Head of the Architecture and Interior Architecture Department
Darat Othman Bdeir SI
+962 6 4294444
Biography

 

  • Quality Assurance Liaison Officer & Strategic Plan Coordinator, College of Engineering, Applied Science (Private) University, Amman, Jordan, 2016-2017.
  • Architect, Head of Architectural Section License,  Jordanian Engineers Association, 2011.
  • Chairman, Department of Architecture, University of Jordan, 2006-7.
  • Associate Researcher, French Institute for the Near East (IFPO), Amman, 2000-2002.
  • Ph.D. Architectural Theory, University of Pennsylvania, USA. , 1993.
  • M.Sc. Architectural Theory, University of Pennsylvania, USA. , 1990.
  • B.Sc. Architecture, University of Jordan, 1983.

Educational Background

Ph.D. Architectural Theory, University of Pennsylvania, USA. , 1993.
M.Sc. Architectural Theory, University of Pennsylvania, USA. , 1990.
B.Sc. Architecture, University of Jordan, 1983
Research Interests

Theory & Design in Architecture & Allied Disciplines

Experience
  • Full-time career in teaching and research, at University of Jordan (1994-2014), University of Bahrain (2012-2014), Applied Science University-Amman (2014-2017), and German Jordanian University (2017-current).

 

  • Part-time professional practice in, architectural design (Jordan), housing and urban design (Jordan & Palestine), and minor experience in spatial planning (Jordan & Libya). Founding member of  Jordanian Planning Forum (JPF), 2011.

 

  • Previous collaborative research sponsored by, the French Near East Center (IFPO), the Urban Research Laboratory at the University of Francois-Rabelais (URBAMA) in France, and the University of Jordan.
Awards
  • Fulbright Study Award, 1988-1990.

 

  • National Competition for the design of the National Children's Museum of Jordan (Third Prize). Prizes awarded by H.M. Queen Rania of Jordan in a special ceremony.