Past Staff

Zein Abu Hassan is an architect, and a Research and Coordination Officer at CSBE. She received her bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Jordan in 2016, and had completed before that internships at the Consolidated Consultants and Bilal Hammad Architects in Amman. She was awarded in 2011 the European Council of International School's (ECIS) Award for International Understanding, and the Queen Rania Outstanding UK Learners Award. Her interests include distance running and digital arts.

Sandy Naffa is an architect, and a Research and Coordination Officer at CSBE. She received her bachelor's degree in Architectural Engineering from the University of Jordan in 2012. She worked in a number of architectural firms in Amman, and also spent time in India, Romania, and Tunisia, where she volunteered with various NGOs and worked real estate as well as interior design sectors. Her interest include urban planning and social work.

Tooma Zaghloul served as a Research and Coordination Officer at CSBE. He received his bachelor’s degree in Architectural Engineering from the Hashemite University in 2013, and also completed an internship at CSBE. His areas of interest include arts, anthropology, as well as design ethics and methodologies.

Samia Kayyali served as a Research and Coordination Consultant at CSBE. She received her bachelor's degree in the History of Art and Architecture with a minor in Anthropology from Harvard University in 2015.

Haneen Dajani is an Urban Planner who served as Research and Coordination Officer at CSBE. She received her honours bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning with a specialization in Urban Design (co-op program) and a minor in Geography and Environmental management from the University of Waterloo, Canada in 2013. She also completed a postgraduate diploma in Events Management from the Swiss Hotel Management School, Switzerland in 2014. Her areas of interest include design, heritage conservation, community development, and sustainability.

Farah Tell is a landscape designer who served as a Research and Coordination Officer at CSBE. She received her bachelor’s degree in Landscape Design and Ecosystem Management and a diploma of agricultural engineering from the American University of Beirut in 2012. She has interests in biodiversity as well as in nature and wildlife conservation.

Ahmad Abu-Khalaf is an architect who served as a Research and Coordination Officer at CSBE. He received his bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Jordan in 2011, and also completed an internship with Maisam Architects & Engineers in Amman. His areas of interest include community and economic development.

Basma Abdallah is an architect who served as a Research and Coordination Officer at CSBE. She studied architecture at the University of Jordan after receiving her high school education at the Jubilee School for gifted students. She completed architectural internships with BCR Arquitectos in Girona, Spain, and with Arabtech-Jardaneh, Amman. She also is a guitarist and taught guitar lessons for several years.

Eman Abukheit is an interior architect who served as a Research and Coordination Officer at CSBE. She holds a bachelor's degree in interior architecture from the German Jordanian University. She completed an internship at Wulf & Partner - Stuttgart, Germany. She had worked at Naseem Yarvas architectural office as an interior designer. 

Deema Aburizik is an architect who served as a Research and Coordination Officer at CSBE. She also served as a liaison officer between CSBE and Habitat for Humanity - Jordan. She studied architecture at the Jordan University of Science and Technology and the University of Jordan. She completed an architectural internship with STM & Associates in Houston, Texas, and worked as a teaching and coordination assistant for the CSBE Architectural Laboratory - Façade Zero. She was chosen among 22 young Jordanians as a member of the Youth Leadership Program (YLP), which is organized by the United Nations University, the International Leadership Institute, and the King Abdullah II Fund for Development. She headed the publishing of the first YLP newsletter Taghyir (Change), and is the founder of a student program aimed at developing recruitment opportunities for young Jordanians, a project supported by INJAZ: Economic Opportunities for Jordanian Youth and by the Community Service Office in the University of Jordan.

Heba Alnajada is an architect and urban designer, who served as a Design and Planning Officer at CSBE. She holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Jordan and a master’s degree in Urban Design from the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom. She completed an internship at the Università della Svizzera Italiana, Switzerland, focusing on low-income housing. She had worked as an architect at Jafaar Tukan Architects, where she was involved in several high end and master-planning projects in Libya and Palestine. She also taught at the University of Jordan.

