Mohammad S. QutbAldeen

Mohammad S. QutbAldeen


I am a PhD researcher in the Architecture and Urbanism Research Group at the University of Leeds. In 2020, I received my Master’s Degree of Science in Architecture from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln for research titled: “Demolition In Rural Nebraska: Revitalizing Fairbury’s Vacant Sites”. 

I have over five years of working experience as an architect and lecturer in The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. My last experience was as a lecturer at Dar Al-Uloom University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Before that, I worked on several projects and architecture firms in Makkah as an architect and a site architecture consultant.

Research interests

Architecture and Urbanism Research Group

My research is an interdisciplinary approach to walkability and quality of life. The research aims to map out an inclusive framework of Saudi walkability at block and street scale and to investigate its impact on the quality of life. The quality of life index recognizes walkability as an essential urban implementation. As walkability participates in improving the health of the community, it gives a deep aspect of life and a sense of belonging to the place. The increase in walkable areas in residential streets could encourage individuals to participate in community activities as will be studied in this research. The Saudi built environment lacks walkable areas. Hence these streets are planned and built to be used by cars, they need a more efficient network of walkable areas.


  • Master of Science in Architecture - The University of Nebraska - Lincoln, USA, 2020
  • Bachelor's Degree in Islamic Architecture - Umm Al-Qura University, KSA, 2013