Majid Al Bastaki
Majid Al Bastaki is a creative and technically skilled architectural engineering student and professional architectural photographer specializing in capturing the essence of architectural spaces in the UAE. As an architecture student, Majid combines his passion for design and photography to explore the interplay between form, function, and aesthetics in the built environment. With a strong understanding of architectural principles and a dedication to excellence, Majid's work reflects his commitment to both the art and science of architecture.
Through his photography, Majid not only showcases the beauty of architectural spaces but also offers a unique perspective on the evolving urban landscape of the UAE.
Jasim Hilal Alnaqbi
Jasim Alnaqbi, a design management professional recently graduated from the American University of Sharjah, possesses a strong passion for creativity and innovation. With an aptitude for design thinking and strategic problem-solving, Jasim seamlessly merges design principles with business strategies. Alongside his academic achievements, he has built an impressive freelance portfolio, collaborating with diverse clients and professionals to develop impactful designs.
Equipped with comprehensive knowledge of design theories and industry trends, Jasim is driven to push the boundaries of innovation and shape the future of design management, making a significant impact in the modern world.
AlZaina Ahmad Lootah
AlZaina Lootah is a graduate from the American University of Sharjah holding a degree in architecture. Throughout her education, she developed an interested in building a study that deeply connects to the development of her hometown and engages stories about her ancestors.
Her philosophy is directly related to the idea of architecture as a craft that adopts to program, culture and context while providing a language that reflects the human beliefs and behaviors.
Moufida Mohideen is an emerging interior architect and designer, currently pursuing her Bachelor's of Interior Design at the University of Sharjah. Having grown up in the UAE for 18 years, and being brought up in Sharjah, she has always been surrounded by a rich sense of art and culture and finds inspiration from the environment and experiences that surround her. Interested in biophilic design and biomimicry, she enjoys exploring new materials that uphold the values of environmental and cultural sustainability.
She is also the winner of the Van Cleef and Arpels Middle East Emergent Designer Prize 2022 for her sculptural book stand 'Ascension' made using reclaimed Damas wood and Mother of Pearl that narrates a home grown tale of the Arabian desert.
Zakia Faiz AlAmeri
My name is Zakia Alameri and I am an architecture student with a passion for design and a keen eye for detail. Throughout my academic journey, I have demonstrated a strong commitment to the field and a drive to excel in all aspects of my studies. I've engaged in various design projects, participated in architectural competitions and workshops, and volunteered with community organizations. I am determined to further explore sustainable design practices and innovative technologies to address contemporary challenges. I'm excited about the future opportunities and challenges and is committed to continuously pushing the boundaries of architectural excellence.
Salma Hani Mubarak Ali
Salma Hani is a third-year architecture student at the American University of Sharjah. She is a highly motivated and active member of the architecture scene, participating in competitions,
conducting research, visiting architectural sites, and attending talks. Salma is deeply invested in the future of architecture and approaches it with a critical view of the past. Her interests extend beyond the conventional boundaries of architecture, as she is also fascinated by the study of AI- narrated architecture. Moreover, Salma is intrigued by the architectural forms in Sudan, and her analysis of them from a modern, contemporary, social, political, and theoretical perspective is
insightful and thought-provoking. With her passion for architecture and keen analytical skills, Salma is poised to contribute significantly to the field.
Dana Bassam Bidoun
Skilled designer with a M.Sc. in Architectural Engineering. A combined experience in architecture and graphic design. Over 5 years of experience in designing F&B outlets and developing efficient kitchen layouts, and over 10 years of experience in graphic design and brands creation. Have research contributions in architectural branding and place-making.
ABOUT the COURSE
The course takes its inspiration from the buildings and projects of the 16th Century architect Andrea Palladio, who became so recognisable for his individual style and his manipulation of balance and harmony within volumetric space, that he is regarded as a brand design strategist of universal influence, creating an architectural brand in his time that is still relevant today.