raya shaban

raya shaban

New York, NY, US

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I have just completed my diploma at the Architectural Association in London, receiving my RIBA/ARB Part 2 with a high pass in my technical thesis. I spent 6 years studying architecture in London, and 1 year interning for architectural offices in Paris and Barcelona.

My portfolio is a compilation of projects I worked on as a student, and what I enjoy showing most is the visual language that I used to communicate my ideas. It was a result of experimenting with different mediums such as hand drawing, photography, model making, and digital post production. 

Travelling is what I enjoy doing most, and so I would love to work for an office that has projects all over the world.  


Enric Miralles Benedetta Tagliabue Arquitectes/Fundació Enric Miralles, Barcelona, Spain, Architectural Intern

At the office of EMBT in Barcelona, I worked with small teams competing in multiple architectural competitions. I grew familiar with strict weekly deadlines, both independently and within a team. We won a competition for a restaurant in Shanghai.

Feb 2017 - Aug 2017

La Place, Paris, France, Architectural Intern

At LaPlace, an interior and architecture firm, I gained experience in small scale high-end design and execution projects. My job involved drawing existing buildings meant to be redesigned, developing concepts for the interior spaces, photographing bespoke furniture pieces both designed and collected by the practice, and lastly, producing presentations for clients.

Sep 2016 - Feb 2017


Architectural Association School of Architecture (AA), London, UK, MArch, RIBA Part 1 & 2

Sep 2013 - Jun 2019

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