I am an analyst at Ove Arup & Partners; London. I joined the Programme and Project Management team in 2017 as a Building Information Modelling maturity analyst.
I studied architecture in Syria and completed my PhD in architecture at the University of Bath. I am a member of the CITY Collective, one of the top academic journals on urban studies in the world. My research interests include divided cities, local and international responses to destruction and displacement, and the politics of reconstruction.
My work has been published in different platforms including LSE Middle East blog, New Statesman, the Independent, CITY and the Conversation; it was also shortlisted for the RIBA’s President Research Awards, and one of my papers, Young Syrian Architects (YSA) at the time of crises, was awarded the best international paper in 2019 by the Chartered Institute of Building.
I have been invited to present my research in different universities including MIT, Cambridge, Bath, Manchester, Essex and also presented at the V&A, and exhibited art work at the Imperial War Museum. Read my article ‘A tale of a Syrian city at war: Destruction, resilience and memory in Homs.