press, 2012)

Grants and Award(s):
Faculty Award, National Endowment in Humanities (2014)
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Garden and Landscape Studies, Dumbarton Oaks (2010)
The Spiro Kostof Fellowship Award, The Society of Architectural Historians (2008)
Hamad Bin Khalifa in Islamic Art (2007)