Mohammad Gharipour, Ph.D.

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


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

Professional Affilation(s):
Director and Founding Editor, International Journal of Islamic Architecture (
Co-editor, Critical Studies in Architecture of the Middle East book series
Founder, Community, Design, Health Forum

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

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

Selected Publication(s):
Synagogues of the Islamic World (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 (American University of Cairo Press, 2012)

Grants and Award(s):
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 ​F​ellowship in Islamic Art (2007)