Emad was born in Edmonton, Canada and raised near San Francisco in the Bay Area. He then moved to San Diego to attend the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), graduating from UCSD with a Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology and a minor in design. He is currently at the NewSchool of Architecture and Design pursuing a graduate degree in architecture (and future accreditation). Emad is excited to be joining the architectural industry and enjoys seeing the difference in the energy and mindset of people between Biology and Architecture. He is hoping to stamp his own unique perspective on the building industry. Emad plans to continue working in STEM related architecture and sustainability. His goal is to use his science background to produce more informed designs and add to the growing link between the fields of Biology and Architecture through his own research, design, and inquiry.
At Platt/Whitelaw Architects, his responsibilities include assisting our design teams with picking up redlines, creating details, reviewing submittals, and producing renderings for some of our projects in Photoshop. His projects include K-12 educational, park and rec, and community centers.
When he’s not at school or in the office, Emad likes to play and watch basketball (go Raptors!), play board games and video games, mix music and DJ for his friends, and watch reruns of The Office. His fun fact is that he skipped kindergarten and went straight to first grade. As a result, he’s not too confident on what colors make what when mixed!