Professor Karim Hadjri

DipArch MPhil PhD

School of Architecture

Head of School

Karim is an architect with a Master of Philosophy and a Doctor of Philosophy in housing studies completed at the Joint Centre for Urban Design at Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK. He has been teaching architecture and urban design at undergraduate and postgraduate levels since 1993. He has led large academic units and research groups and managed a self-funded research centre at the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia.

Karim Hadjri
k.hadjri@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 0307

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Professor Karim Hadjri
School of Architecture
Room 13.07
Arts Tower
Western Bank
Sheffield
S10 2TN
Profile

Karim's research is concerned with inclusive and sustainable design of the built environment, housing and health. His current research is concerned with the challenges of designing age-friendly environments, as well as enabling environments particularly for people with dementia. He has led and participated in 28 research projects worldwide, secured over £1.5m in competitive research grants, and published over 90 outputs. He currently supervises several PhD projects on people-environment studies and sustainable design.

He is a member of the ESRC peer review college, a member of the Newton Fund Social Sciences Review Panel under the British Council, a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) validation board, and a fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy. He is also a reviewer for various UK and European funding agencies, and a referee for academic promotion to various universities worldwide.

Research interests
  • Ageing and inclusive design of the built environment
  • The influence of the built environment on cognitive health and cognitive ageing
  • Housing studies

PhD students

  • Amy Jingjing Wang
  • Yanisa Niennattrakul
  • Esra Can
  • Yiru Pan
  • Suyee Jung
Publications

Journal articles

Chapters

  • Hadjri K, Afacan Y & Gadakari T (2016) Inclusive Design In Noguchi M (Ed.), ZEMCH: Toward the Delivery of Zero Energy Mass Custom Homes (pp. 151-174). Springer View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Noguchi M & Hadjri K (2009) Mass Custom Design for Sustainable Housing Development, Handbook of Research in Mass Customization and Personalization (pp. 892-910). World Scientific Publishing Company RIS download Bibtex download
  • Onyango J & Hadjri K (2009) The impact of the design charrette process creation of sustainable community: The case of Tornagrain In Corrigan N, Sayce S & Taylor R (Ed.), Practice from Local to Global: Making A difference (pp. 131-142). Kingston, UK: Kingston University Press ltd.. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Elsheshtawy Y () Planning Middle Eastern Cities Routledge RIS download Bibtex download

