A recent graduate from Carnegie Mellon University, School of Architecture. During my time at CMU, I have striven to develop innovative design solutions utilizing new technology. I have done extensive research in ergonomic design utilizing motion capture, robotic incremental forming, and robotic steam bending. I am proficient with the CNC router, laser cutter, 3D printer, photogrammetry scanning, and Arduino. Similarly, I have software skills in Rhinoceros, AutoCAD, Revit, Sketchup, the Adobe creative suite, and am confident that I can quickly learn new software. I have the ability to work and communicate well in group settings and my strengths lie in my organizational skills and ability to take initiative.
Although much of my recent work has been focused on research, material exploration, and process development, these projects have given me the skillset needed to adapt and apply myself in any design situation. I am passionate about understanding and empathizing with a community and designing specifically for the end user.
Having grown up in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, I have also had the opportunity to experience numerous cultures and witnessed the expansion and urbanization of many cities. Inspired by my travels to over twenty-five countries, I aim to project that international experience to my work.
I have always had a wide variety of interests and do not characterize myself solely as a designer. Beyond architecture, I swam competitively for the majority of my life and currently have a passion for hiking, running and boxing. I have spent the last five months hiking 1,600 miles of the Appalachian Trail. Over the past few years I have also participated in a Habitat for Humanity program in Cambodia, studied abroad in Shanghai and Paris, and I have run (and completed!) the San Francisco Marathon, and the Providence Half Marathon.