Anas Al Kassas

Houston, Texas, US

Architect & Facade Specialist | Founder of Inovues - Adaptive Glazing Shields
Anas's Skills
Design
Technical
Sales
Marketing
Management
Background

Startup Experience

First time founder

Age Group

25-35

About Anas

Founder of Inovues—a cleantech startup—and inventor of its adaptive glazing shield technology. An architect and facade specialist by trade with seven years of experience working mostly on tall buildings, especially in the areas of advanced facades and curtainwall systems and the use of BIM, parametric, and energy modeling tools.

Currently, I am working on building Inovues—an early-stage venture in the field of energy efficiency and green building retrofits. Its mission is to make it economically feasible to make the facades and windows of existing buildings smart, energy efficient, and resilient while being environmentally sustainable. The goal is to help our cities achieve their CO2 reduction targets by offering building owners low-cost and non-disruptive facade and window retrofit solutions that can significantly improve the energy efficiency and quality of their properties.

Before Inovues, I worked on several notable projects around the world, including a 50+ story tower in Manhattan while at Elkus Manfredi Architects and a 10 million sq. ft. high-rise development in China while at Safdie Architects. Earlier in Dubai, I worked on various tall buildings across the MENA region as a registered architect and a facade designer, including a 100+ story super-tall building while at AE7 and a 50+ story tower while at Alumco. Background includes a Master of Architecture degree from Boston Architectural College and a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Damascus University, plus several academic awards.

Quote

Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand. - Albert Einstein

Work Experience

Founder

Inovues

September 2016 - Today

Inovues is an early-stage, cleantech startup in the field of energy efficiency in buildings. We are developing smart, self-sufficient, and non-intrusive glass shields that make building windows adaptive, energy efficient, and resilient. Inovues can help cities achieve their CO2 reduction targets by offering building owners low-cost and non-intrusive façade and window retrofit solutions. Our patent-pending glazing shield technology leads to energy savings of up to 40%, plus many other benefits, at 10-15% of the cost of window replacement. Currently, we are a semifinalist at Cleantech Open 2017 accelerator program, and we are seeking seed funding to build our MVP, validate its performance, and start lining up fabrication partners. For more information visit inovues.com

Architectural Designer / Facade Specialist

Elkus Manfredi Architects

October 2015 - September 2016

Architect

Safdie Architects

September 2014 - September 2015

Architect

AE7

February 2013 - July 2014

Facade Designer

Alumco

January 2011 - January 2013

Facade Designer

Al Ghurair Construction - Aluminum

June 2010 - November 2010

Education

Boston Architectural College

Master of Architecture

2014 - 2017

Damascus University

Bachelor of Architecture

2004 - 2010

Accelerator/Incubator

HATCH Design and Entrepreneurship Incubator

2015

Cleantech Open Startup Accelerator Program and Competition

2017