Naser Fakhouri is a Jordanian Architect with a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the American University of Sharjah. As an Architect at Bainona, he is committed to pushing the boundaries of materiality and expression in every project he tackles. His area of practice emphasizes architecture that is contextually sensitive and socially integrated. Through the experimentation of local materials and methods, Fakhouri’s work attempts to bridge the gap between architecture, locality, context, and vernacularity. Prior to joining Bainona, he gained experience in training at Aldar Properties, reviewing large-scale projects such as “The Grove” project in Abu Dhabi. While interning at the Design and Development department, Naser was exposed to all the different facets that architecture embodies. Moreover, he was a highly commended entrant at the UA awards based in Ireland. Naser was also the recipient of the Dean’s List Award thrice, has exhibited his academic architectural work in various exhibitions, and was a finalist in the Tamayouz Excellence Awards. His academic thesis research, titled The Secret Life of the City Dweller: Reclaiming the Terrain Vague, is published in The Global Undergraduate Awards library and sheds light on the celebration and stimulation of urban culture in Abu Dhabi through the intervention of architecture.