Maath Al-Alousi is founder, Principal/Senior Partner for Alousi Associates Technical Studies Bureau , Baghdad, Iraq, and Alousi Associates Technical Studies Ltd., Limassol, Cyprus. He has forty two years experience in the planning, design and project management of residential, commercial, industrial and governmental projects throughout the Middle East.
He holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the Middle East Technical University, Turkey and the Architectural Association Diploma (Tropical Studies), United Kingdom.
He is a member of the Iraqi Architects Society and the Iraqi Engineers Union. He has lectured at the Higher Institute of Technology, Baghdad, and the University of Technology, Baghdad, where he was also External Examiner for M.Sc. degree projects in urban design.
He has written numerous research papers and has contributed and edited several publications and periodicals on traditional houses of Baghdad and on Islamic and Iraqi architecture.1
The development of Haifa Street and the surrounding Al-Karkh neighborhood was initiated by the Municipality of Baghdad (Amanat al Assima). Based on a comprehensive conservation and urban redevelopment plan prepared for the Al-Karkh neighborhood by Alousi Associates Technical Studies, eight architectural firms were originally selected to residential complexes along Haifa Street:
Part I: M+R International (Brussels, Belgium) Part II: Presenté/Mesny (Paris, France) Part III: ARC Design (London, United Kingdom) Part IV: Richard England (La Valetta, Malta) Part V: Ali Mousa and Sami Mousawi (Baghdad/Manchester) Part VI: Alousi Associates Technical Studies (Baghdad/Beirut), Part VII: National Centre for Engineering and Architectural Consultancy (Baghdad) Part VIII: Amanat Al Assima Design Department (Baghdad). Structural Engineers: Ove Arup Engineers
Project parts II and IV were later postponed. Conservation of historic structures along Haifa street was supervised by M.Al-Ali Associates (Baghdad) and APP (London). New water, sewerage, gas and electricity lines were installed along the street at this time, along with new plantings and street furniture.
Alousi Associates and Reinicke Consulting (eds). Haifa Street Development. 1985. Baghdad: Amanat al-Assima.