Doctor of Philosophy, Architecture
Benyameen Ghareeb completed his PhD studies at UC in only four years with excellent performance in his coursework and a focused and organized approach to his dissertation, titled “The Interplay between ‘Tradition,’ ‘Modernity,’ and Uneven Development: The Historical Development of Housing in Kuwait, 1950-2006.” His dissertation illustrates the role of late modern architectural and urban design experiments in the Kuwait government’s ambitious housing program. It sheds light on the dilemmas that arose in efforts to provide housing for all citizens and, in particular, the problems that emerged due to the failure to adequately provide for non-citizens, who make up a large portion of the population of Kuwait. In addition to his academic performance, Benyameen was a thoughtful and supportive colleague to his fellow students, practicum teaching faculty for first year undergraduate students and a cherished member of a student-organized musical group. He leaves Cincinnati to join the University of Kuwait as a tenured professor of architecture.