MS.Architecture & Urban Design I Columbia University GSAPP, New York
B.Arch I University of Miami
Ahmed Jawdat is a Saudi Architect and Urban Designer. Ahmed completed his studies in the United States between Miami and New York City. He obtained his Bachelors of Architecture from the University of Miami in 2016, and his Masters in Architecture and Urban Design from Columbia University in New York City in 2017.
Ever since his graduation, Ahmed has worked as an intern in a design firm in New York City, then he moved back to Saudi Arabia where he joined the UN habitat to work on the future Saudi cities program. Ahmed’s work at the UN Habitat included analyzing key urban challenges that are facing major cities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and giving recommendations on how to enhance the neighborhood and citywide levels planning in developing city proﬁles.
Ahmed’s latest work experience involved working at the Royal commission for AlUla (RCU). The Royal Commission for AlUla was established in 2017 to protect and reinvigorate AlUla, a region of outstanding natural and cultural significance in northwest Saudi Arabia. RCU’s work reflects the ambitious commitment to cultivate tourism and leisure in Saudi Arabia, outlined in Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030. Ahmed’s work in AlUla focused on the regeneration of the urban areas by defining new architectural and urban design guidelines.