Is an Architect, Entrepreneur, and Researcher, based in Dubai.
He is the Lead Architect and founder of MEAN* ‘Middle East Architectural Network’; an Innovative Architecture Practice, and the synergistic counterpart to MEAL* ‘Middle East Architecture Lab’; An Experimental Design Repository.
He has gained professional experience in the Middle East and Asia as well as North America.
Riyad worked in New York and Hong Kong from 2012- 2017 at the intersection of academia and practice, on complex structures, facades, and building technologies, with a focused interest in design that is at the nexus of technology, material research, and computation.
Riyad earned his Master of Architecture (MArch, Distinction) at the Emergent Technologies & Design program at the AA School of Architecture in London.
AA School of Architecture, London