Dr Rokhshid Ghaziani

Job: VC2020 Lecturer in Architecture

Faculty: Arts, Design and Humanities

School/department: Leicester School of Architecture

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

T: +44 (0)116 250 6308

E: rokhshid.ghaziani@dmu.ac.uk

W: http://www.dmu.ac.uk

 

Personal profile

Rokhshid Ghaziani is a VC2020 Lecturer in Architecture. Rokhshid’s research and teaching combine interests in educational spaces, design process, participation and architecture education. She was awarded her PhD from the University of Sheffield in 2009.

Since 2005, Rokhshid has taught a wide range of subjects for Architecture and Interior Design courses in seven Schools of Architecture and Design. She is interested in architectural design research to involve users in design process in order to make design frameworks for architects/designers. She developed an evaluative tool, design framework and an assessment tool for school design.

Research group affiliations

Institute of Architecture

Research interests/expertise

  • Design of Learning Environments
  • Participatory Design
  • Biophilic Design
  • Architecture Education

Areas of teaching

Design Studio, Sustainability in Architecture, Research Methods

Qualifications

  • PhD
  • MA
  • PGCHE
  • MArch
  • BSc

Courses taught

BA Architecture, BSc Architectural Technology

Membership of professional associations and societies

  • RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects), Affiliate Member, since 2013
  • AHRA (Architectural Humanities Research Association), Member, since 2011

Projects

School Design with Children (Funded Research by ADH), 2019

Consultancy work

School Design, Children's Spaces

Externally funded research grants information

Housing Design with Children: funded research project in partnership with schools, Royal Society, 2016.

Case studies

  • Ghaziani, R., Austin, S., (2015) “Peer Learning Across Years: a Case Study of a Project Based Learning for Undergraduate Architecture Students”. Paper delivered at ALDinHE 2015: The Learning Development Conference, Southampton Solent University, 30th March – 1st April 2015.
  • Ghaziani, R. (2014) “Exploring children’s views about their classroom design”, presented at 5th International Conference, Centre for the study of childhood & Youth, The University of Sheffield, 1st- 3rd July 2014.
  • Ghaziani, R., Austin, S., Stevens, R., Bufton, F. (2014) “Working Collaboratively to Support Learning Development: A Case Study of Across Years Activity-Led Learning in Undergraduate Architecture Programme”. Paper to be delivered at 11th Annual ALDinHE Conference. University of Huddersfield: 14th16th April 2014.
  • Ghaziani, R., Montazami, A., Bufton, F. (2013) “Architectural Design Pedagogy: Improving Student Learning Outcomes”. Paper delivered at AAE 2013. Nottingham Trent University, 4th-5th April 2013.
  • Ghaziani, R. (2012) Design Frameworks for Schools: Facilitating the Involvement of School Users in the Design Process. Saarbrucken: LAMBERT Academic Publishing.
  • Ghaziani, R. (2010) “Making a framework for school design based on children's voices”. Children, Youth and Environments 22(1), 125-144.
  • Ghaziani, R. (2010) School Design: Researching Children’s Views. Childhoods Today, 4(1).
  • Ghaziani, R. (2008) Children's voices: raised issues for school design. CoDesign, 4(4), 225-236.
  • Ghaziani, R. (2008) Views and Expectations of Children: a Framework for School Design. Paper delivered at Centre for the Study of Childhood and Youth, The University of Sheffield, December 2008.
  • Ghaziani, R. (2008) Re-presenting Children’s Voices: a Framework for School Design, Paper presented at the 2nd International Conference- Re-presenting Childhood and Youth, Centre for the study of childhood & Youth, The University of Sheffield, 8th- 10th July 2008.
  • Ghaziani, R. and Parnell, R. (2008) Children’s and Teachers’ Voices: A Framework for School Design. Paper presented at EDRA 39, Boca del Rio, Veracruz, Mexico, May 28- June 1, 2008.
  • Ghaziani, R. (2007) Children’s Voices: a Framework for School Design. Paper delivered at Access and Integration in Schools III, School of Art and Design, Coventry University, December 2007.
  • Ghaziani, R. and Parnell, R. (2007) Children’s Preferences and Attachment to Place in Learning Environments. Paper presented at EDRA 38, Sacramento, USA, June 2007.
  • Ghaziani, R. (2007) Nurturing Children’s Place Attachment: The Language of Learning Environments. Paper presented at EDRA 38, Sacramento, USA, May 29- June 3, 2007.
  • Ghaziani, R. (2007) Children’s Preference and Attachment to Place in School Environments. Paper delivered at PGR Conference, The University of Sheffield, June, 2007.
  • Ghaziani, R. and Parnell, R. (2006) Children’s participation in the school design process: developing the concept of visual comfort in indoor learning environments. Paper presented at the 1st International Conference- Childhood and Youth: Choice and Participation, Centre for the study of childhood & Youth, The University of Sheffield, 4th- 6th July 2006.
  • Ghaziani, R. (2006) Effective methods of engaging children in the school design process: exploring the impact of the learning environment on children in primary schools. Paper delivered at Centre for the Study of Childhood and Youth: Practicalities of Working Inclusively with Children, The University of Sheffield, March 2006.

ORCID number

0000-0002-0872-4201

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