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Aiysha Alsane

Aiysha Alsane

Kuwait, KW

 
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About 

I have two professional degrees, MLA from Harvard GSD and BArch from Virginia Tech, with professional experience as a landscape designer in New York on various projects of different scales. As an architect in construction administration, schematic design, and regional-scale mapping,  in the Middle East. I am actively seeking employment in Landscape and Planning and am currently authorized to work in the United States.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

wHY, New York, NY, US, Landscape designer

Working on a variety of international projects at different scales, for public and private clients on projects related to arts and culture.

Oct 2019 - current
 

AGi architects, Kuwait, KW, Architect

Junior architect on three construction sites and several research projects. Personally led research at a national-scale tracing the effects of SME development and entrepreneurial activity on the urban environment.

Oct 2016 - Aug 2017
 

BUILDING DESIGN PARTNERSHIP (BDP), Abu Dhabi, AE, Architect

Full-time Architect on several design and research projects, mostly on RFQ, EOI, and competitions.

Apr 2016 - Jan 2017
 

Kuwait Fund for Economic Development, Kuwait, KW, Architecture Trainee

Multidisciplinary training for architects and engineers, 36 trainees selected nationally. 1 of 6 architects, 14 seminar certificates and practical training (full list available upon request)

Dec 2015 - Jan 2016
 

Arch2O, Online, Senior Editor - Design

Writer then Senior Editor of Design for critical online publication. Authored ~50 articles. Edited, or co-authored ~35 articles.
More found here: http://www.arch2o.com/?s=aiysha+alsane&search=Search

Sep 2014 - Dec 2015
 

Education 

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, US, Masters, Landscape Architecture

Zaha Hadid/Omniyat Fellow

Aug 2017 - May 2019
 

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), BArch, College of Architecture and Urban Studies

minors Industrial Design + Landscape Architecture

Aug 2010 - May 2015
 

Awards 

Top 100 American Architecture Projects, Other

For the Smith Creek Pedestrian Bridge project (design/buildLAB). From Archdaily: ‘100 most visited works of architecture in the US... the most important, inspiring works of American architecture.’

2016
 

Award of Excellence, 1st Place

Awarded by Kuwait Fund’s Training Center to 2 of 18 (only architect recipient)

2016
 

AIA Virginia Award for Excellence, 1st Place

Category: Excellence in Architecture
Smith Creek Park by design/buildLAB, collaborative effort

2015
 

Architizer A+ Award, 1st Place

Category: Architecture +Urban Transformation
Smith Creek Park by design/buildLAB, collaborative effort

2014
 

AZ Awards from Azure Magazine, 1st Place

Category: A+ Student Award
Smith Creek Park by design/buildLAB, collaborative effort

2014
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills