About us

Principal Architect

Adel W. Badrawy

Founding Partner/ Principal Architect
Academic Background
B.Sc. Architectural engineering and environmental design, AAST – Egypt 2008
Licensed Architect
Egyptian syndicate of engineers
Key Qualifications
Adel Badrawy is a founding partner of RAW with experience spanning over 9 years during which he was exposed to the various aspects of architecture/engineering and business practice. Mr. Badrawy’s diversified experience and international exposure throughout his career makes him well qualified to handle large and complex projects and be exceedingly proficient at successfully managing and maintaining a strong and balanced relationship with his Clients. Such experience was acquired through his working with international
consulting firms where he was actively involved in major projects in Egypt and the Middle East. His passion about architecture design led him to begin his career even before he graduated from the school of architecture.
In 2008, he was appointed as a junior architect designer in a small design studio where he started the GCC experience where he helped in the design of various types of projects in the KSA . In 2010 he moved to one of the largest architecture firms in the middle east where he was exposed to many international consultants and clients. His experience was widened to not just designing but also preparing the tender documents and coordinating with all engineering disciplines. And then in 2015 Mr. Badrawy decided to launch his own studio RAW. And since then he has been successfully leading RAW to grow in the middle east market with a unique service and satisfied clients.
Selected RAW projects experience
● QSC Mall & office building, 19,732 sqm located in Doha, Qatar
● UCS Hyper marker, 37,500 sqm located in Dubai, UAE
● Meydan plaza, 25,213 sqm located in Dubai, UAE
● Boutique hotel, 2,400 sqm locaten in Jeddah, KSA
● Dammam office building, 6,200 sqm located in Dammam, KSA
● Gen-Tech headquarter, 3,432 sqm located in Giza, Egypt
● German embassy & residence, 5,300 sqm located in Cairo, Egypt
● Hamdan Bin Rashid center of giftedness & innovation, 25,500 sqm Dubai, UAE
● Salmy kindergarten, 2,340 sqm located in Giza, Egypt
● Dubai Water falls, 7,500 sqm located in Dubai, UAE
● King Abdul Aziz road mixed use development, 200,000 sqm Jeddah, KSA
● Mangroovy hotel, 200 rooms 3-4 stars, Alguna, Red sea Governerate, Egypt
Selected projects with other consultants
● Al-Najaf Main Stadium, 30,844 seats located in Najaf, Iraq
● Al-Menaa Main Stadium, 29,131 seats located in Basra, Iraq
● Majarrah Business Hotel located in Sheikh Zayed City, Egypt
● Barwa New Cairo Development -BNC located in new Cairo, Egypt
● Office Park Eastown Sodic, New Cairo, Egypt
● Esplanade ‘B’ Eastown Sodic, New Cairo, Egypt
● Basra Sports City, Basra, Iraq
● Jabal Omar Development Project, Zone S8 & S9, Makkah, KSA
● Southern Business Park, Al Futtaim Cairo Festival City, New Cairo, Egypt


RAW (Rawasem Architecture Workshop) is an architecture and urban design studio based in Cairo with partners in the UAE.
Established in 2013 RAW has been working in Egypt and the GCC region since then and has gained a tremendous experience dealing with high profile companies and individuals.
We provide architecture and urban design services from preparing design briefs and space programs through concept design all the way to construction documents and Multidisciplinary coordination.


RAW believes that architecture is an attempt towards reaching a level of humanity and sensitivity to the living environment. we are researching for living models and paradigms in order to prevent citites from becoming abondoned dead places in their monotony and lifelessness.
We design for people who use their buildings, an architecture that makes people satisfied, and not just one that can be admired and enjoyed by architects. The architecture should serve society above personal interests and false targets.
RAW has been influenced and exposed to the vernacular architecture, and learning how to solve problems with compact creative solutions.
We believe that a successful project is the equilibrium point of users’ needs, project context and economics. with our team talent, specialities and skills, we have the power to develop creative designs to meet our clients best intent.
The world is currently dominated by technology and  information, so RAW believes that architecture should take advantage of both to create buildings that allow us to be better human beings.


RAW has always been concerned with the efficiency of every single project and the strong attention to details.
Thus our vision is to translate this philosophy into implementation and actual practice. RAW’s bigger vision though is to grow our knowledge and skills by time to be able to build the most suitable environment for the vast majority of the people in this world.
We believe that we -as architects- are to be held responsible for those who live in inhumane conditions.


  • Architecture
  • Interior
  • Landscape
  • Urban
  • Master Planning
  • Construction Drawings
  • Quantity Surveying / Tendering / Tender Evaluation
  • Quality Assurance
  • Site Supervision Services