Head of School

  • David McClean

    David McClean

    David McClean has been Head of The Scott Sutherland School since 2006 and completed his PhD in 2009 on the subject of Architecture Education. He was appointed Professor in October 2013.  


  • Academic Staff

  • Dominic Ahiaga-Dagbui

    Dominic Ahiaga-Dagbui

    Dominic is a research-driven Lecturer of Construction Project Management at the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment. He recently completed the thesis "Rethinking Construction cost overruns: an artificial neural network approach to construction cost estimation".  

  • Nancy Anderson

    Nancy Anderson

    Nancy is a Part Time Application Supervisor.  

  • Silvia Bassanese

    Silvia Bassanese

    Silvia is a Lecturer in Architecture. She is the Leader of Build Our Nation, an international experimental project of innovative education in Design Studio.  

  • Amar Bennadji

    Amar Bennadji

    Amar is a Lecturer whose research interests include energy conservation, retrofitting, CAD and virtual reality.  

  • Bassam Bjeirmi

    Bassam Bjeirmi profile

    Bassam is Associate Head of the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture & Built Environment. He has an extensive experience in the development and delivery of training programs for the private and public sectors. His main subject area is construction and generic project management.  

  • Gökay Deveci

    Deveci, Gokay

    Gokay Deveci is Professor of Architecture at the Scott Sutherland School and has an international reputation for his expertise in affordable and sustainable low energy housing.  

  • Iain Dickson

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    Iain is Architecture Professional Studies Adviser for Part 3 students.  

  • Michael Dignan

    Michael Dignan

    Mike is a lecturer for Built Environment courses.  

  • Naeimeh Jafarifar

    Naeimeh Jafarifar

    Naeimeh is a Lecturer in Structural Design and teaches across all courses and stages in the School.  

  • Tahar Kouider

    Tahar Kouider

    Tahar is Programme Leader for all Undergraduate courses; Architecture, Architectural Technology, Construction Management and Surveying and Senior Lecturer in Architectural Technology.  

  • Richard Laing

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    Richard Laing, Professor of Built Environment Visualisation at the Scott Sutherland School, has research interests in built environment visualisation, conservation, sustainable urban design & building information modelling.  

  • Neil Lamb

    Neil Lamb

    Neil is the Part 1 Architecture Course Leader. He teaches studio in Stage 1 & 2 and lectures in History & Theory and Design Management.  

  • Marianthi Leon

    Dr Marianthi Leon

    Dr Marianthi Leon is a Lecturer within the Department of Management, Aberdeen Business School and she is a Research Fellow within Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and the Built Environment.  

  • Penny Lewis

    Penny Lewis

    Penny is a masters course leader in the Scott Sutherland School and is currently undertaking a PhD looking at the impact of ideas about environment and ecology on architectural theory.  

  • David McClean

    David McClean

    David McClean has been Head of The Scott Sutherland School since 2006 and completed his PhD in 2009 on the subject of Architecture Education. He was appointed Professor in October 2013.  

  • Norman McLennan

    Norman McLennan

    Norman McLennan is a Visiting Professor who provides ad hoc lecturing support to postgraduate courses and has helped shape the MSc Commercial Practice for the Energy Sectors course.  

  • Rod McLennan

    Rod McLennan

    Rod is a lecturer for Built Environment courses and is the Stage Manager for Stage 4 Built Environment students.  

  • Graeme McRobbie

    Graeme McRobbie

    Graeme is a Lecturer and Professional Studies Advisor / Placement Coordinator.  

  • David Moore

    David Moore

    David Moore is a Reader and Postgraduate Programme Leader  

  • Samuel Penn

    Samuel Penn

    Samuel is a part time lecturer and manages the year 3 programme of the Architecture Masters Course.  

  • Huda Salman

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    Huda is a part time Lecturer in Architectural Technology. Research interests are mainly focused on Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Information Technology (IT) in the conceptual phase of design processes or construction.  

  • Jonathan Scott

    Jonathan Scott

    Jonathan is Course Leader for BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology.  

  • Gary Smollet

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    Gary is a Part Time Applications Supervisor.  

  • David Vila Domini

    David-Vila Domini

    David is a Lecturer in Architecture whose research interests include the history & theory of architecture, contemporary Spanish architecture and 20th century parliamentary architecture.  

  • Alan Watson

    Alan Watson

    Alan is a Lecturer for Built Environment courses, specialising in technology and management subjects. He is also the Stage Manager for Stage 1 Built Environment students.  

  • David Wilson

    David Wilson is a registered and chartered Architect who is involved in teaching construction and design across all professional disciplines within the School.  

  • Gillian Wishart

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    Gillian is a Part Time Architecture Lecturer and Stage Manager for Stage 2 Architecture students.  

  • Quazi Mohd Mahtab-uz Zaman

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    Dr Zaman, Lecturer in Urban Design at the Scott Sutherland School and a member of IDEAS, researches urbanism in Scottish and Asian cities. He also conducts the ‘place making with children and the community’ research project.  

  • Professional and Support Staff

  • Helen Aggasild

    Helen Aggasild

    Helen is the School Secretary and PA to Head of School.  

  • Christine Black

    Christine Black

    Christine is the Administrator for Postgraduate students.  

  • Fergus Denoon

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    Fergus is the Technical Services Officer with responsibility for the Print Room.  

  • David Drage

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    David is the Technical Services Officer with responsibility for the Workshop.  

  • Ronnie Fyfe

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    Ronnie is aTechnical Services Officer with responsibility for the Workshop  

  • Iwona Kielbowska

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    Iwona is a Clerical Assistant and Receptionist in the Admin Office.  

  • Ann McGeechan

    Ann McGeechan

    Ann is the Administrator for Architecture students.  

  • Lesley Smith

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    Lesley is the School Administration Manager  

  • Caroline Tierney

    Caroline Tierney

    Caroline is the Administrator for Built Environment students.