Atef Alshehri is an architect and urbanist with a professional experience that covers a wide array of activities in media, practice, and research. His recent professional engagements includes high profile anchor projects and strategic regional developments across Saudi Arabia.
Atef maintains a research agenda that focuses on the cultural and urban development of cities in the MENA region. His research contribution is recognized through a number of publications, conference participations and academic fellowships at leading institutions, such as the University of California-Berkeley and Cambridge University. His latest publications appeared recently in peer-reviewed journals, such as the Middle East Quarterly, Islamic World of Art and ABE: Architecture Beyond Europe.
In addition, Atef ‘s media experience covers journal editorial activities, and most recently a film production on the development of architectural practice in Saudi Arabia. Atef holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals in Dhahran and Master of Architecture with honor from Washington University in St Louis, USA. Atef country experience, besides Saudi Arabia, covers the United States, UK, Germany, and the GCC countries.