Maha Musthafa

Maha Musthafa

Sydney, AU



Born to a family settled in the Middle-East and completing my grades and university in India, I was always fascinated by cultural values and activity pattern of people, and enjoyed coming up with designs majorly inspired by the culture, heritage and art of the country. I aim to contribute to the built and social environment by creating architecture that inspires the imagination and sustains our resources in an innovative and sustainable manner.

My times in Manipal University, School of Architecture and Planning has served as a foudation, familiarising with a range of different techniques and approaches to the design process. Following gradutaion I joined Benoy Architects Abu Dhabi as an Architectural intern during the fall of 2013. On showing promise and confidence through my work I was assigned with greater responsibilities and joined the Middle east and Nortn Africa Studio as a key member for the iconic mixed use development project, The walk at JBR.

Projects I have worked on over the years have focused not only on domestic scale but also on large scale master plan allowing myself to explore and build upon my own experiences in understanding and representing architectural spaces in all its complexities. Projects based on existing contexts and refurbishment has encouraged me to learn more about the services associated with the building and its surroundings. I have experience through the design process from Concept to Design Development and Site Superversion. 

Prior to Benoy, I have also worked with Design International in Abu Dhabi and was actively involved in developing and managing small scale projects such as beach front villa and holiday homes. I have also interned with Sorouh Real Estate and Bayati Architects and worked on several private and government projects. 


Benoy, Abu Dhabi, AE, Architectural Assistant

May 2014 - May 2016


Manipal University, Manipal, India, Manipal, IN, BArch, Bachelor in Architecture

Aug 2009 - May 2014

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