Katarzyna Tracz
Katarzyna Tracz completed her Master in Architecture and Urban Design at Cracow University of Technology, Poland, in 2002. She completed her Professional studies in Architecture at The Chamber of Architects - Poland in 2006 and at the University College London - UK in 2011. She also has a postgraduate degree in Project Management from Warsaw University of Technology.

Kasia is an Architect, member of Architectural Registration Board (ARB) - UK and Małopolska Okręgowa Izba Architektów (MPOIA) - Poland. She currently works as an Assistant Professor at College of Arts and Creative Enterprises (CACE) at Zayed University, United Arabs Emirates.Prior to joining academia, Kasia has worked with several renowned architectural practices in UK, Poland, and UAE. Practices include PRP Architects, Zaha Hadid Architects, Foster + Partners, Ingarden & Ewy Architects, Schwitzke Górski Architecture, Aeadas and TK Design Partners.In her professional practice she has worked on community-based projects, liaising with government planning authorities and stakeholders, focusing on the regeneration of the housing estates, reactivation of the precinct and development framework for planning applications. In 2008 she joined Zaha Hadid Architects, London and was part of the core design team of the London Olympic Aquatic Center, from the project concept stage until its construction. Building on her expertise, the project also investigated the regeneration of post-industrial area of Stratford, East London, to create 2012 Olympic Village. Other prominent projects include Bloomberg Headquarter–London, and Kuwait International Airport with Foster + Partners, countryside boutique retreat project in China with Ingarden & Ewy Architects, Zero 6 Sharjah shopping mall with Schwitzke Górski Architecture. In 2017 Kasia joined Aedas, Dubai, as an Associate, where she took on a leading role in the project management of a high-density mixed-use developments in the region.

Kasia joined academia in 2018 as an Adjunct Professor at the D6 Architecture programme, School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society, Heriot- Watt University, Dubai Campus. She taught architectural design studio to preliminary years of the undergraduate BA Architecture programme. Her extensive experience in practice and industry linkage is a core competency that she brings to the design studio. Kasia is an entrepreneur, inspired from the region she is currently developing her own jewelry line.


Abu Dhabi - Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi


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Research and Professional Activities

Architecture and Sense of Belonging; Compact and High-quality Housing Units.

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