Farida Abu-Bakare

Farida Abu-Bakare

Atlanta, GA, US



Farida is a global thinker by nature, embracing a global mindset from an early age. She was born in Doha, Qatar and spent her early childhood in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. She and her family came to Canada in 1995 to reside in Saint John, New Brunswick. In 2000 they made the move to Thunder Bay, Ontario where she attended high school at Fort William Collegiate Institute. 

Upon completion of high school, she began her undergraduate studies in a Bachelor of Architectural Studies at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario in the Fall of 2005. Upon completion of her undergraduate studies, she began her graduate studies of Masters of Architecture at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario in the Fall of 2009. 

Upon completion of her graduate studies in the Summer of 2012, she came upon a unique opportunity as a Designer/Office Administrator at HOK Toronto. This role led to working as an Intern Architect at HOK Calgary where she enrolled into the Intern Architect program with the AAA. Farida worked at HOK Calgary from 2012-2015 on a numerous projects most notably the Imperial Oil 3-Star Campus; where she assisted in the coordination, management and completion of construction documents and acted as a liaison between clients, consultants and contractors. 

This role led to an exciting opportunity to work as a Design Professional at HOK Atlanta where she currently resides. Her focus is now on the Science and Technology sector of Architecture where she is involved in variety of higher education and institutional projects involving laboratory planning.

Farida is well-versed in total project delivery; following projects through from programming and design development to construction administration. She has a strong proficiency working with Autodesk Revit, teaching and managing the coordination projects as a BIM Coordinator in her time at HOK Calgary. She is nearing completion of the Intern Architect program with the AAA and is in the final stages towards registration.


HOK, Atlanta, GA, US, Intern Architect

Nov 2015 - current

HOK, Calgary, AB, CA, Intern Architect

Mar 2013 - Nov 2015

HOK, Toronto, ON, CA, Designer

Aug 2012 - Feb 2013

AXIA (formerly Atelier3AM), Toronto, ON, CA, Architectural Assistant - Intern

Jun 2012 - Sep 2012

Habib Architects, Thunder Bay, ON, CA, Architectural Assistant - Intern

Apr 2008 - Aug 2008


Ryerson University, Toronto, ON, CA, MArch, Architecture

Sep 2009 - Jun 2012

Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, CA, BArch, Architecture

Sep 2005 - Jun 2009

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