Edward Said was born in 1980 and educated at St. Edward’s College. In 2005 he graduated as an architect and civil engineer from the University of Malta where he went on to read for a postgraduate degree in ancient building conservation. Meanwhile he worked with aoM Partnership in the restoration team of the Manoel Island and Tigné regeneration project and now has his own practice as a building conservation consultant. In 2012 he read for a Master of Science degree in historic landscape conservation at the University of Bath. Edward Said is a keen researcher on Maltese architectural history, having written various papers on the subject.