Post-Professional Master of Architecture from Yale University
Sara Saad Alajmi is a PhD candidate in the History and Theory of Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania. Her dissertation examines the interrelationship between architecture and ecology in Arabia in the 20th century, where she focuses on nomadic and modern settlements in the Arabian desert. Sara obtained her professional Bachelor of Architecture from Kuwait University in 2017 and holds a post-professional Master of Architecture II from Yale University. Sara practiced as a junior architect in Kuwait and taught at Kuwait University, Yale University, and the University of Pennsylvania. She is the recipient of the Kuwait University Master’s and PhD scholarship. She presented her work at Princeton University, and her research was featured in the Venice Biennale. Sara’s work is concerned with transience, informality, domesticity, and poetry in the desert environment.
Student Research Award, Humanities + Urbanism + Design Initiative (H+U+D), Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, University of Pennsylvania, 2023