Rakhshaan Qazi was born and brought up in Karachi, Pakistan. She completed her undergraduate studies at the Rhode Island School of Design, obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture. Before enrolling at the History and Critical Thinking program at the Architectural Association she has had experience with different architectural firms teaching her how to become a critical designer. Her current focus lies in the inter relation between design and culture and how they interact with one another to create a spatially informed synthesis. She also loves to paint and read history books. She is also interested in the role history plays within culture and how architecture can help to inform one of their history and possibly, their future. After pursuing this degree, she aims to go into the education field back home.