Born in Jerusalem 1959, Nadia Habash graduated from the University of Jordan, School of Architecture, 1982. Got her Master’s degree in Professional Architectural Design & Design Theory-Philosophy from the School of Architecture – University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 1986. A professor of architecture at Birzeit University the establisher of Habash Consulting Engineers (HCE) – an award winning practice with her brother Ibrahim in 1998. Habash is the chief designer of several competition wining projects; most importantly is the “Archeological Park at Hisham’s Palace” in Jericho, where renowned architect Peter Zumthor headed the jury evaluating the competition entries. She won the prize of the Outstanding Project in Palestine in 1998 for her genuine design of the water reservoirs located in the old cores of Palestinian villages, the examples of Der Istya and Kufur Abbooush. She is an elected City Council Member - Ramallah Municipality  2013-2016 and was the only woman to be elected as a member of the Engineers Association Council in Palestine, where she headed Ramallah & El-Beireh Branch 2000- 2004.

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Birzeit University: Department of Architectural Engineering. "About. Faculty. Nadia Habash." Accessed November 21, 2016.
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