February 9, 2017 by Aaron McCauley, Anna Anklin, Ashlan Jones, Black Spectacles, Caleb R. Munson, Cameron Kayne, Carlos Sotelo, Claire Natola, Clayton R. Daher, Elizabeth Seidel, Gabrielle Herbosa, Jenn Elder, Jenny Nguyen, Jeremy Gentile, Kimberly Tuttle, Marcos Cruz Ortiz, Mariah Tobin, Morgan Stahl, Natalie Neumann, NCARB, Nick Serfass, Rachel Law, Sarah Curry, Sarah Wahlgren

nada-almullaName: Nada AlMulla

School: American University of Sharjah

Degree Program: Bachelors of Architecture

Year in School: Fifth year



Give one tip that has helped you succeed in studio:

Believe in your capabilities and design to please yourself, not others.


What motivates you to work hard in studio:

Thinking of the future of architecture and our role in it.


What aspect of your studio experience do you think will help you get a job?

The diverse knowledge of digital software as well as craftsmanship.


What can professors do to create a helpful and supportive studio culture?

Recognize the different qualities of students and work with them to develop.


What should a high school student understand about studio at my university:

It is not easy, it is time consuming, but if you love what you’re doing then the first two won’t



What can AIAS do to help improve your studio experience:

Provide opportunities for students from different years to socialize and exchange knowledge.


What would be in your ideal studio care package:

An Alienware and it’s charger, black uni-ball pens with different thicknesses, a moleskine and

some pencils.


Complete this sentence: I love studio because:

It allows me to imagine worlds and put them onto paper.