Sahel Al-Hiyari is a Jordanian architect and painter. He was trained in architecture and fine arts at the Rhode Island School of Design, and received a master's degree in urban design from Harvard University; he later undertook doctoral studies in architecture at the University of Venice. He is the principal in the architectural firm Sahel Al-Hiyari and Partners; previously, he undertook design work with Dar Al-Handasah (Shair and Partners) in Cairo, and Machado Silvetti Associates in Boston. During 2003, Mr. Al-Hiyari was the first architect honoured by the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative, and thereafter worked closely with the architect Alvaro Siza in Portugal. Mr. Al-Hiyari's paintings have been exhibited in Jordan, Lebanon and Italy.
Six Jordanian Architects Talk: Winning Projects of the 13th Cycle (2014-2016) of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture
Produced by Mohammad al-Asad and the Center for the Study of the Built Environment, Amman, Jordan, Six Jordanian Architects Talk features Ayman Zuaiter, Meisa Batayneh, Rami Daher, Sahel Al Hiyari, Leen Fakhoury, and Mohammed Khaled speaking about the six winning projects of the 13th cycle (2014-2016) of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture. The video is in Arabic with English sub-titles.