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SERA BORENSZTAJN

Degree: Bachelor of Architectural Design, 2012 & Master of Architecture, 2014
Occupation: Project Professional
Employer: Woods Bagot, Dubai

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Architecture really is a universal language. After graduating with my Masters of Architecture I relocated to Dubai, where I worked amongst 23 other nationalities, and amidst five different spoken languages in the Woods Bagot Dubai office.

Working for a large-scale firm, with a global presence, gave me ability to work on a variety of projects including masterplans, residential towers, large scale mixed-use projects and a bid for the Dubai World Expo 2020. I touched each stage of the design process: from the initial concept and feasibility studies, through to preparing drawings and documentation packages. I was challenged by the differences in culture which translated into intricate design details, and was given more freedom and responsibility I hoped to reach by this stage in my career.

One of the most important lessons I drew from my tutors and cohort at Monash, was that architecture needs to be responsible and reflective of its local context. Thus I benefitted immensely in the Prato program where we had to immerse ourselves in a foreign community to develop a design scheme reflective of its needs.

The architecture courses at Monash really instil a process in you that you can apply to any design scenario, anywhere. Hence, I am still abroad, taking the opportunity to learn from cities very different to my own. My next stop is Paris!

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Abu Dhabi Project

Concept sketch for new lifestyle destination in Abu Dhabi.

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Visual into the retail corridor of the scheme.

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Masterplan containing new mixed-use community of retail, food and beverage, office, hotel, and residential apartments.

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North Aerial of the new development in its context of Abu Dhabi.

With an art, design, or architecture degree from Monash University, a world of opportunities, and the opportunity to change the world, await you.

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