A Computational Architect, Design Researcher, Engineer, Artist, Futurist & Tutor.

Aya Riad is the co-founder and chief architect of Shift+Space Design & Research; an experimental design studio positioned at the intersection of architecture, robotics, emergent technologies, and art. The studio's work dives into interactive, participatory design that begins from the person and expands to the surrounding environment. 


She's a tutor of Advanced Computational Design at the American University in Cairo (AUC) and has a passion for teaching.

She's a Master's graduate (M.Arch. Design Research Lab) from the renowned Architectural Association School of Architecture in London.

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