Alaa Q. Al-Ban
Dean, Hekma School of Design and ArchitectureFeb 16, 2021
Located in Jeddah, Dar Al-Hekma University is a private institution of higher education for women. Dr. Al-Ban formerly served as an assistant professor at the school and chair of its Interior Design Department.
Dr. Al-Ban is the first alumna of both Dar Al-Hekma and the University of Colorado Denver to be named a Dean at Dar Al-Hekma. In addition to her academic experience, she is an interior designer who has worked across Saudi Arabia on residential, commercial and historic preservation projects.
Dr. Al-Ban has lived and worked in both the East and West, and she now brings all of the international standards back to her country. Her work is part of the realization of the Saudi 2030 Vision, which aims to diversify the Kingdom’s economy and develop its public service sectors, among other goals.