Meisa Batayneh Maani

Meisa Batayneh Maani, Founder and Principal Architect at maisam architects & engineers. Joined the IWF in 2013, chair person Middle East Leadership Academy (MELA), president Business and Professional Women Jordan - 2006, founder of Jordan Green Building Council, jury member Holcim Awards and jury member Cartier Award. Meisa is experienced in multiple facets of design including architecture, planning, urban design, place branding and a pioneer of Green Buildings in the region. 

Meisa’s work has won multiple global awards: the Architizer A+ Popular Choice Award 2015 and LEAF Award 2014 for A Gateway to Petra, Arabian Property Awards 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013, shortlisted for the World Architectural Festival (WAF) for Aqaba Bus Terminal 2009, A Gateway to Petra 2012 and Petra Museum 2015. 

Over her long and distinguished career, Meisa has led multi-disciplinary teams on large-scale international and regional projects in USA, Pakistan, Cyprus, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and UAE.

In addition to Meisa’s passion for applying creativity, design, and innovation to enhance the built environment, she is actively involved in social initiatives through numerous national and international commissions and boards. In 2015, Meisa was recognized as the leading Arab Woman Engineer by the committee for Arab Women Engineers; a regional title she holds with great pride. 

Key Projects:

Reem Tower 1, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Queen Alia International Airport New Terminal Building, Amman, Jordan

Amman Living Wall Mixed Use Project, Amman Jordan

Crystal City Development, Dead Sea, Jordan

Crystalle Mixed Use Building, Abdali, Jordan

The Atrium Commercial Building, Abdali, Jordan

A Gateway to Petra, Wadi Musa, Jordan

Petra Museum, Wadi Musa, Jordan

Kuwait Diplomatic Residences, Amman, Jordan

Signature Commercial Building, Abdali, Jordan

Jordan Dubai Capital HQ & Office Building, Amman, Jordan

Union Bank Branches, Jordan & Palestine

Umm Qais Resort Village, Umm Qais, Jordan

Umm Yafenah Islands Master Plan, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Erbil City Center, Master Plan, Erbil, Iraq

Ravi City Development, Lahore, Pakistan

Rift Bay Master Plan, Dead Sea, Jordan

Martyr’s Memorial Development, Amman, Jordan

VIP Village, Dead Sea, Jordan

King Hussein Convention Center Landscape, Dead Sea, Jordan

Dead Sea Conference Village, Jordan

Al Huda Plaza Residential Tower, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

College of Art & Design, Amman, Jordan

Silver Tower, Amman, Jordan

Jordan International Insurance Company Headquarters, Amman, Jordan

Maani Showrooms, Amman, Cairo, Dubai.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Ministry of Planning Complex, Amman, Jordan

Maani Building Rehabilitation, Amman, Jordan

Universal Equipment Corporate Buildings, Amman, Jordan

Royal Palaces, Jordan

Ministry of Information and Communications Technology, Amman, Jordan

Villa La Luna, Santa Fe, USA

Villa Maani, Oaks Hill, Amman Jordan