Adze Designs is pioneering the field of human-centered, science-guided functional space design in the Middle East, focusing mainly on workplace design. We design, renovate, and implement based on psychology and ethnographic studies enmeshed in sound architectural practice.
Karim El Faramawy
Founder & Managing Director
An architect with a wide scope of experience. Over the past decade Karim has worked for different firms with varied scopes of work and diverse approaches to architecture: mega projects, conservation, commercial, high- tech and traditional construction, commissioned by both public and private sectors over different 4 different continents. This has spanned the design of houses in the United States, conservation of Islamic Heritage buildings, and big scale architectural projects such as towers in Abu Dhabi.
One of his last projects came when he joined Mirqah’s School of Management to work on an unorthodox design experiment to create a productized innovation space for large corporates to structure, socialize, and speed up corporate innovation initiatives. Following his time with Mirqah, Karim focused his energy on the challenge of workplace design. He founded Adze Designs to craft unique workplaces that support company values, brand and strategy; promote employee engagement, health and wellbeing; and combine resilience, sustainability, and aesthetic appeal.
Karim continues to be involved in academia , and technological developments in design. He has lectured on computational design and digital fabrication at two universities in Cairo, Egypt. He is an avid reader and an established rower.