Meisa Batayneh Maani is Founder and Principal Architect at Maisam Architects & Engineers, based in Amman, Jordan.
She is experienced in multiple facets of design including architecture, planning, urban design and corporate and place branding.
Meisa Batayneh Maani studied architecture at the University of Texas, USA. She has led multi-disciplinary teams on large-scale international and regional projects in the USA, Pakistan, Cyprus, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and the United Arab Emirates.
She has created regional landmarks and master plans for projects such as the Rift Bay Project at the Dead Sea in Jordan, New Ravi City in Lahore, Pakistan and the Umm Yafenah Islands in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Her works include the New Terminal Building at Queen Alia International Airport in Amman, Jordan; the Amman Living Wall Mixed Use Project; and the Crystal City Development at the Dead Sea, Jordan.
She is a member of the advisory committees of the Jordanian Ministry of Environment, the Amman Commission, and the Architecture & Engineering Business Council. She is Chairperson of Design Jordan, President of Business & Professional Women of Amman (BPW-A), and Vice President of the Jordan Federation for Business & Professional Women.
She received the Architizer A+ Popular Choice Award (2015) and LEAF Award (2014) for A Gateway to Petra, and was recognized as the leading Arab Woman Architect by the committee for Arab Women Architects & Engineers (2015).
She is a member of the 14th cycle of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture that will convene in January 2019 to select a shortlist from hundreds of nominated projects, and then in summer to select prize winners.
Meisa Batayneh Maani was a member of the Global LafargeHolcim Awards jury in 2015 and a member of the regional jury for Middle East Africa in 2017.