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Saturday, April 28, 2012 - LEED Master Class

9.00 – 16.00

Mario Seneviratne, Green Technologies
“LEED 201: Core Concepts and Strategies”    [Read More...]

Sunday, April 29, 2012 - Conference Program Day 1



9:30 – 10.00

Mario Seneviratne, Director Green Technologies
“Architecture that Reduces Engineering - A Must for Green Buildings”

10.00 – 10.30

Patricia Intrieri, Principal Cambridge Seven Associates, inc., Cambridge, Massachusetts
“Succeeding in the Gulf Region, Insights into Professional Practice & Cultural Design in Riyadh”    [Read More...]

10.30 – 11.00

Holley Chant, Director of Sustainability, KEO International
“KSA Future Schools : Building a Sustainable Future for the Kingdom’s Youth”    [Read More...]

11.00 – 11.45

Hermito Fernandes, Architecture & Design Manager, Schott Middle East FZE
“Fire Rated Glazing in Architecture”    [Read More...]

Prayer and Coffee Break



12.15 – 12.45

Sumaya Dabbagh, Founder, Dabbagh Architects
“A sense of place: Architecture and Identity”    [Read More...]

12.45 – 13.15

Jacob Kurek, Principal & Partner, Henning Larsen Architects Middle East
"Creating vibrant communities in the Middle East climate – integrating buildings and the public realm    [Read More...]

13.15 – 13.45

Joumana al Jabri, knowledge and development architect, Febrik
"A need to make a mental shift from valuing the tool (architecture) to valuing the problem (economic, social, urban, individual)"       

Lunch & Prayer



14.30 – 15.00

Chia-Teh Bien, Senior Architect, CH2M Hill
"Badiyah Nature Center: Celebrating Saudi’s Bedouin Heritage"    [Read More...]

15.00 – 15.30

Basem Al-Shihabi, Hugh Kidman, Mahmoud Abhugazal, Architects, Omrania
"Desert Inspired Architecture”    [Read More...]

Prayer & Coffee Break

16.00 – 16.30

Panel Discussion "Women in Architecture"
Mercedes Corbell, Nadia Bakhourji, Joumana Al-Jabri, Sumaya Dabbagh

Monday, April 30, 2012 - Conference Program Day 2



9.00 – 11.00

Holley Chant, KEO International
"Beyond Green Building: Conception and Implementation of Comprehensive Masterplan and Infrastructure Based Sustainability approaches"    [Read More...]

11.15 – 11.45

Dr. Abdulaziz Aldusari, CEO of Riyadh Techno Valley-KSU, Chairman of the Saudi Umran Society
"North-West District of Riyadh, Smart and Green New Urbanism"   [Read More...]



11.45 – 12.15

Badr Al Tamimi, ADA
Presentation of film about the Wadi Hanifah, a discussion about the Bioremediation component of the project, and information about current and future portions of the project.

Lunch & Prayer




13.15 – 15.30

Stream 1:
Bhzad Sidawi
, Professor, University of Dammam, College of Architecture and Planning, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
“The influence of Social interaction on innovation in the design studio”    [Read More...]

Hanaa Nizam, Senior Architect, Imar Urban Consultants
"Psychoanalysis and Identity in Architecture"

Dr. E. Jeannine Grantham, Chair of the Department of Interior Design at Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
"The Building Experience"       [Read More...]


Stream 2:
ArRiyadh Development Authority (ADA)
"Guided Bus Tour Wadi Hanifah"

The Wadi Hanifah Restoration Project won the Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 2010, and our Tour will visit both the Bioremediation elements and several of the beautiful parks. The combination of a massive urban environmental and civil engineering project with the creation of stunning natural parks is part of what makes this project so remarkable.

The Wadi Hanifah is the wadi, or valley, with a 120 km stretch running through the city of Riyadh. The first inhabitants of the region settled along the wadi, and the First Saudi State located its capital at Addriyah on its west bank. As Riyadh grew into a city, the wadi became polluted with urban generated wastewater, and deteriorated with the onset of widespread dumping and quarrying.      [Read More...]

Coffee and Prayer Break (Return of Bus tour Wadi Hanifah to the hotel)

15.45 – 18.00

ArRiyadh Development Authority (ADA)
"Guided Bus Tour through the Diplomatic Quarter"    [Read More...]

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