Kais Al-Rawi

Kais Al-Rawi

Los Angeles, CA, US



Kais Al-Rawi, AIA works at the intersection of architecture and engineering. He is a Senior Associate at the Los Angeles office of Walter P Moore & Associates, he has worked on the structures and enclosures of complex projects at a multitude of scales and typologies, ranging from art-forms, to stadia, museums and airports. He is a licensed Architect in California and holds a Masters degree from the Architectural Association (AA) in London as well as an undergraduate degree in Architecture from Ryerson University in Toro

He is a subject-matter expert in generative and computational methods and has directed and lectured at the AA Visiting School since 2014. His works have been published, featured and exhibited across the US, Europe and Middle East. 

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:

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

Selected Projects:
- Los Angeles Stadium & Entertainment District, Inglewood CA
- Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, Los Angeles CA
- Orange County Museum of Art, Costa Mesa CA
- TBIT Midfield Terminal Expansion (LAX Airport), Los Angeles CA
- New Orleans Airport New Terminal, New Orleans LA
- MLIT D-West Terminal, Houston TX
- Jacksonville Jaguars Amphitheater & Flexfield, Jacksonville FL
- Golden State Warriors Arena, Mission Bay CA
- Hollywood Park Performance Venue, Inglewood CA
- Las Vegas Raiders Stadium, Las Vegas NV
- Austin FC Stadium, Austin TX
- JW Marriott Expansion at LA Live, Los Angeles CA
- The Arts Club, West Hollywood CA

Selected Publications:
IASS Conference | 2019 | Spain
Advanced Building Skins Conference | 2018 | Switzerland
IASS Conference | 2017 | Germany
Advanced Building Skins Conference | 2017 | Switzerland
Facade Tectonics Institute - World Congress | 2017 | USA
ACADIA Conference | 2014 | USA
ACADIA Conference | 2013 | Canada

Aug 2014 - current

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

2014 Programme: Eroded Morphologies
2015 Programme: Crystalline Formations
2016 Programme: Hyperbolic Reefs
2017 Programme: MARS 1.0
2018 Programme: MARS 2.0
2021 Programmes forthcoming

May 2013 - current


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

Sep 2011 - Sep 2012

Toronto Metropolitan 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