May 6, 2022

Designing Modernity

The Arab Center for Architecture in partnership with the Goethe Institut, Ramallah present Designing Modernity: Architecture in the Arab World 1945-1973, a book edited by George Arbid and Philipp Oswalt.

The book launch and Symposium are being held live and online on Friday May 6 and Saturday May 7, 2022 at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (HKW).
Detailed Program of the event is found here
ٌProject information in Arabic is found here
Registration on Zoom is found here
The book can be purchased from Jovis-Verlag

April 13, 2022

Preserving Creativity | Creative Scene Podcast

How does preserving creativity affect our present and future creativity?

Creative Scene hosted architect and founder of Arab Center of Architecture Dr. George Arbid for a discussion about the notion of modernism and his views on the superlative meaning of creativity.

Listen to the full episode here.

Photo courtesy of Creative Scene.


December 29, 2021

Restoration Guidelines Manual

Co-authors: Naji Assi Architects, Yammine Yammine
Editor: George Arbid
Publisher: Arab Center for Architecture
Supporters: Goethe Institut, Amman Design Week
Language: English and soon in Arabic

The Arab Center for Architecture announces the publication of "The Restoration Guidelines Manual for buildings constructed between the 1930s and the 1970s". It is published by ACA (2021) with the support of Amman Design Week and Goethe Institut. Co-authors are Naji Assi Architects and Yammine Yammine.

The manual will soon be available online and is available at ACA (open on Tuesdays and Wednesdays) in print distributed for free.

May 30, 2021

Screening of "Frank Lloyd Wright, the man, the architect, the legacy"

On Sunday May 30, 2021, there will be a screening of "Frank Lloyd Wright, the man, the architect, the legacy" by film director Dr. Sigrid Faltin.

The screening will be followed by a talk with Dr. Faltin, Dr. George Arbid, the director of the Arab Center for Architecture, and Kristi Jamrisko Gross, museum guide and group tour coordinator at Frank Lloyd Wright's Pope-Leighey House.

The event is moderated by Joumana Rizk.

For booking

December 14, 2020

Beirut 2020: Notes from the Field

In support of the Arab Center for Architecture, Amman Design Week is launching an event in solidarity with Beirut.
The event is hosting architects/designers in Beirut to work on a manual of good practice for the rebuilding and restoration of the city.

Speakers will be sharing their experiences on the ground in Beirut, exchangind notes, techniques and details of collaborations between architects, urban designers and restoration experts.

Both heritage and modernist buildings will be covered, as well as public shared spaces.

Speakers: Dr. George Arbid, Mr. Naji Assi, Dr. Yasmine Makaroun and Dr. Charbel Maskineh.
Moderator: Dr. Janset Shawash

Hosted by Amman Design Week and the Arab Center for Architecture.

The talks will be in English.
Reserve a spot using the zoom link

December 10, 2020

Beirut 2020: Reflecting on the City after the Blast

In collaboration with Sapienza University of Rome's Postgraduate School for Restoration of Monuments and Landscape Protection, Yara Rizk and Nael Chami are hosting a discussion between scholars and architects concerning the reconstruction efforts in Beirut after the blast.

Dr. George Arbid from the Arab Center for Architecture, Dr. Mona Harb and Dr. Yasmine Makaroun, will be presenting different approaches concerning the subject.

Dr. Carole Levesque and Architect Mazen Haidar will join them afterwards for a round table discussion on the cultural future of the city.

The event is free and open to the public, and it will be recorded.
To reserve a spot, contact

November 26, 2020

Reviving Design & Rebuilding a City

Claudine Abdelmassih from the Arab Center for Architecture spoke at an even hosted by Fantasmeem. She is joined by three other distinguished panelists: Soleil Gharbieh from The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture, and Rana Haddad and Pascal Hachem from 200Grs. وقيّة.

The event titled "Reviving Design & Rebuilding a City" is a digital roundtable discussing possible solutions for creatives and design professionals in the aftermath of the Beirut Blast.

Register here.


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