Zain Abuseir is a lecturer in Architecture at Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. Zain previously taught Visual Communications at the School of Architecture and Design at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, Michigan. She has also worked at RVTR and Atelier Mankouche in Ann Arbor, Michigan. While at RVTR, she has contributed to the NorthHouse Project, the Stratus Project, Conduit Urbanism and the Post-Carbon Highway Project. Her work has focused on graphic representation, book design and mapping.
Zain earned a Bachelor of Science in Architecture  and a Master of Architecture  both from the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. During her time at Michigan she was awarded the Willeke Portfolio Competition Honor Award and Raoul Wallenberg Certificate for her Bachelors of Science Thesis Project entitled “Coded Space” among others. She was a previous editor of the University of Michigan Dimensions Journal. Her graduate thesis project, a|rch|natomizing somalia, has been recognized nationally and internationally, and published along with other work in in Zawia, Ground Up, Atlantis, Dimensions, Water Index and others.