Hazim Rabadi, AIA, LEED AP, has joined CannonDesign as co-leader of the Education Practice in our Los Angeles office. In this role, Hazim will work closely with education leaders across all California offices to develop client relationships, lead project teams and create opportunities within the education market. His goal for the California offices is to continue to create spaces that are shepherds of the students they host, the educators that teach within them and the communities in which they reside.
“Throughout my career, I’ve known about the quality of work produced by CannonDesign. To be a participant and partner in this is the chance of a lifetime,” said Hazim. “CannonDesign’s strong culture and personal relationships with clients are important, and are reflected in every facility and space created.”
Growing up as a multi-disciplinary student, Hazim was guided to architecture by an unlikely source – his history teacher in high school. Hazim and a few other fellow students were interested in learning more about current news outside of the day-to-day curriculum. While his teacher was encouraging and willing to teach in off-hours, there wasn’t a space available to host the class. They settled on a book storage closet big enough to fit the group.
“I loved my class and am incredibly appreciative of the efforts of our teacher, Mr. Ring, but I couldn’t help but think of how much else we could have done or learned should we have had an environment that gave us the access we needed,” said Hazim. “This is what spurred me into architecture – I wanted to create new ways of learning through developing spaces that inspired students, teachers and communities to ‘raise the human condition.’”
Hazim brings more than 20 years of experience in the design and management of projects throughout California, most recently as the managing principal of TSK Architects in Los Angeles. In this role, he led the firm’s multidisciplinary Los Angeles office and as well as directed business development efforts for the Pre-K-12, Community College and University market sectors. Recent clients include West Los Angeles College, Los Angeles USD, University of Southern California, Santa Barbara USD, Long Beach USD and more.