Dr. Fathia Elmenghawi

Title:  Assistant Professor – Architecture Design, Urban Planning and Urban Design
School: School of Engineering
Department: Architecture Department
Office:  Bldg. B-127
Phone: +971 7 246 8708
Email: fathia.elmenghawi@aurak.ac.ae


Fathia Elmenghawi obtained her bachelor degree in Architecture and Urban Planning from University of Tripoli (UT), Libya. She worked in the National Consulting Bureau (NCB) and in other architectural firms where she participated in many important national and local projects in her country Libya. Mrs Elmenghawi was also a member of the Technical Consulting Committee of the Urban Planning Agency, Tripoli. She reviewed and evaluated housing projects in Tripoli, Bengazi, and Tajura and assisted with discussions of high-rise buildings and office towers on Tripoli seafront. After receiving her MPhil from the University of Liverpool, UK, Mrs. Elmenghawi worked as a lecturer at the Department of Architecture and Urban Planning, UT. On October 2016, she obtained her PhD in Urban Systems from New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Newark, NJ, USA. Between November 2016 and June 2018, she worked as a Scholar and Research Assistant in United Parks as One – Newark, NJ. USA, as an assistant professor in Urban Placemaking and Management Master’s program, Pratt Institute – Brooklyn, NY, USA, and as an adjunct professor at Guttman College, CUNY, Manhattan, NY, USA. Her fields of interest are design and use of space in Muslim traditional buildings, urban design in relation to the creation of outdoor spaces, and Women and use of public space.

  • Jan. 2010 – Aug. 2016, PhD in Urban Systems, New Jersey Institute of Technology – Newark, NJ
  • Aug. 2008 – Nov. 2009, Certificate in Academic/Technical Writing in Architecture & Planning, University of Pennsylvania – Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Oct. 2001 – June 2004, MPhil in Architecture and Building Engineering, The University of Liverpool – Liverpool, UK
  • Sept. 1980 – July 1985, BSc. in Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Tripoli – Tripoli, Libya
  • Elmenghawi, Fathia, Changes in the Design of Public Space in Tripoli, Libya: 1835 – 2013. Female Research Showcase, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ, February 12, 2014.
  • Elmenghawi, Fathia. Newark’s City and County Parks: Historical Perspective toward Creating and Managing Public Parks for Healthy living environment. Annual Conference of the Environmental Design Research Association, Providence, RI, May 29-June 1, 2013.
  • Elmenghawi, Fathia. Newark’s City and County Parks: The Role of Essex County Park System. Urban Systems Conference, Newark, NJ, June 8, 2012.
  • Elmenghawi, Fathia. Use by People, Use by Design: The Case of Union Square Park, New York City. Annual Conference of the Environmental Design Research Association, Seattle, WA, May 30-June 2, 2012.
  • Elmenghawi, Fathia. Historical Review of Champs-Elysees: The Concept of L’axe Historique” Federated Department of History Graduate Student Conference, Rutgers-Newark/New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ, March 28, 2012.
  • Elmansouri, Aisha and Elmeghawi, Fathia. Climatic and Social Solutions of the Courtyard house. World Renewable Energy and Environment Conference (WREEC 2006), Tripoli, Libya, January 2006.
  • Elmenghawi, Fathia. The Origin of Sacredness and Femininity in the Moslem Dwelling. Seminar for Arabian Studies, London, 22-24 July, 2004.
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