Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture

2017 Award: Excellence in Research and Creative Work – Senior Level

CELA (Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture)

Mohammad Gharipour

2017 CELA Excellence in Research and Creative Work – Senior Level


Mohammad Gharipour is an Associate Professor in the School of Architecture and Planning at Morgan State University. He is the recipient of several awards and accolades including Hamad Bin Khalifa Fellowship in Islamic Art, the Spiro Kostof Fellowship Award from the Society of Architectural Historians, National Endowment for the Humanities Faculty Award, and the Foundation for Landscape Studies award for publication.

His School Head and nominator wrote: “ Dr. Gharipour has focused on less explored areas of research; the study of Landscapes in the Islamic world. Engaging Landscape Architecture and Architecture, his new project focuses on non-Muslim sites in the Islamic World. This project draws attention to churches, synagogues and temples in the Middle East and North Africa that are considered endangered heritage.

A colleague had this to say: “Seven-book length publications attest to his productivity. His soley-authored book Persian Gardens and Pavilions has already become a reference in its field. However, Dr. Gharipour’s most important contribution is perhaps International Journal of Islamic Architecture; an interdisciplinary journal he founded in 2012.”