Anam Hasan studied BA Architecture at the University of Greenwich. Her final year design project was based on a hotel, designed from salvaged airplanes, in Dunkirk amongst tilted World War II bunkers. She received several accolades and publications for her final year project, the MAKE Architects Sustainability Award and the university merit award. In addition, to this she was short listed for the RIBA bronze medal and the subsequent winner of the Sergeant Award. Her work has been featured in the Architect’s Journal for the President’s medal Issue and in the Student Exhibitions Review. Anam’s work has also been exhibited at the Stephen Lawrence Gallery, the RIBA and The Milk and Sugar Gallery inLiverpool.
Anam went on to do her year out in training at RHWL Architects in 2010, where she worked on several projects ranging from theatres to offices, master planning for a new central business district and restaurants. Her main project, was an office building in Liverpool where she produced numerous construction drawings for various parts of the building, and designed a variation for a reception desk which was built in May 2011. As part of her year out she also was involved with several student competitions one of which was the RIBA Yele Haiti Music Studio Competition based in the poverty stricken slums of Cite Soleil, Haiti. The work on this project was short listed by RIBA and then the student team re-entered the work and were short listed for the Urban SOS Competition and the BBBC-Building Back Better Communities competitions in 2010.
Her interest in sustainability and computational design has been reinforced by attending workshops during her time at university and in her year out. The Architecture San Frontiers (2006) in Cornwall was based on how waste could be seen in a positive way to improve livelihoods for communities. Anam went about constructing building components from waste along with other team members at the Eden Project. She also attended the AA Make Lab at Hooke Park 2011, which was based on constructing structures by using digital fabrication and sensory input devices. She is keen to continue developing her computing skills in DS10, and try to understand how to generate ways of creating emergent architecture that can be more immediate and responsive to changes.