Raya Ani

Sunday, 25 October, 2015
14:00 - Hai d3


Raya Aniis an architect and urban designer who has worked in Germany, Boston, New York City and Dubai. In 2015, she was named "Top 40 most powerful Architects in the Middle East" by designMENA. She received her BSC in Architectural Engineering from Baghdad University with distinctions, and an MS in Architectural studies from MIT where she was awarded the Harvard / MIT Aga Khan Scholarship.

 Raya is on the Board of Directors for the American Institute of Architects, a licensed architect in the State of New York and a US Green Building Council Accredited Professional. Raya has designed the first public green school in New York City and two green-certified (LEED) residential towers in Battery Park City. In 2010, she moved to Dubai as the Design Director and Head of Architecture for dwp. In 2012, she founded RAW-NYC Architects in New York City and in 2014 she established the Dubai office. Her research focuses on future living, future cities, economical and social sustainability and the intersection between technology, innovation and sustainability.