Nur al-Fayez is an architect who served as a Design and Research Officer at CSBE. Her work at CSBE had included the behavioral mapping of public spaces in Amman and coordinating several CSBE activities. She also had been involved in a number of water-conserving landscaping projects. She holds a bachelor's degree in architecture from the University of Jordan and has completed internship with O2 Designs in Amman. Her area of interest include design and planning for low-income areas.

Sandra Hiari is an architect who served as a Research and Coordination Officer at CSBE. She holds a bachelor's degree in architecture from the University of Jordan and a master's degree in urban planning at the Jordan University of Science and Technology. She completed architectural internships with Mounir Hajjiri & Associates and Al Hiyari Goussous Architects in Amman. She worked as a junior architect at Sahel Al Hiyari & Partners, where she was the publishing collaborator for the monograph Sahel Al Hiyari Projects.

Dalia al-Husseini is an architect who served as a Research and Coordination Officer at CSBE. She holds a bachelor's degree in architecture from the University of Jordan and a master's degree in architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She completed an architectural internship with KEO International Consultants in Kuwait and held a research position at the Building Research Center of the Royal Scientific Society in Amman, where she worked on the Jerusalem Database Project.

Joud Khasawneh is an architect and urban designer who served as a Design and Planning Officer at CSBE. Her work at CSBE had concentrated on projects and research dealing with urban issues as well as green and energy-efficient building technologies. She holds a bachelor's degree in architecture from the Jordan University of Science and Technology and a master's degree in human settlements from the Katholieke Universiteit in Leuven, Belgium, where she also is working on her PhD dissertation in association with CSBE. She worked as an architect at Dar Al Omran Architects, Planners & Engineers, where she was involved in the design of several land-use and master-planning projects in Jordan.

Hania Maraqa is an architect and urban planner who served as a Research and Coordination Officer and Associate Director at CSBE. She holds a bachelor's degree in architecture from the University of Jordan, a master's degree in architecture from the University of Arizona at Tucson, and a master's degree in city planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She worked as a junior architect at S. M. Dudin Architects and Engineers. She completed architectural internships with Ziak Akel and Partners in Beirut and with the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation in Boston. She is a member of the American Planning Association (APA) and the Jordan Engineers Association.

Majd Musa is an architect and architectural researcher, and is currently on sabbatical from CSBE to pursue her doctoral studies. She is a PhD candidate in theory and history of architecture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA. She served as the documentation program manager and web site administrator at CSBE. She is the co-editor of the monographs Exploring the Built Environment: Documenting the Presentations of Diwan al-Mimar (Amman: CSBE & Darat al-Funun, 2007) and Architectural Criticism and Journalism: Global Perspective (Turin: Umberto Allemandi & Geneva: The Aga Khan Trust for Culture, 2007). She has authored and co-authored a number of studies and essays on architectural design, sustainable architecture, landscape architecture, and history and theory of architecture. She presented papers at international and regional conferences. She served as a copy-editor for the Discover Islamic Art project, one of the activities of the Museum With No Frontiers (MWNF), a project carried out within the framework of the Euromed Heritage program of the European Union. She practiced architecture in the United Arab Emirates and Jordan.

Siba al-Shouli is an architect and urban planner who served as an Urban Planning Officer at CSBE. She holds a bachelor's degree in architecture from Birzeit University, and a master's degree in urban and regional planning as well as a graduate certificate in public and nonprofit management from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech). She worked as an architect in Palestine. She completed internships in Amman with Almarsam Architects and Engineers, which has amalgamated with the Jordan offices of Omrania & Associates to form Omrania-Jordan, and in Ramallah with the Palestinian Ministry of Planning.

Saja Zarqa Jardaneh is an accounting and business specialist who served as the Financial and Administration Officer at CSBE. She holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from John Cabot University in Rome, Italy, and a master's degree in business administration from Boston University. She worked in the Foreign Relations Department at the Housing Bank for Trade and Finance in Amman, and was involved in voluntary work through serving on the financial committee of the Center for Palestinian Culture.

 

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