Dalia A. Rafiq

Dalia A. Rafiq
Location Tishk International University Erbil Branch Address 100 Meter Street and Mosul Road Erbil KRG IRAQ
Specialty Architect
Pronouns She / Her / Hers

Dalia A. Rafiq

Architecture Engineering

Position: Assistant Lecturer
Faculty : Engineering.
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Education (PhD, MSc/MA, BSc/BA)

. 2017-2020: MSc in ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN at College of Engineering/ Salahaddin University, Erbil/ Iraq

· 2010-2015: BSc ARCHITECTURE at College of Engineering/ Cihan University, Erbil/ Iraq.

Teaching philosophy

My primary goal as an educator is to provide an environment where students can be critical thinkers. Showing them how to think not what to think, as it doesn’t seem long ago that I was a university student. My approach to education is founded on what I valued as a student by using the student's strong side of thinking, improving it for the best results in present and future. lastly in my opinion the excellent educator specially for architecture should have a passion, imagination, clarity, organization and respect.

Previous positions

Feb 2018 – Feb 2019: Full-time Architect at Atta Al-Firdows Company, MRF 4 Erbil/ Iraq.

Research interests

Architecture design, Spatial configuration, Space Syntax theory, tools and techniques and History of Architecture




Mustafa, F. A., & Rafeeq, D. A. (2019). Assessment of elementary school buildings in Erbil city using space syntax analysis and school teachers′ feedback. Alexandria Engineering Journal, 58(3), 1039-1052. · Rafeeq, D. A., & Mustafa, F. A. (2021). Evidence-based design: The role of inpatient typology in creating healing environment, hospitals in Erbil city as a case study. Ain Shams Engineering Journal, 12(1), 1073-1087




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