Dr. Mohamed Gamal Abdelmonem is senior lecturer of architecture, and Head of Digital Heritage Unit at the University of Wolverhampton. He has practiced architecture on the global level for over 20 years with his designs features across Africa, Asia and Europe. He led design studios and Architecture Courses at Queen’s University Belfast and taught design studio and architecture theory at Sheffield School of Architecture, where he completed his PhD in Architecture. He was the Course Leader for BSc(Hons) in Architecture at Queen’s University Belfast (5th top Course, UK) He received the International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments (IASTE) Biennale’s Jeffrey Cook Award (2014) for his scholarly research on traditional urban environments. His research focuses on the investigation of socio-spatial practice of urban environments, the architecture of home, spatial memory, politics of urban space in everyday life, Digital Urban Heritage, Digital Modelling and the Pedagogy of Architectural Studio. Dr. Abdelmonem’s research has been globally published, with his recent books include ‘Peripheries: Edge Conditions in Architecture’ (Routledge 2012), “Portrush: Architecture for the North Irish Coast” (Ulster Tatler 2013), “The Architecture of Home in Cairo: Social-spatial practice of the Hawari’s everyday life” (Routledge, 2015; HB, 2016) and the forthcoming title “Architecture, Space and Memory of Resurrection in Northern Ireland” (Routledge 2016). Dr. Abdelmonem sits on several international conferences and editorial boards and has published numerous articles on socio-spatial architecture, urban development, Middle Eastern urbanism, and spatial memory in post-conflict Belfast.
Dr. Abdelmonem has led several International Consortium on research projects funded by The European Union, European Research Council (FP7), The Government of the Republic of Ireland, Japan Foundation, Research Councils UK (RCUK), including the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), and the Heritage Lottery Fund. He has served as a visiting Professor at the Royal College of Arts, University of California at Berkeley and was a frequent Keynote Speaker at Dundalk Institute of Technology, The British University in Egypt among others. He also an Expert for the European Research Council’s Horizon 2020, peer-reviewer for Routeldge, Ashgate, Built Environment and TDSR, and sits on several International Research Committees, Board of Advisors and professional societies.
I have led the RIBA-I accredited and highly rated course BSc (Hons) in Architecture at Queen’s University Belfast (Russell Group University) and acted as the head of Internationalisation, amongst other roles of senior responsibilities. I have led an academic team to restructure the BSc (Hons) course and modules to the Satisfaction of the Architects Registration Board (ARB) and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) to become the 5th top Degree in the UK (2015).
At the University of Wolverhampton, I am leading the development and organisation of the newly established Architecture Course to similar accreditation of the RIBA and ARB, including reorganising the course structure, addressing current gaps and building innovative teaching agenda. I have acted as the School’s Lead on the new Springfield Campus to deliver a world-class building with State-of-The-Art Research and technological facilities.
In my leadership roles at Queen’s University Belfast, I have acted as my School’s Examination Liaison Officer, overseeing all assessment and examination procedures in line with the University Regulations, leading Exam Boards, and offering guidance and coaching to academic staff. Between 2013 and 2015, I was the Head of Internationalisation at Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) and established a Foundation Degree in Architecture with INTO@ Queen’s University. I led collaborations and study abroad programmes with Chinese partners such as Ningbo Institute of Technology and Shenzhen University. I received several awards for my academic leadership including QUB’s School Discretionary Awards (2014) as the Programme Leader of the BSc (Hon) due to its national recognition and was nominated as the Architecture’s scholar (2013).
My Graduation Studio is research-led with context-based projects largely tipped as a leading studio amongst competitors as per independent Reviews (Architects’ Journal 2013). It is well documented and published in “Portrush: An architecture for the North Irish Coast” (2013), a collaborative teamwork between researchers, design tutors and UG students. I used my award-winning research outputs to contribute to History & Theory lectures and Masters Dissertations that develop into publications in top peer-review Journals (e.g. Cities 2015). At the University of Wolverhampton, I currently develop innovative teaching of History and Theory and Environmental Technologies of Architecture that engages local stakeholders, partnership in Heritage Preservation Projects and bringing local and regional practices and industrial partners to the University.
I received First Year Teaching Award with Stage One Team (2010), for our team effort to advance research-led teaching approach. I led Stage 3 studio to become an urban research-lab that investigates the socio-cultural landscape of peripheral towns; working with local architects (Mary Kerrigan), stake holders (Derry Archives, Wall 400), and community groups in Derry and Portrush to extend the national and local engagement of QUB’s Architecture.
