Layla Qarout


Layla Qarout, Adjunct Professor

Layla Qarout holds a masters degree in Architecture, and is currently a PhD student at the School of Architecture and Urban Planning (SARUP). Her research concentration is on Sustainable design focusing on the constraints and possibilities imposed by the environmental context, climate, and culture as a design strategy, with an emphasis on bioregionalism that draws inspiration from indigenous and vernacular building approaches. She has a background in teaching, where she has taught a number of courses including Architecture and Interior Design studios, Architectural Theory, and Virtual Modeling at Birzeit University in the West Bank, Palestine.

Currently in the PhD program at UWM-SARUP
MArch, UW-Milwaukee, 2006
BS-Architecture, UW-Milwaukee, 2004

Research Focus
Architectural Design
Sustainable Design

Arch 310 Fundamentals of Arch Design I
Arch 320 Fundamentals of Arch Design II

Selected Work
A.M. Qattan Cultural Center Competition: Project Designer for Saffarini & Associates, Ramallah.
Interior Design of the new Administration Building at Birzeit University: Project Designer for Birzeit University.

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