Christina Bahou

Christina Bahou

Washington, DC, US

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Christina Bahou is an architecture student from Amman, Jordan, minoring in Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises at Syracuse University in New York. She has been living in the US for the past four years and has participated in abroad programs, focused in architecture, both in London and Florence in 2016. She speaks four languages, two fluently, and the other two at an intermediate level. She is passionate about community service, and the influence on and off architecture, especially in the Middle East and its effect on displaced people and communities. She has worked as an architectural intern in multiple firms in both Jordan and the UAE in the past couple of years. 

Her hobbies include dancing, painting, and has a strong passion for racing cars. Some of her greatest achievements include organizing the 10th Annual Model United Nations Conference in Jordan, working with Iraqi refugees in Jordan through art therapy, as well as being an international staff for a cultural and peace exchange camp in Budapest, Hungary.

She is currently working on her architectural thesis with a focus on the concept of "Permanent Temporality", by studying and addressing the emerging need for a more modern and permanent approach to refugee camps. Her research is based on the largest Syrian Refugee Camp in the world, the Za'atari Refugee camp in Jordan.


A.R.A Design, Dubai, AE, Architectural Intern

Worked on a set of different schemes for a semi Attached Private Villa for a client in Iran.The work constituted all design stages with a large range of digital mediums.

Jul 2016 - Sep 2016

Faris and Faris Architects, Amman, JO, Architectural Intern

Worked on a Private Modern Villa, which focused on incorporating GRC Fiber Glass into the overall façade; as well as on an Extension for a private School in Jordan, which included an Auditorium and Natatorium. Work was conducted on the construction phase of the projects, including drafting of plans and sections, digital 3D modeling, on site work, as well as contributed to Engineering and construction meetings.

Jun 2015 - Aug 2015

maisam architects & engineers, Amman, JO, Architectural Intern

Worked on a Palace in Abu Dhabi, a Farmhouse in Dubai, as well as an Interior Renovation Project for a historical house on the Jerusalem border. Work was conducted on the initial design phases, plan drafting and contributing to project and client coordination

Jun 2014 - Aug 2014


Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, US, BArch, Bachelors of Architecture

Aug 2013 - current

Syracuse University in Florence, Florence, IT, BArch, Study Abroad

Aug 2016 - Dec 2016

Syracuse University London Program, London, GB, BArch, Study Abroad

Jan 2016 - May 2016

Amman Baccalaureate School, Amman, JO, High School, International Baccalaureate

Aug 2009 - Jun 2013


Dean's List Syracuse Architecture, Award


Outstanding Student Award Committee - Florence, Italy 2016, Award


Excellence Scholarship Syracuse University, Scholarship


Amman Model United Nations Head Organizer 2012-2013, Award


Al Hassan Youth Gold Award - Tanzania 2012, Award


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