Practice Experience and International Standing
I am a registered architect and a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) with extended portfolio of high profile projects in England and the Middle East. I have led numerous design projects worldwide with Award-winning firms and consortiums over 19 years that involved the design and building of several University campuses in the United Arab emirates (Sharjah Medical College, 2003-2004; UAE University New Campus, 2007-2009), VodaFone Headquarters in Egypt, 2000-2002; Dormer Headquarters in Rotherham Industrial Estate, 2007-2008; Rotherham Collage of Arts & Technology, RCAT, 2008-2009; Sharjah Aquarium and Maritime Museum, 2005-2007, Several resorts, residential compounds and industrial estates in Egypt, the Emirates and Yorkshire. I collaborate with local authorities, fellow architects and academic institutions to contribute to the national targets; such as housing projects, community regenerations in deprived areas in Belfast and London-Derry, organising exhibitions, design projects and get our design studio in partnerships with local stakeholders.
ACADEMIC AWARDS & EXCELLENCE
- 2014 Jeffrey Cook Award Holder, the high profile Research Award of the International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments (IASTE) for the best and ground-breaking paper by a scholar in the field of Traditional Environment and urbanism.
- Queen’s University Belfast Exceptional Performance AWARD, 2013-2014, Academic & research Staff.
- 2nd Prize Award, Team Leader, the International Design Competition for “Ajman as Event City: A Future Vision”, an international architecture students competition, involving Harvard Graduate School of Design and Stuttgart Academic of Arts.
- 4. Queens University Excellence Award for Teaching 1st Year Students, with Stage 1 team, 2009-2010.
- PhD Research Student Grant, the University of Sheffield, (2006-2009)
- 1st Prize, Sheffield School of Architecture, Postgraduate Research Poster Competition, 2009
- Awarded the International Excellence Award of Hyundai Engineering’s “global Staff of the Year” award, 2000
- Design Competition: “Al-Muntazzah Resort” Open competition for Egyptian Architects Awarded the 4th Shared Prize. 1998
- Springfield Campus- SoABE Development, School Coordinator and Technical Lead, (2015-2016.)
- Architecture Lead on RIBA Accreditation, including review of programme structure, resources and recruitment plans. (2015-2016)
- Head of International Collaboration for Architecture; Outreach, research, and recruitment (Aug. 2013-2015)
- The School Liaison for Architecture on Study-Abroad Programmes (e.g. China and the Middle East). (Jan 2013- 2015)
- Programme Coordinator of the BSc (Architecture) at Queen’s University: Annual Programme Review, 2012-2013: module restructure, writing new Learning-Outcomes and seeking approvals from the University, the RIBA & ARB registration bodies.
- Managing and Leading External Examination Process, Queen’s University Belfast, Architecture, 2012-Present.
- Students-led Learning activities: Sheffield School of Architecture (2007-2009). Two conference papers were developed based on the outcome of these teaching practices
- 8. Theme Leader, Technology & Built Environment and Professional Skills, Ajman University, 2002-2004
- 9. Leading Academic Committees, including the Programme Accreditation Committee, Module Evaluations, and Managing University Tutors (in Architecture & Interior Design), 2004-2006
EXTERNAL APPOINTMENTS & COMMITTEES
- Board Member, Queen St. Town Heritage Partnership, Lottery-Heritage Fund, 2015-Present.
- Registered EU Research Expert & Referee for Horizon 2020: 2014 for Humanities & Social Sciences Boards of Experts.
- Visiting Professor and Guest Speaker, 2013, Royal College of Arts, “Spaces of Liberation: Socio-spatial systems of the revolting urban space”, 15 Feb 2013
- Guest Speaker, 2013, the University of California, Berkeley, USA, the Center for Middle Easter Studies; 13 September 2013.
- Book Referee, 2015, Routledge; Adler, G (ed.), “Riverine”. London: Routledge.
- Visiting Researcher & Affiliate, (2012- Present) Home Renaissance Foundation, Non-Governmental Think Tank, London
- Guest Speaker, 2012, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Ireland: “Architecture as a moderator of older people's memory and spatial experiences”, 23 October 2012.
- Referee, 2011, Routledge, Adler, G.; Brittain-Catlin, T.; Fontana-Giusti, G. (eds.), “Scale”. AHRA Critiques Series. London: Routledge.
