Bachelor of Architecture, Effat University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Master of Sustainable Design, Thomas Jefferson university
Anwar holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Effat University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and a Master of Sustainable Design from Thomas Jefferson university in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Prior to Weitzman School, she taught as a lecturer at university of building technology in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, her teaching experience mainly lie in sustainability and building technologies. Before that, she practiced as an Architectural designer in an architectural firm in USA.
As a graduate student at Weitzman School, she hopes to expand her research under the primary field Environmental Design, her research interest is natural cooling strategies at extreme climate which will be investigated through field monitoring of series of case studies in Hot-Humid climates. Her research will investigate the luminous and thermal environments in the chosen buildings.
The larger purpose of this research is to investigate and understand the nature of the interaction between the climate of the site, the building form, and the occupants' living patterns.