Dr. Mohammad Sharif Zami is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Architecture, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia. He lectured at the Harare Polytechnic in Zimbabwe, University of Zimbabwe, National University of Science and Technology in Zimbabwe, University of Salford in England, and University of KwaZulu Natal in South Africa for 16 years. During this period he worked also as a freelance and consultant architect with various international architectural practices. His research interests include landscape and urban design, earth construction, architectural heritage conservation and housing. He has published over 35 journal and conference papers in these fields including one book. Dr. Zami completed a Bachelor of Architecture degree at the Khulna University, Bangladesh; Master of Philosophy degree in Architecture at the National University of Science and Technology, Zimbabwe and a PhD degree at the University of Salford, United Kingdom.