- Editorial Board, Reviewer, ArchNet-IJAR: International Journal of Architectural Research, ArchNet-MIT Libraries. [ISSN 1938-7806]
- Editorial Board, Reviewer, Journal of Hospitality & Society, Intellect Publishing. [ISSN 2042-7913]
- Editorial Board, Reviewer, Journal for Education in the Built Environment. [ISSN: 1747-4205]
- Member, Steering Committee, Architectural Humanities Research Association, (2011-2013).
- Editorial Board, Reviewer, Journal of Engineering, Project and Production Management. [ISSN 2221-6529]
- Scientific Committee & Panel Chair, 2014, The Second Contemporary Architecture & Urbanism in the Mediterranean & the Middle East Conference (CAUMME) II 2014: “Dynamics of Change in Contemporary Middle Eastern cities”, Girne American University, Cyprus; Yıldız Technical University, Turkey; Qatar University, Qatar.
- Advisory Board, International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments, Biennale conference 2014, “Whose Tradition?” University Putra Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia.
- Panel Chair, Middle Eastern Studies Association’s 48th annual meeting, Washington, DC, November 2014.
- Board member, (2012- Present) INTBAU-Ireland, International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture & Urbanism
- Scientific Committee member, 2015, The National Build Heritage Forum on Saudi Arabia, Al-Qassim, August 2015.
- Scientific Committee member, 2013, 1st International Conference of the Society of Architectural Educators, Nottingham University, UK.
- Scientific Committee member, 2011, 8th AHRA international conference on architectural humanities “Peripheries”; Belfast, the United Kingdom, October 2011.
- Advisory Board, International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments, Biennale conference 2014, “Whose Tradition?” University Putra Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia.
- Organizer, Fourth & Fifth international symposium on Architectural Development in the UAE, “Architecture & Real Estate Development in the UAE”; Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, 2005 & 2006.
- IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca, Italy: Bassma Abu Elfadl, “E-Cultural Hub for Democracy practices and Cultural Heritage creation”, 2011-2015 (Completion, Dec 2014).
- University of Wolverhampton: Ali Al-Thahab, “Reinterpreting Architecture and Urban Future: Sustainable applications of Iraqi Traditional Architecture”, 2012-2015. (Completion, Dec 2015)
- University of Wolverhampton: Rebwar Ibrahim, “Sustainability and Organization Of Urban Form in Erbil City”, 2012-2015. (Completion, Dec 2015)
- Queen’s University Belfast: Clare Mulholland, “The Role of Shared Space in Divided Cities: Case of Belfast”, 2012-2016
- University of Wolverhampton: Khairy Abdullah, “Sustainable Walkability of the Libyan Cities”, (2014-2017).
- Queen’s University Belfast: Aisling Shannon, “The Role of ICT in Improving older people Living Conditions at home”, (2012-2015).
- Queen’s University Belfast: Asri, Altrerosje, “Reading the Aesthetic Philosophy of Javanese Architecture from the Philosophy of Semar”, (2012-2016).
My research and scholarship has received international recognition, distinguished research awards and high profile publications. In December 2014, I received international acclaim with the High Profile Jeffrey Cook Award for 2014 for ground breaking scholarly effort in traditional Environments. My book, “The Architecture of Home in Cairo” (Ashgate 2015), was nominated for 2015 Albert Hourani Book Award, by the Middle Eastern Studies Association of North America. My research Profile has sustained an excellent leadership in interdisciplinary research that engages architecture with urbanism, planning, social science, heritage preservation and ageing. This is exemplified by my highly rated books with reputable publishers: “Peripheries: Edge Conditions in Architecture” (Routledge 2012), “Portrush: Architecture for the Northern Irish Cost” (Ulster Tatler, 2013) and the commissioned forthcoming book: “Architecture, Spaces and Memory of Resurrection in Northern Ireland” (Routledge, 2016). I am a Visiting Professor at world-class Universities, such as “Royal College of Arts, London” and “University of California at Berkeley”, where I delivered prestigious Keynote Lectures to Graduate Programme Students and offered advice on research courses, PhD Projects and guidance for publications.
