Laila al-Yousuf has been a part of the Perkins+Will family for more than a six years. As senior interior designer and team leader within the corporate interiors sector, she has led the designs of projects such as Adidas, Google, Ford, IBM and Schlumberger in the last 12 months. Her team of designers have developed significantly under her leadership.
Through her charity work with Surge for Water, al-Yousuf has found a way of inspiring others in the industry to donate their creativity; the element that makes them unique as a designer. By creating a competition and gala, designers in the industry have been able to design for a cause, which has in turn helped nearly a quarter of million people in six impoverished countries in the three years since the gala’s inception.