Mai Abusalih

Mai Abusalih

New York, NY, US



I’m an architectural designer and researcher interested in projects that engage the relationship between people and space by studying the spatial memory of the city as it changes through time.

I received my Master's Degree in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University GSAPP in 2018 with an Honor Award for Excellence in Design. Throughout my career, I’ve worked as a Designer in various projects, as a researcher in NYC and Khartoum, as well as a Teaching Assistant in University of Khartoum.



CTC Group, Khartoum, SD, Architect

Exterior and interior building design, landscape and hardscape design, detailed design, construction drawings, technical drawings for curtain walls and cladding for CTC Engineering Complex - Office Building and Showroom. This included plans, sections, renderings, material selection and bills of quantities.
Resident Site Architect for CTC Engineering complex to supervise floor, ceiling and curtain wall installation and landscape concrete work.
Interior design of Soba Showroom, including plans, sections and renderings.

Oct 2014 - Aug 2016

University of Khartoum, Khartoum, SD, Teaching Assistant

Fourth year studio Hotel project with Prof. Akram Khalafalla.
Fourth year studio Working Drawings project with Prof. Akram Khalafalla. Second year Science of Architecture class with Prof. Ammar Hassan.

Nov 2013 - Nov 2014


Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Masters, Advanced Architectural Design

Studio Critics: Karla Rothstein, Andres Jaque and Mario Gooden
Class Professors: Mark Wigley, Enrique Walker and Troy Therrien

May 2017 - May 2018

University of Khartoum, Khartoum, SD, Bachelors, Architecture

Sep 2008 - Aug 2013


Honor Award for Excellence in Design - Columbia University, Award

The prize is for high quality of work in the design studios during the student’s program of studies at Columbia.


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