Rawan is an architect and art curator with an interest in languages who enjoys the woodlands and foraging for
wild edible plants.
Rawan has over 10 years of experience in projects relevant to architecture and urban design. She started her career in 2007 working on UNESCO projects in the old cities of Bethlehem and Nablus in Palestine.
In 2010, Rawan completed a master’s in architectural studies at Glasgow School of Art, and carried out a research on the subject of acoustics simulation and generative surfaces in architecture. Upon her graduation, she relocated to London and held different positions working in multidisciplinary teams with a focus on computational engineering and sustainable design.
Rawan’s love of classical music inspired her to pursue a specialization in acoustics. In 2013, she joined Arup, and assisted her team deliver technical design solutions for schools, hospitals, spaces for performing arts, recording studios and large-scale botanic gardens. Amongst these projects were Vlaamse Radio- en Televisieomroep, Oman Botanic Gardens, Victoria Palace Theatre refurbishment, Pinewood Studios, BBC Capital Square, Cardiff and Heathrow T4 Baggage Reclaim.
Alongside her involvement in engineering and design, Rawan collaborates internationally with artists on art projects with a specific focus on Languitecture. This enables her to experience spaces both as a designer and performer.
In pursuit of preserving nature and realizing a more sustainable built environment, Rawan leads a green lifestyle that starts from home. She extends this to her professional life where she continues to research the connection between materials and the process of construction to achieve eco-friendly designs.