Rasem Badran, who is an IAA Academician since 1991, is this year’s recipient of the Tamayouz Lifetime Achievement Award. He will be officially awarded during Tamayouz’s annual ceremony in Jordan later this year.
The Lifetime Achievement Award celebrates the achievements of people who have made significant contributions to humanity, architecture and environment in the Near East and North Africa. The award was established as part of the Tamayouz Excellence Award program, which celebrates the best architecture worldwide.
Founder of Tamayouz Excellence Award and Coventry University academic, Ahmed Al-Mallak said,“With 2019 marking the expansion of Tamayouz’s Lifetime Achievement Award beyond Iraq, we are delighted to have Dr Rasem Badran as this year’s laureate. Throughout his career, he has shown an unmatched commitment to making our cities a better place for the people living in them. He is an architect, a mentor, an advisor, an artist and, above all, a role model to younger generations and architecture students across the Middle East and greater Muslim world. He has inspired many through his architecture, kindness, humility and unyielding support of the youth.”