Hometown: Saudi Arabia
What makes NewSchool special?
The school is unique for its knowledgeable instructors and its dynamic programs. Also, the library has an extraordinary collection of books. Furthermore, the creative energy at NewSchool is high due to the inspirational studio environment.
What has been your favorite class? Why?
For me, the studio classes are my favorite classes. In part, this is because I can see the problems from another perspective to solve them, and in doing so, I am using architecture to do it.
What has been your favorite project?
I would personally have to say that the intra-dynamic elementary school that I have designed for my thesis year. The school is a place where the minds of the children are able to grow in a creative sense.
Where is your favorite spot on campus?
The public area that is next to the print center because I can meet friends during break time.
What do you plan to do after graduation?
My plan is to begin interning so that I can develop my knowledge and further it while working in the office atmosphere. Just like I have done in school, being able to work on different projects really helps develop the style as an architect and furthers the knowledge.
What would people be surprised to know about you?
I was invited by the Saudi Royal Embassy in Washington, D.C. to present my patterned designed invention to the Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to the U.S., Her Royal Highness Princess Reema Al Saud. I was also the Lead Designer for the NHAB competition 2019. The team and I were first introduced at NewSchool for the NHAB competition. Finally, I’m an oil painter and my most recent commission was a painting for Sir Rod Stewart.
Tell us more about the project you presented to the Ambassador of Saudi Arabia!
For many decades, travelers have waited a long time between flights, usually because of some technical issues or layovers. Sleeping or waiting in the waiting area seats or even grabbing some floor space cannot be the only options passengers are left with. The airports are in the process of making some better and comfortable places for travelers to rest that will benefit both the travelers and profits to the airport as well. The Sleeport is an invention that highlight’s the problem areas, which altogether generated the need for sleeping space in an airport. The future of this relaxing accommodation named Sleeport tens to accommodate tired passengers while also provides adequate levels of privacy and safety using advanced technology.
What advice do you have for incoming students?
My advice to incoming students is to embrace the architectural culture and to keep an open mind to grow. My last advice to enjoy studio.