Postgraduate Research Student Profiles

Samaneh Arasteh

Developing Safe Public Spaces in Social Housing Renewal Projects through Physical, Social and Cultural aspects

This study aims to improve the safety of public spaces in social housing renewal projects through physical, social, and cultural aspects, and therefore, to inform government, community housing providers, landscape architects, architects, and building managers to improve design and management of social  housing renewal projects. 


Conference Papers

  • Arasteh S, 2016, 'The role of materials in Sustainable Architecture'. International Conference on Civil Engineering, Architecture, Urban Management, and Environment in the Third Millennium.
  • Anvar S; Arasteh S, 2012, 'New Developments in Design in Terms of Sustainability'. National Conference on Civil Engineering, Architecture, Planning and Energy Management, COI: NCCEAUPEM01_032
  • Arasteh S.; Anvar S; Fahimipour B, 2011. 'Review of Effect of Jewish Synagogue Astarvamardkhay in Formation of Hamadan's Urban Context - Iran'.  ICOMOS Thailand International Conference 2011, Asian Urban Heritage, 196
  • Arasteh S.; Akbari M; Arasteh A, 2016. Design of residential complexes and resident’s satisfaction. International Conference on Progress in Science and Technology.


  • "Architectural Environment and Building Services (ARCH 7809)"
  • High Performance Building Systems (ARCH7213)
  • Building Information Modelling (CODE2170)
  • Architectural Science and Building Environment 2 (ARCH1361)
  • Industrial & Infrastructure Construction (BLDG1021)

Research Assistant:

  • Citizen Science Urban Microclimate Project
  • Microclimate and Urban Heat Island Mitigation Decision-Support Tool
  • Energy Efficiency in Social Housing: Enhancing the indoor air and environmental quality
  • 3D modelling a number of existing creative outputs to create a 3D digital catalogue
  • Student assistant: Behaviour mapping for Smart Social Spaces project
  • Developing High Performance Architecture website

Other teaching experience:

  • Lecturer at Faculty of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, Islamic Azad University, Najafabad Branch, Isfahan, Iran (2015-2016) in Design Studio 2
  • Lecturer at Faculty of Interior Design, Home of Mining and Technology Private Institute, Isfahan, Iran (2013-3015) in Designing Hands-Free, Interior Design
  • Lecturer at Faculty of Architecture, Ragheb Esfahani Institute, Isfahan, Iran (2011-2016) in Design Studio 2, Design Studio 3, Design Studio 4, Construction Elements and Details, Technical Design, CAD and Revit modelling, Perspective in Architecture, Preliminary Design, Building Environment, Construction and Structures Building Information Modelling, Sustainable Design, Final Project 
  • Lecturer at Faculty of Architecture, Amin Non-Profit and Private Institute of Higher Education, Isfahan, Iran (2011-2013) in Architecture History and Theory, Creating and Presenting, Architectural Practice
  • Teacher Assistant at Faculty of Architecture, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan, Khorasgan Branch, Isfahan, Iran (2010-1011) in Design Studio 1 (master students)