“I am interested in the social and humanitarian aspect of design. A good design must reflect the best interpretation of human needs”

Alaa Suliman Hamid

Intern Architect
Alaa Suliman Hamid is a recent graduate of the Masters of Architecture. She teaches a design studio at the University of New Mexico. As an educator, she emphasizes the importance of the interdisciplinary practice in both Architecture and Landscape Architecture, and the best way to implement different approaches in real life experiences that have a positive impact in human’s lives.

Alaa has experienced a variety of design processes, techniques and approaches. During her study and working as an intern, she designed many projects that included residential, educational, commercial buildings, and parks. Her methodology focuses on relationship between the designed space and its context to provide functional, attractive spaces for users in urban settings.  Alaa also received a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of New Mexico. Alaa is a member of the Sudanese council of Engineers. Alaa has developed past research explored the design of elderly communities, she developed a prototype for and elderly community design.

Outside architecture, Alaa is a martial artist, she practices Kung Fu, and is a huge animal lover. From a young age, Alaa has been passionate about animal rescue, and volunteers with animal adoption and welfare agencies.


  • Master of Architecture, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
  • Master of Landscape Architecture, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
  • Bachelor of Architecture Engineering, Sudan