Alia Dawood was born in Baghdad, Iraq and grew up in London.
She studied BA Arts, Design and the Environment (Architecture) at Central Saint Martins University in London. Dawood subsequently went onto the Princes’ Drawing School Postgraduate programme for an MA in Drawing in 2010. One of her pieces is now part of the British Royal Collection. Dawood also exhibited alongside University of the Arts graduates in Hoxton, London in 2011.
Alia Dawood feels that art and architecture are interconnected and is interested in generating an open and honest dialogue between the two. She has used her art training at the Prince’s as a means to understanding the spaces we inhabit through drawing and sees artistic and creative endeavors as a building block to enriching her architectural thinking.