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Lonaard Magazine is a specialised peer-reviewed art and architecture periodical founded in London by Dr Waleed Al Sayed and Dr Mashary Al Naim since 2008


Waleed Al Sayed

Lonaard & Dar Mimar - London

Senior Advisory Board

Ashraf Salama

Qatar University

Howayda Al Harithy

American University - Beirut

Mashary Al-Naim

Dammam University - Saudi Arabia

Mohammed Al-Asad

Chairman/Centre for the Study of the Built Environment - Amman

Nasser Rabbat

Aga Khan Professor - MIT

Nezar Al Sayyad

University of Berkeley- California USA

Sabah Mushattat

Wolverhampton University - England/UK

Saleh Al Hathloul

King Saud University

Wael Samhouri

Damascus University - Syria

Yasser Elsheshtawy

UAE University

International Review Committee

Ahmed Mohaisen

Islamic University

Alaeddinne Eljmassi

Islamic University

Ali Alraouf

Qatar University

Amer Moustafa

American University of Sharjah

Attilio Petruccioli

Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy

Azza Eleish

Dar Al-Hekma College - Jeddah / KSA

Eckhart Ribbeck

Stuttgart University

Eslam Al Ghunaimy

Al Khobar University

Farid Al-Qeeq

Islamic University - Gaza

Galal Abada

Ain Shams University - Egypt

Hani Al Qahtani

King Faisal University - SA

Hasim Altan

Sheffield University - UK

Hassan Radoine

University of Sharjah

Jihad Awad

Ajman University - UAE

Khaled Al Sallal

UAE University

Khalfallah Boudjemaa

Mseila University - Algeria

Mehdi Sabet

American University of Sharjah - UAE

Mirna Nassrah

Lathiqiyyah University - Syria

Mona Helmy

Dar Al-Hekma College - Jeddah / KSA

Nabyl Chenaf

American University in Dubai

Nada Al Nafae

King Abdel Aziz University

Nadia Alhasani

The Petroleum Institute - UAE

Omar Asfour

Islamic University

Rabah Saoud

Ajman University

Rami Daher

German Jordanian University & TURATH

Rania Khalil

Qatar University

Samer Abu Ghazalah

Jordan University

Shatha Abu Khafajah

Hashemite University - Jordan

Yasser Al Rajjal

German-Jordanian University - Jordan

Yasser Mahgoub

Qatar University

Senior Advisory Board

Professor Mashary Al Naim

Mashary Al-Naim is professor of architectural criticism at the faculty of architecture at Al Dammam University, Saudi Arabia. and was a former chair of the Architecture Department at King Faisal University (KFU) and former dean of the advancement in (PMU). Dr. Al Naim has a PhD in Architecture from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne. He served on numerous architectural and design juries (such as Arab city award, Sultan Qaboos Award and King Abdullah II of Jordan Award) and has consulted on countless design projects throughout the world, but especially in the Middle East and Gulf Region.

Al Naim is an active researcher, a prolific journalist, and practicing architect. He serves as a senior editor of Albenaa magazine (the oldest, widely distributed architectural journal in the Arabic World) since the year 2000, and writes a weekly column in Al-Riyadh Newspaper (major local Newspaper) since 1996 and a monthly column in several journals. He reviewed two projects for the Aga Khan Award in architecture in 2007 (Karachi and Algeria). He served in the editorial board of a number of international magazines. Al Naim was a member of many scientific committees in many international conferences. Al Naim worked with in a think-tank team from Islamic countries appointed by the Aga Khan Cultural Trust to review architectural education in this part of the world in 2007-2008. Also, he contributed with a number of intellectuals in a special issue published by the Middle East Institute in Washington MEI about urbanization in the Middle East 2009

Dr. Al-Naim has published in both English and Arabic on topics related to sustainability, environmental behaviour studies, identity and symbolism in the built environment, traditional and contemporary architecture in the Arab countries and architectural education and practice. He published several books including: Potentiality of the Traditional House (1998), Ideas and Visions in Saudi Architecture (2006) (Arabic), Political Influences and Identity of Urban Form (2005), Architecture and Culture: Critical Essays in Arab Architecture (2005) (Arabic), Home Environment in The Saudi Arabia and Gulf States (2006) (Two Volumes).

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