Aiysha Alsane

Aiysha Alsane

Kuwait, KW

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I have two professional degrees, MLA from Harvard GSD and BArch from Virginia Tech, with professional experience as a landscape designer in New York on various projects of different scales. As an architect in construction administration, schematic design, and regional-scale mapping,  in the Middle East. I am actively seeking employment in Landscape and Planning and am currently authorized to work in the United States.



WHY, New York, NY, US, Landscape designer

Working on a variety of international projects at different scales, for public and private clients on projects related to arts and culture.

Oct 2019 - current

AGi architects, Kuwait, KW, Architect

Junior architect on three construction sites and several research projects. Personally led research at a national-scale tracing the effects of SME development and entrepreneurial activity on the urban environment.

Oct 2016 - Aug 2017


Full-time Architect on several design and research projects, mostly on RFQ, EOI, and competitions.

Apr 2016 - Jan 2017

Kuwait Fund for Economic Development, Kuwait, KW, Architecture Trainee

Multidisciplinary training for architects and engineers, 36 trainees selected nationally. 1 of 6 architects, 14 seminar certificates and practical training (full list available upon request)

Dec 2015 - Jan 2016

Arch2O, Online, Senior Editor - Design

Writer then Senior Editor of Design for critical online publication. Authored ~50 articles. Edited, or co-authored ~35 articles.
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Sep 2014 - Dec 2015


Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, US, Masters, Landscape Architecture

Zaha Hadid/Omniyat Fellow

Aug 2017 - May 2019

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), BArch, College of Architecture and Urban Studies

minors Industrial Design + Landscape Architecture

Aug 2010 - May 2015


Top 100 American Architecture Projects, Other

For the Smith Creek Pedestrian Bridge project (design/buildLAB). From Archdaily: ‘100 most visited works of architecture in the US... the most important, inspiring works of American architecture.’


Award of Excellence, 1st Place

Awarded by Kuwait Fund’s Training Center to 2 of 18 (only architect recipient)


AIA Virginia Award for Excellence, 1st Place

Category: Excellence in Architecture
Smith Creek Park by design/buildLAB, collaborative effort


Architizer A+ Award, 1st Place

Category: Architecture +Urban Transformation
Smith Creek Park by design/buildLAB, collaborative effort


AZ Awards from Azure Magazine, 1st Place

Category: A+ Student Award
Smith Creek Park by design/buildLAB, collaborative effort


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