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Tammy Gaber

Tammy Gaber

Associate Professor | Director

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


Dr. Tammy Gaber is Director and an Associate Professor at the McEwen School of Architecture, where she teaches architecture design and theory courses. Dr. Gaber joined MSoA as founding faculty in 2013 and previously taught at University of Waterloo, American University in Cairo and the British University in Egypt.  Dr. Gaber completed a SSHRC funded research project which led to her forthcoming book with McGill Queen’s Press, Beyond the Divide: A Century of Canadian Mosque Design and has published on gender and architecture with a chapter in the forthcoming Global Encyclopedia of Women in Architecture  (Bloomsbury press). Dr. Gaber has also published chapters on vernacular and regional architecture in Habitat: Vernacular Architecture for a Changing Planet (Thames and Hudson) and Diversity and Design: Perspectives from the Non-Western World (Fairchild Publishing), and has two chapters in the forthcoming The Religious Architecture of Islam (Brepol Publishing). In 2019 Dr. Gaber won the Women Who Inspire Award from the Canadian Council of Muslim Women and in 2020 she was awarded Laurentian University’s Teaching Excellence Award for a Full-time professor.  During her 2020-2021 academic sabbatical Dr. Gaber  completed a two-month academic residency in Finland for her research on Alvar Aalto in the fall of 2020 and was an invited scholar at the Centre for Theological Inquiry at Princeton University for the 2020-2021 academic year.



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

Academic Appointments

Director and Associate Professor

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




Architecture Design Studio  

Sacred Places  

Graduate Seminar