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., & Akram Mohammadzade (2021). Comparative analysis of the versatility of the Persian garden and park patterns as urban spaces in Iran. International Journal of Architecture and Urban Development, 11 (2), 31-40.
Moradi, M., & Hosseini, A. (2021). The Rural Texture of Azghad Village: Historical Context of Collective Housing. International Journal of Rural Management, 18 (2), 289-310.
Taheri, J., Tohidi, T., Taheri, S., Kafiyan, M., & Eslami, F. (2021). Assessment of passive design strategies in traditional houses of Sabzevar, Iran. Journal of Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Development, ahead-of-print (), -.
Pahlavan, P., Stefania Manzi, Shariatmadar, H., & Maria Chiara Bignozzi (2021). Preliminary Valorization of Climatic Conditions Effects on Curing of Air Lime-Based Mortars for Restorative Applications in the Pasargadae and Persepolis World Heritage Sites. Applied Sciences, 11 (17), 7925-7936.
Bahramifar, B., Gharehbashloo, E., & Hosseini, A. (2021). Environmentally responsive design in the vernacular architecture of mountainous regions. The case of Kang village, Iran. Journal of Housing and the Built Environment, (), -.
Shahini, V., Hosseini, A., & Javidi Kalateh Jafarabadi, T. (2021). Child-friendly kindergarten architecture: Perspectives of children in Iran. Asia-Pacific Journal of Research in Early Childhood Education, 15 (3), 85-112.
Taheri, J. (2021). The impacts of architecture and decorative arts on health based on medical sources in the Muslim societies during the medieval era. Studia Historiae Scientiarum, 20 (), 861-891.
Mohammad Hasan Khademzade, Shahaboddin Tasdiqi, Zoheir Mottaki, & Hosseini, A. (2021). The effect of the Mongol invasion on the townscape of Iranian cities. Journal of Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Development, 1 (1), 1-1.
Taheri, J. (2021). Celestial and mythical origins of the citadel of Bukhara. Endeavour, 45 (4), 100801-100809.

Policies, rules and governance

Contact Information

Iran, Mashhad, Azadi Square, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad

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

Phone: +985138806822

Fax: +985138807266