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Athar Mufreh

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Athar Mufreh is an architect and lecturer at the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. Athar received a Bachelor in Architecture Engineering from Birzeit University, Palestine, and a Master in Integrated Urbanism and Sustainable Design from Stuttgart University, Germany and Ain Shams University Cairo, Egypt. She has practiced architecture in the fields of urbanism and historic preservation in Palestine and the United States with DAAR Decolonizing Architecture Art Residency, UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Work Agency), Storefront for Art and Architecture, and the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission.

Together with Gabriel Cuéllar, Athar founded the architecture practice Cadaster in 2016. Through research and design interventions, the firm explores the relationship between architecture and urban conditions. Recent projects include 'Subversive Real Estate: The Landholding Patterns of American Black Churches,' a research and design project focused on the American South and 'Rethinking the Rivers,' an urban vision for public access to the rivers in Quebec City, Canada. In 2018, Cadaster’s work was awarded the The Architectural League Prize for Young Architects.