Conference proceedings papers

  • Wang J, Hadjri K, Bennett S & Morris D (2020) The role of cohousing in social communication and sustainable living environments. Global Dwelling: Approaches to Sustainability, Design and Participation, 23 September 2016 - 23 September 2016. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Wang J & Hadjri K (2017) The role of co-housing in building sustainable communities: Case studies from the UK. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, Vol. 2(6) (pp 255-265), 14 October 2017 - 16 October 2017. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Gadakari T, Hadjri K & Mushatat S (2016) An Examination of the Relationship between Building Intelligence and Sustainability Using LEED and BREEAM Certified Case Studies in the UK and Europe. Zero Energy Mass Custom Home (ZEMCH) 2015 International Conference Proceedings (pp 319-332), 22 September 2015 - 24 September 2015. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hadjri K & others (2015) A critical analysis of urban regeneration programmes in Europe. University of Liverpool and John Moores University} RIS download Bibtex download
  • Gadakari T, Hadjri K & Mushatat S (2015) What is the relationship between building intelligence and sustainability? Analysing LEED and BREEAM certified buildings in the UK and Europe. University of Salento, Lecce, Italy RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hashemi A, Liyanage , Hadjri & Khatami N (2014) Assessing the risks of dampness and mould growth in renovated properties (pp 4-6) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hadjri K, Ozersay , F. & Chatzjichristou C (2014) Healing the liminal space: a student project on the Nicosia buffer zone. Girne American University, Girne, Cyprus RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hadjri K & Dorusaiye I (2014) Drivers of contemporary housing research. La Salle University, Barcelona, Spain RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hashemi A & Hadjri K (2013) Code for Sustainable Homes: opportunities or threats for offsite manufacturing and mass-customization?. Housing. University of Miami RIS download Bibtex download
  • Bruen J, Hadjri K, von Meding JK, Spillane JP & McGrath R (2013) An analysis of International NGOs design decision making for housing reconstruction in developing country contexts. Hanoi, Vietnam RIS download Bibtex download
  • Rooney C, Hadjri & Craig C (2012) Assessing Lifetime Home Standards: housing and the living environment (pp 29-31) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jennings L, Hadjri & Abdelmonem G (2012) Principal factors influencing the acceptability of ICT in the homes of older people. BRAID fringe Conference, Vol. 2012(28) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hadjri K, Faith , V. & McManus M (2012) The design of dementia nursing and residential care home environments in Belfast. IAPS, Vol. 2012 (pp 24-29) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Rooney C, Faith , Hadjri & Craig C (2011) Including cognitive needs in the built environment. The Role of Inclusive Design in Making Social Innovation Happen (pp 20-20) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Baiche B, Osmani , M. & Hadjri K (2011) Earth construction between tradition and modernity: Case studies from Algeria. Hanoi, Vietnam RIS download Bibtex download
  • Bruen J & Hadjri K (2011) Affordable sustainable housing in developing countries: A literature review. Hanoi, Vietnam RIS download Bibtex download
  • Humes N, Hadjri & Milligan (2010) CAD assessment software: The influence of UK architects in the design of an assessment tool (pp 15-16). METU Ankara, Turkey RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hadjri K & Osmani M (2010) A more fitting housing design for the ageing population: A case study from Northern Ireland. Hong Kong RIS download Bibtex download
  • Humes N & Hadjri K (2009) Decision making tools for housing design for the aged population. 57th Annual Conference, Irish Gerontology Society, Vol. 25-26.. Belfast.September RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hadjri K (2009) Revitalising the buffer zone of Nicosia. University of Edinburgh RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hadjri K, Osmani M & Baiche B (2008) Reusing brownfield sites for housing development in the UK. Dubai RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hadjri K (2008) Building partnership for the future: An overview of bi-communal initiatives in Cyprus. Queen's University Belfast, Belfast RIS download Bibtex download
  • Baiche B, Hadjri K, Osmani M & Chifunda C (2008) Attitudes towards earth construction in the developing world: a case study from Zambia. Trinidad & Tobago RIS download Bibtex download
  • Onyango J & Hadjri K (2007) Dubai revisited: Is new planned housing sustainable? XXXV IAHS World Congress on Housing Science (pp 4-7) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ragab A & Hadjri K (2007) Spatial morphology and intelligibility: Enhancing movement and wayfinding in high-density environments: the Case of Mina Tent City. UPE7 World Class Cities. Environmental Impacts, Planning Opportunities?. (pp 3-5). Bangkok, Thailand RIS download Bibtex download
  • Noguchi M & Hadjri K (2007) A mass custom design tool for user participatory approaches to housing. MCPC (pp 7-10). MIT Cambridge/Boston, USA RIS download Bibtex download
  • Onyango J & Hadjri K (2007) The impact of the design charrette process creation of sustainable community: the case of Tornagrai (pp 6-7). Kingston University RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hayles C & Hadjri K (2007) eFeedback and eAssessment tools for improved student engagement. Developing Competent People (pp 12-13). University of Westminster RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hadjri K (2007) Sustainability of Dubai's ambitious planned communities. Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hadjri K (2007) Better homes for the ageing population in Northern Ireland (pp 4-7). Melbourne, Australia RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hadjri K & Onyango J (2006) Dubai's ambitious planned communities. Naples, Italy RIS download Bibtex download
  • Haggag M & Hadjri K (2005) The transformation of residential patterns in Al Ain city. Sustainable Development and Planning Conference, Vol. 1 (pp 35-44). Bologna, Italy RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hadjri K (2005) Dubai's new urban landscape: A critical look at its emerging housing forms. Pretoria, South Africa RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hadjri K (2005) Assessing the use of contact and non-contact 3-Dimensional digitisation in architectural design studios. eCAADe 2005 Conference: Education and research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe (pp 319-327). Lisbon, Portugal RIS download Bibtex download
  • Haggag M & Hadjri K (2005) The transformation of residential patterns in Al-Ain city, UAE. Sustainable Development and Planning II, Vols 1 and 2, Vol. 84 (pp 35-44) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hadjri K (2003) 3D modelling and visualisation of Al Bastakiya in Dubai. United Arab Emirates.XIXth International Symposium on New Perspectives to Save Cultural Heritage. Antalya, Turkey RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hadjri K (2003) Bridging the gap between physical and digital models in architectural design studios. International Workshop on Visualization and Animation of Reality-based 3D Models., Vol. XXXIV-5/W10. Vulpera (Engadin), Switzerland RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hadjri K (1999) Green space planning tools for Bogota, Colombia RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hadjri K (1994) No-Fines in Algerian urban morphologies. 13th IAPS conference The Urban Experience. Manchester, UK RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hadjri K & Scott JR (1993) Courtyard living: Low-cost No-Fines housing, in The Future of Human Settlements: Challenges and Opportunities. Cape Town, South Africa RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hadjri K (1991) An assessment of the Algerian housing provision strategies and housing product. Housing for the Urban Poor. {ENHR} International Conference. Istanbul, Turkey RIS download Bibtex download
  • Mat Idris M, Sibley M & Hadjri K () Users’ Perceptions, Experiences and Level of Satisfaction with the Quality of a Courtyard Garden in a Malaysian Public Hospital. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, Vol. 3(9) (pp 63-63) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Mat Idris M, Sibley M & Hadjri K () Investigating Space Use Patterns in a Malaysian Hospital Courtyard Garden: Lessons from real-time observation of patients, staff and visitors. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, Vol. 3(8) (pp 32-32) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Gadakari TS, Wang J, Hadjri K & Huang J () Promoting Ageing-in-Place: Design of residential buildings for older people in China. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, Vol. 2(6) (pp 113-113) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hadjri K () A critical analysis of urban regeneration programmes in Europe. Architecture MPS: A Journal of Architecture Media Politics Society (pp 1-18) View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download

Other

Research group

Design, engagement and practice

Grants

'Protecting the livelihood of vulnerable residents in Klong Toey, Bangkok, Thailand’. Arts and Humanities Research Council GCRF Urgency Grant. In collaboration with Faculty of Architecture, Kasetsart University, Bangkok. 01/06/2020-31/05/2021. £100,000. Principal Investigator (PI).

‘Delivering affordable and sustainable housing in Europe’. Horizon 2020 - Research and Innovation Framework Programme. Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks (H2020-MSCA-ITN-2020). 01/10/2020-30/09/2024. Total grant value: €3,882,470. UoS share: €606,345. PI for UoS and Work Package leader.

Teaching interests
  • Architectural Humanities
  • Architectural Design
  • Research Methods
Professional activities
  • Affiliate member of the Royal Institute of British Architects RIBA
  • Member of the Royal Institute of British Architects - RIBA Validation Board