Director of Architecture
Student Member of the Royal Institue of British Architects
BA (Hons) Architecture
Director of Architecture
I graduated from University of Westminster with a First Class Honours BA in Architecture in 2015. I then joined Sheppard Robson Architects for a year where I worked on the new Imperial College Molecular Science Research Hub, London and London Business School. I also participated in architectural competitions for University of Cardiff, University of Cambridge and University of the Arts London. Working in the practice gave me valuable insight into the design process, the project process, dialogue with different stakeholders and the British architectural scene.
During my studies at the University of Westminster I co-founded the student Architecture Society with the aim of exploring curiously architectural subjects beyond the curriculum and at the interface of other disciplines that students find interesting. I won with my colleagues the First Prize of the American Institute of Architects' Student Charette for our Water Maze as a reinterpretation of urban swimming.
Growing up in Copenhagen and Damascus – both places I call ‘home’ and living in London, I have always been fascinated by the diversity of cultures and expressions and the dynamic relationship between people and places.
I commenced my architectural studies with this fascination and developed a sensitive approach focusing on the wellbeing and happiness of people and the environment, and how shaping spaces creatively influences experiences. Working in the architectural profession, we are privileged to form our environments and ought therefore to contribute consciously to better life quality and prosperity in society. Our design should be inclusive, attentive to peoples’ needs and lifestyles, to the urban story and to the social and environmental context. Designing in dialogue with senses and perception is greatly important as it allows more harmony between people, cultures and spaces. Accordingly, in my designs, I do my best to respond sensitively in terms of space, materiality, light and scale.
I believe in a cross-disciplinary work process and being open to inspiration and replies from any knowledge/experience field. I have a special interest in the cross-over of architecture and the arts and how the arts can benefit architecture in revealing unusual interpretations and connections for understanding and developing spaces and their uses.
I am really excited to now having joined Platforms, and look forward to working with you.