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Claudia Yehia-Alaeddin

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Principal Architect

Architect, AAA, B.Arch., LEED®AP BD+C

Claudia’s strength as an Architect lies in her ability to design intentionally without sacrificing aesthetics and function. Having been exposed to an array of cultural influences throughout her life and education, Claudia is skilled at unifying multiple points of view to create a design that is integrative, meaningful, dynamic, and sustainable. She firmly believes that space shapes behaviour, and that behaviour over time forms culture. Her understanding that well-designed spaces lead to brighter futures for younger generations forms her passion for authentic school design. 

Claudia’s interest and area of expertise lies in designing educational facilities and has been instrumental in the completion of over 40 schools across North America. She treasures especially the opportunity to work with children. “It is the best part of my job,” she says, “I believe that we are providing a diverse space for diverse learning. My goal is to facilitate that experience.” She brings her passion for working with communities, students, and staff into her work, co-creating innovative learning environments that are flexible and adaptable to present-day needs while simultaneously anticipating future growth including pandemic and post-pandemic design.

Her dedication to supporting the educational experience of children inspired her to bring the Washington State Chapter for the Association for Learning Environments (A4LE) competition  to Alberta, through which she works with children in creating future-focused designs for educational facilities. She launched the ‘School of the Future' design competition program in Alberta. This program, now called SchoolsNEXT, aimed to shorten the gap between future education needs and the outdated standards of the current educational paradigm. Claudia was awarded the A4LE Top 20 Under 40 Innovators for School Design, and served as past President of the organization’s local chapter. She now serves the Pacific Northwest Region as Governor of Alberta. Claudia is also an active member of her community, and her volunteer experience includes work with Habitat for Humanity, the Seattle’s Children’s Hospital and the Druze Association of Edmonton.

Market Sector Leader: K-12 Education 

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