Miraj Ahmed
Unit/Programme:Diploma 1
Position:Unit Master
Riyad Al Joucka
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Position:Course Lecturer
Bio: Riyad Joucka Is an Architect and Researcher, currently based in New York City. He worked in Hong Kong from 2012- 2014 between academia and practice on his research, which is focused on simplifying the nonlinear logistics of complex building construction. He is particularly interested in design that is at the intersection of material research and computation. Riyad earned his Master of Architecture at the Emergent Technologies & Design programme of the AA School of Architecture (London, UK) 2012. His thesis HYBIOS earned a ‘Thesis Distinction’. He has taught architectural design workshops in Paris, Penang, Shanghai, Tehran, and directed AA Visiting School Jordan. He is the current director of the annual AA Visiting School Dubai which is held in collaboration with the AA and the Expo 2020 committee.
Hissah Al-Bader
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Position:Course Lecturer
Kais Al-Rawi
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Position:Course Lecturer
Bio: Kais Al-Rawi is a designer working at the intersection of architecture and engineering. As an Associate at the Los Angeles office of Walter P Moore & Associates, he has worked on projects at a multitude of scales, ranging from art-forms and installations, to stadia, airports and high-rise towers. He is a registered architect (JEA) and holds a masters degree from the Architectural Association (AA) in London as well as an undergraduate degree in Architecture from Ryerson University in Toronto. He is a specialist in generative design and has directed and lectured at the AA Summer Visiting School in Jordan for the past four years. Kais also engages in design-research projects, where his most recent co-designed installation at the A+D Museum received an AIA Design Award. His works have been published, featured and exhibited in several cities internationally.
Pedro Ignacio Alonso Zuñiga
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Position:Course Lecturer
Bio: Pedro Ignacio Alonso Architect and Master of Architecture, Catholic University of Chile, 2000. PhD in Architecture, Architectural Association School of Architecture, 2008. His 2014 Chile Pavilion titled Monolith Controversies, and co–curated with Hugo Palmarola, was awarded a Silver Lion during the 14th Venice Architecture Biennial. Together they have curated exhibitions and presented their work at the Architectural Association in London, the Pratt Institute in New York, the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, and the São Paulo Cultural Centre. They are the authors of the books Panel (Architectural Association, 2014) and Monolith Controversies (Hatje Cantz, 2014), which was awarded a DAM Architectural Book Award from the Deutsches Architekturmuseum and Frankfurt Book Fair (2014). He is associate professor at Catholic University of Chile in Santiago, visiting tutor at Architectural Association in London, and Princeton-Mellon Fellow 2015-2016 at Princeton University.
Lucia Nuria Alvarez Lombardero
Unit/Programme:Intermediate 8
Position:Unit Master
Bio: Nuria Alvarez Lombardero studied Architecture and Urbanism at ETSA Madrid and the AA, and worked for Machado & Silvetti Associates in Boston. She is co-director of Canales & Lombardero and has previously taught at the University of Cambridge, TEC Monterrey and the University of Seville. After finishing her PhD on the dissolution of boundaries traced by modern urban planning, she has published different articles in international magazines, being her book Arquitectas: Redefining the Practice awarded in the XIII Spanish Bienal of Urbanism and Architecture.

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