Zayad is an interdisciplinary architect, a designer, and a researcher on information- based digital design and material systems. He is an ANZIA, ARB (Australian Registration Board) licensed architect in Australia and New Zealand with over 25 years of professional experience. His experience spans across a wide range and scale of projects including residential, commercial, mixed-use, sports, and health projects.
Zayad led large teams of client representatives, consultants, specialists, and contractors in the design and the management phases of a variety of projects. A creative leader with a notable design talent combined with highly developed project management and construction skills to deliver high-profile projects. In addition to running his own practice in Sydney, he worked in international renowned practices in Australia, New Zealand, and the Middle East on n variety of award-winning projects. Parallel to his professional practice, Zayad has taught and served as a guest critic at several universities in Australia, New Zealand, and across the UAE. He has also been a curator of several architectural exhibitions.
In 2013, he has founded AmorphouStudio, a Visionary Architecture and Design Studio, and d-NAT (Dubai Network for Art, Architecture, and Technology); a community based network set as a hub for the creative minds to connect and to bridge the boundaries of Architecture, Design, and Technology.
Marta Krivosheek is an architect and a designer, with an educational background in engineering and architecture. She worked as a Senior Designer in a progressive architectural practice in Abu Dhabi (UAE), leading the design team on various landmarks and high-profile projects.
Alongside her professional work and experience, she has been involved as the main collaborator of d-NAT since its inception in 2013. She participated in the organization and running the workshops, events and working on the development program. Marta and Zayad have jointly worked on a number of projects and submissions.
Marta explores the boundaries between different media, tools, and techniques including computational design, digital fabrication, materials science, and programming. She is fascinated by the evolutionary paths embedded in natural systems as key drivers in approaching any design assignment. She uses these principles, in combination with her deep instincts, for the generation of spaces across different scales from urban scale, to architecture, product, graphics, fashion and jewelry. Her processes seek to unlock the creative potential of different materials and structures with beauty and logic.