Anael Hass

Anael Hass

New York, NY, US

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A seasoned design architect, I have broad experience in both systems thinking and project management. These combined skills have enabled me to deliver the design of complex projects as Associate Partner and Director of Operations at John Fotiadis Architect PLLC (JFA) in New York. Together with my partner in the firm, I constantly reconciled the goals and priorities of JFA with those of our diverse clients while fostering opportunities for design excellence.

As Rockrose’s go-to architect while at JFA, I designed and executed a variety of specialty projects, including renovations of Landmark buildings, master planning for streetscape and public plaza improvements, and apartments, lobbies, and common spaces throughout their residential portfolio.

Prior to joining JFA, I was senior designer at Costas Kondylis and partners (CKP) in New York where I designed residential, commercial and hospitality projects both in NY and internationally.

I was born and educated in Egypt. Before moving to New York in 2004 I was a lead architect at Hamza Associates, winner of the Agha Khan award for architecture. I have also collaborated with international design firms such as Snøhetta on iconic design projects.



aha-Design, LLC, New York, NY, US, Principle

Oct 2017 - current

John Fotiadis Architect PLLC, New York, NY, US, Associate Partner | Director of Operations

Design and management of projects as well as overseeing the operations of the firm. Built client relationships through exceptional project management from proposal writing and setting of fee structure to client communications, team leadership and quality control of project deliverables.

Mar 2009 - Sep 2017

Costas Kondylis and Partners, New York, NY, US, Senior Designer Architect

Led a team of designers through the completion of large scale transformational projects in both the US and internationally. Examples include 885 sixth Avenue, 605 West 42nd Street, W South Beach Hotel (Miami), Lusail Waterfront (Qatar).

Mar 2006 - Mar 2009

Marin Nanca Architects, New York, NY, US, Designer Architect

Designed and produced architectural drawing sets from schematic to construction documents on projects like One Avenue B, 161st Street, MEGU restaurant and Roosevelt Public Library.

Feb 2004 - Mar 2006

HAMZA ASSOCIATES, Cairo, EG, Architect

Collaborated with global design firms like Snøhetta and GEM in the design, presentations and construction drawings for national and international projects and architectural competitions like the new Grand Egyptian Museum (Awarded special mention prize out of 2600 participants from 120 countries), Alexandria library, Central Bank of Egypt and Conakry Library in Guinea.

Oct 2001 - Dec 2003


Higher Technological Institute, Cairo, EG, Bachelors, Architectural

Sep 1996 - Aug 2001

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