Jolyon Leslie is a South African architect. Mr. Leslie received a bachelor's degree in architecture from Jesus College and a diploma in architecture from Darwin College at Cambridge University, United Kingdom. He has worked extensively in post-disaster and post-war reconstruction in the Middle East and in Asia, and his work has included the implementation of building and infrastructure reconstruction projects and the transfer of skills to national field staff through training. He has been involved in the development of alternative building materials for use in traditional contexts and upgrading. his recent experience has been in the management and operation of field programmes for rehabilitation and resettlement. The past decade, his position with the United Nations Development Programme involved the management of a national resettlement programme for Afghanistan which promotes the use of traditional vernacular techniques for housing. He has been involved in efforts to safeguard the cultural heritage, including historic buildings, in the region.
Bagh-e-Ferdowsi On-site Review Report, edited by Aga Khan Award for Architecture, 2001.
The On-site Review Report, formerly called the Technical Review, is a document prepared for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture by commissioned independent reviewers who report to the Master Jury about a specific shortlisted project. The reviewers are architectural professionals specialised in various disciplines, including housing, urban planning, landscape design, and restoration. Their task is to examine, on-site, the shortlisted projects to verify project data seek. The reviewers must consider a detailed set of criteria in their written reports, and must also respond to the specific concerns and questions prepared by the Master Jury for each project. This process is intensive and exhaustive making the Aga Khan Award process entirely unique.