Dr. Maha Salman is a LEED Accredited Professional architect. She received her PhD in Sustainable Architecture from the University of Huddersfield-UK, where she got The Vice Chancellor’s Award for an Outstanding Research Degree Thesis. Dr. Salman has gained her professional experience through studying and working in a number of institutions in UK, Canada, and The Middle East. Maha has worked at the University of Toronto teaching “Contemporary Architecture” and “Postcolonial Studies in Architecture” in addition to supervising a number of independent studies. Since 2009, Dr. Salman has joined Yorkville University where she taught several theory and studio based courses including: Research Methodologies, Philosophy of Design, Sustainability & Materials, Global Architecture and Design, Canadian Architecture, Documentation, and Moving Spaces. Dr. Salman paper, “Sustainable and Smart: Rethinking What a Smart Home Is “, has got the Best Paper Award at the 4th International Conference on ICT for Sustainability (ICT4S) that was held in Amsterdam late August 2016. Her book "Contemporary Trends in Sustainable Architecture”- Dar Al-Majd for Publishing and Distribution was published in Amman-Jordan in January 2017.