Alia B.
LondonUnited Kingdom
Rising Talent

RIBA Chartered Architect | CEO Aqua Architecture

Alia Beyg, Founder and Design Director of AQUA Architecture Ltd, has a track record of driving marquee development projects across the globe. She has a passion for highly efficient, eco and sustainable design, in the Urban context. This has been an important focus, as a lecturer on Integrated Technology, and during her 18+ years as a Chartered Architect. Qualifying at the Bartlett (UCL) in early 2000, Alia launched her career as an architect in her home city of London. It was here that she began to produce concept designs, along with planning and construction packages for several established firms. In 2007, she went on to lead the design and construction of high profile projects in the Middle East. She spent several years in the region, based in Dubai, during which she project-managed large-scale design schemes such as the Dubai Metro and Downtown Dubai. Returning to the UK, in early 2013, Alia founded AQUA Architecture, to truly express her unique vision for Alia has trained and mentored her teams of aspiring architectural interns to design & deliver unique projects. Aqua has grown rapidly in a variety of project sectors with Innovation at its core. Working in collaboration with established clients, developers, and consultants, the practice specializes in urban design, residential hospitality and mixed-use schemes. Alia has participated as a speaker and steering group member of events, such as the World Architecture Congress, LEAF International and Cityscape. ‘Mindfulness’ in Architecture, and ‘ECO LED DESIGN’ has been the basis of her recent blogs, in a climate emergency, post-pandemic era. Alia was a member of the RIBA Council, and set up the Gulf Chapter, leading international expeditions, participating in events and design talks. Alia is involved in charity architecture projects globally to help distressed communities. Alia enjoys travelling, reading, philosophy, and Skiing.

Skills

  • Architecture
  • BIM Consultation
  • Urban Planning
  • Detailed Design
  • Construction Document Preparation
  • 3D Architectural Rendering
  • 3D Architectural Visualization

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