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Dr. Joao Pinelo Silva

Assistant Professor Architecture University of BahrainArchitecture & Interior Design

PhD MSc Lic Arch EDAC Certified

Location: Manama, Bahrain Website: Personal Website


I am an Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University of Bahrain. I am a registered architect in the U.K. and the U.S.A., and have over 14 years of teaching experience, mostly at post-graduate level. In 2010 I earned a Ph.D. in Architecture at the Bartlett School of Graduate Studies at University College London, U.K. I received a Masters in Built Environment Evaluation for Sustainability also in the U.K., following a professional degree in architecture in Portugal. I am Evidence-based Design Certified (E.D.A.C. U.S.A.). I specialize in Space Syntax and Spatial Cognition. I research the spatial behavior of people in the built environment since I am interested in gaining a better understanding of the implications of design on the use of buildings, institutions, and cities. My research has steered me to develop practical software tools to assist with measuring and analyzing behavior within spatial frameworks. These tools facilitate and standardize the gathering of data in a way as to increase the base of evidence and make this process simpler, more efficient, and more affordable, which might significantly improve the efficiency of the design process.

PhD Architecture – University College London
MSc Built Environment Evaluation for Sustainability  – Salford University
Lic Architecture and Planning – Technical University Lisbon
EDAC Certified – Centre For Health Design

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