Meisa Batayneh Maani

Meisa Batayneh Maani, Founder and Principal Architect at maisam architects & engineers. She is experienced in multiple facets of design including architecture, planning, urban design and place branding.

Over her long and distinguished career, Meisa has led multi-disciplinary teams on large-scale international and regional projects in USA, Pakistan, Cyprus, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and UAE.

Meisa’s work has won multiple global awards: the Architizer A+ Popular Choice Award 2015 and LEAF Award 2014 for A Gateway to Petra, Arabian Property Awards 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013,Cityscape Global Emerging Market Award winner 2013, CNBC Award winner 2006, and shortlisted for the World Architectural Festival (WAF) for Aqaba Bus Terminal 2009, A Gateway to Petra 2012 and Petra Museum 2015, Aga Khan Award Nomination 2004.

In addition to Meisa’s passion for applying creativity, design, and innovation to enhance the built environment, she is actively involved in social initiatives through numerous national and international commissions, boards and Professional Associations. Chairperson of Middle East Leadership Academy (MELA) 2014-2016, President of Business and Professional Women Jordan –since 2006, Founder of Jordan Green Building Council, Jury Member of Cartier Award 2012-2016, Member of the Global Holcim Awards Jury 2015 and a member of the LafargeHolcim Awards Jury for Middle East and Africa in 2017.

In 2015, Meisa was recognized as the leading Arab Woman Architect by the committee for Arab Women Engineers; a regional title she holds with great pride.

Key Projects:

Reem Tower 1, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Queen Alia International Airport New Terminal Building, Amman, Jordan

Amman Living Wall Mixed Use Project, Amman Jordan

Crystal City Development, Dead Sea, Jordan

Crystalle Mixed Use Building, Abdali, Jordan

The Atrium Commercial Building, Abdali, Jordan

A Gateway to Petra, Wadi Musa, Jordan

Petra Museum, Wadi Musa, Jordan

Kuwait Diplomatic Residences, Amman, Jordan

Signature Commercial Building, Abdali, Jordan

Jordan Dubai Capital HQ & Office Building, Amman, Jordan

Union Bank Branches, Jordan & Palestine

Umm Qais Resort Village, Umm Qais, Jordan

Umm Yafenah Islands Master Plan, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Erbil City Center, Master Plan, Erbil, Iraq

Ravi City Development, Lahore, Pakistan

Rift Bay Master Plan, Dead Sea, Jordan

Martyr’s Memorial Development, Amman, Jordan

VIP Village, Dead Sea, Jordan

King Hussein Convention Center Landscape, Dead Sea, Jordan

Dead Sea Conference Village, Jordan

Al Huda Plaza Residential Tower, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

College of Art & Design, Amman, Jordan

Silver Tower, Amman, Jordan

Jordan International Insurance Company Headquarters, Amman, Jordan

Maani Showrooms, Amman, Cairo, Dubai.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Ministry of Planning Complex, Amman, Jordan

Maani Building Rehabilitation, Amman, Jordan

Universal Equipment Corporate Buildings, Amman, Jordan

Royal Palaces, Jordan

Ministry of Information and Communications Technology, Amman, Jordan

Villa La Luna, Santa Fe, USA

Villa Maani, Oaks Hill, Amman Jordan