Faculty Of Architecture – Dean

PERSONAL INFORMATION :          

Name: Dr. Tammam Fakoush       

Academic Rank: : Assistant Professor        
Current Position: Dean of Faculty of Architecture

CV:  

Dr. Tammam Fakoush

Academic qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Architecture, University of Damascus, 1980-1981
  • Doctorate in Architecture/Architectural Design, Bauhaus University, Germany, 1990
  • Teaching Methods Certificate, Faculty of Education, University of Damascus, 1991

Teaching experience:

  • Faculty member at the Faculty of Architecture, University of Damascus, as a lecturer (1991-1997)
  • Associate Professor at the Faculty of Architecture, University of Damascus (from 1997 to 2021)
  • Retired in February 2021
  • Taught at Arab architecture colleges: University of Omdurman (Sudan) and University of Qaryounis (Libya)

Academic and administrative positions:

  • President of the International Valley Private University (2007-2010)
  • Director General of Antiquities and Museums in Syria (2002-2004)
  • President of the Arab Archaeologists Union (2003-2004)
  • Head of the Department of Architectural Design, Faculty of Architecture, University of Damascus (2010-2014)
  • Head of the Department of Architecture at the Faculty of Engineering and Technology at the International University for Science and Technology IUST (2021-2022)
  • Dean of the Faculty of Architecture at the International University for Science and Technology IUST, currently
  • Consulting engineer in the Syrian Engineers Syndicate (private office, Damascus branch)

Academic and engineering projects:

  • Participated in many conferences and seminars with research and scientific papers inside and outside the country (Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Egypt, Morocco, Mauritania, Italy, Germany, Spain, Greece, Austria, Switzerland)
  • Supervised many master’s and PhD theses and participated in the evaluation of many others
  • Chaired and participated in many engineering and artistic committees in the Ministry of Higher Education, Ministry of Culture, Damascus Governorate, Engineers Syndicate, and Teachers Syndicate
  • Studied and designed several important projects, including (Hasaka Museum, new Faculty of Law building at the University of Damascus, administrative building of the General Organization for Exhibitions and International Markets, and Heart Surgery Hospital in Deir Ezzor), and reviewed the studies of several projects, including (Aleppo Courthouse – Homs Courthouse – Heart Surgery Hospital at the University of Damascus – Rural Damascus Health Directorate)

Dr. Fakoush is a distinguished architect and academician with a long and distinguished career. He has made significant contributions to the field of architecture in Syria, and his work has been recognized internationally. He is a respected figure in the Syrian community, and his dedication to his profession is an inspiration to others.

Here are some of his most notable achievements:

  • He was the first Syrian architect to earn a PhD from a German university.
  • He served as the Director General of Antiquities and Museums in Syria from 2002 to 2004.
  • He is the author of several books and articles on architecture.
  • He has won numerous awards for his work, including the Syrian Order of Merit.

Dr. Fakoush is a true pioneer in the field of architecture in Syria. He has helped to shape the landscape of the country through his innovative designs and his commitment to preserving Syria’s rich cultural heritage.

Dean’s Word:

Architecture, or architectural engineering, is the mother of the arts. It encompasses design, drawing, sculpture, and decoration, and it is the witness to human civilization from generation to generation. It is a discipline that combines science and art to meet the needs and requirements of humans in the environment in which they live, from the emergence of the first architectural buildings in history, which are houses and dwellings, to specialized buildings for every human need, such as religious, educational, commercial, cultural, health, and tourism facilities, etc.

The elements of architecture (function, beauty, durability, and economy) are still the pillars of architectural engineering, and the title of architect is still the dream of many young men and women. Architecture embodies beauty, develops the community’s taste, and leaves its mark on the pages of history.

Architectural engineering is developing rapidly, especially using modern technologies, to produce designs that are astonishing and represent milestones for nations that will continue to boast of their architectural civilization.

Since Syria is the cradle of civilizations and a museum of architecture that embodies the fusion of cultures and human creativity, the Faculty of Architecture at the International University for Science and Technology carries the message of creativity in science and art, aiming to build a elite of architects who preserve its architectural heritage and publish on its land the most beautiful buildings and facilities that will always be crowned with the jasmine of love and peace.

 

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