Laila Badawi

Contact Info


  • Designer
  • 13 Years of Experience

Company Info

  • Grids Architects
  • Founder
  • Design Consultation , Research , Supervision , Project Management
  • 9 Employees
  • 3 Years in the Market


An architect graduated in 2007 from Cairo University where I held a teaching and research position for the following 3 years. I got my Master of Science degree in Building Technology and pursued a design career with Shahira Fahmy Architects from 2008 to end of 2013.
Upon receiving the Hassan Fathy Design Award (2013), I started acquiring projects as a freelancer until I started my practice “Grids Architects” in 2017. Grids Architects has been recognized in Cairo Design Award for 2 consecutive years 2017 and 2018 and most recently DNA Paris Design Award for architecture 2019.
During the Covid19 pandemic, I have joined Esorus as partner and together with Dalia Laz we have developed initiative. Our main goal is to raise awareness on Professional Interior Design Value, connect the community and create digital solutions to link the Industry's stakeholders.





Jun 2020 - Now

Design.To.Go Initiative


I am a proud member of the team behind Design.To.Go by Esorus. An initiative which matches designers with clients to improve their interior space.

Apr 2020 - Now

Mentorship Program

Cherie Blair Foundation for Women

Follow the link below to learn more about the experience.

May 2018 - Jun 2019

Founder and Principal

Grids Architects

Design Studio focused on team work and the creation of user spatial experience for unique people and brands.

Sep 2017 - Now

Hassan Fathy Award 2013

Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Second Prize winner of the Hassan Fathy Award under the theme of innovation and sustainability in interior design.

Nov 2013 - Dec 2013

Master of Science in Architecture

Cairo university

Thesis in Building Technology. A new design Approach injecting motion in architecture.

Sep 2007 - Jun 2010

Bachelor of Architecture

Cairo university

Graduated with honours

Sep 2002 - May 2007