Established in 1986 by landscape architects Laila Al Masry Stino and Maher Stino, Sites International has offices in Ann Arbor and Cairo. Sites International is "a multi-disciplinary consultancy firm specialised in designing integrated environments where the built and natural environments blend to produce works of functional and visual harmony".
Laila El Masry Stino also graduated from Cairo University and received a Masters in Landscape Architecture from the University of Georgia, obtaining her Ph.D. in Landscape Architecture in Michigan in 1983. She is currently vice Dean of Graduate Studies at Cairo University. Maher Stino graduated from Cairo University (1969) and received a Masters in Landscape Architecture from the University of Georgia in 1972 and a Ph.D. in Environmental Planning and Landscape Architecture from the University of Michigan in 1977. He is presently Dean of the College of Urban and Regional Planning at Cairo University.
Their work includes the Nubian Museum, Aswan, Egypt (site and landscape design, winner of the Aga Khan Prize for Architecture 2001); urban design of the historical precinct of Addiriyyah, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; and the Mirage City & Golf Course (design, construction drawings & documents for a 160 hectare development in Cairo). They are the landscape designers for Azhar Park in Cairo (development and preparation of the final master plan, detailed final designs and construction documents and construction management).
Nubian Museum 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.