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Raya Ani

From New York, NY, USA & Dubai, United Arab Emirates

“Raya Ani is the founder and Design Director of RAW-NYC Architects, which has offices in both NYC and Dubai. She works extensively in the Middle East, and in 2017 was president of the American Institute of Architects, Middle East Chapter. Her work spans diverse types and locations, from a green public school and residential towers in NYC, to a sports centre in Qatar. Her design of the Bamiyan Cultural Center in Afghanistan won a Merit Award at the AIA International Region Design Awards in Prague. Raya holds a Masters of Science Degree from MIT and has received the MIT | Harvard Aga Khan Scholarship. She received her undergraduate degree in Architecture Engineering from Baghdad University with distinctions.”