Mahdi T. Al Jallawi

Multi-talented Bahraini Mahdi Al Jallawi is an international award-winning photographer, a practicing architect, a certified designer, an art teacher and a youth festival organizer who takes special pride in
his community and volunteer work.

Born in Tehran, Mahdi speaks Arabic, Persian and English. As part of his architecture graduation project, he designed and developed a housing village that included more than 1,200 units. He later worked on the National Theatre of Bahrain (the biggest outdoor theatre in the kingdom) for which he was the main designer and technical project manager.

He currently runs his own architecture firm, CAD World, and has founded several volunteer projects including Arch Youth and the Design Institute.