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Dana (Raydan) received her BArch from the American University of Beirut and MPhil in Environmental Design from the University of Cambridge. She is registered with the Architects Registration Board and is a chartered member of the Royal Institute of British Architects. Dana led many high profile projects while working for a multinational, award-winning architectural practice, including the low energy Jessop West departmental for the University of Sheffield. In that same practice, she was also the creative force behind a multidisciplinary team of experts in energy efficiency and sustainability in the built environment, disseminating environmental design knowledge across projects. Dana has been involved in research, writing and lecturing on environmental design and sustainability in architecture, and has been an associate and a technical committee member of the PLEA (Passive and Low Energy Architecture) International Conference since 2005, after having co-hosted the conference in Lebanon.
Richard (Watkins) received his BSc(Hons) from the University of East London and his Diploma from Oxford Brookes University. He is registered with the Architects Registration Board and is a chartered member of the Royal Institute of British Architects. Richard was a finalist in the RIBA Bronze Metal for Architecture, a nationwide award for degree level students in 1987 and was awarded First Prize in the RIBA/Pilkington Glass Grove Street Competition in 1992. Richard has worked for leading practices such as Denton Corker Marshall. While at Denton Corker Marshall he worked on one-off housing, office fit-outs and a number of hotel projects. He joined a multinational, award-winning architectural practice where he was senior project architect on a broad range of projects including university, laboratory, commercial and industrial buildings, among which the Information Commons at the University of Sheffield.