Eng. Rashad Muhammad Bukhash
President of the Architectural Heritage Association, UAE
Rashad M. Bukhash, B. Arch. (Syracuse university USA) 1986
M. Phil. Arch. (Conservation of historic buildings) (Manchester university UK) 2011
Chairman of Architectural Heritage Society, U.A.E. Since 2003
Member of Board of Directors, Society of engineers, U.A.E.
Chairman of Emirates chapter, International
council of museums ICOM-UAE
Previous member of Federal National Council
Previous director of Architectural Heritage
and Archaeology Dept. Dubai Municipality.
Rashad has the experience of 35 years in the fields of planning, directing, managing, supervising of modern architectural projects, conservation of historic buildings, museums designing, and landscaping projects. With his background in both architecture and conservation of historic buildings, he supervised the conservation of more than 215 historic buildings in Dubai and the Emirates. He also supervised the design and execution of more than 200 modern buildings including universities, colleges, public buildings, parks and community facilities.
Rashad supervised the design and execution of 14 museums in Dubai, among them, Dubai museum, Sheikh Saeed Al-Maktoum house, heritage house, Al-Ahmadiya School, the Falcon museum, and Sarooq Al-Hadid Archaeology museum.
He wrote and supervised more than 35 books on architecture, history and traditional architecture of Dubai and the U.A.E.
Rashad won many prizes such as the best employee of Dubai government 1998, Rashid prize for scientific Excellency 2002, the champion of sustainability in Gulf States 2008, the U.A.E Excellency award 2008 in architecture, and the best architect of the year in the Arab region from Arab cities organization in 2010, Prince Sultan bin Salman prize for architectural heritage 2016, pioneer engineer in GCC countries 2022.