Maya Jarrah - Picture

About Me

I have recently completed my Masters degree in Architecture at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. My masters thesis, Against Gravity: An Exploration in Post-Conflict Aleppo, explores ways in which post-conflict architecture could bring back joy and lightness to a conflicted urban landscape, contributing to the re-emergence of the social and urban fabric of the city.

I have an undergraduate degree in Interior Architecture from Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of Applied Sciences in Detmold, Germany.  Before immigrating to Canada, I worked at one of Germany’s leading architecture firms, where I contributed to multiple phases of local and international projects, like the new stock exchange building in Tehran and a residential – commercial ensemble in Frankfurt.

I was born and raised in Amman, Jordan; an ancient but modern city of contradictions, that was built on 7 hills. Amman’s architecture consists of remnants of ancient civilizations, which blend with the numerous modern buildings in the city.

places I call[ed] home

Jordan - Amman

Germany - Detmold & Hamburg

Canada - Ottawa

All photos were taken by me, unless otherwise stated