Wafa AL-Ghatam studies the principles and constraints that govern the generation of built form and its social, cultural and economic functions. Her work includes the development methods and measures for the analysis of built space at the scale of buildings and urban areas. Her research explores the socio-economic implications of the urban fabric of the villages absorbed by cities in Bahrain; Manama and Muharraq; using Space Syntax methodology. She is an expert in space syntax analysis and methodology. She worked for Space Syntax Limited in London and as a representative in Bah-rain, on a range of projects within the UK and abroad including strategic planning of Jeddah city in Saudi Arabia, Doha urban Knowledge Economic planning. She worked as a research associate for a project on architecture and urbanism at the Technical University of Munich Germany (TUM). Her experience spans from East to the West, from architectural to urban projects. She has taught at Wentworth Institute of Technology (WIT), Boston USA, Bos-ton University (BU), Boston USA, the Architectural Association School of Architecture (AA), London UK, and the Bartlett School of Graduate Studies, UCL, London UK.