Sundus Al-Bayati

Sundus Al-Bayati

Los Angeles, CA, US





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

I was involved in the design and documentation phases of Guggenheim Abu Dhabi for most of my time in the studio

Aug 2017 - Aug 2021

HGA, Minneapolis, MN, US, Architectural Intern

May 2016 - May 2017

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

Intro to Architectural Drawing (two semesters)
-Assisted in teaching intro drawing through interactive drawing sessions.
-Administered reviews and provided feedback to students on their work.

Architectural History (three semesters)
-Taught and led discussion-based recitation of 30-40 students.
-Prepared lectures and assisted in preparing and administering exams for 200 students and graded their work.

Jan 2015 - May 2017

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

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. 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

Aug 2008 - May 2009


H. Allen Brooks Traveling Fellowship, 1st Place


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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