With a professionalized bachelors in architecture and a minor in art history, I continuously strive toward finding ways to connect the two fields in my work. Living in a creatively diverse city such as Los Angeles allows me to explore art and its role as a socially driven, communally inclusive medium. Furthermore, I enjoy finding ways to engage in design at a multidisciplinary level, allowing me to approach situations at a macro and micro scale.
I am keen on becoming more experienced with community projects, residential housing projects, art galleries, installations, and public spaces. My overall aim is to convey the various cultures and social attitudes of Los Angeles through art and architecture. I enjoy working in groups composed of like-minded individuals, have no trouble focusing on interesting and forward-thinking projects, and willingly accept challenges that will push me to better myself and those around me.
Skills and Qualifications include:
Attentive to project site, structure, program, and sustainability. Ability to work successfully under pressure and within deadlines. Organized and thorough in quality of work, research, analysis, and documentation. Excellent communication with team members, managers, and clients. Fluent in Arabic and conversational Spanish. I am skilled in drafting, painting, freehand sketching and illustration, construction documentation,woodworking, model making, digital photography, art production, animation, laser cutting, and graphic design.
Helou Structural Design, Tarzana, CA, US, Architect & Drafter
Established structural engineering/design company with a focus in commercial and residential projects.
Responsibilities included design development in new construction, improvements on existing jobs, processing, and management of the department. Mainly worked on developing working drawings and ensuring compliance with the state and city building codes as well as adhering to the Green Code and Americans with Disabilities Act.
Johnson Fain, Los Angeles, CA, US, Temporary Assistant and Secretary
Responsibilities included updating database, answering phones, and dealing with established as well as potential clients.
World Design Home Furnishings, Northridge, CA, US, Sales Associate and Display Designer
Retail store which sold home furnishings and decoration imported from Turkey and Europe
Responsibilities included control of inventory stock, opening and closing the store, managing large sales, designing displays within the store and window fronts, and working with other managers in selection of imported goods.
Woodbury University, Burbank, CA, US, BArch, Architecture
Woodbury University, Burbank, CA, US, Art History Minor
Woodbury University Degree Project, Honorable Mention