Abdul Rauf Issahaque
Abdul-Rauf Issahaque is a Ghanaian architectural designer and researcher dedicated to sustainable design and space efficiency. Born in Wa, Ghana, in 1992, Abdul-Rauf trained as an architect at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi, where he graduated with distinction in 2018. His approach to design is inspired by how space interacts with its immediate surrounding, taking into account presented opportunities without compromising the importance of nature. His search for clarity in design and truly sustainable developments guides him through his design process and signature style, which emphasizes the elegance in simplicity and the authentic aesthetics in pure materiality. Abdul-Rauf’s interest in urban research focuses on a critical approach to the multifaceted complexities that arise between the natural and built environment. He joined [APPLIED] FOREIGN AFFAIRS as a student in 2018, worked on other [A]FA projects later, and has been guest teaching in recent lab projects. He also collaborates with JustGhana in its charity and infrastructural reaching out to less privileged communities in Ghana, including the fight against climate change.