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: http://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

Publications and outputs 

  • Social Sustainability, Housing and Alienation
    Social Sustainability, Housing and Alienation Manoochehri, Jamileh This chapter considers the relevance of the sustainability agenda at a time when post-industrial capitalism dominates economic and social relations. It attempts to find links between the way housing is understood as a need and a right while it is, at the same time, defined increasingly as a commodity. It argues that one by-product of this condition is alienation and that it is important to see the debate about current social conditions such as social sustainability and housing, especially in relation to social housing, in the context of alienation. The loss of access to adequate housing of socially acceptable standards and the dispersal of people from communities are turning into a new norm in the twenty-first century in the UK. The absolute majority of the new housing that is constructed enters the market and remains out of the reach of a majority of low-income people. In the meantime, the extant social housing is marginalized further. This chapter proposes that this relates most closely with the increasing commodification and marketization of housing, and changing significance from its use value to exchange value.
  • Smart Futures, Challenges of Urbanisation, and Social Sustainability
    Smart Futures, Challenges of Urbanisation, and Social Sustainability Dastbaz, M.; Naude, Wim; Manoochehri, Jamileh This book tackles the challenges posed by accelerating urbanization, and demystifies Social Sustainability, the least understood of all the different areas of sustainable development. The volume’s twin focus on these profoundly intertwined topics creates a nuanced and vitally important resource. Large migrations from rural areas to cities without appropriate planning and infrastructure improvements, including housing, education and health care optimization, have created significant challenges across the globe. The authors suggest technology-rich strategies to meet these challenges by careful application of data on population growth and movement to the planning, design, and construction of operational infrastructures that can sustainably support our increasingly rapid population growth.
  • Social Sustainability, Housing and Alienation
    Social Sustainability, Housing and Alienation Manoochehri, Jamileh This chapter considers the relevance of the sustainability agenda at a time when post-industrial capitalism dominates economic and social relations. It attempts to find links between the way housing is understood as a need and a right while it is, at the same time, defined increasingly as a commodity. It argues that one by-product of this condition is alienation and that it is important to see the debate about current social conditions such as social sustainability and housing, especially in relation to social housing, in the context of alienation. The loss of access to adequate housing of socially acceptable standards and the dispersal of people from communities are turning into a new norm in the twenty-first century in the UK. The absolute majority of the new housing that is constructed enters the market and remains out of the reach of a majority of low-income people. In the meantime, the extant social housing is marginalized further. This chapter proposes that this relates most closely with the increasing commodification and marketization of housing, and changing significance from its use value to exchange value.
  • Social Sustainability and the Housing Problem
    Social Sustainability and the Housing Problem Manoochehri, Jamileh The issue of sustainability which started as an environmental concern has gained currency in research and media for a number of years, and it has been defined in a number of ways, each reflecting a particular approach or theoretical basis. While the term ‘sustainability’ has been in use for around two decades, the most referred to aspects are environmental, economic and social sustainability. Environmental sustainability is perhaps the most easily quantified. The impact of the development on the ecology of the earth is to be kept to a minimum. The embodied energy of materials used on site, the energy consumption of the development once complete and lived in are measured or projections of such consumption are considered to gauge the impact of the development. Economic sustainability is probably the most easily quantifiable of the three measures of sustainability. The project simply cannot be carried out unless it functions as an economic proposition.
  • The Politics of Social Housing in Britain
    The Politics of Social Housing in Britain Manoochehri, Jamileh This book investigates the relationship between the dominant ideologies of British public life in the second half of the twentieth century and the quality of the social housing built during this period. The author compares award-winning housing projects from the 1960s and the 1980s, projects that represent two major milestones in the development of state-provided housing in Britain. Her detailed analysis looks beyond the superficial appearance of housing policy in these two contrasting periods and provides fascinating insights into the substance of the changes that took place. The book examines the influence of universalist and selectivist approaches to social housing and asks important questions about the connection between social values and government policy.

 

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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

Qualifications

  • 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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