I am an architect, designer, web developer, visual communicator engaged in a variety of projects involving data visualization, visual storytelling and learning through play.

I have led award winning infographics projects as a partner with Visualizing Impact, contributed to various publications, and have facilitated courses and workshops based on my practices in cities including Beirut, London, Lisbon, Amman and Bangalore. In my spare time I have been developing MyToyTown, a slot-together wooden play system for kids.

The common thread through my work is a desire to build impactful projects that engage with real people and communities. Each project is unique, and I find myself constantly learning by doing, and doing my best to impart this knowledge to others. I have made use of a wide variety of tools and technologies in my work, including web coding languages (HTML, CSS, Javascript, Svelte, D3, PHP), GIS and mapping tools (QGIS, GDAL, Maplibre), data processing (Python, Excel, SQL), graphic design software (Photoshop, Illustrator), CAD/BIM software (Rhino, Revit, Sketchup, AutoCAD), and digital fabrication technologies (laser cutting, CNC routing, 3D printing).

  • 2021 Building for Impact (Talk), S-H-O-W: Visualising Impact, Amsterdam
  • 2021 Crowdsourcing Names for Statistical Neighbourhoods (Workshop), Mozilla Festival, Amsterdam
  • 2019 Palestine Open Maps Mapathon (Workshop), Creative Commons Global Summit, Lisbon
  • 2018 Storytelling with Data (Training), Issam Fares Institute, American University of Beirut
  • 2015 Data4Change (Facilitator/Co-Organizer), Beirut
  • 2014 Visualizing Impact (Talk), CFI 4M Beirut Forum
  • 2014 Making Change Production Sprint (Facilitator/), Centre for Internet & Society, Bangalore
  • 2014 Infographics with a Cause (Talk), Columbia University Studio-X Amman
  • 2012 Design Challenge: Visualizing the Viral Spread of CC Content (Facilitator), Mozilla Festival, London

  • 2017 & 2019 Telling Stories with Data, Académie Libanaise Des Beaux-Arts, Beirut
  • 2016 Introduction to Infographics, Académie Libanaise Des Beaux-Arts, Beirut
  • 2015 Information Design for Architects, American Lebanese University
  • 2013 Architecture / First Year Studio, American University of Beirut

  • 2020 One Map, Multiple Mediums, Dar El-Nimer for Arts & Culture, Dubai
  • 2019 A National Monument, Dar El-Nimer for Arts & Culture, Beirut
  • 2017 A Sea of Stories, Dar El-Nimer for Arts & Culture, Beirut

  • 2019 Palestinian Oral History Archive Fellowship, American University of Beirut
  • 2017 Kafalat SME Innovation Grant (for developing MyToyTown), Lebanon
  • 2014 The Bobs Best Social Activism Award (for work with Visualizing Palestine), Berlin
  • 2013 Prix Ars Electronica Digital Community Award (for work with Visualizing Palestine), Linz
  • 2013 Information is Beautiful Community Award (for work with Visualizing Impact), London
  • 2009 Summer Residency, Decolonizing Architecture Art Residency (DAAR), Bethlehem
  • 2006 EPSRC Studentship, University of Cambridge

  • 2012 PGDip Architectural Practice (RIBA Part III), University of Cambridge
  • 2010 MArch Master of Architecture (RIBA Part II), Cardiff University
  • 2007 MPhil Environmental Design in Architecture, University of Cambridge
  • 2004 MEng Architecture & Building Engineering (RIBA Part I/CIBSE), University of Nottingham

  • 2017 Create Programme, SmartESA Startup Accelerator, Beirut
  • 2008 BREEAM Registered Professional, BRE, UK
  • 2006 LEED Accredited Professional, US Green Building Council