Center for the Study of Architecture in the Arab Region (CSAAR) is an
independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to promote and encourage
the study, understanding, and evaluation of architecture in the Arab
region. The center focus is on encouraging and enhancing the
comparative study of issues key to contemporary architecture in the
Arab World. To this end the center aims to organize and otherwise
support study, teaching, conferences, exhibitions, and publications
devoted to enhance our understanding of architecture and the built
environment in the Arab World.
center also seeks to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and the
dissemination of information about architecture of the region to the
academic and wider community as well as to serve as a clearinghouse of
information and resources related to the issue .