My research focuses on the investigation of socio-spatial practice of urban environments, the architecture of home, spatial memory, politics of urban space in everyday life, Digital Urban Heritage, Digital Modelling and the Pedagogy of Architectural Studio. At The University of Wolverhampton, I am leading WolverhamptonDigital Heritage Unit, a research team that aims to engage with and produce strategic research projects with evident impact for the REF 2020 Submission. My research raises the profile of my school, nationally and globally and provides a platform to attract PhD students from across the globe. I am currently building partnerships with several American, British and European Universities for specialist consortium teams.
I am an EU-Expert and Referee for Horizon 2020 Panels and for Journals and publishers such as Built Environment, and Routledge. I am the Principal Investigator of the flagship of interdisciplinary and international network: “Spaces of Liberation” with academic researchers in the field of urban resilience with UCL and UC-Berkeley as key partners and the Director of Virtual Heritage Cairo, Network, an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded network.
I set on several editorial boards of academic journals, research associations and conferences’ Scientific Committees worldwide. I review for top journals and book publishers likes Ashgate, Routledge, Journal of Traditional Dwellings and Settlement Review (TDSR). I am also an Advisor and Panel Chair for high profile associations such as International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments (IASTE), Middle Eastern Studies Association (USA), Home Renaissance Foundations (London) and the Influential Saudi Government’s National Heritage Forum.
I have led several research grants, funded projects, and governmental consultations with international and national research councils and funding agencies. I am the Principal Investigator for the internationally acclaimed EU-FP7 Marie Curie Project: Value Ageing for QUB and now I am the Leader of the European Consortium: Responsible Ageing (ReAGE) for Horizon 2020-ITN (2016-2020). I am the lead author of several Government Policy Documents, produced by my funded Project: “Local Area Plans: Planning Guidelines and Best Practice Manual, adopted by the Irish Government as official government policy with evident and well-documented impact across Ireland. I am currently leading a newly-developed ‘Digital Heritage Unit’ at UoW’s Faculty of Science and Engineering, with a series of winning grants such as the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC): ‘Cultural-feed of Virtual Heritage’ (CfVH), a ground breaking New technological application for “Heritage Preservation”.
FUNDED RESEARCH PROJECTS
- Principal Investigator. “Virtual Reality of Medieval Culture: Collaborative Network for Culturally-Fed Virtual Heritage (CfVH) platforms of medieval Cairo”. Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). (2016 - 2017)
- Principal Investigator. “Luxor Institute of Digital Heritage”. British Council- Newton Mosharafa Fund. Institutional Links. (with Queen’s University Belfast, University of Birmingham and British University in Egypt; Under Review) (2016-2019)
- Principal Investigator (QUB). “Value Ageing: Incorporating European Fundamental Values into ICT for Ageing: A vital Political, Ethical, Technological, and Industrial Challenge”. European Research Council’s FP7: Marie Curie Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways (IAPP) Action project. (2010- 2014)
- Principal Investigator. Wolverhampton Centre for Digital Futures (CeDiF). University of Wolverhampton Strategic Research Project Fund. (with D. Heesom; Under Review) (2016-2020)
- Principal Investigator. Wolverhampton Digital Heritage Unit: Capacity-building, infrastructure, networking base for creative technologies in heritage preservation”. (Jan-Aug 2016)
- Principal investigator. “Local Area Plans-Best Practice Manual”to accompany the “Local Area Plans: Creating Sustainable Communities”. Guidelines for Planning Authorities: Action 21 of Government Policy on Architecture 2009-2015. (With Loci Consultants) (Nov 2010- Jun 2011)
- Principal investigator. “Spaces of Liberation: An investigation of socio-spatial practices of the mass protests in the Urban Squares of the Arab Cities”. A research Partnership project with the University of California in Berkeley, and the British University in Cairo. (May 2012- July 2015)
- Co-Investigator. R8345ARC: ”Spatial Narratives of Revolt: Public Performance During Anti-Nuclear Protests in Tokyo”. A Research project in partnership with the University of Tokyo and funded by Japan Foundation. (Aug 2014- Oct 2015)
- Principal Investigator. “The Architecture of Home: An investigation of the practice of home in the context of the hawari of Old Cairo 1800-2009”, spatial practices and values of home identities. (Grant by the University of Sheffield) (2007-2010)
- Principal investigator. “Professional Development of Department of Engineering Projects”, Abu Dhabi Police, UAE. (2010)
- Co-investigator. “Analytical Study of the Facades of Islamic Architecture”, United Nations, Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), (2010-2011)
- Co-investigator. “The Climatic Considerations for the location of Industrial Buildings in Gulf Region.” Funded Project by:United Nations Environment Program, Regional Office of Western Asia.
