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Tamayouz Women in Architecture and Construction Award

The Tamayouz Women in Architecture and Construction Award is an excellence award for women who have contributed to the fields of architecture and construction throughout the Near East and North Africa.

The objective of this award is to recognize the achievements of young women, celebrate their early success and encourage them to take it further, showcase female-driven achievements, like academic and professional contributions to the built environment. support women from the Near East and North Africa who are working in the fields of architecture, construction and landscape, and support those challenging the status quo by exploring careers in traditionally male-dominated professions, inspiring generations to come.

Award Categories:

  • Women of Outstanding Achievements: This category recognises the individual’s positive contribution to the field of architecture and the status of women in the field, as well as all other professional achievements and her lifelong commitment to the profession.
  • Rising Stars: This category recognizes excellence in design, leadership, early career achievements and acknowledges the candidate’s bright future ahead.

Eligibility:

  • Participation is open for women who are from the NENA region (see eligible countries below) and are either employed in the NENA region and specialise in architecture and construction or who are employed/living abroad but whose contribution has had a direct impact on the built environment in the NENA region. Candidates should also have made contributions within their communities.
  • Eligible Countries: Algeria, Bahrain, Cyprus, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and Yemen.
  • Nationals of other countries but working in the Near East or North Africa are eligible to participate.

Selection Criteria:

The winner will be chosen based on her career achievements and contribution to the fields of architecture and construction in the Near East and North Africa. 

Potential Candidates include but not limited to:

  • Architects, landscape designers, civil engineers, site supervisors, project managers, urban designers, urban planners, site workers and clients.
  • Academics and researchers in the fields of architecture and construction.
  • Activists that promote the environment and the conservation of national heritage.
  • Government/public sector employees with architecture or construction backgrounds who are making a difference locally or in the wider region.

Awards:

  • Both winners and highly commended will receive the Tamayouz Excellence Medal, as well as a certificate. This medal will be given during the Tamayouz Award Ceremony, with flights and accommodation for those attending the ceremony to be covered by Tamayouz Award.
  • The Woman of Outstanding Achievement winner will receive a ceramic statuette created by celebrated Iraqi artist Dia Azzawi.
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