Asst. Arbresha Ibrahimi Faculty of Architecture

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Title, Name and Surname:

Arbresha Ibrahimi, Assistant Professor - Engineer Architect


Short narrative bio:

I am born in Skopje, on May 8, 1990. In 2004 I graduated from high school at the High School "Gostivar", Gostivar, Department of Natural Sciences, combination A - mathematics. In the same year I enrolled in а three-year studies at the Faculty of Applied Sciences in the study program Architecture at the State University of Tetovo - Tetovo, where I acquired the title Baccalaureus of design in 2012 after successfully defending the thesis with the topic: "Contemporary Art Gallery-Skopje", under mentorship of Prof. Dr. Kujtim Elezi. In the same year I continued my master's studies in the Faculty of Architecture, at UKIM, Skopje. In 2014, I successfully completed the master's thesis on "Architecture in nature and nature in architecture - Cultural Educational Park - Aqueduct, Skopje", under the mentorship of Prof. Dr. Mitko Hadzi Pulja, and I obtained the title Master Engineer Architect. In October 2017, I enrolled in a three-year doctoral studies at the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Ljubljana in Ljubljana, Slovenia. My research underlines the field of architectural design, with a narrower field of research in architectural and urban sociology.
In 2017, I received a full scholarship for doctoral studies from the Ministry of Education in Slovenia. 
In 2019 and 2020 I received a scholarship from the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of North Macedonia in the competition "to support the professional development of talented artists and deficient professionals in the field of theater, music, dance, literature, visual arts, architecture and design and protection of real estate, movable and immovable cultural heritage ”.
My ambitions allowed me to be certified for participating in various conferences and courses that take place inside and outside the country, such as "SHARE - Skopje 2017,2019,2020 - International architecture and engineering forum", "The architectural imagination" - Harvard University -Graduate School of Design, Cambridge (USA), "Behind the scenes at the 21st century museums" - The University of Leicester, Leicester, (UK) and others. 
During my studies, I participated in a number of exhibitions, competitions and projects, and in BISTA 2014 I participated with two projects as a representative of the Faculty of Applied Sciences at the State University in Tetovo - Tetovo and as a representative of the Faculty of Architecture at UKIM, Skopje.
In February 2015, I started working as an architect in the architectural design and interior design studio LD Studio. In November 2015, I started working at the Faculty of Architecture, at the First Private University, FON, as an architect-collaborator. In 2016, I was selected as a junior assistant in the field of architectural design and design, and in 2017 I received the title of assistant professor of the same field. I have been a member of the Association of Architects of Macedonia since 2017. My mother tongue is Albanian, I speak English and Macedonian at an excellent level, and I know Turkish and German at a elementary level.


Course you have been teaching and courses you are teaching currently:


In the academic year 2015-16 I was an assistant in the subjects of Designing social facilities 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, Architectural practice 1, 2 and 3 also I was an assistant in the subjects of History of Architecture 1, 2, 3, 4. I held the practice part of the subject Interior Design - Interior 2, Architectural Studio - Interior Design 2, Election project and the subject Design of residential buildings 4.

In the period as a junior assistant in the academic year 2016-17 I was the assistant of the subjects Design of social facilities 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, Architectural practice 1, 2 and 3, Architectural studio - social facilities 3 and in the subjects History of architecture 1, 2, 3 and 4.

Since 2017, I have been responsible for conducting classes (lectures and exercises) of the subjects Elements of architectural design, Architectural design of social buildings 1 and 2, Architectural studio-social facilities 4, Architectural practice 2, also I lecture Selected topics from mass attendance as well as Selected topics from social facilities.


Subjects and research fields of BA, MA, or PhD thesis you’ve supervised and are interested in supervising:

Since 2017, I have been a mentor of graduate and master's thesis in the field of Architectural design of social facilities. The topics are mostly in the subfield of administrative, business, commercial, cultural, school, sports and health facilities.


Research interests:

My research activity is in the field of architectural principles and compositions of social buildings, more precisely of cultural buildings - museums.

I am currently researching the conversion of identity as an element, principle and process of architectural design of museums, and the use of museum principles and compositions as a generator of architectural, urban and social identity.


List of published articles (academic journals), texts (in edited books) and books:

Velkova,A. , Ibrahimi,A. (2019), Guiding principles for future development of clinical hospital design, Vision Magazine , (33),443-442

Ibrahimi, A., Zupančič, T., Lah, L. (2019). The Law on Museums as a contributor to degradation of museums in the Republic of North Macedonia. Igra ustvarjalnosti - Creativity Game, (7), 76-84.





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