Royal Institute of British Architects, RIBA, UK
Fellow, Higher Education Academy, HEA, UK,
Chartered Architect, Egyptian Society of Architects, ESA, (Membership: Chartered Architect).
Egyptian Syndicate of Engineers, ESE.
Middle Eastern Studies Association, USA.
Board Member; INTBAU (International Network for Traditional Building Architecture & Urbanism), Ireland Chapter.
Member; SAHGB, Society of Architectural Historian of Great Britain.
- Abdelmonem, M.G., Selim, G. 2016, “Architectural, Space and Memory of Resurrection in Northern Ireland”, London: Routledge. (Forthcoming)
- Abdelmonem, M.G., 2016, “The Architecture of Home in Cairo: Socio-spatial practice of the Hawari’s Everyday Life”, Farnham: Routledge (ISBN 978-1-4094-4537-1)
- Abdelmonem, M.G. (ed.), 2013, “Portrush: Architecture for the North Irish Coast”. Belfast: Ulster Tatler. (ISBN 978-0-9504092-1-4)
- Morrow, R. & Abdelmonem, M.G. (eds.), 2012, “Peripheries: Edge conditions in architecture”. London: Routledge. (ISBN 978-0-415-64029-9)
Funded Research Reports & Governmental Documents
- Selim, G., Abdelmonem, MG, 2016, “Spatial Narratives of Revolt: Public performance during anti-nuclear protests in Tokyo”. Funded Project, London: Japan Foundation, Final Report.
- Krawczyk, E., Abdelmonem, M.G., 2013, “ICT developments impacting on older people’s living conditions and environment”, Value Ageing, EU-FP7 Marie Curie research Project, Final Report.
- Ferulli, D., Abdelmonem, M.G., Hadjri, K., 2012, “ICT Impact on Older People Dignity and Non-Discrimination”, Value Ageing, EU-FP7 MarieCurie research Project, Research Report.
- Abdelmonem, M.G., et al., 2012, “Local Area Plans: Planning Guidelines”. A Government policy document. Dublin: The Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government (DEHLG).
- Abdelmonem, M.G., et al., 2011, “Local Area Plans: Best Practice Manual”. A Government policy document. Dublin: The Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government (DEHLG).
- Abdelmonem, M.G. (ed.), 2010, “Architecture @ Space: Queens’ University Belfast 2009-2010”, Belfast: Ulster Journals Limited. (ISBN 978-0-85389-973-0)
Peer-Reveiwed Journal Articles & Book Chapters:
- 11. Abdelmonem, M.G., 2016, “Chase over the Nile: The Social Evolution of riverine landscape in Urban Egypt”. In Silva, C.N. (ed.), “Urban Planning in North Africa”, Farnham: Ashgate, pp.157-170.
- 12. Abdelmonem, M.G., 2016, “The Modern Ordinary: Changing culture of living in Egypt’s traditional quarters at the turn of the twentieth Century”. Middle Eastern Studies, Vol. 51, No. 6.
- Abdelmonem, M.G., 2016, “The Abject Dream of New Capital: Capitalist Urbanism, Architecture and Endangered Liveability of the Middle East’s Modern Cities”. Open House International, Vol. 41, No.2.
- 14. Abdelmonem, M.G., McWhinney, R., 2015, “In search of common grounds: Stitching the divided landscape of urban parks in Belfast's interface zones”, Cities. Vol. 44, pp 40-49
- 15. Abdelmonem, M.G., 2015, “Transcending Boundaries of Creativity: Active learning in the Design Studio”, International Journal of Architectural Engineering Technology (IJAET), Vol. 1, No.1, pp 38-49.
- 16. Abdelmonem, M.G., 2015, “The Territories of Identity: Architecture in the Age of Evolving Globalisation”, Book Review, Traditional Dwellings and Settlements Review, Vol.27, No.1, pp92-93.
- 17. Abdelmonem, M.G., 2015, “Conserving the Relevance of Heritage: Corrective actions for sustainable historical fabric of the Arab city”, In AlNaim, M. (ed.) Research and Heritage, Vol.5, Riyadh: National Built Heritage Forum.
