Ehab Kamel Ahmed

Dr. Ehab Kamel Ahmed

Senior Lecturer in Architecture and Urban Design

School of Art, Design and Fashion

Harris Building, HB231

+44 (0) 1772 89 5394

Subject Areas: Architecture and built environment, urban design and heritage-led regeneration

Ehab Kamel is a Senior Lecturer in Architecture and Urban Design at the Institute of Architecture and the Research Degree Tutor for the School of Art, Design and Fashion.

Full Profile

Ehab Kamel is a senior lecturer and active researcher in architecture and urban design, with over twenty years of experience in both academia and practice.

Ehab’s work engages the study of urban spaces and architecture within, and in relation to, cultural heritage contexts. His research concerns the understanding of heritage as an asset to promote better sustainable urban development and city wellbeing.

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 various Masters and PhD students. Ehab currently leads Year One of the Master of Architecture (MArch) course, and leads the Post Graduate Research (PGR) research courses of the School of Art, Design and Fashion.

Ehab's research concerned 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 has an explicit academic experience, teaching architecture at top universities across three different continents. Just after finishing his PhD 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.


Gerges, Michael  , Mayouf, Mohammad, Watson, Paul David Julian, John, Godfaurd Adjaie  , Ahmed, Ehab Kamel  and Wenman, Brandon (2019) BIM Role within the Conceptual Design Phase: A Case Study of a UK Construction Project. International Journal of Architecture, Engineering and Construction, 8 (1). pp. 54-62. ISSN 1911-110X

Fang, Yongfeng and Kamel Ahmed, Ehab   (2019) Experiential Design Learning and the Support System in UK: the Case of Architectural Education at UCLan. Journal of Architecture and Culture, 182 . pp. 92-93. ISSN 1672-4909

Kamel Ahmed, Ehab   (2018) DEVELOPING A SIGNIFICANCE-BASED STRATEGY FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF CULTURAL HERITAGE SITES. In: The Sixth International Conference: Archaeology and Heritage: Authenticity, Risks and Challenges, 2-4 December 2018, Faculty of Archaeology, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt. (Unpublished)

Kamel Ahmed, Ehab   (2017) Case Study: Architecture to Connect The Harris Museum- Year 1 Architecture Students Re-imagining the Architectural Role for Improving Community Connection. In: Association of Architectural Educators International Conference: aae2017 "Architecture Connects", 6-9 September 2017, Oxford Brooks University, Oxford, UK. (Unpublished)

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Ph.D. Architecture, The University of Nottingham, 2011
M.Sc. Architecture, Ain Shams University, 2005
B.Sc. Architecture, Ain Shams University, 1998

  • FHEA_ Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK)
  • ARIBA_ Affiliate Member of the Royal Institute of British Architects
  • AHRA_ Architectural Humanities Research Association- Steering Group member
  • AAE_ General Secretary of the Association of Architectural Educators
  • FDE_ Federation of Arab Engineers: Chapter of Architecture
  • ESE_ Egyptian Syndicate of Engineers- Section of Architecture
  • Society of Egyptian Architects (UIA- Egyptian National Section)
  • Forum UNESCO- University and Heritage Network


Ehab is research active in the areas of architectural and urban design within cultural/heritage contexts.

Currently, Ehab is researching the relation between city cultures, and users' perception and wellbeing, which investigates how design for culturally rich sites learn from the past to create sustainable environments. The applications vary from small-scale functional spaces (e.g. offices, pharmacies, etc.) to cultural cityscapes. His ongoing research activities include a collaboration with The Harris Museum, Library and Art Gallery of Preston on the Re-imagining the Harris project, which was awarded a £180,900 Heritage Lottery Fund, and currently progressing plans to apply for a HLF bid to support a £10.7million project. Ehab developed a research and teaching collaboration with various international researchers and universities, including institutions from China, Egypt and KSA. His international collaboration is currently developing an international joint design studio, and a co-edited book on “Humanising the City”.

Teaching Activities and Responsibilities

Current teaching responsibilities:

  • AO4005 Design 1 (Year 1_ MArch) [Year Leader]
  • AO4950 Research Methods for Architectural Studies (Year 2_ MArch) [Module Leader]
  • AO2005 Architectural History & Theory 2 (Year 2)

Ehab is a PhD supervisor, and welcomes applicants with interest in topics that bridge between architecture, urbanisation, cultural heritage, museums, and users’ wellbeing

Previously taught:

  • AO1100 Architectural Design Studio 1a (Year 1) [Studio Leader]
  • AO1200 Architectural Design Studio 1b (Year 1) [Studio Leader]
  • AOC001 History & Theory (Foundation Year) [Module Leader]
  • AO1005 Architectural History & Theory 1 (Year 1)
  • AO1004 Building Technology 1 (Year 1) [Module Leader]
  • AO2004 Building Technology 2 (Year 2) [Module Leader]
  • AO3100 Architectural Design 3a (Year 3)
  • AO3200 Architectural Design 3b (Year 3)
  • AO4002 Innovation and Realisation (Year 4) [Module Leader]
  • AO4990 Written Thesis - History and Theory of Architecture (Year 5) [Thesis supervisor]