About

Leyla El Sayed Hussein

Adjunct Faculty Member

M.Arch. in Architectural Design, University College London, UK
B.Arch. in Architecture, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Minor in Arabic Literature, American University of Beirut, Lebanon

Leyla El Sayed Hussein is an architect and researcher. She studied architecture first at the American University of Beirut, where she got her Bachelor of Architecture, then at the Bartlett School of Architecture in London, where she completed her master’s degree in Architectural Design with a focus on computation. El Sayed Hussein is interested in the philosophy of architecture in general and more specifically in the phenomenon of digitization in architecture. Her masters project focusing on mereological relations between parts and wholes in the digital age was exhibited at the Bartlett Prospective Show, and London Design Week. Alongside her teaching, she currently works on several research projects. In parallel to architecture, El Sayed Hussein is a writer, having also studied Arabic literature. Her writings have been featured in As-Safir newspaper and in a book published by Dar Nelson in 2018.