I'm Bilal Ismail Ahmed, a master's student in architecture at Rhode Island School of Design in Providence. I received a bachelor's in French at University of California, Los Angeles.

I've previously designed at The Brown Daily Herald and UCLA's Daily Bruin.

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View my resume below, or a full PDF here. View a PDF of my portfolio here.


Rhode Island School of Design

Master of Architecture

06.2018 - 06.2021

University of California, Los Angeles

BA French and Francophone Studies

09.2014 - 06.2018


MGA Partners Architects

Summer Intern

06.2020 - 08.2020

Produced architectural and layout graphics for promotional and award material at MGA. Worked on the design team for a Philadelphia high school construction project.

Arshad Shahid Abdulla

Summer Intern

06.2019 - 07.2019

Produced and edited drawings, presentations, and models (both digital and physical). Attended several site visits and client meetings.


The Brown Daily Herald

Design Editor

01.2019 - 07.2020

Responsible for designing daily print layouts and managing our design team. Initiated and executed a paper redesign.


Editor / Site Developer

09.2019 - 01.2020

Edited student pieces for volume.1, RISD’s semesterly journal. Additionally, developed websites for specific projects in the publication.

UCLA Daily Bruin

Assistant Design Director

10.2018 - 06.2018

Edited daily print layouts and designed special paper inserts. Organized social events for the Design section.


Research assistant

05 - 07.2020

Professor Jonathan Knowles, Rhode Island School of Design

Developed a firm portfolio website and worked on a 3D modeling project for Professor Jonathan Knowles.

Oaxaca, Mexico

01 - 02.2020

Rhode Island School of Design

Independent study on systems of societal exclusion in Oaxaca, Mexico. Examines architecture on both micro and urban scales. Advisor: Emanuel Admassu


Rhinoceros, AutoCAD, Revit, SketchUp, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, Lightroom, model-making

HTML, CSS, JavaScript

English, Urdu, French

Designed by Bilal. Copyright © 2020, Bilal Ismail Ahmed. All rights reserved. TS. IFAQ.