Suad Amiry is a conservation architect and a writer. She is the founder of RIWAQ: Centre of Architectural Conservation, Ramallah, Palestine. Amiry and her Organization RIWAQ received several international architectural awards, amongst them the prestigious Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 2013.
Amiry taught architecture in the Department of Architecture at the University of Jordan and at Birzeit University.
She is the author of several books on architecture, the latest of which is Peasant Architecture in Palestine: Space, Kinship and Gender (2018).
Amiry is also a writer. Her acclaimed memoirs Sharon and My Mother-in-Law received Italy’s renowned literary award, Via Reggio (2004). She is the author of several non-fiction books including: Menopausal Palestine, Nothing to Lose But Your Life: an 18 hour Journey with Murad and Golda Slept Here. Amiry’s latest book My Damascus appeared in Italian, English, and Maltese. It will be translated and published in Arabic in early 2019. Suad Amiry’s presentation “My Work My Hobby” was featured at TEDxRamallah.