Sundus Al-Bayati

Sundus Al-Bayati

Los Angeles, CA, US





Gehry Partners, LLP, Los Angeles, CA, US, Architectural Designer

Aug 2017 - current

HGA, Minneapolis, MN, US, Architectural Intern

-Developed interior and exterior renderings for client presentations.
-Project 3D modeling.
-Developed massing and interior design solutions for school project.
-Iterative diagramming for facade studies.
-Worked on construction documents set.

May 2016 - May 2017

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, US, Graduate Teaching Assistant

Intro to Architectural Drawing, Prof. Andrzej Piotrowski
Fall 2015, Fall 2016

-Assisted in teaching intro drawing through interactive drawing sessions.
-Administered reviews and provided feedback to students on their work.

Architecture since 1750, Prof. Katherine Solomonson
Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017

-Taught and led discussion-based recitation of 30-40 students.
-Prepared lectures and assisted in preparing and administering exams for 200 students.
-Graded student work.

Jan 2015 - May 2017

McCamant and Durrett, Nevada City, CA, US, Intern

-Designed a footbridge for Nevada City Cohousing neighborhood.
-Researched architectural products for DD phase of project.
-Developed proposal renderings for pedestrian-only street in Nevada City.
-Researched in the field of cohousing for revising one of the firm’s books.

May 2013 - Aug 2013


University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN, US, MArch, Masters of Architecture

Candidate for the Masters of Arch. 2017.

Aug 2014 - current

Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA, US, Bachelors, Architecture, Italian

Bachelors of Arts- Double major in Architecture and Italian Studies. Coursework: Theories in Urban Design, History of Art and Architecture, Italian Studies, and Cinema Studies. Additional Coursework at MIT.

Aug 2010 - May 2014

University of Bologna, Bologna, IT, Study abroad

Studied abroad in Bologna. Coursework: Urban Design and Italian history and Literature. Classes taught in Italian.

Aug 2012 - Jan 2013

Iraqi Student Project, Damascus, SY, Student

A year-long program that prepares Iraqi students to study in American Universities.

Aug 2009 - Apr 2010

University of Baghdad, Baghdad, IQ, BArch, Architectural Engineering

Coursework covered Design Principles, Art and Architecture History, Building Technology.

Aug 2008 - May 2009


Kaira Looro Sacred Space International Competition, Honorable Mention

Awarded by an internationally renowned jury that included Kengo Kuma as a lead juror for the design of a water-collection structure that recognized the needs of a community in Senegal and provided a gathering space for the village.


Clemence for Design Excellence Award, Award

Awarded to recognize work conducted on the graduate level.


AIA Minneapolis Fellowship, Grant

Awarded to recognize work conducted on the graduate level.


Edna V. Moffett Fellowship, Grant

Awarded for graduate study.


Madeleine K. Albright Fellowship for Global Affairs, Other

Selected from a competitive pool of students to participate in an intensive three-week interdisciplinary program that emphasized policy making in addressing pressing global challenges. The institute culminated in a thorough research project and presentation to former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and former Secretary of Treasury Henry Paulson.


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