Ms. Hana Alamuddin, graduated from Greenwich University in the UK with a full professional degree, R.I.B.A 3, (with distinction) in 1985. She then went on to do her Master of Science in Architectural Studies (SMarchs) in Designing for Islamic Societies at the Aga Khan Program, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T, U.S.A) 1987.
Ms Alamuddin started her practice in Lebanon in 1999. The practice, Almimariya, Architects and Designers for Sustainable Development, works on architectural, urban design and landscape projects within the perimeters of sustainable development and energy efficient construction. She has projects built in Lebanon, Egypt and Saudi Arabia. As a member of the executive committee of the Association Pour la Protection des Sites et Anciennes Demeures. Liban (APSAD) from 1999 to 2008, she worked on several heritage preservation projects in Lebanon and published several articles on the built environment.
Ms. Alamuddin is also a senior lecturer at American University of Beirut and a board member of the Lebanon Green Building Council. Ms. Alamuddin served as a technical reviewer for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture for three consecutive cycles. (998, 2001, 2004).
In 2014 she qualified as a LEED Accredited Professional in Neighborhood Design and her children's book "Qusat wa Hykayat wa Beit" a story about the peasant house of the region its building and way of life, was published in that same year.
Alamuddin, Hana. "The Preservation of the Natural Environment and Built Heritage in Reconstruction Projects", from the Arab Anti-Corruption Organization: Improving the Performance of the Construction and Building Sectors in the Arab Countries Conference, June 2013. Beirut, Lebanon.
The paper investigates some of the reasons why reconstruction projects, opportunities for building a better future for a war torn society , frequently become marred with corruption and continue the destruction of the fabric of society through economic means.
The first victims of the corruption in these projects are the natural environment and heritage buildings as reconstruction is taken in its narrowest of meaning, physical buildings. Ironically both of which are vital elements in the rebuilding of a country's identity, vision for its future, society and sustained economic growth; all of which are the only insurance against the re-occurrence of violence.