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Samer Mohammad

Samer Mohammad

Kuwait, KW

 

About 

An architect, designer, illustrator and researcher interested in architectural narratives in various forms of media and practice of the profession. He has earned a Bachelor’s of Architecture from Kuwait University and a Masters in Advanced Architectural Design from the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University.

Working primarily in Kuwait,  where his experience ranges from research documents, graphic design & branding,  boutique housing to large commercial housing projects, from construction to interior fit-outs.  Has participated internationally as part of Kuwait's Team in 2014 at the 14th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia - involved in-between design, fabrication and publishing, and again in 2016 as part of AGi Architects research and design submission. 

Elsewhere:

Employment 

AGi architects, Kuwait, KW, Senior Architect

Continuing and advising with the knowledge and experience gained from the previous years, understanding and applying that set of knowledge to earlier stages of work leading to avoid repeated complications in upcoming projects.

Aug 2018 - current
 

AGi architects, Kuwait, KW, Junior Architect

Participated and involved in several on-site projects, with concentrated teams dealing with various principles related to architecture & engineering. Observing projects during different stages of design and construction to handing over.

Dec 2014 - May 2017
 

National Council for Culture Art and Letters, Kuwait, KW, Graphic Designer

Interpreted and prepared the graphic identity of the conference, designed and organized the venue kit for the event and participants.

Oct 2015 - Dec 2015
 

National Council for Culture Art and Letters, Kuwait, KW, Team Member of Fabrication & Publication Team

Participated as a core member for the design and fabrication of the Kuwaiti Pavilion. Additionally provided technical support for the publication and was tasked with ensuring printing quality of publication prior to shipment.

Oct 2013 - Dec 2014
 

PAD10 Architects + Designers, Kuwait, KW, Junior Architect

Participated in documenting the current site conditions of an housing complex and mixed-use spaces, categorizing the various typologies and producing and developing conceptual designs for renovation purposes.

Oct 2013 - Oct 2014
 

Multitude Agency, Kuwait, KW, Intern Architect

Intensive research on local precedents for an upcoming local Kuwaiti confectionery store, documenting local stores located in the old souk “Mubarakiya” and to contemporary stores in malls, identifying elements such as smell, sight, touch, experience, from the visitors point of view and the stores layout.

Mar 2013 - Oct 2013
 

Jassim Shehab Office, Kuwait, KW, Internship

Research of precedents for kiosks, for the upcoming Islamic month “Ramadan”, experimenting with grasshopper scripting for the external facade, for the application of perforated exterior with the usage of a half tone dot script sensitive towards the levels of black and white in the photo, creating the perforations based on set levels.

Jul 2011 - Jul 2011
 

Education 

Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Masters, MSAAD

May 2017 - May 2018
 

Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Intro to Architecture

Jul 2012 - Aug 2012
 

Kuwait University, Kuwait, KW, BArch, Architecture

Mar 2006 - May 2012
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills