BiographyMark David Major
Assistant Professor of Architecture and Urban Design, Qatar University
Dr. Mark David Major, AICP, CNU-A is the author of The Syntax of City Space: American Urban Grids (Routledge, 2018) and the Poor Richard series (Forum Books, 2012, 2014, and 2017) of almanacs for architects and planners. Mark previously taught at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia USA and The Bartlett School of Architecture and Planning at University College London, UK. He was the Vice President, Business and Planning/Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Starr Sanford Design/Starr Style LLC and a former Director of Space Syntax Ltd. in London, UK. Mark is the recognized founder of International Space Syntax Symposia, which is now in its third decade. His research interests include spatial morphology, housing, real estate, and urban planning.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Urban morphology, space syntax, space use, movement, urban design and planning, urban studies, housing, land development, architecture and film, post-occupancy evaluations
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