After graduating as an architect in Lebanon, I specialized in urban heritage at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris-Belleville. I currently work as a consultant on urban heritage for the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities and as a Site Manager of the “Pearling Testimony”, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Muharraq, Kingdom of Bahrain.
I have a very good knowledge of the Arabian Gulf’s traditional architecture and urban heritage, local administrative procedures and policies, the World Heritage Convention’s tools, processes and guidelines, and nearly every aspect relating to heritage conservation and management, from value assessment and policy making to much more detailed aspects such as material conservation or monitoring tools. I have also experience in researching intangible heritage and its relation with architectural heritage and its value.
Recipient of the Agha Khan Award for Architecture 2019, for my contribution to the “Revitalization of Muharraq, Bahrain”. I’m an active member of ICOMOS Lebanon and a core member of the WH Site Manager’s Forum which is organized yearly in parallel to the WH committee meetings.
I’m currently following a Masters in Sustainable Urban development at the University of Oxford, UK.