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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 Wael Samhouri

Wael Samhouri is one of the foremost architects and educators in Syria. He has headed an founded three architectural departments, in Syria: Damascus university, Al-Kalamoon University, and The International University for Science and Technology, which he still heads

He holds a Ph.D., Royall Collage of Art, London, an M.Sc in Urban Design, Pratt institute, New York, and a B.Arch. from Damascus University.

Dr. Samhouri has his private practice in Damascus where he has built numerous award wining architectural buildings that have been published in several prominent magazines.He is the recipient of the Arab League Architect Award 2000, the Cityscape- Architectural Review Award , 2004 and again in 2005. Last year he won First Prize to build The Grand Mosque of Kuwait University and in 2008 he won First Prize for the Museum & research center for prophetic studies (The Seerah center) Kuwait. In his design and research, Wael is dedicated for the search for a contemporary and timeless image for Islamic sacred architecture. He is now building and award wining Syrian computer society center in Damascus.

Wael has traveled and lectured widely and has been on several international juries. He is member of several committees and NGOs most noteworthy is being on the board of trusties of the AKDN (Aga Khan Development Network in Syria).

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