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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 Nezar AlSayyad

Dr. Nezar AlSayyad is an architect, planner, urban designer and urban historian. He is a Professor of Architecture, Planning, and Urban History at the University of California at Berkeley where he currently serves as Chair of the University’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES) and the Interim Director of International and Area Studies.

AlSayyad holds a B.S. in Architectural Engineering and Diploma in Town Planning from Cairo University, an M.S. in Architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in Architectural History from UC Berkeley. He is the recipient of many grants and awards for his research, books, films, and projects. In 1988, AlSayyad co-founded the International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments (IASTE). Today, he still serves as the Association’s President and Editor of its highly acclaimed peer-reviewed journal Traditional Dwellings and Settlements Review. Professionally, AlSayyad has an active practice in the Middle East and the US and is the Principal in XXA-Office of Xross-Cultural Architecture, an Architecture, Urban Design, and Planning firm with several award-winning credits.

AlSayyad is the author, co-author, editor, or co-editor of many books, including Streets of Islamic Cairo (1981); The Design and Planning of Housing (1984); Dwellings, Settlements and Tradition (1989); Cities and Caliphs (1991); Forms and Dominance (1992); Al Mudun Fi Sadr Al-Islam (In Arabic) (1996); Consuming Tradition, Manufacturing Heritage (2001); Hybrid Urbanism (2001); Muslim Europe or Euro-Islam Translated to Arabic, Spanish, and Turkish (2002); The End of Tradition (2004); Making Cairo Medieval (2005); Cinematic Urbanism (2006); and The Fundamentalist City? Religiosity and the Remaking of Urban Space (2010). Additionally, he has written, co-produced and co-directed two NEA - funded public television programs, “Virtual Cairo” and “At Home with Mother Earth.”

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