Ali Al-Sammarraie

Ali Al-Sammarraie is an award-winning urban designer who formerly worked out of Perkins + Will’s Dubai, Chicago, and Washington, DC offices. He is an MIT Lloyd and Nadine Rodwin fellow investigating resilient strategies in coastal cities, and synthesizing his design and project management experience into his research. His interest in the environment has been exhibited through design installations in Salone Del Mobile and several other cities’ Design Weeks including Dubai, Istanbul, Milan, and Munich. He received the 2015 recognition of British Petroleum’s ‘Courage Award’ for a design-research reconstructing sustainable UAE housing-typologies