TheFace: Shahad Alazzaz, founder of Azaz Architects

Shahad Alazzaz
Updated 13 April 2018

TheFace: Shahad Alazzaz, founder of Azaz Architects

  • Alazzaz founded Azaz Architects in 2017
  • Alazzaz is a Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) representative in Riyadh

Shahad Alazzaz, the founder of Azaz Architects, was born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to a famous journalist and photographer, Saleh Alazzaz. In 2007, Alazzaz graduated from high school, ranking among the top three graduates in the Najd region of the Kingdom. 

She earned a BA in Architecture from the University of Manchester and an MA in Architectural Design and Project Management from the IE Business School in Madrid. Her career in the industry took off as she joined a Spanish firm as a summer intern, but was quickly appointed to manage projects she brought in from the Middle East. With a continuously growing passion for the job and restless ambition, Alazzaz is responsible for projects that span residential spaces to massive judicial projects. The architect’s new venture is described as a continuation of the design process, but with a different philosophy.

In 2017, Alazzaz founded Azaz Architects, approaching her passion for design with what she describes as a “new philosophy.” The boutique firm provides architectural services to projects of all scales. The team, internationally based between Riyadh and Madrid, tailors each project to the client’s needs, adding to the broad portfolio of the firm. Shahad Alazzaz is also a Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) representative in Riyadh.

 


Saudi Arabia: Requests from 160 nationalities have been screened to select Hajj pilgrims

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Saudi Arabia: Requests from 160 nationalities have been screened to select Hajj pilgrims

  • Of the pilgrims who will receive approval, 70 percent will be non-Saudis residing in the Kingdom and the remaining 30 percent will be Saudi citizens
  • The requests were sorted in accordance with high standards that will ensure the safety and good health of pilgrims

RIYADH: Requests from people of 160 nationalities in the Kingdom have been screened electronically to select who will perform Hajj this year, Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Hajj and Umrah said on Sunday.

The requests were sorted in accordance with high standards that will ensure the safety and good health of pilgrims.

The deadline for all applications was July 10 and the main criterion for selection is good health.

Of the pilgrims who will receive approval, 70 percent will be non-Saudis residing in the Kingdom and the remaining 30 percent will be Saudi citizens.