Biography

Rawa Abu Lawi\Sawalha got her PhD in 2017 from one of the top ten universities in the UK which Lancaster University. She is the first academic architect in Palestine that holds three-different disciplinary areas of study: a BA certificate in architecture, MA in Urban and Regional Planning: and a PhD in Interior Architecture and Interior Design of public spaces for children’s hospitals. Rawa PhD subject considered the first study to Palestine and to the whole Arab countries.

Dr.Rawa teaching at An-Najah University since 2000. Credited with establishing and developing the department of interior design. She is coordinated by several modules and exhibitions. Besides that, she worked as a potential designer for more than 10 years in one of a consultative big company in Nablus city.

Rawa considered the first academic in the department of interior  design at An-Najah National University who (1) participated in presenting papers in English Language at several international conferences; (2) published papers (in English Language) in an international journals that have impact factors; and (3) she is the first academic female got her PhD from the United Kingdom.

Dr. Rawa Interested in research related to architecture, interior design, and interior architecture.

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Education
Institution
Lancaster University
Country
United Kingdom
Degree
PhD
Faculty
Fass
Department
Design\Imagination
Thesis
HEALING BY DESIGN: Interior Architecture and Interior Design of Public Spaces for Children’s Hospitals
Speciality
Design/Interior architecture and Interior Design of Public Spaces for Children’s Hospitals
Sub speciality
Interior Design
Duration
2012 - 2017
Institution
Lancaster University
Country
United Kingdom
Degree
PhD
Faculty
Fass
Department
Design\Imagination
Thesis
HEALING BY DESIGN: Interior Architecture and Interior Design of Public Spaces for Children’s Hospitals
Speciality
Design/Interior architecture and Interior Design of Public Spaces for Children’s Hospitals
Sub speciality
Interior Design
Duration
2012 - 2017
Institution
An-Najah Natonal University
Country
Palestine
Degree
MSc
Faculty
Engineering\Architecture
Department
Urban and Regional Planning
Thesis
Regeneration, Re-planning, & Development for the Central Business District of Genin’, with an evaluation 88:7%.
Speciality
Urban and Regional Planing
Sub speciality
Duration
1996 - 2000
Institution
An-Najah National University
Country
Palestine
Degree
BSc
Faculty
Engineering/Architecture
Department
Architecture
Thesis
Thesis is under the title of ‘Palestinian Academic Marine Studies – Gaza- Al-Sheikh Ajaleen’. The graduation project ranked the first among college graduate with an evaluation 86%.
Speciality
Architecture
Sub speciality
Duration
1990 - 1996
Employment History
Country
Palestine
Institution
An-Najah National University
Position/Job Description
Assistant Professor
Period
Feb. 1, 2012 - Feb. 9, 2018
Courses
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