Kouki Mojadidi is a licensed Architect and an alumni of The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. Practicing architecture since 2000 in New York City and Afghanistan, every project, for Kouki, explores a conceptual thinking process that’s essential for implementing socially conscious projects in areas of conflict, natural disaster, and reconstruction. She has led complex design projects through all phases of development, from concept to implementation to create an inclusive architectural practice aiming to bridge implementing partners, specialist and builders with the community. For Kouki, socially conscious design is taking architecture beyond objectification; recognizing architecture to be more than a static physical reality. She implements projects that not only to strive for exceptional design and construction but endeavors to strengthen the weakened threads of architectural practice pivotal to the fabric of society.
She has worked as Chief Architect for the Emergency Development and Infrastructure Department Program at the International Organization of Migration in Afghanistan, Ms. Mojadidi established, designed, and implemented over $40M of donor-funded projects focusing on community stabilization within post-conflict Afghanistan. In 2013, she consulted for AFD (French Agency for Development), providing post-construction quality control for a series of medical clinics to ensure design and execution met international building standards while increasing local capacity.
She joins Small Works from UNESCO, where she spearheaded and managed the first-of-its-kind, socially conscious, International design competition for a Cultural Center in Bamiyan Province near the UNESCO World Heritage Site.