Nadia Habash

Nadia Habash

Director and adjunct lecturer, Habash Consulting Engineers and Birzeit University
06 Jan 2019

Palestinian architect and academic Nadia Habash has contributed to countless renovation projects across Palestine, served as the first woman head of a regional branch of the Engineers Association of Jordan and Palestine, as well as city councillor in Ramallah, during which her main aim was to preserve the cultural heritage of the city.

Having worked with architecture greats like Peter Zumthor and Rasem Badran, Habash’s projects include the rehabilitation of Arraba Palaces and the Old Road, the rehabilitation and addition to St. Nicolas Elderly Bait Jala, and the revitalisation of Bethlehem Old Market. At the moment, Habash, who was highly commended for a Tamayouz Excellence Award for Women in Architecture and Construction is nearing the completion of another rehabilitation project — the Vernacular Heritage Pilot Enhancement Project in As-Samou’, located in the southernmost part of the West Bank.