Biography

Rawa Abu Lawi\Sawalha got her PhD from Lancaster University in the UK \ 2017. 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 Ph.D. 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 at An-Najah National University. She coordinated 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.

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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