Younes is Principal and founder of YDA. Registered architect in France and Morocco, Younes is at the forefront of the new generation of young architects in North Africa, engaged in contemporary design. As the founder and Executive Director of aMush, an online architecture digest, Younes triggered a renewed attention for quality design and spatial innovation in Morocco and the Middle East.
Younes gained experience in construction and project management through his professional training in Paris and Marrakech. His entrepreneurial spirit fostered his sense of business development and strategy that enables him to promote the company’s growth and economic perspectives.
Master of Architecture, Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Versailles, HMONP, 2004-2010
Graduate studies, Urbanism and Planning, Univ-Paris-Sorbonne XVIII, 2011
Graduate studies, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, 2007-2008
Plan 01, Paris, 2012-2014
AAL Atelier d’Architecture Lalo, Paris, 2011-2012
Odile Decq & Benoit Cornette, Paris, 2010-2011
Studio KO, Marrakech, 2009
Jorge Mario Jauregui, Rio de Janeiro, 2008
Founder and executive director, aMush, 2007-
Mediator and guest speaker, Batimat, Paris, 2012-2014
Jury committee member, Africa Design Award, Rabat, 2014
Morocco Entrepreneurship Award, PACEIM Mediterranean association, Rabat, 2013
Distinction for Master Thesis Excellence, Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Versailles, 2010
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