Sana Alabdulwahed

Sana Alabdulwahed




Sana Alabdulwahed created El_Masnad Lounge Carpet, which is a Silver A' Design Award Winner for Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category in 2015. It has been exhibited in seven cities around the world.

The designer keywords are Parametric, Story-Telling, Contemporary, Sculptural, Conceptual and Human-Centered.




COMPUTATIONAL DESIGN EXPERIENCE, R&D Computational Designer, Los Angeles, CA, US, Ceilings Plus, PARTi

Producing advanced digital patterning scripts for metal ceilings and wall tiles.
The software, Grasshopper, is an algorithmic based software that will allow the pattern to morph into any changes in parameters. Therefore, scripts can be modified within minutes to produce variety of iterations.
The pattern design is fed into a high-end CNC punching machines, which bring the Avant-Guard design for the mass market.

Worked in Parti department at Ceilings Plus,, including:
• Created the First proposal study of sun path study for facades, using Lady Bug, a plug-in for Grasshopper.
• Made 3D penalization concept for acoustical diffusing, with enhancement of perforation
and cut-outs and a soudtax material for sound absorbent.
• Produced a 3D artistic parametric sculpture for a lobby as the main feature.
• Researched for new perforation methods, including a live track of a basket ball player motion.
• Involved in branding material like: catalog, sales presentations, gifts and souvenir, office furniture, advertisements, web-site design and contents, façade signs and paint, interactive installation for trade show booth, using Leap Motion and Grasshopper, at AIA conference in Colorado last October.
• Produced shop drawings for fabrication using Sheetmetal, a plug-in for Solidworks.
• Researched methods to incorporates perforations with lighting for acoustical goals.
• prepared parametric Design proposals presentation based on different factors to be achieved within the built environments, such as aesthetics, wayfinding, opening percentage for lighting and acoustic and sun direction.

Dec 2015 - Jul 2017

INTERIOR DESIGN EXPERIENCE, Saudi Arabia, Interior Architect, Rewaq Al-Khleej Engineering Consulting Office

• Designed and 3D rendered bed rooms in a villa including:
- Master bedroom with the bathroom, two bedrooms for boys, a bed room for a girl and the basement sitting areas and a buffet in a Moroccan style.
• Prepared an interior design construction documents for two villas. Including:
- Landscape plan and work details.
- Ground/first floors dimension, furniture, ceiling and lighting plans and details.
- Bath rooms/kitchen fixtures detailing.
- Designed and 3D rendered for the master bedroom with the bathroom, a boy bedroom,
kitchen, the stairs, dinning/living room and guestroom using a modern approach.
• Created furniture plans, selected furniture for two duplexes in an apartment building
and 3D rendered and designed the master bedroom, men/women guest rooms.
• Designed a lobby in a villa in Dammam with 3D rendered scenes using Moroccan style.

Nov 2011 - Feb 2012

Interior Designer, intern, Saudi Arabia, Saudi Aramco

This a Summer Intern position for Two months each yer
• Designed outdoor/pool area and selected outdoor furniture for Saudi Aramco VIP recreation house.
• Selected patient seating furniture for healthcare rooms.
• Helped interior renovation projects around the hospital.
• Planned office spaces, and designed three proposals for reception desk at the hospital financial office.
• Designed and 3d rendered waiting rooms in the hospital.

Jan 2008 - Sep 2011


ArtCenter College of Design, Pasadena, CA, US, Masters, Environmental design

• Conducted a qualitative Research process to understand the demographic, market and fabrication method.
• Synthesized research findings and articulated insights to inform and inspire design outcome, linking research threads together in frameworks to achieve desired design.
• Created ideations through sketches and physical mock-ups in ¼ scale for structural elements and fabric design.
• Prepared production drawings for fabrication. Including:
 ¼ scale model with dimension for metal tube frame.
 Digital file for hot wire milling on foam.
 Generated pattern design in Grasshopper, and produced files for CNC stitching.
 Produced files for felt cut on CNC machine using Grasshopper, Pepakura, and autoCAD
• Rendered the design in five different suggested environments.
• Manufacturing the “Masnad” including: ordering materials, budget management, vendor communication and site visits.
• Executed prototype, presented the design and built the final exhibition.

Sep 2013 - Apr 2015

University of Dammam, Saudi Arabia, BArch, Interior Architecture

Jun 2006 - Aug 2011


A' Design Award Winner, Award

El_masnad Lounge Carpet has been granted Silver A’ Design Award in Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category by the grand jury panel of the A’ Design Award & Competition which consists of internationally influential press members, established designers, leading academics and prominent entrepreneurs.


SCHOLARSHIP, Scholarship

Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission, Wshington DC, M.S. scholarship recipient.


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