Yousef Al-Rashed

Yousef Al-Rashed

New York, NY, US

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I am a top-performing designer with more than 8 years of work experience spanning across a variety of typologies and contexts, including commercial real estate, higher education, restaurant and hospitality, and more. 


A+I (Architecture Plus Information), New York, NY, US, Architectural Designer II

Managed clients/consultants for integrated project research & conceptual planning. Lead focused, design-based research workshops on brand, identity and spaces. Developed & produced interior architectural strategies on bespoke workplace, hospitality & retail spaces including custom furniture, fixturing & equipment. Provided data and consultation for CRE asset planning & portfolio management. Composed & coordinated design documentation collateral through BIM & visualization software for engineering, project presentations & submittals on projects above 100k sq ft. Notable projects include:
+ 1 Penn Plaza - Interiors

Feb 2019 - Apr 2020

Gensler, San Diego, CA, US, Architectural Designer

Multi-disciplinary team leader for architecture & interiors projects. Conducted project research & design on spaces plus or minus 100k sq ft. in core + shell as well as TI projects & scopes. Handled and maintained contractor and client relationships. Provided data and consultation for CRE asset planning & portfolio management. Produced renderings, shop drawings & construction documents for clients & contractor fabrication. Co-directed Gensler’s LOCAL CRAFT Practice Area Initiative. Notable projects include:
+ San Diego International Airport - Federal Inspection Station
+ Gensler San Diego Office
+ UCSD Osler Parking Structure
+ The Alexandria at Torrey Pines

May 2015 - Mar 2018

Populate Creative, San Diego, CA, US, Producer + Fabricator

Produced design-build fabrication as well as on-site coordination of custom experiential installations & fixtures for event marketing & promotional events. Balanced project budget and scheduling Managed fabrication shop protocols and material supply coordination as assistant shop foreman. Composed renderings, shop drawings & coordinated documents for fabrication & on-site installation. Notable projects include:
+ HALOTOP Scoop Shop Century City
+ Microsoft BLUEWOLF - SF, CA Pop-Up
+ YESto Cosmetics - Brand Ambassador mobile program

May 2014 - Mar 2018

Basile Studio, San Diego, CA, US, Designer

Spearheaded research & design on conceptual through finished development of spaces & fixtures on custom hospitality and retail projects with full coordination. Produced renderings, shop drawings & documents for in-house fabrication & on-site installation of bespoke furniture & architectural furnishings. Team member on site installation, in-house fabrication, & various RFP/RFQ competition packages. Notable projects include:
+ Ironside Fish & Oyster, San Diego
+ Underbelly 1, San Diego
+ CAR2GO : Columbus, OH + Minneapolis, MN

Sep 2013 - May 2014

Studio Anderson Architects, San Diego, CA, US, Intern & Fabricator

Produced & coordinated full scope design-build fabrication of custom metal wall panel installations & prototyping of joinery & details for hospitality spaces.

Oct 2012 - Apr 2013

Design Opera, Inc., San Diego, CA, US, Junior Designer

Engaged in documentation & modeling for DD & CD phases, surveying, zoning & code research. Oversaw permit coordination & plan check submittals for review.

Sep 2010 - Oct 2011


NewSchool of Architecture & Design, San Diego, CA, US, BArch, Bachelor's of Architecture

Oct 2007 - Jun 2013

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