Noora Abood has a solid architectural background, having not only served as an architectural engineer in Baghdad, Iraq, for seven years but also having taught architectural design and CAD software courses as an assistant professor at Sulaimani Polytechnic University in Iraq for four years. Her architectural design credits include the gamut of construction projects from government and university buildings to medical and law offices to residential homes.
Noora earned a Bachelor of Science in Architecture Engineering from the University of Baghdad in 2005. Graduating in the top 10 percent of her class, Noora minored in Interior Design and Landscape Design. After graduating, Noora joined Al-Isra'a Company for Consulting & Engineering Services in Baghdad in 2008, working at the firm for seven years. During Noora's tenure at Al-Isra'a Company she was responsible for major projects such as designing the concept and plan for a new complex at Kirkuk University and for new government building in Bashrah and Sulaymaniyah.
In 2009, just four years after graduating, she began serving as a lecturer in architecture at the University of Sulaymaniyah, where she also eventually lectured on interior design. In 2012, she joined the faculty at Sulaimani Polytechnic University as an assistant professor where for four years she taught classes in computer aided design (CAD) as well as free-hand architectural drawing.
Noora's most recent position was with Scott Monchnik & Associates, Inc., in Troy, Michigan. She joined the firm in 2017 as an architectural drafter / architectural designer working on project such as physician and law offices, healthcare and educational buildings as well as residential homes in Detroit.
In addition to her architectural design skills, Noora is an AutoCAD Certified Professional and is skilled in other CAD software such as SketchUp 3D and Autodesk Revit. She is also fluent in English, Arabic and Kurdish. #####