(founded in 1992)


Prof. Dr Ashraf M. Salama

University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK

Prof. Dr Dina K. Shehayeb

Nile University, Cairo, Egypt


The IAPS Education Network was founded based on the efforts and the call of Necdet Teymur in 1992 during IAPS 12th in Halkidiki, Greece. He continued to lead the network until 1998 when Ashraf Salama and Joy Potthof joined him in convening the activities of the Network during IAPS 15th  in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. The role of Teymur continued to be instrumental, specifically in generating critical discourses on education and design pedagogy until IAPS 19 in Alexandria, Egypt, 2006. Ashraf Salama has been leading the Network solely from 2006 to 2020. Dina Shehayeb joined Ashraf Salama in convening the activities of the Network and following her efforts they have jointly organised the Education Symposium as part of IAPS 25 June 2020, (Online) Quebec City, Canada.


  • Exchange of knowledge and dissemination of research findings and education in built environment-related disciplines.
  • Promote research on design pedagogy and studio teaching practices.
  • Envision ways in which people-environments studies can be incorporated into design teaching practices.
  • Promote trans-disciplinarity in design pedagogy.


IAPS 19th - Alexandria, Egypt, 2006

Necdet Teymur presided the Education network meeting on “Design Studio Pedagogy: Changing Perspective in a Changing World”.

IAPS 20th – Rome, Italy, 2008

Joint symposium between IAPS Education and CSBE Networks.

Hülya Turgut Yıldız, Ashraf M. Salama, and Peter Kellett

Cities, Cultural Diversity, and Design Pedagogy: Enhancing ‘People Environment’ Paradigm in Education

In this symposium, eight provocative and diverse papers are presented to shed light on the dialectic relationship between culture, diversity, and pedagogy. These were of

  • Mazumdar on What’s Culture Got to Do with Design Pedagogy.
  • Abdel-Hadi and T. Rashed on Influence of Cultural Environment Diversity on Conceptual Output.
  • M. Salama on Pedagogical Tools for Integrating ‘People-Environments’ Paradigm in Lecture based Courses in Architecture.
  • T. Yildiz, G. ­Nalhan, and S. Y. Tok on Using Traditional and Historical Cities in Architectural Design Education.
  • Deviren on Understanding Place through Design Studio Studies.
  • W. Robinson on Travel Pedagogy for International Study of Housing and Urbanism.
  • K. Shehayeb and N. H. Sherif on Shaping Young Architects’ Minds: Wearing the E-B Glasses.
  • Eyüce on Learning from Istanbul.

IAPS 26th - Quebec City, Canada 2020

IAPS Education Symposium #16:

Reconceptualising Architectural & Urban Design Education through People-Centred Multidisciplinary, Integrative Approach

Dina Shehayeb, Nile University, Egypt; Ferdinando Fornara, University of Cagliari, Italy; & Ashraf M. Salama, University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom

  • Introduction – Overview, Dina Shehayeb, Nile University, Egypt
  • Bridging the gap between education and practice in architecture and urban design: An exploratory study, Shimaa M. Ali, Suez Canal University, Egypt; Dina Shehayeb, Nile University, Egypt; Ferdinando Fornara, University of Cagliari, Italy
  • Pedagogy for Environment-Behaviour Studies: A Voice from the Global South, Smita Khan, Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, India
  • A New Older Way of Learning: The RAIC Syllabus Program Considered, William Crompton, RAIC Syllabus Program, Canada; John Raimondo, Raimondo & Associates, Architects, Canada; Ian Ellingham, Cambridge Architectural Research, United Kingdom
  • Coalition building in architectural pedagogy: preparing students for a changing world, Olivier Vallerand, Arizona State University, United States
  • On the person and the milieu: A communicational model for thinking the political nature of architectonic articulation, Michael Doyle, Université Laval, Canada
  • Moderated Discussion, Ashraf Salama, University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom

Key Articles (in chronological order)

  • Salama, A. M. (1998). A new paradigm in architectural pedagogy: integrating environment-behaviour studies into architectural education teaching practices. In J. Telenburg, J. van-Andel, J. Smeets, & A. Seidel (Eds.), Shifting Balances: Changing Roles in Policy, Research, and Design (pp. 128-139).
  • Turgut, Hulya; Salama, Ashraf M.; and Kellett, Peter (2009). “Cities, Cultural Diversity, and Design Pedagogy: Enhancing ‘People Environment’ Paradigm in Education,” in ArchNet-IJAR: International Journal of Architectural Research, vol. 3, issue 1, pp. 263-274.
  • Abdel-Hadi, Aleya and Salama, Ashraf M. (2009). “Editorial: Transdisciplinarity, People-Environment, and Design Research,” in ArchNet-IJAR: International Journal of Architectural Research, vol. 3, issue 1, pp. 08-13.
  • Salama, A. M. (2012). Knowledge and design: people-environment research for responsive pedagogy and practice.Procedia Social and Behavioural Sciences49, 8-27.

Special Journal Issues (in chronological order)

Books on Education and Pedagogy by the Conveners (in chronological order)

  • Teymur, N. (1982). Environmental Discourse: A Critical Analysis of Environmentalism in Architecture, Planning, Design, Ecology, Social Sciences and the Media. London: Question Press.
  • Teymur, N. (1992). Architectural Education: Issues in Educational Practice and Policy. London: Question Press.
  • Salama, A. M. (1995). New Trends in Architectural Education: Designing the Design Studio. Raleigh, NC: TT&UPP.
  • Hardy, A. and Teymur, N. (Eds.) (1996). Architectural History and the Studio. London: Question Press.
  • Salama, A. M., O’Reilly, W. and Noshis, K. (2002). Architectural Education Today: Cross Cultural Perspectives. Lausanne: Comportements.
  • Teymur, N. (2002). Re-architecture: Themes and Variations. London: Question Press.
  • Salama, A. M. & Wilkinson, N. (Eds.) (2007). Design Studio Pedagogy: Horizons for the Future. Gateshead: Urban International Press.
  • Salama, A. M. (2015). Spatial Design Education: New Directions for Pedagogy in Architecture and Beyond. London: Routledge.
  • Salama, A. M. (2021). Transformative Pedagogy in Architecture and Urbanism. London: Routledge (Routledge Revivals).