Abeer graduated from Woodbury University with a Bachelor in Architecture degree in 1995. She founded Synthesis as a design firm in 1998 and has since grown into a full service design build company. She has always had a passion for creating and enjoying contemporary, contextual and livable architecture. She believes that all architecture should be both innovative and timeless.
Abeer has been an instructor in the UCLA Extension Architecture + Interior Design program since 1997. She is the recipient of the UCLA Extension Arts Department Outstanding Instructor Award of 2014.
What students are saying:
In regards to Interior Design Studio IV:
“Abeer was not only inspiring but extremely supportive. Her teaching style facilitated my creativity and enthusiasm. This class, project, and professor have allowed me to grow as a designer, and allowed me to break through personal creative barriers – I do not believe I have ever been so passionate about a project before.”
“This is the first Studio class where I didn’t feel like I was designing to the instructor’s taste and style. She did a great job of helping me bring out the best in my project, but still let it be ‘my’ project!”
“The two guest critics had excellent suggestions/criticisms for each of our projects. Great choice of critics.”
In regards to Business Strategies:
“Truly enjoyed the honest and direct feedback. Exactly the type of knowledge a student is expecting from this program.”
“Considering that it was the first quarter the instructor was teaching this course, the class went smoothly. The organization of the course was relatively good and introduced us to different aspects of business development.”
“Abeer was personable and informative. She shared her own experiences and used her business as a model throughout the course, which was an extremely helpful way to look at the material. She led classes efficiently and addressed questions any students had.”
General remarks about the instructor:
“I absolutely appreciated Abeer’s patience, care and time she invested in the class. I felt she genuinely wanted to help us get the most out of the class.”
“It is rare to get an instructor that is so committed to their students. Abeer really puts in time with all of us. She makes herself available for questions outside of class time as well as after class. It really makes a difference to the learning process when you feel you can get one on one interaction to specific concerns and questions.”
“Abeer made herself very available to the students – she came an hour early to class each week, was available on the phone and on email to an extent, and made specific appointments with some students at her office outside class hours. This is above and beyond!!”