Marwa Abdelmonem is an architect who exemplifies diversity in her academic, professional, and cultural backgrounds. She worked in multiple architectural firms in Egypt and the US on a number of residential projects. Marwa extended her expertise in residential design through her M.Sc. work (at Texas Tech University). She investigated the environmental aspects in low-income high-rise buildings that affect tenants’ behavior and well-being. She obtained her Ph.D. degree in Interior and Environmental Design in 2016 from Texas Tech University with a specialty in Environmental Gerontology. She has a decent number of publications. In 2016, she was recognized at the EDRA47 conference for her research on a theoretical shift concerning long-term care facilities to reduce depression.
Marwa also has more than six years of experience in teaching interior design in both the US and Qatar. She has taught courses at all levels: freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Marwa truly enjoys working with fledgling designers, and strongly believes that they will soon shape the future. Therefore, critical thinking is among those qualities that she strives to foster and instill throughout her teaching methods and approaches.