Dr Jamileh Manoochehri

Job: Subject Head - Professional Practice / Senior lecturer

Faculty: Arts, Design and Humanities

School/department: Leicester School of Architecture

Research group(s): Architectural History, Theory, and Criticism

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, UK, LE1 9BH

T: +44 (0)116 257 7418

E: jmanoochehri@dmu.ac.uk

W: www.dmu.ac.uk/lsa


Personal profile

Registered architect with nearly twenty years' experience designing and managing projects in practices including renowned and prize-winning firms such as Short and Associates, CGHP Architects (now split and operating under different names) and commercial practices such as Chapman Taylor's and HTA Architects. 

Management experience as project architect in design and construction teams.

RIBA trained Professional Examiner in Professional Practice and Management (Part 3) in Architecture.

Member of the Architectural Association, ARB registered architect, Member of the RIBA.

Graduate of the Architectural Association School of Architecture.

PhD from University College London on ideology and standards in housing.

External examiner for Part III at Oxford Brookes University.

Member of the Validation Panel of RIBA.

Experience in teaching at undergraduate and post-graduate levels since 2003. 

Experience in writing programmes and designing course material. Developing course material in 'history and theory' at undergraduate level. Experimenting with film as a means of communication as part of the submission for History and Theory. Co-organising international Symposium on architecture. Developing new MA course in sustainable housing design.

Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education. Continuing professional development through attendance in conferences including: The Oxford Conference, Research Symposia such as Space at Home, Prefabrication, Design as Research, Housing and Crime, and Sustainable Design, Energy and Sustainable Construction. Participating in CPD and other seminars relevant to the profession such as Professional Examiners' Training, Building Regulations Part L, and others relevant to academic work. Supervising PhD students, Writing New Programmes and Validation of New Courses, among others.

Published (single author) book: Politics of Social Housing in Britain - Published by Peter Lang International Academic Publishers.

Research group affiliations

  • Architectural History, Theory, and Criticism
  • Emerging research group Environment at the Leicester School of Architecture

Research interests/expertise

Research on ideology, social values and housing; and architecture as the spatial manifestations of cultural and social relations. 

Areas of teaching

  • Architectural design,
  • History and Theory of architecture,
  • Housing and social policy


  • AA Diploma
  • RIBA Part III
  • PhD in Social Housing and Policy

Courses taught

Architecture BA (Hons), All levels

Membership of external committees

  • External Examiner for Part III at Oxford Brookes University
  • Membership on RIBA (professional body) Validation Panel

Membership of professional associations and societies

  • Member of Royal Institute of British Architects
  • ARB Registered Architect (Architects’ Registration Board)
  • Member of the Architectural Association

Conference attendance

Paper submitted to Sustainability Conference in Hanoi in 2003

Consultancy work

Private architectural consultancy

Current research students

PhD Examiner


Case studies

My book: Politics of Social Housing has been given a 4* rating.

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The Politics of Social Housing in Britain
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