Ermal Shpuza’s research interests span across spatial morphology, history of urban form, complex systems in cities, environmental design, and workplace design. He studies the evolution of Adriatic and Ionian coastal cities, urban transformation in the Balkans, shape description, and the affinity between shape and circulation networks in the built environment. Born in Shkoder, Albania in 1969, he received his architectural professional degree from Polytechnic University of Tirana, MSc in Architecture from the Bartlett, University College London, and PhD in Architecture from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He was Visiting Faculty Fellow at quanTM Emory University, Sustainability Fellow, and Global Fellow for the Year of Greece at KSU. He teaches courses in spatial analysis, urban design theory, and environmental technology, and studios in urban design, environmental design, and design foundation.