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Established in 1986 by Dr. Maher Stino and Dr. Laila El-Masry Stino, Sites International has offices in U.S.A and Egypt.

Maher and Laila earned their undergraduate degrees in Architecture from Cairo University followed by graduate degrees from the University of Georgia and the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S.A.

Both earned their Ph.D’s in Landscape Architecture with an emphasis on Environmental Planning and Urban Design.  Maher served as a registered landscape architect in the State of Michigan, U.S.A.  Laila is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA).

Both held various academic positions at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, King Saud University in Riyadh, American University in Dubai, American University in Cairo and at the College of Urban and Regional Planning at Cairo University, including Chair and Dean.

Maher served as a United Nations Town Planning Expert at the Dubai Municipality in the United Arab Emirates from 1992-2000.

In partnership for more than 25 years, Maher and Laila have led a team of architects, landscape architects, planners and engineers with the vision of putting academic principles into practice and creating fully integrated environments where architecture, landscape architecture and engineering disciplines blend with meaning and beauty.

Sites International received the 1999-2001 Aga Khan Award for Architecture for their Landscape Architecture design of the Nubian Museum in Aswan, Egypt.

Sites International’s work on Al Azhar Park, in Cairo, which included master planning, architecture, landscape architecture, engineering and site supervision, was featured on BBC, CNN and the Public Broadcasting Service’s (PBS) series e2 design, “A Garden in Cairo, design season III – episode 1”.

Maher and Laila aim to create a lasting contribution through their design work and educational initiatives.