Norah Altwaijri

Norah Altwaijri

Los Angeles, CA, US

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My name is Norah Altwaijri, recently received my Master of Architecture (MArch) from the University of Southern California’s School of Architecture. Prior to that I received a Bachelors of Science in Interior Design from Prince Mohammed bin Fahd University.

I am very interested and eager to work at an office that will allow me grow as a designer, professional and a team player. I am excited to provide my services as an employee , sharing my knowledge in interior design, architecture and my passion for graphics.

My ultimate goal is to be able to utilize my skills, and to learn from others’ experiences in the process. I am positive that I can be an asset to any team, kindly find my profile for your review, and do not hesitate to contact me if anything else is needed.



Perkins and Will, Los Angeles, CA, US, Architectural Designer

Jul 2017 - current

Arcform Design Associates, inc, Los Angeles, CA, US, Interior Designer

Jun 2015 - Jan 2016

Hamad M. Al Rugaib & Sons Trading Co. Ltd., Khobar, SA, Interior Designer & Branding Manager

Dec 2013 - Jul 2014

National TalentS Co. for Training and Education, Dhahran, SA, Master Trainer (Arts) for iDiscover

Feb 2013 - May 2013

Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, SA, Fellow

- One of 20 finalists selected to participate for the second Keystone Creativity Program from King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture.

- Idea Translation course from the ArtScience Labs of Harvard University.

- Worked on a project called StandingO with 6 other participants, a web-based solution for overcoming stage fright and gaining presentational skills; my role was related to arts and graphics of the project which included: logo design, interface design, visual communication design (brochure, info graph, bookmarks, etc)

- The project was exhibited at Aramco, Dhahran (October 2012).

- Also, the project was exhibited again at Boston as part of Harvard's Idea Exhibition (November 2012)

Aug 2012 - Dec 2012

PURE Interiors, Khobar, SA, Interior Designer

Jun 2011 - Nov 2011

Afniah Consultants, Khobar, SA, Interior Design Intern

Jun 2011 - Aug 2011


University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, US, MArch, Master of Architecture (First Professional)

- Saudi Ministry of Higher Education Scholarship Recipient, (2014-2017).
- AIA 2017 Unbuilt Design Award for Fall 2016 studio project titled Salty Urbanism: Adaptation Strategies for Urban Areas in the Coastal Zone of Southeast Florida.
- 2017 Haworth Charrette (Finalist)
- Alpha Rho Chi Bronze Medal (Nominee)

Jul 2014 - May 2017

Prince Mohammed bin Fahd University, Khobar, SA, Bachelors, Bachelor of Science in Interior Design

- Graduated with Magna Cum Laude honors from Prince Mohammad bin Fahd University (5 June, 2012)
- Saudi Ministry of Higher Education Scholarship Recipient, (2008-2012).
- Dean’s list, Spring 2009-2010, Fall 2010-2011, Spring 2010-2011, Fall 2011-2012, Spring 2011-

Aug 2009 - May 2012


Merit Award for Unbuilt Design, Award

Salty Urbanism: Adaptation Strategies for Urban Areas in the Coastal Zone


Great Idea Award, Award

Ignite speaker, the theme was about sustainability in the design field.


Featured on Rethinking The Future, Honorable Mention

Architecture and design to ‘sustain’ and ‘survive’ the impacts of climate change taking sustainability one step ahead.
The project titled Future Primitive Hut published on Rethinking the Future website 2016


Buyer, Other


Ministry of Higher Education Scholarship Recipient, Scholarship

Scholarship recipient for graduate degree in Architecture (2014 - 2017)


Prince Mohammed bin Fahd Leadership Award, Nomination

Top 10 finalist for a leadership award


Participant in Saudi - Spanish Dialogue Forum, Other

1 of 24 Saudi youths to represent Saudi Arabia in a forum dialogue in Spain


Idea Translation Course of ArtScience Labs of Harvard University, Nomination

1 of 12 chosen to take the course, then to present the product in Cambridge, MA.


Golden Award, 2nd Place

2nd place winner in Product Design Competition held at the Festival of Interior Design Dubai


Areas of Specialization