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 Dina Mneimneh

Dina Mneimneh

Associate Lecturer in Architectural Design


Dina Mneimneh is an architect, urban designer and researcher, graduate of University College London (UCL), UK. Through her practice, research and urban- based activism, she advocates for the mediation and creation of spatial forms of connectedness among people, history, culture and the built environment.

Her design practice is multidisciplinary and cross-scalar with projects in architecture, urban design, landscape architecture and heritage preservation in different contexts. Her most recent design collaborations spanned from concept design to project management with Almimariya Practice, Beirut. Her work included completing an award-winning 3,700 sqm. Municipal school in Lebanon in 2019 and the proposal of an assisted living and wellbeing centre for a local NGO in 2020. Other collaborations were urban development strategies and competition entries, such as the rehabilitation of the Nouri Mosque Complex in Iraq (launched by UNESCO, 2021) and the design proposal for the United Arab Emirates Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2018.

Her particular interests in cultural heritage and sustainable urban development led to contributions
in local and international research projects on
historic urban environments such as fieldwork for the rehabilitation of the historic neighbourhood of Mar Mikhail after the Beirut port explosion in 2020 and publications on the post-war reconstruction period in downtown Beirut for UNESCO. Her co-authored book chapter was recently published by Routledge, 2021. Dina is currently a research coordinator at the Department of Architecture and Design of the American University of Beirut (AUB), Lebanon, documenting the urban history of the AUB campus since its foundation in 1866.



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