Hala Barakat

Hala Barakat

Tampa, FL, US

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My name is Hala Barakat. I have completed my Master of Architecture degree in December of 2016 at the University of South Florida. Five years ago I left Jordan to pursue an education and career while experiencing as many cities and cultures as I possibly can. Traveling around the world has taught me that there are numerous opportunities out there and I am grateful to the ability to start my career and use architecture to better understand our world. I am looking forward to a new start filled with adventures and people from all around the world.

During my architecture education I have developed a great appreciation towards working in teams. I understood the importance of being part of a team and sharing ideas with different people, across countries and languages. Throughout my architectural studies I was drawn into the process of translating theoretical ideas into responsive architecture for the people and the culture. For my Master's project I was lucky enough to work on the apartheid wall in Palestine and convert into an opposing device that aims to celebrate our differences and allow for a conversation between opposing forces. I constantly referenced and applied the idea of deconstructing a device of division, such as the wall in Palestine, to further understand spatial occupation and regenerate a center for cultural exchange.  

Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my work. 
Hala H Barakat 



University of South Florida - School of Architecture and Community Design, Tampa, Adjunct Design Professor

Jan 2018 - current

Scott + Cormia Architecture + Interiors, Orlando, Project Coordinator

Primary duties include a mixture of production work, client meetings, organizational projects,design tasks, construction drawings, and other miscellaneous items. Working on various design phases including schematic design, design development and construction documents. Creating a full construction documents set and managing small scale projects. Coordinating with Mechanical, electrical and Structural engineers.

Apr 2017 - Jan 2018

Robert Hudson, Tampa, Graduate Teaching Assistant

Assisted with Intro to architecture online course: ARC 2211 Graded and communicated with students and professor.
Lead graduate teaching assistant overseeing team that runs online course.

Jan 2015 - Jan 2017


University of South Florida - School of Architecture and Community Design, Tampa, FL, US, MUCD Master's of Urban and Community Design

Jan 2018 - current

University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, US, MArch, Architecture

Feb 2012 - Dec 2016


Outstanding Advanced Portfolio award, Nomination

Nominated, to be announced-2017
Outstanding Advanced Portfolio award
SA + CD University of South Florida 2016-2017


Graduate Research Fellowship, Grant

Graduate Research Fellowship
Aberdeen, Scotland | hosted by Aberdeen City Council
Aberdeen Cultural Center


1st Place | 3rd KU + USF workshop 2015, 1st Place

October 2015
1st Place | 3rd KU + USF workshop 2015
Japan | hosted by Kanagawa University
Yokohama Cultural Center and Performing Arts


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