Sustainable Development Initiatives in the Construction Sector

Presenter: Sheikha Athba Bint Thamer Al-Thani, QDVC The building and construction sector is one of the key sectors for sustainable development, both in terms of the important benefits it contributes to society and the considerable negative impacts it may cause if appropriate considerations are not given to the entire life span of buildings. "Everyone has … Continue reading Sustainable Development Initiatives in the Construction Sector

Healing Ecologies and Building Sustainable Peace: From Buffer Zones to Pocket Parks

Presented by: Dr. Anna Grichting Assist Professor,  Qatar University Anna Grichting is a Swiss architect and urbanist and holds a Doctor of Design from Harvard University. She is currently Assistant Professor in the Department of Architecture and Urban Planning at Qatar University, where she teaches Sustainable Urban and Landscape Design and Regeneration as well as … Continue reading Healing Ecologies and Building Sustainable Peace: From Buffer Zones to Pocket Parks

Sustainable Architecture on the Rise in the Heart of Doha

John Rose, Director of Development at Msheireb Properties, has a professional record of two decades of real estate development experience in master- planning, design and construction of large scale mixed projects in Europe and the Middle East; working with organizations such as Skidmore Owings & Merrill, Tishman-Speyer Properties and Turner Construction International. At Msheireb Properties, … Continue reading Sustainable Architecture on the Rise in the Heart of Doha

Incorporating Sustainability in Qatar’s Future Development – The Qatar National Master Plan

Presented by: Ian Lyne, M.A.(Oxford), M.Sc.(Oxford), D.A.(Manc), Dip L.A.(Hons), Dip U.D., Dip U.P.(Dist)., F.L.I., A.A.I.L.A., M.R.T.P.I., F.R.S.A., F.T.S., F.R.A.S., M.R.I.C.S., M.E.E.S. Ian is Project Manager of the multi-disciplinary team provided by Oriental Consultants Ltd for the preparation of the Qatar National Master Plan. He works as a development strategist, project director and project champion advising … Continue reading Incorporating Sustainability in Qatar’s Future Development – The Qatar National Master Plan

A Portable Architecture for Qatar: Improving Migrant Worker’s Condition by Design

Roman Turczyn is the Director of VCUQatar's Innovation Qatar (iQ), an organization that brings together faculty, graduates, students and design practitioners to undertake applied research. iQ develops creative design solutions and promotes the value of design through the intersection of design research, education, practice and technology. Mr. Turczyn is steering a student-driven project that began … Continue reading A Portable Architecture for Qatar: Improving Migrant Worker’s Condition by Design

Air Quality in Qatar: With Heat and Construction – What do we breathe

Presented by Prof. Terrance Murphy, Carnegie Mellon University Qatar Terrance Murphy, Ph.D., is a Visiting Professor of Chemistry at Carnegie Mellon Qatar since 2008. He teaches all levels of general and inorganic chemistry at the university and has a strong interest in chemical education. He holds a Bachelor's degree in chemistry education; a MAT in … Continue reading Air Quality in Qatar: With Heat and Construction – What do we breathe

Education for a Sustainable Future and Green Infrastructure

Education for a Sustainable Future Presented by Mike Johnston, Associate Principal at Middle School at American School of Doha, Qatar Mike Johnston is the Middle School Associate Principal at the American School of Doha who has co-created an educational movement known as EduCare. Mr. Johnston has presented at numerous conferences on Global Issues and Environmental … Continue reading Education for a Sustainable Future and Green Infrastructure

Green Roof in Qatar and the Middle East

Presented by: Katrin Scholz-Barth Katrin Scholz-Barth is an internationally recognized expert in Green Roof technology. She received her Masters of Science in civil and environmental engineering from the University of Rostock, Germany in 1992 and has practiced for over 16 years in the United States of America. Noticeable projects in the US include the National … Continue reading Green Roof in Qatar and the Middle East