“Exploring the Margins”

BB 904, Beirut Campus

The Institute of Islamic Art and Architecture at the School of Architecture and Design is organizing a lecture entitled “Exploring the Margins” conducted by Mr. Sahil al-Hiyari.

Sahel Al Hiyari is a Jordanian architect. He holds Bachelor Degrees in Architecture and Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design, and a Master of Architecture in Urban Design from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University. He carried out post‐graduate work at the School of Architecture at the University of Venice, where he also taught from 1993‐1995. In addition he has taught an intensive summer design studio organized by the Centre for the Study of the Built Environment (CSBE) in collaboration with the Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 2002 and 2004, as well as an option studio at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design in the fall of 2010, and a vertical design studio at the American University of Beirut in 2011. In 2002, he was chosen as the first architect to receive the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative, according to which he has been a protégé of architect Álvaro Siza of Portugal. He has lectured at Columbia University, Physical Development Research Centre in Iran, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Harvard University, the American University of Beirut and ETH Zurich.