Dr. Rami Daher
Associate Professor
OFFICE: SI 209
PHONE: +962 6 4294444
Biography
Rami Farouk Daher, Ph. D., M. Arch., B.Sc. Rami Daher Rami Daher is Associate Professor at the School of Architect and Built Environment at the German Jordanian University (GJU) and a practicing architect and general director at TURATH: Architecture & Urban Design Consultants. He taught at the American University of Beirut's Department of Architecture & Design; at Texas A&M’s College of Architecture, and at Jordan University of Science & Tech (holding position of Department Head between 2003 and 2006). Daher had earned a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Jordan (1988), a Master of Architecture from the University of Minnesota (1991), a PhD in Architecture from Texas A&M U (1995), and was a recipient of a FULBRIGHT Scholarship through which he did his post-doctoral studies at the University of California, Berkeley (2001). Daher is a co-founder and a principal of TURATH: Architecture & Urban Design Consultants (1999-present), and Metropolis: Cities Research Council (2008- Present), the research arm of TURATH. At TURATH, Daher had led several key projects on urban regeneration and public space design, heritage conservation & management, adaptive reuse of heirtage sites, urban planning, and other in Amman and in the region. Furthermore, Daher had also led projects on the preparation of conservation mangement plans, and nomination files of various sites to the World Heriage.
 
Daher is a recipient of a Certificate in Historic Preservation (1995) from the College of Architecture at Texas A&M University. Since 1999, Daher has been appointed as a faculty Fellow at the Center for Heritage Conservation, College of Architecture, Texas A&M University. In addition, Daher has been awarded (2002) an International Collaborative Research Grant (ICRG) from the Program on the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) of the Social Science Research Council (SSRC). Between 2012-15, Daher has served on the Research Grants selection committee of the Arab Council for Social Sciences (ACSS) and since 2015 he has been elected to the board of trustees of the Council and served as its Chair between 2017-19. Daher is also the recipient of the prestigious Arab award: Abdelhamid Shouman Award for Arab Researchers for its 35th Cycle for the Category of Engineering Sciences/Conservation & Restoration of Historic Buidllings. Daher is also the recipient of the Arab Architects Award (2018) in the category “Rehabilitation” for the adaptive reuse of Amman’s historic Electricity Hangar project.
Daher co-edited with Irene Maffi The Politics and Practices of Cultural Heritage in the Middle East: Positioning the Material Culture in Contemporary Societies (I. B. Tauris 2014). He also co-edited with Myriam Ababsa Cities, Urban Practices, and Nation Buildings in Jordan (IFPO, 2011), and edited Tourism in the Middle East: Continuity
 

Change and Transformation (Channel View Publications. 2007). Daher’s ongoing research and publications investigate the politics and dynamics of public place making and of conservation of cultural heritage; levels of place understanding including typological and typo-morphological and their effects on nature of intervention within historic settings; neoliberal urban transformations in the region; and cultural heritage definition, conservation, adaptive reuse, and management.

Educational Background

Ph. D. in Architecture , Texas A&M University. College Station, TX , 1995.
Masters of Architecture , University of Minnesota. Minneapolis, MN , 1991.
B. Sc. in Architectural Engineering , University of Jordan. Amman, Jordan , 1988.
Research Interests

Architectural Conservation.

Experience

 

Academic Experience

  • Associate Professor of Architecture / German Jordanian University, School of Architecture & the Built Envioronment

              Feb. 2008 - Present 

  •  Associate Professor of Architecture / American University of Beirut (AUB) ,  Department of Architecture & Design

              Jan. 2007 - Jan. 2008

  • Chairman & Founder, School of Architecture & the Built Envionrment German Jordanian University
              Sep. 2006 - Jan. 2007

  • Chairman, Department of Architecture Jordan University of Science & Technology

              2003 – Aug. 2006

  • Associate Professor of Architecture / Jordan University of Science & Technology , Department of Architecture

               1996 - June 2006

  • Assistant Lecturer College of Architecture, Texas A&M University. College Station, TX

                1993 - 1995

  • Full-Time Lecturer Department of Architecture, Jordan UN. of Science & Technology, Irbid, Jordan.

              1991 - 1992

  • Teaching Assistant.College of Architecture and Landscape Arch. UN. of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

               1990

  • Resident Assistant University of Minnesota, Housing Services. Middlebrook Hall

               1990 - 1991

 

Professional "Work" Experience

  • TURATH: Architecture & Urban Design Consultants. Co-Founder and Manager

              1999 - Present 

 

Selected Publications

2009 Rami Daher,"Global Capital, Urban Regeneration, and Heritage Conservation in the Levant",In The Middle East Institute Viewpoints: Architecture and Urbanization in the Middle East. John Calabrese (ed.). www.medeasti.org. pp: 22-26,2009
2009 Rami Daher,"Overview and Synthesis for the Regional Workshop: Rehabilitation of historic towns and villages",A Euromed Heritage Workshop (a program funded by the European Union),pp 29-38,Rabat, Morocco,2009
2009 Rami Daher, Timothy, Dallen,"Heritage Tourism in Southwest Asia and North Africa: Contested Pasts and Veiled Realities",pp. 146-164, in Cultural Heritage and Tourism in the Developing World: A Regional Perspective,The book is edited by Dallen J. Timothy and Gyan P. Nyaupane. London: Routledge: Taylor & Francis Group.,2009
2008 Dr. Rami Daher,"Amman: Disguised Genealogy and Recent Urban Restructuring and Neoliberal Threats",in The Evolving Arab City: Tradition, Modernity & Urban Development, Elsheshtawy, Yasser (Editor). London: Routledge: Taylor & Francis Group. pp. 37-68,2008
2007 Dr. Rami Daher,""Tourism, Heritage, and Urban Transformations in Jordan and Lebanon: Emerging Actors and Global-Local Juxtapositions", pp. 263-307, in Tourism in the Middle East: Continuity, Change, & Transformation.",published by Channel View Publications, the publishers of Journal of Sustainable Tourism, Current Issues in Tourism, Journal of Eco-tourism, and the book series, Aspects of Tourism., The book is edited by Rami F. Daher, and is part of a new book series: Tourism and Cultural Change. Series editor is Professor Mike Robinson, Director of the Center for Tourism, and Cultural Change of Sheffield Hallam University,2007
2007 Dr. Rami Daher," "Reconceptualizing Tourism in the Middle East: Place, Heritage, Mobility and Competitiveness" , pp. 1-70, in Tourism in the Middle East: Continuity, Change, & Transformation.",The series is published by Channel View Publications, the publishers of Journal of Sustainable Tourism, Current Issues in Tourism, Journal of Eco-tourism, and the book series, Aspects of Tourism. ,The book is edited by Rami F. Daher, and is part of a new book series: Tourism and Cultural Change. Series editor is Professor Mike Robinson, Director of the Center for Tourism, and Cultural Change of Sheffield Hallam University. ,2007
2007 Dr. Rami Daher,""Tourism in the Middle East: Continuity, Change, & Transformation”.",The series is published by Channel View Publications, the publishers of Journal of Sustainable Tourism, Current Issues in Tourism, Journal of Eco-tourism, and the book series, Aspects of Tourism. ,The book is edited by Rami F. Daher, and is part of a new book series: Tourism and Cultural Change. Series editor is Professor Mike Robinson, Director of the Center for Tourism, and Cultural Change of Sheffield Hallam University.,2007