Ammar Khammash obtained a B.A. in architecture from the University of Southwestern Louisiana in the United States in 1986, and studied ethno archaeology at the Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology at Yarmouk University in 1988.
Khammash has been involved with a number of significant historical-architectural constructions and renovations in Jordan that combine his architectural skills with his passion for historical preservation.
Among Ammar Khammash’s key achievements is the Pella Jordan Valley Renovation. Khammash designed and built two tourist rest houses, one at the Greco-Roman ruins of Pella and the other at the restored village of Umm Qays (the Greco-Roman city of Gadara).
Khammash also planned an eighty-room expansion of Tayyibat Zaman, a tourist village near Petra designed to look like a “traditional” Jordanian village.
He also renovated three 1930s houses in Amman that today are the Darat al Funun Art Center. In so doing, Khammash designed a library and exhibition hall without destroying the original plan or ambiance.
Khammash’s most notable achievements also include designing the 4th issue of the Jordanian paper currency in 2003 and constituting a library of over 25,000 slides depicting Jordan in subjects relating to architecture, anthropology, archeology, historical monuments and nature.
Khammash has mounted a number of solo exhibitions of his paintings in Jordan, India, the United States, and Germany.
Ammar Khammash is a well-known Jordanian architect, photographer, designer, and artist. He is now settled in Amman where he runs Ammar Khammash Architects, a practice that encompasses more than just architecture; rather, his company helps clients with circulation and landscape management, building design, and interior design.