Annamaria Lambri

American University in Dubai / Architect, Associate Professor of Interior Design & Outreach Coordinator

Born in Italy, Architect Annamaria Lambri graduated in Architecture at Politecnico di Milano (Laurea in Architettura), followed by a Master Degree in Interior Design, specialized in Hospitality Design.

Annamaria has a vast and diversified experience in the field of Architecture and Design, working on numerous projects ranging from international exhibitions to commercial, residential and hospitality design both in Italy and internationally. She moved to the UAE in 2005 where she worked on a variety of prestigious commercial and residential design projects. Annamaria has been involved in several hospitality design projects, working with some of the major international hotel operators. She developed projects in the Gulf Region, Asia and Europe, building a conspicuous professional experience in the design field.

Annamaria is an Associate Professor of Interior Design, specialized in Hospitality Design, at American University in Dubai UAE. She is also the Outreach Coordinator at AUD Interior Design Department, collaborating with some of the major players of the field.

Her research focuses on human-centered design, spacing from the study of the relationships between educational spaces and learning experience and the study of innovative instructional approaches. Her primary area of interest is the development of the hospitality design field and its implications.

Her constant improvement and engagement in the field is demonstrated by numerous significant professional certifications such as “Leaders of Learning” from Harvard University. She is a certified Architect, AIA International Associate Member (The American Institute of Architects), RIBA Chartered Member (Royal Institute of British Architects), IDEC Member (Interior Design Educators Council).

She alternates her academic activity with research and design practice. Annamaria is part of several Committees, both Academic and Professional organizations.  She is a Jury member of reputable international and professional events such as LIV Hospitality Design Awards, LIT Lighting Design Awards and CID Commercial Interior Design Awards. She is a speaker at local and international Interior Design and Architecture events, seminars, workshops and conferences.

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