Nooma Studio founder, Ramsey Yassa, is an architect from North London. He was born and raised in inner London in the City of Westminster. His mother is an author of children’s books and his father is a restaurateur, they both emigrated to England at a young age from Egypt in the 1970s. Ramsey’s upbringing is reflected in his exploration of play and narrative through design.
Ramsey spent a number of years working as a lead designer on complex, international projects such as Stadia and hospital design whilst working at HOK. Prior to this he worked on different tenure-type housing schemes for Glas Architects, with experience of all RIBA Design Stages 0-7. Before founding NOOMA Studio, Ramsey joined Terrence O’Rourke as an Associate Director to spearhead numerous housing schemes for Berkeley group and Crest from stages 0-4 ranging in scale from 100-3000 units. Notable projects include the redevelopment of the Horlicks Factory in Slough.
As founder of NOOMA studio, Ramsey has developed a specialist approach to human-centric design. NOOMA studio has been nominated as a RIBA Journals Rising Stars for ‘innovation in collaborative practice’ and listed on the Architects’ Journal’s 40 Under 40 as ‘one of architecture’s brightest up and coming talents’