Rami Farouk Daher

Rami Farouk Daher, Ph. D., M. Arch., B.Sc. is Associate Professor at the School of Architect and Built Environment at the German Jordanian University (GJU) and a practicing architect and general director of TURATH: Architecture & Urban Design Consultants  and Metropolis: Cities Research Council, the research arm of TURATH.  TURATH had worked on several leading urban regeneration and adaptive reuse projects in Amman and in the Arab region.  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 recipient of a Certificate in Historic Preservation (1995) from the College of Architecture at Texas A&M University.  Between 2012-15, Daher has served on the Research Grants selection committee of the Arab Council for Social Sciences (ACSS)and between 2015-2019, he has been elected to the board of trustees of the Council.  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 Buildings. Daher is also the recipient of the Arab Architects Award in 2018 in the category(Rehabilitation) for the Project of the Project of the Adaptive Reuse of the Old Electricity Hangar and the New Ras Al Ain Art Gallery Building in Amman.  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, neoliberal urban transformations in the region, and cultural heritage definition, conservation, adaptive reuse, and management.