// about

b. 1986, HK.


hello, i'm alya.

My name is Alya Abourezk (AH-lee-yuh  A-burr-esk). I'm a South Dakotan turned Bostonian, proud Syrian and daughter of immigrant parents, book-worm, bike rider, tea & coffee enthusiast, and travel junkie.  Beginning with my flight at 6 months old, I have traveled to over 30+ countries and have seen some of the greatest cities in the world. 

I'm currently in my 4th year at Northeastern University pursuing my B.S in Architecture with minors in International Relations. 

My main passion and interests lie with how architecture can promote socially sustainable environment. Specifically, I'm fascinated with cities and how they can be developed to promote an social and active life. This curiosity has been fostered through many years through numerous travels. 

My education and experience have brought me around the globe and showed me a variety of skills. I spent 7 months in Sardinia, Italy in 2016 researching concrete and self-supporting structures, studied in both Germany and China, and spent last semester writing for ArchDaily. 

When I'm not huddled around my laptop in studio, you can usually find me huddled around my laptop at home, in the kitchen pretending to be a master-chef, or wandering around cities or within buildings (see photo on left).

Click here to view my resumé.