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SIAF: The Case for Dubai - Architecture & Urban History

Dr. John Alexander Smith is an architect and educator based in Dubai where he has co-authored several accredited academic programs in Architecture and Interior Design at various universities in the UAE. He has previously practiced as an architect in Iran, Oman, Malaysia and the United Kingdom. Professor Alexander Smith has been a chartered architect for over thirty years and has a doctorate in Architecture and Landscape Design from the University of Aberdeen.In 1997 he was appointed external examiner to the Ph.D. program in Architecture and Urban Planning at the Ed-inburgh College of Art. In 2003 and 2007 he lectured respectively at Harvard University and Georgia Tech.

Dr. Alexander Smith has published extensively on the architecture, landscape design and urban planning of Dubai and is a knowledgeable and popular contributor to the conferences in the Gulf region. In this webinar, he will share with us on the Architecture and Urban History of Dubai, from ancient history, to influences of the Persians, Islam, and Europeans, until the present time.

Moderator: Kun Lim, Assoc. AIA, Principal of Kun Lim Studio LLC in Seattle and
Kun Lim Architect in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. More info at www.kunlim.com


This event is in the past. Click here to view a full recording of Dr. Smith’s presentation.

This program is presented by AIA Seattle’s Seattle International Architecture Forum. Contact Member Engagement Manager, Connor Descheemaker, with any questions or concerns. Please indicate on your registration if you need any accommodations to fully participate in this program, and we will reach out directly to assist.


September 24, 2020
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Event Price


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(206) 448-4938


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