Marouen Hedhlie

I was born and brought up in Tunisia. Currently I work as an architect with 4 years’ experience of architecture, planning and urban design in a private practice in Tunisia, France, the UAE, Qatar and the UK. Since graduating I have travelled widely in Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. I have done so to broaden my understanding of architectural and urban design issues,  internationally seeking internments with leading architectural schools and practices in the UK (the Architectural Association, CABE and the Design Council for Wales), in the Czech Republic (VladoMilunic), and Dubai.

One of my proudest experiences was to participate with the Association de Sauvegarde de la Medina (ASM), which is an association involved in the conservation, restoration and protection of historic buildings in the Medina in Tunis (UNESCO World Heritage site). This experience has helped me to better appreciate the links between architectural conservation, city planning and community engagement.

I have a specialist understanding of nano-technologies which are now very rapidly influencing the design and construction of buildings and associated infrastructure, and the management and conservation of our landscapes, internationally. This was the subject of my postgraduate thesis.

My current job is an architect and Building Information Modelling (BIM)Coordinator. Working in a well-known international architectural practice has shown me how this process offers opportunity for collaboration between professionals involved in landscape projects.

I wish to encourage young people to take an active interest in issues that condition the character and quality of landscapes. By being a trustee of LRG, which looks to encourage research into, and raise awareness of, such issues, I will be able to better realise my personal societal objective of making landscapes more just and beneficial environments for all.

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