“The city is more than its physical form; urban behaviour and socio-cultural context should be the core of the urban design process”
Urban Designer, MUD MDL PhD
Founder & director, [walkscapes] urbanism studio
Mohammed was trained as an architect and urban designer in Saudi Arabia, United States, and Denmark with +15 years of international experience working on urban design and urban research projects.
Mohammed founded [walkscapes] as an urbanism studio to integrate urban design and research through evidence-based and an interdisciplinary approach in order to address local and global urban trends from a people-oriented perspective. For a decade, he has been active in public space research in Riyadh; his knowledge on the human-behaviour, urban experience, and socio-cultural context will ensure delivering projects that address the local urban challenges.
Mohammed’s expertise is at the interface between city planning and human-centred design in the context of smart city. He balances the opportunities provided by state-of-the-art technologies with a humanist agenda to plan and design great public spaces for people. Working with GPS technology and AI simulation modelling, his current focus is on developing methods to quantify and qualify spatial behaviour of individuals in large and complex communities.
He has won several international awards for his research-oriented urban design projects.
+ Founder and director of Walkscapes, an urbanism studio based in Copenhagen, Denmark and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; 2020-present
+ Assistant professor of architecture and urban design at Imam Abdulrahman bin Faisal University, College of Architecture and Planning, 2018-2022
+ Visiting assistant professor at Washington University in St. Louis, 2018-2020.
+ Head of Research and Innovation at Schulze+Grassov, 2018-2020.
+ Postdoc fellow in urbanism at University of Copenhagen, 2018-2021.
+ PhD in Urban Design from University of Copenhagen, 2018.
+ Project Manager at Schulze+Grassov, 2014-2017.
+ Master of Urban Design from Washington University in St. Louis, 2012.
+ Prince Abdulaziz Bin Ayyaf City Humanization Award, 2023
+ Scientific Merit Award, DLA, GSD Harvard University, 2020
+ World Architecture Festival, Barcelona, Finalist Award, 2010