NO OFFICE is an architecture, design, and research practice that focuses on architecture, urbanism, and everything in between.

Grounding the Middle Ground
A Small, but Tall House
Within / Without
Bhola House
Jade Island House
Ragbale Ring
Trail Mix

Evolutive Housing
Collective Domestic
Disruptive Voids



NO OFFICE is a New Orleans-based design practice for architecture and urbanism founded and led by Nimet Anwar and Omar Ali. NO OFFICE is licensed to practice architecture in Illinois and Texas.

Nimet Anwar, RA (b. Toronto, ON, Canada) is an architect and Visiting Assistant Professor at Tulane School of Architecture. She has previously worked at Studio Gang Architects in Chicago where she contributed to a variety of projects across the country. Nimet holds a Master of Architecture from Rice University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture from the University of Texas at Arlington. While attending Rice University, she received the H. Russell Pitman Graduate Fellowship in Architecture to travel throughout South Africa to research open-pit mines and their adaptive reuse. She has previously taught design studios and design communication courses at the University of Texas at Arlington, and continues to be engaged with the school.

Omar Ali (b. Dallas, TX) is a designer, educator, and is the inaugural Tulane Architecture and Urbanism Fellow for 2021-23. Omar has practiced architecture and urban design at UrbanLab in Chicago, MOS Architects in New York City, and John McMorrough / studioAPT in Ann Arbor. His work has been written about in Metropolis Magazine, published in Architecture and Surrealism (Thames and Hudson), Topos Magazine (Curated by West 8), and Fresh Meat Journal (UIC). Omar holds a Master of Architecture from the University of Michigan, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning and a Bachelor of Arts in Art and Architectural History from the University of Texas at Arlington. He has taught in various capacities at the University of Michigan, Illinois Institute of Technology, and the University of Texas at Arlington.

Present: José Varela Castillo
Past: W. Austin Bower, Yoojin Park, Ethan Tsai, Olivia Vercruysse

725 Howard Ave, Suite 444
New Orleans, LA 70130