She always tries to link the academia with practitioner fields and provides sustainable consultation to Atkins and many local architectural firms. She collaborated with world-class researchers in the UK and Europe. Dr Hanan has previously worked at both academia and industry. The latter includes working with a team of architects in designing several residential and commercial projects in Saudi Arabia. She has recently undertaken formal training in sustainability assessment tools including LEED and BREEAM, as well as various energy simulation software packages. In addition, she is an active member of several professional institutions including the American Institute of Architects.