- Mulholland, C., Abdelmonem, M.G., Selim, G., 2014, “Narratives of Spatial Division: The Role of Social Memory in Shaping Urban Space in Belfast”, Journal of Civil Engineering & Architecture. Vol.8, No.6; pp746-760
- 19. Abdelmonem, M.G., 2014, “Cairene Homes of Modernity: The Changing Architecture of the Home in Early 20th Century Cairo”, Traditional Dwellings and Settlements Review, WPS, Vol. 254, pp1-20. [2014 Jeffrey Cook Award Winner]
- 20. Al-Thahab, A., Mushatat, S., Abdelmonem M.G., 2014, “Between tradition and modernity: Determining spatial systems of privacy in the domestic architecture of contemporary Iraq”.International Journal of Architectural Research, Vol. 8, No. 3, pp 238-250.
- 21. Ibrahim, R.I., Mushatat,S., Abdelmonem, M.G., 2014, “Authenticity, Identity and Sustainability in Post-war Iraq: Reshaping the Urban Form of Erbil City”. Journal of Islamic Architecture, Vol.3, No.2, pp 58-68.
- 22. Mulholland, C., Abdelmonem, M.G., Selim, G., 2014, “Negotiating spatiality: Potential of border areas for intergroup mixing in divided cities”. GAU Journal of Social and Applied Sciences, Vol.6, No.10, pp428-441
- 23. Abou ElFadl, B.R., Abdelmonem, M.G., 2014, “Revolting Arts or Spatial Democracy: Performances of popular arts during the Egyptian Revolution?” GAU Journal of Social and Applied Sciences, Vol.6, No.10, pp.444-470.
- Selim, G., Abdelmonem, M.G., 2013, “The disrupted Space: Safety & Security in traditional contexts”, Lonaard, Vol.15, No.3, pp.36-51.
- Abdelmonem, M.G., Selim, G., 2012, “Architecture, memory and historical continuity in old Cairo”, The Journal of Architecture. Vol.17, No.2; pp.167-192.
- Abdelmonem, M.G., 2012, “The practice of home in old Cairo: Towards socio-spatial models of sustainable living”. The Journal of Traditional Dwellings and Settlements Review, V.23, No.2, pp33-49
- Abdelmonem, M.G., 2012, “Responsive homes of old Cairo: Learning from the past, feeding in the future”. The Journal of Hospitality and Society Vol. 2, No. 3; pp251-271
- Abdelmonem, M.G., 2011, “Understanding everyday homes of urban communities: the Case of local streets (Hawari) of Old Cairo”, Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Vol. 5, No. 11; pp.996-1010.
- Abdelmonem, M.G., 2012, “Conclusions: Towards a agenda for the New Home”, in Tolanski, E. (ed.) “Sustainable Living: Professional Approaches to Housework”. E-book, London: Home Renaissance Foundation.
- Abdelmonem, M.G., Selim, G., 2005, “Rehabilitation of Historical Buildings: Evaluation of Policies and Project outcomes in the Middle East, Case of Egypt”, in C.A. Brebbia (ed.) The Built Environment, volume 83, Southampton: WIT Press; pp.421-431 (ISBN 1-84564-021-7)
- Abdelmonem, M.G., 2013, “Portrush: a Mission for the Architectural Studio”, in Abdelmonem, M.G. (ed.), “Portrush: Architecture for the North Irish Coast”. Belfast: Ulster Tatler.
- Abdelmonem, M.G., 2012, “Peripheries dialogue: roundtable debate on architecture”, in Morrow & Abdelmonem (eds.), “Peripheries: Edge conditions in architecture”. London: Routledge; pp.9-24
- Morrow, R. & Abdelmonem, M.G., 2012, “Introduction: Transcending the boundaries of architecture”. In Morrow & Abdelmonem (eds.), “Peripheries: Edge conditions in architecture”. London: Routledge; pp.1-8 (ISBN 978-0-415-64029-9)
Refereed Papers in Conferences and Proceedings
- Abdelmonem MG, 2016, “Conserving the Relevance of Heritage: Corrective actions for sustainable historic fabric of the Arab city”. Proceedings of the International Conference on “Inheriting the City: Advancing Understandings of Urban Heritage”. University of Birmingham, Taiwan, 31Mar-4 Apr 2016
- Ibrahim, R., Abdelmonem, MG, Mushatat, S., 2016, “The Role of Urban Pattern Indicators for Sustainable Urban Forms in the Developed Countries: A Pragmatic Evaluation of Two Sustainable Urban Contexts”. Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Engineering and Innovative Technology, Erbil City 12-15 Apr, 2016
- Mulholland, C., Abdelmonem, M.G., Selim, G., 2015, “Shared architecture, social practice, and intergroup mixing in Belfast”, The Proceedings of “The Architecture of Alterity” (AoA) Symposium, University of Edinburgh, 25-27 May 2015. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing Ltd.
