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Although growing up within the context of a large family originating from Marrakech/Fez-Morocco, I have in fact benefited from a truly international upbringing as my family has changed residences frequently from Washington-DC (my birthplace), to Abu Dhabi, Jeddah, Sarajevo, Zagreb, Kuwait and Casablanca. This international experience has been further strengthened during my University study years at Kuala Lumpur - Singapore - Paris - New York, as well as training programs, and various professional positions across continents.
The inevitable outcome of this 'nomadic' life has been a gain of unique experiences and ability to respect and interact with all cultures as well as develop lasting friendships from the world over. My acquaintance with different cultures has enabled me to understand clients with different origins, beliefs, and preferences in design, and work towards fulfilling client satisfaction.
Furthermore, my perceptions of the world and the global issues that threaten its natural balance have helped me feel obliged to assist in its preservation through creativity in design and enhanced building services. In short, I have learnt to love and respect productive work, only finding peace & comfort in ethical business conduct and mutual respect to achieve tangible results with my colleagues and clients.
OTJ Architects, Washington, DC, US, Junior Architect
Working closely with Senior Architects on governmental projects as well as office designs around the Metro Area in Washington DC. Required to produce CD's (Construction Documents) at a fast pace basis, as well as developing better and effective techniques for Document development. Most of my time was dedicated to design development and issuing design proposals.
Projects varied from large office spaces, to exterior renovations, to residential design.
Azur Design, Marrakesh, MA, Intern Architect
This was a firm with 2 offices in Marrakesh and Paris that worked mainly Architectural interiors & Facades. They were at high demand due to their Art Deco - & Artisana excellence.
Concept Selection, Marrakesh, MA, Intern Project Manager & Intern Architect
Working together with the principal interior designer on 5 star hotel projects and spas. My duties included all aspects of design phase until construction documents are given for bidding.
Boston Architectural College (BAC), Boston, MA, US, MArch, Master of Architecture
The program leads to the BAC's Master of Architecture degree, which is accredited by the National Architecture Accrediting Board (NAAB).
Ecole Spéciale d'Architecture (ESA), Paris, FR, BArch, Bachelors in Architecture
Le diplôme de l’ESA Grade 1 sanctionne le premier cycle d’études en architecture.
International University of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, MY, Bachelors, Bachelors of Science in Architecture Studies