About the Workshop
Following the development of her approach in the first iteration of “A Pattern Language” in Beirut, Grace Aaraj leads this multidisciplinary workshop to analyze the city of Amman, targeting the issue of pedestrianism. The participatory outcome of the workshop is a documented guide to better approach our city and – later on – affect it.
About Grace Aaraj
Grace Aaraj is a recipient of the Fulbright and the Japan JASSO scholarships. She received her Master’s Degree in Architecture from the University of Oregon with a focus on sustainable urbanism and community engagement. She is an accredited LEED AP BD+C. After working in Portland and Honolulu, she returned to Beirut where she co-founded ArchiBuild, a design-build practice with a portfolio of diverse projects and interventions. Her designs and publications have been exhibited and published in Haiti, Egypt, Japan, USA and Europe. Her research interests focus on architectural education and the application of public interest design. She teaches architecture at the Lebanese American University and Beirut Arab University.