AlUla Design Award

Dr. Sumayah Al-Solaiman

CEO of Architecture and Design Commission
Ministry of Culture

Dr. Sumayah Al-Solaiman is the CEO of the Architecture and Design Commission at the Ministry of Culture. Before that she was the Dean of the College of Design at Imam Abdulrahman bin Faisal University as well as a member of the Municipal Council of the Dammam Metropolitan Area (2016-2020). In 2018, She was the co-curator for the Saudi National Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. She was an Ibn Khaldun Postdoctoral Fellow at MIT (November 2013-January 2015). She recently published a book of articles in Arabic (‘ala khad alkawn).

 

Dr. Al-Solaiman has a Ph.D. in Architecture from the University of Newcastle, United Kingdom, a Master’s in Architecture from King Faisal University, and has executive certificates in management, leadership, strategy and innovation from MIT. She has officially represented Saudi Arabia and presented her research at international conferences. She was also the editor-in-chief of ‘Forum: International Journal of Postgraduate Studies in Architecture, Planning and Landscape’.