Architect based in Dubai

I’m a passionate young Iraqi Architect. I’m a very hard working, flexible, and highly motivated person. I’m ready for new challenges !!

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Address Dubai
United Arab Emirates

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)
Revit Architecture
3ds Max Design)
Lumion (Render/Animation)
Google Sketchup
Microsoft Office Critical Thinking
Productive & Persuasive in Speaking
High Attention to Details
Freehand Sketching
Understanding & Addressing Client Needs
Good Organization & Time Management


Gulf General Investments Company

Junior Architect

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.

Office Inspirations


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
􀁸 Research: Makka
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


2014 LEED Green Associate, GBCI#: 10969234., USGBC