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Founder & Design Director
Associate & Projects Director
Lead Site Architect
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hanna salamehFounder & Design Director
Hanna Salameh is adamant about developing a new perspective on the production of modern architecture that is both relevant and specific to its context and culture while breaking architectural stereotypes and challenging social norms. He is a sustainability enthusiast who has developed projects of high energy efficiency and environmental consciousness, with the main focus on the health benefits that are associated with smart green design. Hanna practices his passion for filmmaking and theatre by acting, directing and art directing in both film and theatre most recent of which were My Fair Lady and Oliver! In Arabic.
He also hosts a reality TV show on Aramram.com titled May o Taqa o Fraata (Water, Energy and Change) transforming houses to save energy and water and become healthier living environments. Hanna has lectured at notable institutions including McGill University, Canada, The International Amman Academy (IAA), Jordan, the Modern Montessori School (MMS), Jordan, The Greater Amman Municipality, the Jordanian Engineers Association and several others. He received both his bachelors (B.Arch) and Masters (M.Arch) degrees in architecture from McGill University in Canada.
Bissan ChalichAssociate & Projects Director
Bissan Chalich is an Associate and the Projects Director at HSD. A senior architect with vast experience in several fields such as hospitality, residential, and healthcare design; each one of Bissan’s projects represents her worldly personality and positive attitude. Due to her strong communication skills and problem solving techniques, Bissan’s expertise was the reason projects around the world come to life. Her technical know-how has notably evolved over the 20 years she’s been in the industry, making her the ideal candidate for any project regardless of scale, scope, or budget.
With an artistic eye for detail, Bissan’s work captures the ingenuity of architecture along with functionality of design. A graduate of architecture from Damascus University in Syria, she went on to complete a course of Comprehensive Project Management at McGill University, Canada where she earned PMP credentials in 2014. She also achieved the Evidence-Based Design Accreditation and Certification (EDAC) in 2016.