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Zain is a second-generation Pakistani-American Queer 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.

He currently serves as the International Fellow for Domaine de Boisbuchet, a French arts and cultural non-profit, and the Co-Chair for Hidayah US, an organization providing support and welfare for LGBTQIA+ Muslims across the world.

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.

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.

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EDUCATION
WORK
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
ACTIVITIES

2022
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2019

Graduated from Carnegie Mellon Unviersity
Bachelor of Architecture

May

May

- Teaching Assistant -
- Lab Monitor
Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA)

December

Design Associate at buildingcommunityWORKSHOP (Washington, DC)

2017

August

Teaching Assistant - Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA)

June-August

NKA Foundation (Yeboahkrom, GHA)

2022

Maryland Institute College of Art
- Master of Arts in Design Leadership
- Expected Completion: May 2024

August (started)

Johns Hopkins University
- Master of Business Administration
- Expected Completion: May 2024

August (started)

September

- Graduate Teaching Assistant at MICA (Baltimore, MD)- (STILL IN IT, CURRENT)
- Digital Fabrication Lab Student Technician at MICA (Baltimore, MD)- (STILL IN IT)

September

- PRIDE Business Association- Member,
- Design for America- Design Director,
(Baltimore MD)
(CURRENT, STILL IN IT)

2021

September

502 Jersey Avenue (Hamilton, NJ)
- Position: Project Coordinator

March-May

Hidayah US (Remote) - Volunteer: Joined March
- Programming Chair: Started May

2020

Graduated from Carnegie Mellon Unviersity
Bachelor of Architecture

May

June

Design Associate at buildingcommunityWORKSHOP (Washington, DC)

July

Designer at To Be Done Studio (Washington, DC)

2018

January

Lab Monitor - Carnegie Mellon University Digital Fabrication Lab (Pittsburgh, PA)

May-July

Domaine de Boisbuchet (Lessac, FRA)
Position: General Staff
Position (August): International Fellow (STILL IN IT)

2016

May-June

Intern - Arcop Associates (Karachi, PAK)

July-August

Intern - emmanuelle moureaux architecture + design (Tokyo, JAP)

2015

May-August

Intern - Marina Rubina, Architect (Princeton, NJ)

2014

Started at Carnegie Mellon Unviersity
Bachelor of Architecture

August (started)

May

Intern - Cosmic Stone & Tile Distributor (New Brunswick, NJ)
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Work
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2019

May

Graduated from Carnegie Mellon Unviersity
Bachelor of Architecture

May

- Teaching Assistant
- Lab Monitor
Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA)

December

Design Associate at buildingcommunity WORKSHOP (Washington, DC)

202121
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14

2017

August

Teaching Assistant - Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA)

June-August

NKA Foundation (Yeboahkrom, GHA)

2020
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20
19
18
17
16
15
14

2022

August (started)

Maryland Institute College of Art
- Master of Arts in Design Leadership
- Expected Completion: May 2024

August (started)

Johns Hopkins University
- Master of Business Administration
- Expected Completion: May 2024

September

- Graduate Teaching Assistant at MICA (Baltimore, MD)- (STILL IN IT, CURRENT)
- Digital Fabrication Lab Student Technician at MICA (Baltimore, MD)- (STILL IN IT)

September

- PRIDE Business Association- Member,
- Design for America- Design Director,
(Baltimore MD)
(CURRENT, STILL IN IT)

2019
21
20
19
18
17
16
15
14

2021

September

502 Jersey Avenue (Hamilton, NJ)
- Position: Project Coordinator

March-May

Hidayah US (Remote) - Volunteer: Joined March
- Programming Chair: Started May

2018

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19
18
17
16
15
14

2020

May

Graduated from Carnegie Mellon Unviersity
Bachelor of Architecture

July

Designer at To Be Done Studio (Washington, DC)

201722
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20
19
18
17
16
15
14

2018

January

Lab Monitor - Carnegie Mellon University Digital Fabrication Lab (Pittsburgh, PA)

May-July

Domaine de Boisbuchet (Lessac, FRA)
Position: General Staff
Position (August): International Fellow (STILL IN IT)

201622
21
20
19
18
17
16
15
14

2016

May-June

Intern - Arcop Associates (Karachi, PAK)

July-August

Intern - emmanuelle moureaux architecture + design (Tokyo, JAP)

201522
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15
14

2015

May-August

Intern - Marina Rubina, Architect (Princeton, NJ)

201422
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17
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15
14

2014

August (started)

Started at Carnegie Mellon Unviersity
Bachelor of Architecture

May

Intern - Cosmic Stone & Tile Distributor (New Brunswick, NJ)

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∙ زین اسلام ہاشم ∙ (z·ay·n is·laam huh·sh·mee) ∙ Zain Islam-Hashmi

∙ زین اسلام ہاشم ∙ (z·ay·n is·laam huh·sh·mee) ∙ Zain Islam-Hashmi

∙ زین اسلام ہاشم ∙ (z·ay·n is·laam huh·sh·mee) ∙ Zain Islam-Hashmi

∙ زین اسلام ہاشم ∙ (z·ay·n is·laam huh·sh·mee) ∙ Zain Islam-Hashmi

∙ زین اسلام ہاشم ∙ (z·ay·n is·laam huh·sh·mee) ∙ Zain Islam-Hashmi