Sabri Taji Farouki, RA (NY, LA), recently moved to New Orleans and founded Farouki Farouki, a full-service architecture and interior design practice. Before settling in New Orleans, Sabri worked on a wide range of cultural and mixed-use projects at several renowned New York City studios. As a Senior Architect at Bjarke Ingels Group, he co-project managed a mixed-use residential and retail development in Honolulu. As an architect at the interdisciplinary design studio Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Sabri worked on the new facilities for the Columbia Business School and the Berkeley Art Museum / Pacific Film Archive. Sabri also worked for SHoP Architects on a forty-story residential building in Queens and the renovation and repositioning of an 80,000 square foot art gallery building in Manhattan.
Sabri earned a Masters of Architecture from Columbia University and a Bachelors of Science in Architecture from Washington University in St. Louis. At Columbia University, he received the Alpha Rho Chi Bronze Medal. At Washington University in St. Louis, he received the Excellence in Craftsmanship Award and was a finalist for the Frederick Widmann Prize and the Faculty Award for best overall achievement. Sabri finds teaching to be a rewarding way to combine his academic and professional fervor. At Washington University in St. Louis, he taught part of the core architectural representation curriculum as an Adjunct Lecturer. At Columbia University, he taught classes in digital fabrication and architectural representation as an Adjunct Assistant Professor.
Sabri’s personal background notably includes living overseas in Cairo, Egypt for seven years. Sabri currently lives in New Orleans with his wife, Caroline, and their son, Remy.