Wassim Ben Mahmoud, a Tunisian, studied architecture at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he was a Fulbright Scholar. For his planning diploma at the Institut d'Urbanisme in Paris he wrote a thesis on the city of Tunis. He has practiced architecture in Paris and the Ivory Coast, and since 1970 in Tunisia. Since 1972 he has taught at the Technology Institute of Art and Architecture and Urban Studies in Tunis and is an architectural consultant for the municipalities of La Marsa and Mahdia. His architectural work includes many office and apartment blocks in Tunis, La Marsa, Sousse, and Mahdia; industrial buildings at Gabes, Nabeul, and Djebel Djelloud; holiday villages in Tunis and on the island of Zembra; hotels and tourist centers in Tunis, Nabeul, Monastir, Hammamet, Sidi Bou Said and Mahdia; the airport at Tabarca and the Tunisian Embassy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. As a planner he has been responsible for the master plan of La Marsa and Halq al-Wadi, for a large number of development plans, and for an important study that identified the areas in Tunisian towns in need of rehabilitation.
(Source: Architecture in continuity: building in the Islamic world today: the Aga Khan Award for Architecture. New York: Aperture: Distributed in the U.S. by Viking Penguin, c1985.)