• Practice: AWMA
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  • Firm Location: London
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Year: 2017

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Mohammed Rahmany (Founding Director)

Mohammed is an architectural thinker and maker. Having worked for acclaimed international architecture firms over the years, he has played an instrumental role in projects ranging from airport terminals to residential developments, sports stadiums, and several mixed-use spaces across the globe. Mohammed is a team player, and his why and how approach is critical to the overall scheme of any project across different stages. With passion and hard work, he loves seeing new challenges through from concept to reality, no matter the scale.

Abderrahim Elmenani (Founding Director)

Abderrahim is an architectural designer and visionary. He has worked on a variety of large-scale projects, ranging from one-off private houses to large mixed-use master plans. His experience has been gained through several award-winning architecture practices, all of which have given him a real insight into the field. Abderrahim’s appetite for a holistic and considered approach is fundamental to any programme dertaken. He loves to pose questions and explore meaning beyond the obvious and superficial.

Arberor Hadri (Founding Director)

Arberor is a creative director and founder of several design-led projects. With roots in typography and information design, he has helped to create brands across several sectors ranging from fashion, education, entertainment, and humanitarian. Arberor has made a marked impact over the last decade and carved a collaborative approach with a keen eye on getting the best from curators, designers, and technicians on over one hundred projects, big and small. He loves exploring challenges and crafting the bigger picture with the details in mind, whether in pixels or millimetres.

Wasim Khalfey (Founding Director)

Wasim’s background in architecture, coupled with his passion for technology, has enabled him to lead design teams in delivering projects across several platforms, including public pavilions, product ranges, digital applications, and nationwide billboard campaigns. His methodical approach, technical ability, and awareness of the arts give him a unique vantage point for creating effective and meaningful work for a broad range of clients and commissions. Wasim loves focusing on solutions, and his playful practicality makes him stand out from the crowd.

Practice Ideology

AWMA’s work embodies storytelling through art and architecture. 

Based in Brixton, AWMA is an experimental design collective that explores key themes prevalent within social, spiritual, economic, and urban realms—from celebrations to challenges—across the cultural spectrum with work that connects people and places. 

With their commitment to crafting spaces that resonate with communities and respond to contemporary challenges, their journey has been guided by the belief that architecture is not merely about erecting structures but about nurturing communities. The designers have consistently placed communities at the heart of their projects, creating spaces that catalyse interaction, promote inclusivity, and address the evolving needs of the urban landscape in an engaging, meaningful, and playful way. Some of their projects are delivered in Brixton itself as well as across the UK and other parts of the world.

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