INTBAU Qatar and Caravane Earth Foundation are pleased to announce an opportunity for an architectural apprenticeship, which will involve learning and working alongside Professor Abdel-Wahed El-Wakil. Born in Egypt and having practised throughout the Middle East, El-Wakil is known worldwide for his use of traditional form and technique, his use of the materials beneath his feet, and his deep veneration for local craftsmanship. El-Wakil’s projects in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Lebanon, and the UK have earned him, amongst others, the Aga Khan Award for Architecture and the Richard H. Driehaus Prize.
In its true and ancient sense, an apprenticeship is an opportunity to learn through observation and practice, with apprentices giving of themselves to receive knowledge acquired over years of practice and handed down from generation to generation.
Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate the following three things.
-an interest in going beyond technical detail, to understand the philosophy and wider narrative of building
-an understanding of natural materials, and through them an engagement with craft and craftspeople
-knowledge of geometry as a language that underpins design
Interested candidates should complete the application form and submit it along with the attachments outlined on the form. Applications should be sent to [email protected] by 31 January 2023.
The same email address can be used for any questions.