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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

Dr Yasser Elsheshtawy

Yasser Elsheshtawy is Associate Professor of Architecture at the United Arab Emirates University, Department of Architectural Engineering. He holds a Ph.D. in Architecture from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, a Masters degree in Architecture from Pennsylvania State University, and a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering from Cairo University.

His research has focused on socio-cultural sustainability, environment-behavior studies, architectural theory and changing urban patterns in Middle Eastern cities particularly the cities of Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Cairo. He has published extensively in renowned journals in the field such as The International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, New Geographies, Architectural Theory Review and The Brown Journal of World Affairs. In addition he also authored and edited a series of books which include “Dubai: Behind an Urban Spectacle” (2010), “The evolving Arab city” (2008), and “Planning Middle Eastern Cities” (2004, 2009) – all published by Routledge/London.

He has been invited to present his work at numerous international institutions such as Harvard Design School, Tongji University/Shanghai, the ETH/Zurich, the International Architectural Biennale/Rotterdam, the Center for Oriental Studies/Berlin and most recently the Louvre Auditorium/Paris. He was also involved as a consultant with organizations such as the United Nation’s Economic and Social Commission of Western Asia (UN-ESCWA); the Urban Land Institute (ULI) in Washington, DC., and Shigeru Ban Architects (Tokyo) where he collaborated in the competition for the Sheikh Zayed museum at Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi and most recently the Sheikh Zayed Memorial Competition. He serves on numerous editorial boards, acts as a reviewer for international journals and conferences, and is a columnist for AlRoyya Al’Iqtassidiyya an Arabic daily newspaper specializing in financial affairs.

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