Mr Rashid Ali
Senior Lecturer in Interior Design
Rashid Ali is a Senior Lecturer in Architecture Design and currently leads the BA in Interior Design. He is an architect, designer and educator with extensive experience and broad interests in cultural context, interiors and the threshold between art and architecture.
With RA Projects, Ali created a studio that focuses on the development of ideas that respond to emerging social, economic, environmental and cultural patterns that are relevant to architecture, design and the city as a whole. He values the merit in combining practice with academia as such crosspollination stimulates innovation.
RA Projects has been widely recognised for its designs as well as research activities, which include a recent competition win to design the V & A Museum gift shop and being twice short-listed for the prestigious Young Architect of the Year Award. It has been also been featured in international publications including Dezeen, Evening Standard, Grand Designs, the Guardian, RIBA Journal, Architects Journal, Blueprint magazine, Building Design and the BBC. The practice’s work has been exhibited at the Architecture Foundation, Venice Architecture Biennale, Storefont for Art and Architecture (New York), London Architecture Centre, British School in Rome and Dak’Art Biennale for Contemporary African Art.