Karim Abdel-Wadood

Karim Abdel-Wadood

Los Angeles, CA, US

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An aspiring designer interested in understanding our built environments through practice, documentation and archiving architectural heritage. I design interiors and objects and occasionally write about things with the intention of furthering the discourse surrounding political, sociocultural and historical aspects of our built spaces. 

Karim's Featured Articles on Archinect

What Is the Real Threat of Artificial Intelligence to the Architecture Profession?, Thu, Apr 22 '21

Artificial intelligence could potentially help us streamline the more rudimentary and tedious aspects of design to free up more time for creative problem solving and response to human needs. It would be unreasonable to say that any AI that we could conceive in our lifetime would be able to ...

What Is the Real Threat of Artificial Intelligence to the Architecture Profession?


Zen Ren Inc., Los Angeles, CA, US, Design Intern

Responsible for helping to devise marketing strategies, organizing client files, develop concepts, draft CAD drawings and writing blog posts.

Oct 2020 - current

Takween Community Development, Washington, DC, US, Intern

I studied international legislature regarding preserving architectural heritage sites. I also conducted research on Egyptian antiquities legislation regarding heritage sites and preservation of monuments. Finally, I researched conservation precedents that have failed and succeeded to extract lessons that can be applied to the Egyptian architectural landscape

Jul 2018 - Aug 2018

DC Palestinian Film & Arts Festival, Washington, DC, US, Graphic Team

Tasked with creating the visual identity for the festival focusing on the theme of Palestinian futurism using Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and After Effects to create media. I created fliers, posters and brochures that were broadcasted as part of the marketing campaign.

Jun 2018 - Jul 2018


George Washington University, Washington, DC, US, Interior Architecture & Design

CIDA accredited program that emphasized conceptual thinking and design theory. Courses included Building Systems and Sustainability in addition to Studios, culminating in a Capstone project that was meant to be a reflection of all we had learned through our studies.

Jan 2017 - May 2019

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