Farhat Muhawi is an architect (BA at Birzeit University, 1997), and urban planner (MA at The State University of NY at Buffalo, 2001). He headed the Planning and development Unit at Riwaq Centre (1997-2011). He had been involved in the preparation of protection and rehabilitation projects, a policy document for the protection of architectural heritage, and the Law for Heritage Protection in Palestine. Muhawi taught at Birzeit University and wrote several articles and reviews. He is currently the head of architectural and engineering department of the Friends schools in Ramallah.