Dr. Mayas Ahmad Taha

Assistant Professor, College of Engineering and Architecture, COEA
+966 11 2242222 Ext: 4236
Areas of Expertise
  • Architectural Design
  • Urban Design
  • Heritage Conservation


Dr. Mayas Ahmad Taha has a Ph.D. in Architecture design from Damascus University, Syria, 2017. As well, she has a Master degree in Architecture design from Aleppo University, Syria, 2012.

Her research interests include: architectural design, heritage conservation, urban design& landscape.

Before joining Al Yamamah University, Dr. Mayas was an assistant professor in architecture design at Damascus University & AL-Yarmouk privet University.

She has about 11years of experience in teaching and services that includes projects in the area of construction.

Next to education and research, she always had a particular interest in development and coordination tasks with special attention to the relationship between academia and practice. She has been involved in organizing and leading many workshops, and activities where was the base for publications and for further developments in research and education. Her research has been supported in part grants from Damascus University and Aleppo College of Architecture.


  • Alaa-AL-Din Loulah & Mayas Ahmad Taha " The Architecture of Transitional Areas in Syria Reality - Problems – Solutions Damascus - Aleppo Model", Aleppo University, Journal of Engineering Sciences, Issue 1, 22/2/2012.
  •   Mayas Ahmad Taha "Study the architecture of transitional areas surround the historical cities", Aleppo University, College of Architecture MSc thesis,12/6/2012.
  •   Mayas Ahmad Taha, "Categorization system of registered buildings in national heritage list: Analyzing British case study to develop Syrian current status", Journal of Engineering Sciences, Damascus University, 7/4/2016.
  •   Ahmad Taha. Mayas, "The protection of the built cultural heritage in armed conflict situations/ cases The Syrian World heritage listed sites during the crisis as a case study" Aleppo University, Journal of Engineering Sciences, Issue 16 ,3/2/2016.
  • Mayas Ahmad Taha, "Criteria and mechanisms of urban and architectural heritage documentation - The reality of archaeological recording in Syria as a Case Study" Aleppo University, Journal of Engineering Sciences, Issue 17,11/4/2016.
  •   Mayas Ahmad Taha, "Study on the methodology used for the certification of cultural property in the World Heritage List", Baghdad University, Journal of Journal of Studies in History and Heritage, Issue 157,19/7/2016.
  • Mayas Ahmad Taha, "Basis for determination of the urban and architecture heritage in the Damascus in the twentieth century". PhD. thesis, Damascus University, college of Architecture, department of architecture design, 11/4/2017.
  • Mayas Ahmad Taha, "The landscape elements of university buildings in Saudi Arabia, and its impact to provide a suitable environment for its users", AL- Yammamah university, YUGEN forum, research paper, YU publications ,3/2019.
  • Mayas Ahmad Taha, conference paper, "Legal mechanisms for the conservation of architectural heritage in situations of armed conflict, and the assessment of their compliance in certain World Heritage sites in the Arab world", Conservation of Architectural Heritage (CAH) 4th Edition, research paper, accepted for publish, 18/11/2019. Egypt, Aswan .


  • AL- Yammamah university, YUGEN conference, "The landscape elements of university buildings in Saudi Arabia, and its impact to provide a suitable environment for its users", research paper, 2019.


Current Teaching

  • ARC 401 : Architectural Design V
  • ARC402: Landscape and city planning
  • ARC 403: Working drawings1

Taught Courses

  • ARC 411: Architectural Design VI
  • ARC 425 : Architecture Conservation.
  • ARC 203:History of Architecture I
  • IAR 404:Detailing and Specifications and Codes
  • IAR 414: Conservation, Preservation, Renovation and Restoration