Iraqi Alaa Al-Rawi, 25, is a Passionate Architect and innovator. During her studies at the University of Sharjah, she won first place for historical architecture research. Her passion for architecture and drawing encouraged her to take on Architecture as a career. Alaa was one of the top 10 in the first Pan-Arab reality-TV program dedicated to innovation, Stars of Science 2013. She is a LEED Green Associate and working hard to contribute to sustainable development.
Alaa wants to make her country proud and be a role model for other women. She is a great negotiator and vocal decision maker.
Adobe Creative Suite
Autodesk (AutoCAD (2d/3d)
3ds Max Design)
Microsoft Office Critical Thinking
Productive & Persuasive in Speaking
High Attention to Details
Understanding & Addressing Client Needs
Good Organization & Time Management
Gulf General Investments Company
Dubai, UAE · March 2015 – Present
• Working directly with the senior Architect responsible for a 20 million Sq.ft mixed-use development in Dubai.
• Worked on master plan design for low cost housing in Yemen.
• Worked on the landscaping of a Farm Villa.
• Working with the technical engineer responsible for 20+ projects.
o Projects vary from residential, commercial, high rise, mid-rise buildings, master plan and hotels.
o Coordinate with architects, engineers, contractors, market consultants.
o Respond to RFI’s from the contractor.
o Prepare rendered plans and building brochures.
o Prepare a full set of ID package for a residential project.
o Specify the materials, sanitary and tile selection for the projects.
o Following up with the survey consultant for Title Deed and Oqood registration.
Al Ajmi Engineering Consultant
Dubai · March 2014 – September 2014
Meet with Clients/ End users to determine requirements of project.
Responsible for developing design concepts using a variety of graphic techniques and
leading the projects from inception to various stages until handover.
Coordinate with structural and MEP engineers.
Attend meetings with clients to propose or review design proposals, making modifications
at various stages of project.
Dubai · October 2012 – March 2014
Meet with Clients to determine requirements and budget of project.
Prepare mood boards, space planning and develop layouts and plans for Education,
Commercial, Hospitality and Healthcare projects.
Selecting finishes, colors and product specification.
Produce 3D renderings and Presentations.
Architect – Intern
Dubai · June 2010 – August 2010
As an intern in X-Architects I contributed on several projects in different ways, from
physical models & simple Photoshop amendments to design concepts.
Renovation project: Military Museum, Al Ain
o 3D digital & physical model for the Military Museum in Al Ain
o Case Study report
o Urban analysis illustrations
Interior Design: National Museum in Kuwait
o Concept Design
Editing and Enhancing Architectural Rendering
University of Sharjah
B.S. in Architectural Engineering (GPA of 3.03)
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates · 2007 – 2012
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