Kais Al-Rawi

Kais Al-Rawi

Los Angeles, CA, US



Kais Al-Rawi is a registered architect (JEA). He holds a Masters Degree in Emergent Technologies & Design from the Architectural Association in London, and is a graduate of Ryerson University in Toronto.

He is currently based in Los Angeles, California and is an Associate at Walter P Moore & Associates Los Angeles Office, specialized in facades and specialty structures. Kais is involved in key projects such as the LA NFL Stadium, Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, New Orleans Airport among others. Prior to that he has been working with award-winning practices including Synthesis Design + Architecture.

Kais specializes in generative design methodologies involving computation, investigating the potential they hold at the intersection of Architecture and Engineering. He also directs and teaches at the Architectural Association' (AA) Summer Visiting School Programme in Jordan.

Kais's School Blog on Archinect:

AA Visiting School Jordan

This blog will be about the AA visiting school workshop in Jordan. Occuring this July, between Amman and the Dead Sea - lowest point on earth.

The workshop includes invited faculty including Kais Al-Rawi, Julia Koerner, Vincenzo Reale, Rana Zureikat, Filippo Nassetti, Marie Boltenstern and Mohamed Makkouk

Also world-renown guests including Ross Lovegrove in 2014. Full information:

Category Title


Walter P Moore, Los Angeles, Associate - Facades & Complex Structures

Aug 2014 - current

Architectural Association School of Architecture (AA), Amman, JO, Programme Director - Visiting School Jordan

May 2013 - current


Architectural Association School of Architecture (AA), London, GB, Masters, Architecture - Emergent Technologies & Design

Sep 2011 - Sep 2012

Ryerson University, Toronto, ON, CA, BArch, Architecture

Sep 2007 - Jun 2011


AIA|LA Design Award, Award

American Institute of Architects (AIA) prestigious Design Award - Merit Category - Built Projects. Awarded for Cellular Complexity Project in Los Angeles.


AIA 2x8 Exhibition Design, 1st Place

Awarded first place for the design and construction of 2014 2X8 exhibition. In collaboration with Marie Boltenstern and Julia Koerner


TEX-FAB SKIN Finalist, Award

Cellular Complexity in collaboration with Marie Boltenstern and Julia Koerner was selected as one of the four short-list projects, funded prototype to be exhibited in ACADIA 2013 for the second round jury.


D3 Natural Systems - New York City, Honorable Mention

'Urban Fluctuation' awarded an Special Mention for Research Methodologies


suckerPUNCH International Competition - New York City, 2nd Place

'Cellular Comlexity' awarded Second Place for the NYC Convention Center / Casino International Competition