ShamsArd Design Studio was founded in 2012 by a collective of architects with the goal of finding design solutions that hold social and environmental responsibility at its core. The studio specializes in natural building design and supervision, active and passive solar solutions, wastewater recycling and regenerative landscaping, in addition to ecological interior and furniture design. ShamsArd is based in Ramallah, Palestine.
An architect and specialist in earthen construction, Ms. Masad has over 14 years of architectural practice experience at architecture firms in Palestine and in San Francisco. She holds a BA Degree in Architectural Engineering from Birziet University, a Master's degree in Sustainable Design from California Polytechnic State University and a Permaculture Design Certificate.
An architect and specialist in earthen plaster, Ms. Saleh holds a BA Degree in Architectural Engineering from Birziet University and an MA degree in Sustainable Design Studies from Cornell University.
An architect specializing in climatic design, Mr. Kasbari holds a BA Degree
in Architectural Engineering from Birziet University and pursuing an MA degree at the Technical University of Munich, Germany.
An environmentalist and architect with 9 years of architectural experience. Ms. Khoury holds a BA and MA (French equivalent) from Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture Paris Val de Seine with a focus on architectural heritage, a one-year diploma in environmental studies and a Permaculture Design Certificate.