Zeina is an architect with a passion for socially engaged spatial design. She endeavours to improve the everyday lives of all members of society through the built environment and judges the success of buildings by how people use and enjoy them.
Prior to joining Ben Adams, Zeina worked for a number of years in London-based studios, designing and delivering various schemes within the residential, healthcare and workplace sectors. While at Cullinan Studio, she developed a keen interest in Post-Occupancy Evaluation research and fostering cross-disciplinary collaboration to improve social and environmental well-being.
As an Architectural Association graduate, Zeina has strong skills in lateral thinking and strategic design, and is an enthusiastic advocate of architectural research – having won the Dennis Sharp Prize for Outstanding Writing for her Diploma thesis The Melancholic City of Mirages. She also received the RIBA President's Dissertation Medal Commendation for the same work and was previously awarded the Doric Club Oxford Prize for her design portfolio.
Zeina is committed to sharing ideas within and outside the architectural profession. She has been a visiting critic to the Architectural Association and Chelsea College of Art. Similarly, she collaborates with musicians, researchers and activists, working both behind the camera and directly with local communities on event-based participative design.