|AIA Middle East Newsletter
2019 AIA MIDDLE EAST BOARD!
It is my pleasure to serve as the AIA Middle East President for 2019.
I would like first to thank the outgoing president, Daniel Henderer and the entire 2018 AIAME board who all contributed to last year's great achievements.
With a lot of enthusiasm, I'm looking forward to another successful year for the AIA Middle East Chapter.
We are actually off to a good start with many events already planned for this year.
Several goals have been set which are mainly summarized in enhancing our presence in several countries of the MENA Region, increasing our Chapter's members and of course securing new sponsors.
With the great team we have, I'm totally confident our goals will be easily reached.
We, at the AIA Middle East Board always welcome your suggestions, encourage you to communicate with us and share your concerns, ideas & thoughts.
Best wishes to all of you in the AIA ME for the successful 2019.
Chucri Haddad, AIA, LEED AP
It gives us a great pleasure to introduce the
2019 AIA Middle East Board
2019 AIA Middle East Board of Directors:
- 2019 President
- Vice President
- Past President 2018
- Executive Director
- Fellowship Director
- Events Director
- Membership Director
- Continuing Education Director
- Communications Director
- Regional Director
- Director at Large
- Director at Large
COUNTRY REPRESENTATIVES :
- Bahrain Country Representative
- Egypt Country Representative
Shaker Khulief -
Jordan Country Representative
Fatima Al Doukhi
- KSA Country Representative
- KSA Country Representative
Fajer Al Hendi
- Kuwait Country Representative
Samer Haddad -
Lebanon Country Representative
Maryam Al Balushi
- Oman Country Representative
Iraq Country Representative
UNIVERSITY LIAISONS :
Roger Skaff -
AUB / LAU/ NDU | University Liaison
Khaled Tarabieh -
AUC | University Liaison
- AUD | University Liaison
- AUS | University Liaison
Friday to Saturday, 30 November -01 December 2018
"2018 AIA Middle East Year End Conference
The AIA 2018 Year End Conference and Design Awards which took place in Bahrain between November 30 & December 01 at Shaikh Ebrahim bin Mohammed Al Khalifa Center in historic Muharraq.
Our successful two days conference was attended by a large audience with our selected panelists touching on several aspects of the Conference's theme "Transitioning Cities". As part of the conference an exclusive tour was conducted of Pearling path Visitor by Valerio Olgiati which made this year's conference a unique experience.
Thursday, 06 December 2018
HOLCOM Bldg Open Door event
he AIA Middle East held an open door event at HOLCOM Headquarters for a complete tour of the state-of-the-art eco-friendly building. With its 33,000 sqm of construction and 2,000 sqm of land, the building is conceived to save energy and structured to provide the best work conditions for more than 800 professionals. The green aspects of the building are centered on lighting management and solar energy solutions, both implemented by ITG companies, SYSPRO and ECOSys respectively.
Monday, 21 January 2019
AIA ME Open House "Omrania & Associates"
The AIA Middle East held an open house at Omrania and Associates' office for an informal gathering and have the unique opportunity to get a behind the scenes look at some of their recent and upcoming projects. You will also have the chance to speak to the great minds behind these projects and see the processes and working environment of this leading architectural practice.
Saturday to Sunday, 02-03 February 2019
"The Practice of Public Participation" |
Kuwait Architects League at Kuwait Society of Engineers and in collaboration with AIA ME presents Prof. Henry Sanoff workshop on Participatory Design Practices.
The workshop will be conducted on February 2 and 3 (you can register for either one of these two days)
To register please email your name, position/occupation, and phone number to
,and we will email you registration confirmation (pending availability of seats)
Kuwait Society of Engineers, Kuwait
02 -03 February 2019
Wednesday to Thursday, 27-28 March 2019
"Leaders in Architecture" |
Leaders in Architecture MENA Summit is the largest and most prestigious platform dedicated to promoting and advancing architecture industry across the countries of the Middle East and North Africa. Committed to boosting the region's presence on the global architecture landscape, Leaders in Architecture MENA is the only event which brings together the most prominent decision makers from across the world representing the top global firms and architecture personalities to champion the potential the MENA region.
Leaders in Architecture MENA Summit is dedicated to developing, celebrating and connecting architects, interior designs and senior decision makers from leading international market practices, contractors, developers, government officials, engineers, and solution providers. Gathering the most senior industry professionals from across the world, the summit provides a unique opportunity to learn from and get inspired by leaders, luminaries, and legends from within and outside architecture, set future business plans and appreciate breathtaking and daring architecture.
27 -28 March 2019
AIA Grassroots 2019!
March 06 - 08, Washington DC
Grassroots 2019 is AIA's annual leadership and legislative event for elected chapter leaders and chapter staff. This year's agenda emphasizes chapter and community leadership with workshops designed to help elected chapter officers become more effective chapter and civic leaders. Attendees share information, ideas, and best practices with their counterparts from around the country and are given the opportunity to provide input on AIA initiatives. There are also many networking opportunities with peers and AIA national staff.
This year's theme is "People. Purpose. Partnerships." We'll feature content that highlights the voice of the profession, the value of architects in society, and the connections and collaborations necessary to improve the quality of the built environment for all people.
AIA Conference on Architecture 2019!
Blueprint for a Better Future!
This is the A'19 theme for this year, designing a better future means taking on the critical challenges facing cities-and our world-today.
Beyond its excess, extremes, and appetite for the ersatz, Las Vegas is a global pioneer in design. Its ever-changing landscape is an incubator for the kind of transformation that influences architecture and design trends the world over.
And with tens of millions of visitors each year, Las Vegas is boldly on display. Not just the casinos and nightlife, but the hospitals, schools, community centers, parks, apartment buildings, and art installations that are part of people's everyday lives.
This work is a testimony to how architects are designing a better future by taking on the critical challenges facing cities-and our world-today.
At A'19, we'll explore designing a better future, for everyone.
Your own Blueprint for a Better Future
You'll leave Las Vegas with actionable insights that will inspire your projects and your practice, from some of the most creative architects, designers, firms, and futurists.
A'19 programming includes sessions on artificial intelligence, data visualization, 3D concrete printing, Amazon Spheres, tall wood, nano-grid condos, immigrant architects, overcoming houselessness, the latest in WELL design, the energy-hog myth, designing border crossings and ports of entry, zero net energy affordable housing, new codes and standards, and architecture tours of local standouts like Frank Gehry's Lou Ruvo Brain Center, Seven Magic Mountains, and the Downtown Container Park.
Don't miss it! Join us in Las Vegas June 6-8, 2019.
DON'T FORGET TO RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP!
Please make sure you have renewed your membership. Your membership continues to make our chapter one of the largest international chapters and your dues go directly into supporting all the programs, conferences and tours that we are able to organize.
Ben Van Berkl
Join us in welcoming:
Mr. Mohammad-Maher Kojak, Assoc. AIA
Mr. Samer S. Haddad, Intl. Assoc. AIA
Mr. Shaker S. Khulief Sr., Intl. Assoc. AIA
Mr. Syed Ahmed, Intl. Assoc. AIA
Mr. Rola Dehn, Assoc. AIA
Mr. Ashraf H. Ali, Intl Assoc. AIA
Thank you for your continued support of AIA Middle East.
AIA Middle East is proudly sponsored by: