Documentary: Arab Women in Architecture

Documentary: Arab Women in Architecture - By Omrania | CSBE


“Arab Women in Architecture” is a documentary film featuring interviews with 19 architects from Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, and Saudi Arabia.


Produced in connection with the Omrania | CSBE Student Award for Architectural Design in 2013, the 56-minute film explores the subject of the practice of architecture by Arab women architects and features stories on their experiences, challenges, and achievements. It was first screened during the Award’s sixth cycle ceremony, which took place on January 7, 2014 at the German Jordanian University’s Othman Bdeir House for Architecture and Design in Amman, Jordan. It was also screened in Beirut, Bir Zeit, and Athens.

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About the Omrania | CSBE Student Award for Architectural Design: Initiated in 2008 by Omrania and the Center for the Study of the Built Environment (CSBE), the Award is open to students of architecture throughout the Arab World. This Award provides a unique opportunity for recognizing and encouraging excellence in architectural design education, honoring recently-graduating students as well as their instructors and universities.

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