Daw'an Mud Brick Architecture Foundation
مؤسسة دوعن للعمارة الطينية


Daw‘an Architecture Foundation is a private independent organisation, financially autonomous and accountable, registered at the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour, Hadramut Branch. Our head office is in Mukalla, Hadramut Governorate in Yemen.

Members & Committee

  • Abdullah Ahmad Said Bugshan, Engineer (KSA)

Acting & Founding Members
  • Salma Samar Damluji, Architect & Consultant (London, Beirut & Yemen)
  • Abdullah BaGhumyan, Survey & Environmental Engineer, (Mukalla-Hadramut)
  • Ali BaSaad, Architect, Project Manager & Director (Mukalla-Hadramut)
  • Abdul Rahman BaBaqi, Site Architect (Mukalla-Hadramut)

Friends of the Foundation include members of cultural institutions, academics, professionals, and colleagues from the region and abroad who are consulted on projects, technical assistance, and international activities.

Our technical advisors in Yemen are the master builders and craftsmen, who collaborate with us throughout the process, from the early project preparatory stages to the implementation and execution. They are contracted and their teams appointed on all the Foundation projects. The offices of the Governor of Hadramut and communities of the designated locales are actively engaged in the decision making, monitoring and post reconstruction processes, and post maintenance phases. Training Programmes are held with volunteers and young architects and students, during in situ activities. External consultants and specialists are invited to advise on our projects, and on site visits.

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