FEA Distinguished Alumnus Award

To Jafar Tukan in recognition of his remarkable career and creative achievements as a leading architect in the Arab World and for his distinguished contribution to the Jordanian public agencies in the service of the built environment.


Jafar Tukan
BE, Architecture,1960
Consolidated Consultants – Engineering & Environment


Jafar Tukan (BE. 1938) is a Jordanian architect, and is a partner at the Consolidated Consultants for Engineering and the Environment. He was trained at the American University of Beirut, and practiced architecture in Beirut for about 15 years before moving to Amman in 1976. He is responsible for the design of a number of important structures in Jordan, and also in other countries including Lebanon, Palestine, and the United Arab Emirates. He has collaborated with internationally recognized architects and architectural offices such as Kenzo Tange, with whom he worked during the late 1970s and early 1980s on the design of the campus of the Jordan University for Science and Technology in Irbid. His designs have been widely recognized in Jordan and the Middle East, and he has been the recipient of numerous awards including the Architectural Engineer Award of the Arab Cities Organization for the years 1993 and 2002, and the Palestine Prize for Architecture. The latest recognition of his work has been the choice of his SOS Children's Village in Aqaba as one of the recipients of the 2001 Aga Khan Award for Architecture. His work has been featured in numerous architectural magazines, including Mimar and Architecture +, and is the subject of the monograph Jafar Tukan Architecture (Rome: Libria, 2001). In 2003, his office of over 25 years, Jafar Tukan and Partners, merged with the Consolidated Consultants for Engineering and the Environment.

In addition to his architectural accomplishments, Tukan has been active in public service. Among other activities, he has been a member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Jordan, a member of the Greater Amman Municipal Council, and a member of the executive board of the National Gallery of Fine Arts."

AUB and Architecture, A Way of Life

Abstract


Brief background information on my life before AUB, then a description of my experiences at AUB as a student of architecture and after that I will describe the impact on my formation of the whole experience of living in Lebanon until 1982.

 

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