Mohammad Shihadeh A. Arar
  • Mohammad Shihadeh A. Arar

  • Associate Professor
  • Ext: 6707

Dr. Arar is an associate professor in the Department of Architecture at Ajman University. He was the head of DAE at Ajman University for five years (2007-2012). He completed his PhD study in the field of Urban Environmental Studies from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York, USA. He finished his Master of Architecture from California State Polytechnic University, Los Angeles, California. Dr. Arar has two Undergraduate degrees: Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of City and Regional Planning from University of Louisiana, USA. Before Joining Ajman University, Dr Arar was an assistant professor and the Head of the architectural Engineering department at Applies Sciences University in Amman, Jordan (1997-2001). Dr Arar has several publications his main interest is in Architecture, urban design, planning and built environment.

Education
  • Ph.D. in Urban Environmental Studies , Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Troy, New York. USA. 1995
  • Master of Architecture , California State Polytechnic University Pomona , Los Angeles, California. USA. 1985
  • Bachelor of Architecture from University of Louisiana, Lafayette, Louisiana. USA. 1979-1984
  • Bachelor of City and Regional Planning from University of Louisiana, Lafayette, Louisiana. USA. 1979-1984
Experience
  • Associate Professor Architectural Engineering Department Ajman University, UAE , 2012 - present
  • Head Department , Architectural Engineering Department, Ajman University , UAE , 2007- 2012
  • Academic Coordinator, Architectural Engineering Department Ajman University, UAE , 2005 - 2007
  • Assistant Professor , Architectural Engineering Department Ajman University, UAE , 2004 - 2005
  • Head Department , Architectural Engineering Department, Applied Sciences University , Amman, Jordan, 2000- 2001
  • Assistant Professor , Architectural Engineering Department, Applied Sciences University , Amman, Jordan, 1997- 2000
Teaching Area
  • Architectural Design
  • Urban Design
  • Urban Planning
  • Graduation Project
Research
  • Architecture and Urban Design
  • Urban Planning
  • Sustainability in Architectural and Urban Development
  • Built Environment
Publications
Conference Presentation
  • Bamboo Application in Building Design: Case Study – Green School, Bali, Indonesia, 4th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE-WORKSHOP ON SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE & URBAN DESIGN ICWSAUD2019, March 2019.
  • Urbanization in Ajman: Pushing by Housing Development, 4th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE-WORKSHOP ON SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE & URBAN DESIGN ICWSAUD2019, March 2019.
  • Dubai Metro and the New Build Environment and Urban Life at Sheikh Zaid Road, Transformation of the urban character of Arab Cities since the late last century Proceedings of the International Conference held at German Jordanian University Amman- Jordan 22-24 April, 2015
  • The impact of the commercial activities on the urban scape of the historic city center with a case study of some cities in the U.A.E., 3rd International Architectural Conservation Conference , 17-19 December 2012
Memberships, Awards and Honors
  • Supervising wining competition April 2019 Winning Architectural Design Competition, My graduate students and Urban Design Students won The P&T competition.
  • Winning Architectural Design Competition, My graduate student as individual participant won the fifth place in Tamayouz International Excellence Award Competition; there were 420 participants from 88 schools and 33 nationalities, November 2016.
  • Winning Architectural Design Competition, My students as group work of urban design project won the first place in Ajman Creek Challenge Competition, organized by Ajman Municipality, March 2015.
  • Winning Architectural Design Competition, My students as group design work won the Third place in the international design competition under the name “ Concepts for Event City” organized by Ajman Municipality in the 7th Ajman International Urban Planning Conference April 2014.