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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 Mohammed Al- Asad

Mohammad Al-Asad is an architect and architectural historian. He is the founder of the Center for the Study of the Built Environment (CSBE) in Amman (, and served as its director from 1999 until 2006. He currently is CSBE’s Chairman of the Board of Directors and senior advisor.

Al-Asad studied architecture (B.Sc. and M. Arch.) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and history of architecture (M.A. and Ph.D.) at Harvard University. He held post-doctoral research positions at Harvard and the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton. He taught at the University of Jordan (assistant professor), Princeton University (visiting lecturer), the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (visiting lecturer; visiting associate professor), and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Alan K. and Leonarda Laing Distinguished Visiting Professor), and also was an adjunct professor at Carleton University in Ottawa.

He has published extensively in both Arabic and English on subjects including the architecture of the Islamic world during both the modern and pre-modern periods, teaching architectural design, and using computer-aided design technologies for reconstructing historical monuments. He also has contributed since 2004 a regular article on architecture and urbanism to Jordan’s English daily, The Jordan Times.

Al-Asad has been a member of a number of boards and committees for organizations including the Royal Society of Fine Arts – The Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts, the Jordan National Museum, the Royal Institute of Interfaith Studies, the Urban Workshop (Amman), and the Amman Commission. In addition, he was the academic advisor for the Museum With No Frontiers Discover Islamic Arts project, a European Union-funded initiative that developed a virtual web-based museum of Islamic art in the Mediterranean through the participation of over 30 museums in 14 countries from Europe and the southern Mediterranean. He also served as a reviewer for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture between 1989 and 2007, and has been a member of the Award’s 2010 Steering Committee.

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