Dr. Chaham Alalouch holds a Ph.D. in Architectural Engineering from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK, 2009; a Post Graduate Diploma in Architectural Design, 2004; and a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering, 2002, from Aleppo University, Syria.

He is currently holds an Assistant Professor in Architecture Engineering post at Sultan Qaboos University in Oman. Previously, Chaham worked as Assistant Professor in Architectural Design at Ittihad Private University, Syria, and as a Research Associate at the School of the Built Environment, Heriot-Watt University, UK.

His Ph.D. was awarded the MacFarlane Prize by HWU, UK, and one of his peer-reviewed journal papers was awarded the Highly Commended Award at the Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2010, UK. His research focuses on the relationship between the built environment (urban and buildings) and people’s preferences, behavior, well-being and quality of live. He has authored and co-authored several articles covering topics such as healthcare building design, privacy, space syntax, restorative environments, stakeholder’s involvement in the design process, and passive and sustainable design in the GCC region. He currently is undertaken research on architectural pedagogy.

Earlier, Chaham Started his career as an architectural engineer working for consultancy firms in Aleppo University. During this period he worked in two European commission-funded projects namely STRABON ‘Multilingual and Multimedia Information System for Euro-Mediterranean Cultural Heritage and Tourism’ and HERCOMANES ‘Heritage Conservation and Management in Egypt and Syria’. He worked also in several architectural consultancy firms in the UK.