Tahira Hamid

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Senior lecturer Tahira Hamid is a Chartered Architectural Technologist (MCIAT) and has worked in the Architecture and Construction industry since 2001. Tahira has designed and led teams on a range of projects from small residential projects to large multi-million-pound commercial projects across the UK and in the Middle East.

Tahira is actively involved with The Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists at local level working with the committee and the University to aid students through their student years to Chartered Architectural Technologists.

Tahira is also part of the Employability Groups for the School of Built Environment and Engineering organising a range of activities for the students and academics including: Careers Fair, Student Award Ceremony, Construction Site Visits, CPD’s, Material Trade Show.

Current Teaching

Tahira currently teaches on the BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology Course across all levels including modules:

  • Design Studio 1
  • Design Studio Two
  • Architectural Detailing principles
  • Design Studio 3
  • Architectural Detailing
  • Architectural Practice

Tahira also teaches on the newly developed Masters programme in Architectural Technology & Design, Tahira developed and teaches the module Inclusive Master planning.

Research Interests

Tahira has keen interest in Inclusive Design and is currently undertaking her PhD at the University. Her title “Designing Inclusive Environments”

  • “Preconceptions of Disabilities and the Domino Effect in the Design of Inclusive Environments” 2017 SEEDs. Tahira Hamid
  • “CIAT vs. Architectural Technologists in Practice” 2018 ICAT. Amin Mahdmina, Tahira Hamid and Sam Zulu
  • “Devising and Delivering an Urban City at Community Level” 2018 SEEDs. Eleasha Iyawa, Harvey Pritchard, Tahira Hamid
  • “3D Printing in construction, How Efficient Can We Make the Construction Process and What Impact Does This Have on Architects/Technologists?” 2018 SEEDs. Owen Rees, Tahira Hamid
  • “The long-term potential of constructing Insulated Concrete Formwork Dwellings in comparison to using Traditional Masonry” 2018 SEEDs. Stephen Elsey, Tahira Hamid
  • “Using green walls to help reduce pollution and energy consumption in cities” 2018 SEEDs. Cameron Angel and Tahira Hamid

Selected Publications