Zakaria Boucetta

Zakaria Boucetta

New York, NY, US

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Growing up between Montreal (Canada), Malaga (Spain) and Tangier (Morocco), Ive felt the different types of urban fabrics these areas create and brought my interest in the sense of a designer and architect. Interested in the ecology and sustainability of our cities, with buildings being of low impact and high design efficiency.

In addition, my architectural experiences/internships from 2014-2019. From working on public competitions/Europan with Ludovico Centis in Verona, housing competitions with Heide Von Beckerath in Berlin, large urban scale competitions with BIG in Copenhagen, social housing proposals and “Reinvent Paris” competitions with Laisne Roussel, and several international competitions with OMA.

Most the portfolio are snippets of the extensive documents produced in each office. Being hired mostly for 3d modeling, visual work, concept generation and the occasional AutoCad/VectorWorks documentation. Ive learnt throughout these years the importance of collaboration at all varied scales, the necessity of communication at all office levels and teams, and the need of a well balanced team to go through all the objectives of a full delivery. From start to end. The experiences and people Ive met throughout the years have made me not only a better designer, but a more thoughtful colleague and knowing that your team truly counts on you. Its been an extensive set of years at the educational and apprentice level, and Im confident for the years ahead in this beautifully chaotic field that is architecture.


OMA NY, New York, NY, US, Architectural Designer

Jan 2019 - current

Laisne Roussel, Paris, Architectural Designer

May 2018 - Aug 2018

BIG | Bjarke Ingels Group, Copenhagen, DK, Architectural Intern

Jan 2017 - Aug 2017

Heide von Beckerath, Berlin, Architectural Designer

May 2016 - Aug 2016


McGill University, Montreal, QC, CA, MArch, Architecture

Sep 2017 - Jan 2019

University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, US, BArch, Bachelor of Science Architecture

Sep 2011 - May 2015


Arcop/Alcan Award, Honorable Mention


Awarded annually to a student in the final semester of the M.Arch. (Professional) program for a design project demonstrating particular sensitivity to the architectural and cultural traditions of its location. The winner will be selected by a jury of three members, at least one of whom is an architect outside the School of Architecture. Value: varies.


Canadian Architect Student Awards Excellence, Nomination

The Canadian Architect Student Awards of Excellence

Awards are given for architectural design excellence. Jurors will consider the scheme's response to program, site, and geographic and social context. They will evaluate its physical organization, form, structure, materials and environmental features. Each Canadian School of Architecture is invited to select a minimum of two and maximum of four students to enter


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