Hana Zaky

Hana Zaky

San Francisco, CA, US

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Crew Cairo, Cairo, Founder

- Spearheaded a series of tactical urbanism moves around the city of Cairo during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Regenerated 6 urban spaces in Cairo, attracting a range of 50 – 170 people per event.
- Created a self-sufficient business model that relies on merchandising to fund urban interventions.
- Partnered with Al Ismaelia, Bonyan (Walk of Cairo), and Al Hazek Construction (Lake View) in hosting Crew’s events.
- Initiated and oversaw sponsorship deals with Redbull and other local businesses.
- Developed the social media aesthetic behind the brand, along with the branding and brand identity.
- Designed and produced Crew’s merchandise including jackets, raincoats, t-shirts, badges, and stickers.

Sep 2020 - Aug 2021

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), San Francisco, CA, US, Junior Urban Designer

- Led SOM SF’s project on climate change adaptation and mitigation as part of a firmwide 12 city internal research project.
- Assisted SOM’s Director of Urban Design and Planning on projects in Santa Monica, San Jose, and Seaside.
- Illustrated a design manual for wildfire control in the city of Santa Monica.
- Participated in curating the design proposal of Accessory Dwelling Units to increase living density in the city of Seaside,

Oct 2019 - Jan 2020

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), San Francisco, CA, US, Intern

- Mapped and researched the Bay Area using GIS software for internal urban study on neighborhoods in San Francisco.
- Assisted Senior Designers on presentations to clients in Guangzhou, Nanjing, and Shanghai.
- Coordinated urban design drawings with official Chinese government requirements and representation techniques.
- Assisted in the development of new San Jose Beryessa transit station design guidelines document.

Jun 2019 - Aug 2019

Eklego Design, Cairo, EG, Junior Designer

- Assisted in developing the designs for a New Urban Community by Gulf Building and Construction, a subsidiary of Seldar Misr.
- Designed the architecture and interior of individual residential and commercial projects in Cairo.

May 2017 - May 2018


University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, US, Masters, Master in Urban Design

Sep 2018 - Aug 2019

The American University in Cairo, Cairo, EG, Bachelors, Architecture

Sep 2011 - Dec 2016


Eisner Award for Photography, 1st Place


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