Meet Zain

CO3A5275.jpg

Learn More

Zain is a second-generation Pakistani-American Progressive Muslim passionate about community engagement and arts-cultural management. He has worked for offices and non-profit organizations in Washington DC, Japan, Ghana, Pakistan, and France, and has worked across a range of scales and disciplines such as architecture, industrial design, real estate, curation, fashion, and production.

 

His design and research work has been featured in several news articles and publications, as well as presented at conferences across the country. Combining his passion for socially responsive design work with his interests in management, he hopes to continue supporting minority socio-cultural-religious groups as a professional by one day leading creative enterprises in fostering contextually responsible work that engages with underserved and underrepresented communities.

 

He currently serves as the International Fellow for Domaine de Boisbuchet, a French arts and cultural non-profit. Zain holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Carnegie Mellon University and is pursuing a Master of Business Administration from Johns Hopkins University and a Master of Art in Design Leadership from Maryland Institute College of Art.

Achievements

2019

AIAS CRIT Scholar Research Program

2019

Awards for Artistic Excellence

2018

Burdett Assistantship

2018

Measuring & Monitoring Internship Fund

2018

AIAS Chapter President Honor Award

2018

Ecolutions Fashion Show Winner

2017

CRIT Live Research Symposium Presenter

2017

3rd Place Epic Metals Design Competition

2019

The Pitt News, Alluminare

2019

Carnegie Mellon University, AIAS Honor Awards

2018

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Ecolutions Fashion Show 

2018

Carnegie Mellon University, SoA Design Awards

2018

Made in PGH, Chroma

2017

Carnegie Mellon University, CRIT Live Research Symposium

2017

Trib Live, Material Worlds Fashion Show 

2017

Vice Magazine, Material Worlds Fashion Show

2017

Trib Live, de·struo 

Mentions