Dean of Faculty of Architecture - Design & Built Environment

Prof. Hassan Abdel-Salam

Professor of Architecture and Environmental Design

Dear Members of the Faculty, Staff, and Students,

I would like to express my heartfelt welcome to each and every one of you as we embark on the Academic Year 2023-24. I extend a special greeting to the new students, the Class of 2024, as well as to all the returning students. It brings me immense joy to witness your presence on both campuses. I am delighted to welcome you into our Faculty, comprising a remarkable team of academics and staff. Together, we are dedicated to ensuring that the upcoming year is filled with success and opportunities for everyone. Our aim is to provide an enriching campus life experience and foster excitement for learning, both within the teaching halls and beyond.

As we begin this journey together, I encourage you to embrace the numerous possibilities and potentials that lie ahead. Take advantage of the vast knowledge and expertise offered by our faculty members, who are committed to guiding you in your educational pursuits. Our dedicated staff is also here to support you throughout your academic journey, ensuring a smooth and fulfilling experience. Campus life encompasses a wide range of activities and interactions that contribute to personal growth and holistic development. I urge you to engage in multiple activities that align with your passions and interests. These opportunities will not only enhance your academic experience but also allow you to form lasting friendships and create valued memories.

We have an exciting vision for the faculty in the upcoming two semesters. Our focus will be on strengthening the overall education programs and academic support services to provide the best possible learning experience. We are dedicated to offering further engagement opportunities and are preparing an active schedule of activities, including workshops, exchanges, collaborations, and scientific trips. The Faculty of Architecture, Design, and Built Environment takes pride in its experienced, committed, and caring staff, both academic and administrative. They are here to support and guide you throughout your university education journey.

We have full confidence in our academic family's preparedness to tackle the challenges that may arise. This confidence stems from the thoughtfulness and dedication of our faculty members, staff, and, of course, the students. By working together, we can achieve our goals and objectives. I encourage you to actively engage with other groups on campus, participate in conversations, events, and ambitious endeavors. Your involvement will enrich your university experience and contribute to the vibrant academic community we strive to create at BAU.

I am confident that this academic year will be a transformative and fulfilling one for all of us. At the onset of this journey, together, let us seize every opportunity to foster a culture of collaboration, respect, and inclusivity, to tackle challenges, and to celebrate our collective achievements.

I wish you all the best as we commence the Academic Year 2023-24.

Best regards,


Prof. Hassan Abdel-Salam