News: Tamayouz holds jury and public talk at Bibliotheca Alexandrina [Sponsored]

Tamayouz Excellence Award has partnered with the Society of Egyptian Architects and the Knowledge Hub Universities to host the jury meeting of the Women in Architecture and Construction Award 2019 (Aug 28-Aug 29) in Alexandria, Egypt. The private jury meeting will be followed by a public panel discussion involving the jury members at Bibliotheca Alexandrina.

This year's judges for Tamayouz’s Women in Architecture and Construction Award are Palestinian architect, community leader and author Suad Amiry; Palestinian architect and academic Nadia Habash; Egyptian architect and academic Ebtissam Moustapha; Iraqi architect and academic Dr Jala Makhzoumi; and Iraqi architect, academic and Tamayouz's founding director Ahmed Al-Mallak.

The jury meeting will be held on 28 August, 2019, and the public panel, which consists of individual presentations by each jury member as well as a group discussion, will be held on 29 August, 2019. The public panel will also present the jury's selection for the award.

The individual presentations will introduce the audience to the career highlights of each jury member, as well as their various successes. The panel discussion will address challenges they’ve faced throughout their professional life, their strategies to overcoming them, and topics related to working as women in the field of architecture in the Middle East and North Africa.

Split between a Rising Star and Woman of Outstanding Achievement, the award is open to women from the Near East and North Africa (NENA) who are either employed in the NENA region and specialize in architecture and construction, or who are employed or living abroad but their contribution has had a direct impact on the built environment in the NENA region. 

Submissions for this award closed on 1 August, 2019; however, submissions for the 2020 cycle will reopen in early 2020.

When: 28 August, 2019
What: Private jury meeting 

When: 29 August, 2019

What: Public Panel
Where: Bibliotheca Alexandrina, room TBC

Time: 4pm-7pm

More information about the event, such as timing and location, will be updated on Tamayouz’s Facebook page @tamayouz.award.


About Tamayouz Excellence Award
Tamayouz Excellence Award is an independent initiative with no political affiliation, which aims to advance the profession of architecture in the Middle East, North Africa and beyond, both academically and professionally. Tamayouz is an excellence award dedicated to supporting aspirational and transformative projects tackling local and global challenges, informed by a holistic understanding of context.   

Since its launch in 2012, Tamayouz has grown into an internationally recognized award with a strong International Jury Board chaired by renowned academics and architects, such as Dame Zaha Hadid, DBE (2012), Angela Brady PPRIBA (2013), Jane Duncan PRIBA (2014), Marc Glaudemans (2015) and Dr Rasem Badran (2017).

Tamayouz Excellence Award is sponsored by Kufa – Makiya Charity (Main Sponsor), The Iraqi Business Council in Jordan, Coventry University, Dewan Architects + Engineers, the United Nations Global Compact, Ayad Al-Tuhafi Architects, and Tradex Global Ltd.

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