- Abdelmonem, M.G., 2014, “Spaces that Revolt: Narratives of everyday revolution in Cairo”, The Proceeding of the World Congress of Middle Eastern Studies at the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey, 20-24August 2014.
- Abdelmonem, M.G., 2014, “Homes of modernity: European influences on the architecture of home in Cairo at the turn of Twentieth Century”, Annual Meeting of Middle Eastern Studies Association (MESA), Washington DC, 21-24 Nov, 2014.
- Abdelmonem, M.G., 2014, “Cairene homes of modernity: The changing architecture of home in the early 20th Century Cairo”, International Association for the Study of traditional Environments (IASTE), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 14-17 December 2014.
- Selim, G., Abdelmonem, M.G., 2013, “Disrupted Space: Safety and security in Traditional contexts”, The Proceeding of the Ajman Sixth International Conference for Urban Planning, "City & Security", March 11 to 14, 2013, Ajman, UAE.
- 40. Abdelmonem M.G., 2012, “Spaces that Revolt: Spatial Practices as an Act of Resistance in Middle Eastern Cities during the Arab Spring”, The Ninth International Architectural Humanities Research Association Conference, London Metropolitan University.15-17 November 2013.
- Abdelmonem M.G., 2012, “Modernity in traditional quarters: Corrective actions for sustainable historical fabric of the Arab city”, The Third International Architectural Conservation Conference, 15-17 Dec 2012, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
- Abdelmonem M.G., McWhinney, R., 2012, “Privacy in the public space: an argument for a new source of domestic identity in a contested city”, The Proceedings of the 4th Internationalconference of the Home Renaissance Foundations, 14-15 November 2012, Rome: The University of Rome Tre.
- Abdelmonem, M.G., 2012, “Modernity in traditional quarters: Corrective actions for sustainable historical fabric of the Arab city”, The proceeding of The third international Architectural Conservation, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
- Abdelmonem, M.G., 2011, “Responsive homes of old Cairo: Learning from the past, feeding in the future”, in “Sustainable Living: Professional Approaches to Housework”, the e-book for the proceedings of the 3rd International conference of the Home Renaissance Foundations. London.
- Abdelmonem, M.G., 2010, “Spatial Practices versus Architectural Practices: An interrogation in everyday Practice of the Hawari of Cairo”. The proceeding of the ARCC/AAEE 2010 International conference on Architectural Research, 23-26 June 2010, Washington DC, USA.
- Abdelmonem, M.G., 2010, “The Practice of Home in Urban Communities: the Case of local streets (Hawari) of Old Cairo”. The proceeding of the First International Conference for Urban & Architecture Heritage in Islamic Countries: Its role in Cultural & Economic Development, 23-28May 2010, Riyadh.
- Selim, G., Abdelmonem, M.G., 2007, “Residential Communities in United Arab Emirates”, the proceeding of the 3rd Housing symposium “Neighborhoods Are More Than Houses “, Riyadh, KSA.
- Abdelmonem, M.G., Leohlein, G., 2007, “Sustainability in Traditional Houses in the UAE: Potentials and improvement of buildings abilities”, the proceeding of the Second International conference of Dubai Conservation 2007, Dubai.
- Abdelmonem, M. G., 2009, “Architecture and social sustainability: An analytical approach to the Hawari in Cairo.” Third International Ajman Planning conference, Ajman, The United Arab Emirates, 6-8 April 2009.
- Abdelmonem, M. G., 2009, “Challenging Boundaries: Towards Students-led Learning Environment in Architectural Education”. Paper submitted to the annual PCHE conference, The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK.
- Abdelmonem, M. G., 2008, “The Cairene Harah in 1800: Reading domestic space as a spectrum of social spheres.” Architectural Humanities Research Association (AHRA), Annual Student symposium.
- Abdelmonem, M. G., 2008, “Propagation of ideologies in Architectural Education”. Paper submitted to the annual PCHE conference, The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK.
- Abdelmonem, M. G., Selim, G., 2003,“Contemporary Islamic Architecture in the Arab World”, 18th Middle East History and Theory Conference, University of Chicago, Chicago, USA.