Department of Architecture 

The aim of the Bachelor of Architecture program is to train creative students with professional skills and to foster future architects with basic and professional capabilities. This program, which was established in 2005, covers subjects and skills such as Conceptual Framework, Construction, Graphical Presentation, Architectural Design and Construction Technology. Fostering graduates with creative ideas and visualization skills is the main purpose of the Bachelor of Architecture degree program at the School of Architecture, Urbanism and Islamic Art.

This program typically takes four years to accomplish, of which the first three semesters of the Bachelor of Architecture program covers basic subjects. From the third semester onwards there is an architectural design workshop in each semester. Students will receive the Bachelor of Architecture degree upon submitting and defending their project.

This program focuses on subjects such as: Construction, Architectural Design, Conceptual Framework, Building Design, and Studio.

Head of the Department of Architecture
Hossein Maroufi
Assistant Professor
Department of Architecture 

Academic staff

Akram Hosseini
Assistant Professor
Hamed Kamelnia
Associate Professor
Seyyedeh Fatemeh Mousavinia
Assistant Professor
Parsa Pahlavan
Assistant Professor
Jafar Taheri
Assistant Professor


Recent journal articles

Hosseini, A., & Ghazizadeh, S. (2022). Analysis of the Dome-Chamber’s Openness in Persian Historical Mosques. Medieval History Journal, 25 (1), 93-126.
Hosseini, A., & Sara Rahmani (2022). Personalization of Private Outdoor Spaces: A Case Study of an Iranian Affordable Housing. International Journal of Architectural Engineering and Urban Planning, 31 (1), 1-16.
Mousavinia, S. (2022). How residential density relates to social interactions? Similarities and differences of moderated mediation models in gated and non-gated communities. Land Use Policy, 120 (), 106303-106303.
Rahim Rahimi, Mahnaz Moeini Saleh, Mohammad Anvar Adibhesami, Borhan Sepehri, Hirou Karimi, & Hosseini, A. (2022). Researchers in Mashhad, Iran, are investigating how green roofs can enhance the quality of life in cities with arid climates. Nature-Based Solutions, 2 (), 100033-100040.
Hosseini, A. (2022). Evaluation of bioclimatic design strategies in Esfahak village using Mahoney method. Journal of Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Development, (), -.
Kamelnia, H., Pirouz Hanachi, & Moayedi, M. (2022). Exploring the spatial structure of Toon historical town courtyard houses: topological characteristics of the courtyard based on a configuration approach. Journal of Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Development, (), -.
Kamelnia, H., & Pirouz Hanachi (2022). BUILDING NEW HERITAGE FOR THE FUTURE: INVESTIGATING COMMUNITY ARCHITECTURE PARADIGMS IN CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE OF IRAN (1978–2020). Journal of Architecture and Urbanism, 46 (2), 171-190.
Talaei, M. (2022). Thermal and energy performance of a user-responsive microalgae bioreactive façade for climate adaptability. Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments, 1 (52), 101894-101899.

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Contact Information

Iran, Mashhad, Azadi Square, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad

Faculty of Architecture, Urbanism and Islamic Art, Department of Architecture 

Phone: +985138806822

Fax: +985138807266