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Graduate Program In Architecture

Mohammad Gharipour

Mohammad Gharipour, Ph.D.

Chairperson/Program Director & Professor, Graduate Program In Architecture

Office: CBEIS 217
Phone: 443-885-3910

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

Professional Affiliation(s):
Director and Founding Editor, The International Journal of Islamic Architecture (
Co-Founder, Epidemic Urbanism Initiative
Editor, Routledge Book series on Health and Built Environment
Co-editor, Critical Studies in Architecture of the Middle East book series
Founder, Community, Design, and Health Forum

Research Interest(s):
Islamic Architecture and Urban Design, Garden and Landscape History, Synagogue Architecture, Design and Health

Teaching Interest(s):
Architectural history, Architecture and urbanism in the Islamic world, Design studio, Health and Urbanism

Selected Publication(s):
Health and Architecture: Designing Spaces for Healing and Caring in the Pre-Modern Era (Bloomsbury Press, 2021)
Architectural Dynamics in Pre-Revolutionary Iran: Dialogic Encounter (Intellect, 2019)
Social Housing in the Middle East: Architecture, Urban Development, and Transnational Modernity (co-edited with Kivanc kilinc, Indiana University Press, 2019)
Gardens of Renaissance Europe and the Islamic Empires: Encounters and Confluences (Pennsylvania State University Press, 2017)
Synagogues of the Islamic World: Architecture, Design and Identity (Edinburgh University Press, 2017)
Urban Landscapes of the Middle East (Routledge, 2016)
Historiography of Persian Architecture (Taylor and Franscis, 2015)
The City in the Muslim Word: Depictions by Western Travelers (co-edited with Nilay Ozlu, Routledge, 2014)
Sacred Precincts: The Religious Architecture of Non-Muslim Communities across the Islamic World (Brill, 2014)
Calligraphy and Architecture in the Muslim World (co-edited with Irvin Schick, Edinburgh University Press, 2013)
Persian Gardens and Pavilions: Reflections in Poetry, Arts and History (I.B. Tauris, 2013)
Bazaar in the Islamic City: Design, Culture, and History (American University of Cairo Press, 2012)

Grants and Award(s):
Fulbright Fellowship, Fulbright Scholars Program in Singapore (2019)
AIA Educator of the Year, AIA Maryland (2018)
Research Award, Council of Educators of Landscape Architecture (2017)
Selected as "one of the twelve minority scholars in the US who are making their mark in academia,"
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education Magazine (2016)
Faculty Award, National Endowment in Humanities (2014)
Annual Research Award, Morgan State University (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 Fellowship in Islamic Art (2007)