Nazih Kawakibi

Nazih Kawakibi (1 April 1946 – 7 March 2009) was a Syrian architect and a historian of architecture. Kawakibi was a professor at Damascus University, faculty of architecture.[1] He taught a variety of subjects including; descriptive geometry, shadows in perspective, the history of early Christianity and Islamic architecture, lighting and acoustics.

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He was a member of the friends of the old city of Damascus; a watchdog group on the conservation work in the old city.[2] He was known to be an activist,[3] whose love of his city guided his actions in communities and historic conservation in Damascus and in general.[4][5]

He had collected a significant archive on the material culture of the old city of Damascus and other towns and cities in Syria.


  1. ^ Salamandra, Christa (2004-12-10). A New Old Damascus: Authenticity and Distinction in Urban Syria. Indiana University Press. ISBN 0253110416.
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  3. ^ "Archives - Los Angeles Times". Los Angeles Times. July 1990.
  4. ^ Transfer Projekt Damaskus.
  5. ^ MARRIS, MARTIN (1990-07-01). "Modern Needs Clash With Ancient World of Damascus : Architecture: Ruins of temples and mosques share teeming Old City neighborhoods with glitzy shops, boxy buildings". Los Angeles Times. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved 2017-07-13.

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