Lara Zureikat

Lara Zureikat is a landscape architect and the Associate Director at the Center for the Study of the Built Environment, Amman, Jordan. She is a 2019 Aga Khan Award for Architecture recipient for the landscaping of the Palestinian Museum, Birzeit. 

Lara Zureikat is one of the leading designers in the field of landscape architecture in the Middle East and the former associate director for the Center for the Study of the Built Environment (CSBE) in Amman. Lara’s work at CSBE focused on the design of native, water-conserving landscapes. She designed the first model water-conserving park for the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts and led an extensive public resource and publication program promoting the use of drought-tolerant flora in landscape design. Lara has also collaborated with local and international architecture firms on notable institutional and urban projects, such as Palestinian Museum Hub in Bir Zeit, the Amman Master Plan, and the Destination Hotel in al-Ula, Saudi Arabia.

Lara’s work is rooted in connection to place and in the integration of natural processes to create relevant and sustainable landscapes. Lara received the Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 2019 for her work on the Palestinian Museum. Her work has been published in Architectural Digest, Architectural Review, Hauser, and Wallpaper* Magazines. 

She holds a Master of Landscape Architecture (M.L.A.) from the University of California at Berkeley and a Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) from the University of Notre Dame.

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