Hello, I'm Alya.
My name is Alya Abourezk (AH-lee-yuh A-burr-ezk). I'm an Architecture nerd, South Dakotan turned Bostonian, proud Syrian and daughter of immigrant parents, book-worm, bike rider, tea & coffee enthusiast, and world traveler.
I'm currently in my 4th year at Northeastern University pursuing my B.S in Architecture with minors in International Relations and Urban Studies.
My main passion and interests lie with how architecture can promote socially sustainable environment. Specifically, I'm fascinated with cities and how they function. I think this curiosity has been developing for years, and mainly through many travels. I have a serious case of wanderlust. Beginning with my international flight at 6 months old, I have traveled to over 30+ countries and have seen some of the greatest cities in the world.
Specifically, it was a trip to Copenhagen, Stockholm, and Helsinki in 2015 which sparked my interest socially and environmentally friendly urban environments and "cities for people."
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).