Dunia Abu shanab

Dunia Abu shanab

Los Angeles, CA, US

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Dennis Gibbens Architects, Los Angeles, CA, US, Architectural Designer

Aug 2017 - current

The Now Institute, Los Angeles, Researcher

As a graduate researcher I was able to carry out architectural and urban research that responds to issues of food sustainability and distribution. The research led to the design of the “Farm Box” a patent pending design to solve issues of environment and agriculture.

Sep 2016 - Jul 2017

AN.ONYMOUS, Los Angeles, CA, US, Freelance Designer

Currently working with a local architecture firm in Los Angeles as a freelance designer. The project I am currently involved in is the Art Directing and scene production for a Sci-Fi movie being developed for a movie director anticipating a Hollywood release.

May 2017 - Jun 2017

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Culver City, CA, US, Shop Assistant

As a shop assistant at the IDEAS campus of UCLA I was able to assist students in their various fabrication needs as well as ensure the safety and organization of the shop.

Apr 2017 - Jun 2017

SSH International Consultants, Kuwait City, Kuwait, Project Architect

Project design team leader, responsible for delivering design solutions on large scale developments as well as smaller residential and mixed-use buildings. Helped design and build Kuwait’s most poriminet Cultural centers; Abdullah Al Salem Museum and Kuwait National Opera House in Kuwait city.

Apr 2012 - Sep 2016

Badran design studio, Amman, Jordan, Intern Architect

Worked as a summer intern with the award winning Architect Rasem Badran and
Jamal Badran in Amman, Jordan. My internship allowed me my first hands on experience in a professional office, working with the studio team at presentation material and producing architectural drawings.

Jun 2010 - Aug 2010


University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, MArch, Master of Architecture

Post-Professional Degree in Architecture & Urban Design (MArch II)
Thom Mayne - Suprastudio

Jun 2016 - current

American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE, BArch, Bachelor of Architecture

Bachelor of Architecture (BArch)
Cumulative GPA 3.41
Study Abroad program in Milan, Italy

Jan 2006 - Feb 2012


Omrania and CSBE Award for Architectural Excellence, Award

Earned award Award for the best architectural graduation projects in the Middle East. The intention of the award is to recognize quality in the teaching of architecture and to encourage students to excel in their design performance.


Chancellor’s Award, Award

Earned award for maintaining High Cumulative GPA for two consecutive semesters.


AUS Dean’s List Award, Award

Earned award for maintaining High Cumulative GPA.


AUS Merit Scholarship, Scholarship

Earned scholarship for academic excellence in secondary education.


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