Roula H. Qubain, AIA was born in Jerusalem, Palestine, immigrated to the US in 1990 and currently resides in Raleigh, North Carolina. She grew up in Beirut, Lebanon and Amman, Jordan.
She earned a BS in Architecture from the University of Jordan in 1996. Roula also holds a Master of Architecture with a minor in Urban Design from North Carolina State University, where she graduated with Honors, received the School of Design’s Academic Achievement Award and was a Phi Kappa Phi inductee. She is accredited by LEED®, NCARB certified and is a member of the American Institute of Architects and the Society for College and University Planning.
Her professional interests include community redevelopment, adaptive reuse, universal design and sustainable architecture. She was part of the Urban Design Assistance Team for Jamestown, North Carolina; the restoration of Hatta Village in Dubai, UAE; and the international workshop for revitalizing the commercial center in Rackeve, Hungary. She is a registered architect in the State of North Carolina and Jordan.
For the past three years she has been a board member of the Design Guild at NC State University College of Design, whose purpose is to support, nurture and promote design. For the past 20 years, she has been a member of the American Institute of Architects, and currently serves as a Director on the AIA North Carolina Executive Board. She has served in many capacities at the AIA Triangle section and was president in 2011.
Roula served on the Board of Directors for the Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities, and took the lead in building a storage shed for a wheelchair storage shed, raising funds, providing pro bono professional help, and securing materials at no cost to the center.