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Prince Faisal bin Abdulaziz bin Ayyaf

Specialist in Urban Planning and Management holds a Master's degree from Harvard University in 2016 in Urban Planning and Management and a Master's 2014 in Architecture and Urban Design from Columbia University in New York.  Ph.D. candidate from Berkeley University.

His Highness worked as an urban consultant at the Royal Commission for Riyadh. Previously, he worked in 2019 as a design and urban consultant at Skidmore & Owings and Merrill Co. (SOM) in Chicago. In 2012 H.H. worked as an on-site architectural supervisor at the Supreme Authority for Riyadh Development. In 2011 H.H. worked as an architect at Moriyama and Tachima Urban Planning Bureau in Canada. In 2010, H.H. was a trainee architect at Zen Deco Architectural Design Office.


- Ph.D. in Planning and Management of Cities and Regions
University of California Berkeley
2020 (Expected Graduate) Berkeley, California
Research Field: Urban Development of Riyadh (Urban Design, Technical Analysis, Urban Governance, Housing, City Management).
Ph.D. Thesis: Urbanization and Management of Riyadh City. Urban challenges are analyzed with rapid administrative growth and institutional progress.

- Master of Urban Planning and Management
Harvard University 2016 Cambridge, Massachusetts
holds the honor degree for H.H. master's thesis
Research Thesis: Building Cities and Urban Management: Riyadh and Gulf Cities

- Master of Architecture and Urban Design
Columbia University 2014 New York

- B.A. of Architecture and Building Sciences
King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Honors graduate Rate 4086
Graduation Project: Developing a cultural and recreational building for the historic center of Riyadh


Urban Consultant | Starting from 2019
Royal Commission for Riyadh | Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Oriented Development of Public Transport, King Abdulaziz Public Transport Project in Riyadh:
Riyadh Public Transport Project is one of the largest infrastructure projects in the world.A key component of the project is a comprehensive plan to guide and develop areas surrounding the public transport routes and stations, which focus on increasing the densities and investments in these strip areas to contribute significantly in increasing efficiency and uses of metro and achieve the quality of life in the city.

Design & Urban Studies Consultant | 2019
Skidmore & Owings and Merrill Co. | Chicago, United States of America
Working with the company on the urban and architectural design of one of Riyadh's major projects in cooperation with the Public Investment Fund

Teaching Assistant | 2016
Harvard University Cambridge, Massachusetts
Urban Design Studio:
Working on "The City as a Gateway to the Territory" with stakeholders and local people to achieve a comprehensive, sustainable, and viable vision for the scalable areas of Quincy in Massachusetts.

Lecturer and faculty member | 2012 - 2013
King Saud University Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Architectural Supervisor Assistant | 2011 - 2012
Supreme Authority for Development of Riyadh | Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Historical Diriyah Development Program
Diriyah is an important part of the region's history and includes a number of important archaeological and historical sites. The task was assigned to the Royal Commission for the Development of Riyadh to supervise and implement the comprehensive development program.

Architect | 2011
Moriyama & Tashima Urban Planning Bureau | Toronto, Canada
Arafat's Transport and Environment Area Master Plan
This project aims to restructure the Arafat area in a way that facilitates the management and movement of these crowds through a transport structure. In addition, a comprehensive environmental plan has been prepared that addresses the problems of floods and achieves vegetation sufficiency.
Goldring Student Center:
The Goldring Student Center at the University of Victoria is 40,000 square feet. This addition doubles the original building area and adds contemporary and accessible student and administrative spaces.

Mandated Architect | 2010
Zen Deco Architectural Design Office | Paris France
The Human Museum
Reimagining and redesigning the construction of the interior spaces in the South pavilion. The aim was to redesign in a contemporary way while preserving and emphasizing the architectural character and spatial characteristics of the building, especially for its global historical and cultural value.
National Porcelain Museum (Limoges):
The National Museum located in Limoges opened to the public in June 2012. The office was responsible for imagining, designing, supervising the implementation of museum furniture and displays, and managing interior spaces in the best way to display historical collections.
Restoration of an office building:
An old residential building located in the heart of Paris was the target of an architectural process to transform it into an office building. The design required the preservation of the structure of the main building to be exterior.


Practical Urbanization, An Alternative Perspective of Planning Methods in Riyadh |(Under publication) Refereed Article | 2019
Re - prioritizing the humanitarian factor in building Gulf cities | Refereed Article | International Journal of Middle Eastern Studies | 2017
Turning Points, Building Cities in Riyadh and Gulf | Book | Tara Publishing House | 2017
"City" Search in the coming Middle East | Exhibition | Harvard School of Design | 2016
Sounds and Visuals of St. Louis, spatial fluctuations | Exhibition | Harvard School of Design | 2016
Urban Escape of Urban Density | Article | Topos 91 Magazine | 2015
Theories of City of Appointments | Scientific Conference and Exhibition Publications | Ajman International Urban Planning Conference | 2015
PLATFORM, PROPOSAL FOR RIVER UNIVERSITY CITY | Academic Book & Exhibition | Harvard School of Design | 2015
Urban Strategies for Miniata | Report | Millennium Cities and Urban Design Lab Initiative | 2014
Alternative Future for Neuroshell | Report | Urban Design Lab and Fosnas Foundation | 2014


Berkeley Urban Scientific Journal | Research Evaluator | University of California, Berkeley | 2018
Misk Fellowship Program | Applicants Evaluator |  Misk Charity Foundation | 2017 - 2018
Institute of Environmental Design | Urban Arbitrator | University of California, Berkeley | 2017
Mecca vs Mecca | Urban Arbitrator | ii College of Design | 2017
New Horizons Conference for Gulf Urbanism | Speaker | Aga Khan Program at MIT University | 2016
Design elsewhere, Berkeley in Kuwait | Member of the jury | University of California, Berkeley | 2016
Arab Harvard Conference | Session Manager | Harvard University | 2015
Harvard Speeding Real Estate Development | Committee member and Evaluator | Harvard University | 2015
George Lucas Museum Design Studio | Urban Arbitrator | Roger Williams University | 2014
Urban Planning Committee of attracting efficients | Member of Harvard University | 2014
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