Zamzam Arale


Zamzam graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Architecture in spring 2019. She is just starting her career in architecture and is excited to explore. She started working at Rolluda Architects soon after graduation.


The 2019 Seattle Design Festival, the Filipino CID Parklet, and the Harbor Island Pump Station are some of the projects Zamzam has worked on so far.


Zamzam was born in Nashville, Tennessee. The journey she took in 2003 to Hargeisa Somalia which is the place of her roots, is what drew her into architecture design. “I stayed in east Africa for seven long years! It became an obsession for me to combine my culture and art into architecture”. 


Some of her favorite hobbies include cosplaying and costume design. She loves reading mythology and writing fantasy stories.