Rachel Bouraad

Rachel Bouraad

Brooklyn, NY, US



Architectural Designer at KPF. Winner of the Best Degree Project Award 2022. Winner of the Alpha Rho Chi Bronze Medal. Winner of the 2021 Kohn Pedersen Fox Traveling Fellowship. Teaching Fellow with Thom Mayne Young Architects. Guest Critic at Pratt Institute School of Architecture. Research Assistant for Architecture's Afterlife under Dean Harriet Harriss and Professor Federica Vanucchi. Research Assistant for FIELD under Professor Ane Gonzalez Lara. Website and Social Media Assistant for Pratt Institute School of Architecture. Teaching Assistant for Professors Eunjeong Seong, Anne Nixon, and Lapshan Fong.



Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF), New York, NY, US, Architectural Designer

Jul 2022 - current

EwingCole, New York, NY, US, Architectural Intern

May 2021 - Apr 2022

Woods Bagot, NYC, Architectural Intern

Design of outdoor restaurant schemes for neighborhoods hit
hard by the COVID-19 Pandemic for Neighborhoods Now
(an initiative led by the Van Alen Institute and the Urban
Design Forum) , as well as designing parts of a mixed-use

Jul 2020 - Aug 2020

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, Social Media Specialist

School of Architecture
- Curated student work from current studios and archives to be posted on the school's Instagram page
- Attended and documented lecture series by architects and designers at the school
- Track and managed page growth for the school's media presence

Sep 2018 - Jul 2020

Thom Mayne Young Architects, Brooklyn, NY, US, Teaching Fellow

Teaching an architecture course to a class of children, aged between 10-13 years old at a local public school in Brooklyn, the program is in collaboration with Pratt's Center K-12, School of Architecture, and Thom Mayne of Morphosis.

Sep 2019 - May 2020

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, Teaching Assistant

School of Architecture
- Teaching Assistant for a second year Design 201 Studio, under Professor Anne Nixon
- Assisting current second year students with their design projects
- This course emphasizes the fundamental role of site, program, material and technology as determinants of architectural projects scaled to address issues of dwelling

Sep 2019 - Dec 2019

Robert J Stahl Architect P.C., Elmsford, NY, US, Architectural Intern

- Drawing of digital plans for both existing sites and new projects in Auto CAD
- Designing of new spaces for existing sites
- Auditing of sites, including digital documentation and site measurement
- 3D modelling in Sketch Up and Rhino 3D of projects
- Zoning code analysis of existing sites in New York
- Researching and documentation of Façade Inspection Safety Program
- Drawing and editing of facade and other detail drawings

Jun 2018 - Aug 2019

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, Student Representative

School of Architecture
- Attended bi-monthly meetings with the Chair of Architecture and other student representatives
- Elected by fellow students, and acted as a liaison on behalf of the Class of 2022 to the chair

Sep 2018 - May 2019

Edgemont High School, Scarsdale, NY, US, Set Designer

- Conceptualized and designed entire set for a student-directed production of Little Shop of Horrors
- Directed a team of students in the construction of designs for the show
- Constructed flats, a rolling set piece, and painted a mural for the show, including interactive pieces for the actors

Apr 2017 - May 2017


Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, BArch, Bachelor of Architecture

The five-year Bachelor of Architecture program prepares students with an early interest in architecture to become leading professional practitioners. The mission is to train students as leaders in the professional practice of architecture with substantive methods of design and inquiry. The program aims to establish a student’s professional education with new forms of thinking and practice and to help students develop a lifelong relationship to their respective fields.

May 2017 - current


Alpha Rho Chi Bronze Medal, 1st Place

Since 1931, the Bronze Alpha Rho Chi Medal has recognized graduating architecture students for their leadership and service and what they offer the future of the profession. Judged by the faculty of each school, the medal honors the graduating student who has shown an ability for leadership, performed willing service for his or her school or department, and gives promise of real professional merit through their attitude and personality.


The Best Degree Project for 2022, 1st Place

After being selected for the Saturday Awards Jury, a jury selected our project, The Plurivernacular, along with one other project as the 'Best Degree Projects of 2022', out of a pool of 18 projects, which had been selected from all of the Degree Projects of our graduating class.


2021 Kohn Pedersen Fox Travel Fellowship, 1st Place

Each year, Kohn Pedersen Fox presents awards to students who are in their penultimate year at one of the twenty-seven design schools with whom KPF has partnered. The purpose of the award is to allow students to broaden their education through a summer of travel before their final year at school.

This year’s jury comprised of Milton S.F.Curry, Jury Chair and Dean of University of Southern California School of Architecture; Mariana Ibanez, Chair of UCLA Architecture and Urban Design; Michael Maltzan, Principal of Michael Maltzan Architecture; and Doug Hocking and James von Klemperer, Principals at KPF.


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