Qualifications : Master of Science degree in Architecture,
Diploma with accreditation of Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)
Fully qualified architect ( Polish equivalent of RIBA Part III)
Anna Kowal studied architecture and space planning at Cracow University of Technology in Poland. Before gaining a Master’s degree she received a scholarship to study Architecture at Vitus Bering Centre of Higher Education in Horsens, Denmark.
Anna began her professional experience in 2004. She was working on office buildings and apartment buildings in Poland for two years. In 2006 she moved to London and began working at Foster and Partners on Serrenia Project – a Luxury Resort in Sahl Hasheesh, Egypt. During this project, first she was responsible for designing the masterplan for the development and later she was mainly involved in designing and coordinating with consultants Spa Resort, Luxurious Villas and Commercial Hub. During her experience at Foster & Partners Anna was involved in many prestigious project in Middle East, including Qatar Airways Village in Doha or Lusail Office Tower in Doha where she was conducting space planning & structural analysis, also investigating environmental & sustainable approach for the building envelope. Some of her early projects included also Masterplan for the old Port in Tangier in Marocco where she was responsible for residential part of the development and Competition for the Airport in Shenyang in China where she was part of the planning team.
From 2007 to 2010 Anna worked on Queen Alia International Airport in Amman in Jordan, where she was team leader responsible for producing various packages and executing them through highly complex coordination process with specialists & consultants. These packages included: External Building Envelope, Fit Out, External Works, Furniture and Way Finding System. In 2009 Anna was promoted to Associate and started working on the Platinum Towers Project in Kuala Lumpur. This mixed-use development comprised: a 220m high Five Star Hotel Tower (with sky restaurant), a 200m high Residential Tower, a 180m high Apartment Tower and a major retail mall with banqueting and conference facilities. During this project she was put to lead teams responsible for the production of construction documentation for External Cladding Package and for Structure Package. She was also responsible for coordinating these packages with various consultants and engineers from Kuala Lumpur.
She has successfully accomplished Residential Housing in Riyadh. This Development consists of 10 villas of 450sqm each. Recently she has also been involved in several private residential projects, office towers, and a 150,000sqm residential masterplan in the Middle East.
Since November 2014 she has been working in AIM Studio LTD.