Malaz Elgemiabby is the Founding Principal and Executive Director of ELMALAZ, an architecture and design studio in Cleveland, Ohio. As a designer, photographer, and teacher, her work creatively investigates the community needs to ensure the delivery of the right architectural solutions. Malaz’s work is recognized and published widely. Most recently, she has been invited to speak at the Women in Architecture conference 2019 and appointed as the Designer in Residence for Cleveland Foundation Creative Fusion 2019. She is also the recipient of the Cleveland Foundation Minority Art and Culture Fund grant.
Malaz Elgemiabby is an Adjunct Associate Professor at The John Elliot Center for Architecture and Environmental Design, Kent State University, US, and is an active member of the Women in Architecture+ committee of AIA Cleveland. She has also taught at Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar and held the position of general manager of Sudanese Business Women Development Center, Khartoum, Sudan.
Malaz Elgemiabby is from Khartoum, Sudan, and holds a Master of Design from Virginia Commonwealth University, and a Bachelor of Interior Architecture and Design from London Metropolitan University, United Kingdom.
ELMALAZ offers fresh design methods built on a collaborative approach between the interdisciplinary stakeholders utilizing unique skills and tools carefully cultivated through international and multicultural architectural experiences. ELMALAZ's portfolio of work spans over multiple countries and includes the areas of hospitality, education, offices, housing, civic buildings, urban development, and more recently, park systems, and public art.
ELMALAZ’s most recent project, The Ohio City’s Riverview Welcome Center, Cleveland, Ohio has been featured in many publications including The Plain Dealer, Ideastream, The Plain Press, and CAN Journal. A recent architectural review by Steven Litt of Cleveland.com called the project ” a small but important step toward creating the future park.”