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Tammy Gaber

Tammy Gaber

Director | Associate Professor

School of Architecture
Science, Engineering and Architecture
TE-212 Sudbury Campus


Tammy Gaber is an assistant professor at the School of Architecture at Laurentian University in Ontario, Canada where she teaches Architectural Design Studio and Sacred Places. Tammy holds Bachelor degrees in Environmental Studies and in Architecture from the University of Waterloo, and earned her Masters of Architectural Engineering and Doctorate of Philosophy from Cairo University. Tammy has previously taught design, theory and building sciences at the University of Waterloo, British University in Egypt and the American University of Cairo.

Tammy writes and reviews regularly for various international periodicals and journals and has won first prize  for a paper she co-authored in the UIA’s 2011 architectural research competition and presented at the UIA Congress in Tokyo. She has contributed a chapter on Egyptian design in the book Diversity in Design: Perspective  from the Non-Western World, as well as a chapter on Turkish vernacular design in the forthcoming  Vernacular Architecture a New World Survey. Tammy was recently awarded a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Insight Development Grant for her pioneering study of  Canadian mosques.


  • PhD Cairo University
  • MSc. Cairo University
  • B.Arch University of Waterloo
  • B.E.S University of Waterloo

On The Web


Gender and sacred space

Architecture of Islam, in particular contemporary mosque design

Approaches and practices to architectural education

Vernacular design and sustainability


  • 2016  - BERGEN INTERNATIONAL WOOD FESTIVAL,  Norway. “FIRST PLACE” with LU students.

  • 2015 - Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Insight Development Grant

  • 2015- LAURENTIAN UNIVERSITY CENTRE FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE - Nomination for Excellence in Teaching Award.

  • 2014- VELUX DAYLIGHTING DESIGN COMPETITION 2014, Vienna, Austria. Honourable mention with five LU students.

  • 2013 - FACULTY OF ENGINEERING COMMENDATION, UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO, Canada. Highest Teaching Evaluation in the Faculty of Engineering, Spring 2013, Commendation from Dean
  • 2012 - BERGEN INTERNATIONAL WOOD FESTIVAL, Norway. ‘Special mention’ award for installation.
  • 2011 - INTERNATIONAL UNION OF ARCHITECTS - 1ST place for co-authored paper in Architecture Research Competition.


Architecture Design Studio (ARCH 1505, ARCH 1515)

Sacred Places (ARCH1007)


Gaber, T. “The Agency of Making and Architecture Education.Archnet-IJAR, International   Journal of Architectural Research. Volume 8, Issue 3. Nov 2014 (21-31).