Trained as an architect and urban designer, Racha has worked in Brussels, New York City, and in Dubai in professional practice, leading the design of urban strategies and public spaces for projects of multiple scale, and coordinating them among multi-disciplinary teams of consultants and client representatives. She also has extensive concept design, urban design and masterplanning experience, and has also put together several development guidelines for public-sector clients.
She is active in the academic sector, where she teaches masters level urban design studio at KU Leuven. She has also worked for the Urban Design Lab at Columbia University, as a researcher to put together development systems and strategies for the upgrade of impoverished urban areas. She holds a Masters of Science in Architecture and Urban Design from Columbia University in New York.