Waleed Shaalan is Design Principal for SSH Design, a multidisciplinary firm with over 50 years of experience in architecture, engineering, infrastructure and project Management. Recently he lead the SSH/Cal Earth team that won the best leisure led project at the World Architecture Festival 2012. He has collaborated with Atelier Jean Nouvel on the winning design for Educational and Cultural Center of Abdullah Al Ahmad Competition in Kuwait.
After graduating from the University Of Maryland School Of Architecture he joined Perkins & Will in Chicago and worked with The Architects Collaborative (TAC) on the Design and Master Planning of Umm Al Qura University in KSA. Waleed also worked in Korea with Jung Lim Associates on the corporate headquarters of the Samyang and Dongbu corporations.
In 1999 he founded BrainStorm, a multidisciplinary design firm based in Kuwait and in 2009 merged with SSH and joined forces after a decade of successful collaboration. Recent projects include collaboration with Enric Ruiz-Geli of Cloud 9 on a residential complex in Kuwait. Waleed is a visiting critic in the College of Architecture in Kuwait University.