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Hisham Elhashmy

Senior Architect / Design Manager

executive Summary

Design Manager / Architect user centered design specialist with over 15 years of experience focused on whole project life-cycle from design research, concept design (design thinking), and execution. Experience and expertise in a wide range of projects.
As an architect. I realized that Architecture is not only about designing and constructing buildings. Architecture implies to have the capability to work in multiple tasks with different systems in parallel, creating different experiences. So I adopted new definitions like 'a unifying or coherent form or structure" or “the complex or carefully designed structure of something"
Starting from this premise I decided to search the tools to be able to manage those architectural components in a better way. And that is Design Management, the knowledge that allows to use design as a strategic tool, aiming to create new and better products, services and business models. A shift from the architectural thinking and the aesthetics to design thinking, management and innovation.


Sep 1996Jun 2001

Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.), Architecture 1996 – 2001

Alexandria University -Architecture  Department

Architectural Association



• Design Management
• Strategic Design Thinking
• Design driven innovation
• Research and design methodology focused to find and identify user needs (insights)
• User Centered Design
• Team work
• Visual Thinking / Storytelling
• Product Design
• Extensive experience in architectural design
• Demonstrated experience in supervision and budget control
• Technical Coordination skills
• Deep knowledge managing Design Software & CAD

core competencies

  • Leadership skills to arrange strategies and teams in order to develop general objectives, following the purposed budget and schedule.
  • Deep interest in studying and implementing innovative design concepts in order to add value to every project in which I may be involved
  • Understanding the balance of creative processes and business opportunities, transforming insights into design / business solutions.

professional experierce

May 2013Present

Senior Architect / Design Manager

SAMSUNG C&T CORPORATION /Engineering & Construction Group

Saudi Arabia-Riyadh

Tadawul Tower the 42 Story in KAFD.

Total cost of: 1.500.000.000 billion Saudi Riyal

Building figures:
• Height Architectural : 200 M.
• Floors Above Ground : 41
• Floors below Ground : 5
• No. of Elevators : 26
• Tower GFA : 145.000 m2

• Participate in design meetings and provide continual input to develop design details and minimize futile work.
• Assist in developing Design Delivery Schedule along with client, Project Manager, Design Managers and consultants.
• Develop comprehensive scope-of-work and contract document deliverables list for each related discipline.
• Produce all required coordination shop drawings coordinated with all treads.
• Manage distribution and production of project workload within team.
• Ensure projects and finished graphics are accurate and precise.
• Manage and maintain record keeping of original files.
• Project prioritization of design, assignment and management to all departments
• Lead with effective supervision an experienced design team toward greater creativity.
• Participate in departmental strategic planning.
• Assist technically internal and external customers.
• Prepares reports and correspondence.

Feb 2009Apr 2013

Senior Technical Engineer

Saudi Bin Laden Group (SBG).

Saudi Arabia-Riyadh

King Saud Bin Abdel Aziz University for Health & Science

Total cost of: 11.373.000.000 billion Saudi Riyal  (B.U.A 995000 m2)

Responsible of:
• King Abdul -ِAlahh Specialty Children Hospital (549 beds).
• College of Medicine &Applied Medicine Science.
• Fast Track Bio Bank
• Research Center
• Structure parking

• Working independently or with consultant Architects/engineers, designs and prepares Plans and all kind of shop drawing, develops cost estimates, and coordinates implementation of Capital improvement projects, oversees the work and administers consultant construction.
• Presents project design to Department Heads and County Administrative Staff for review and makes recommendations to meet their needs.
• Develops construction bid proposals, reviews bid specifications, recommends contract Approval and administers contracts with consultant architects and engineers.
• Participates in final inspection of improvement projects and makes recommendation regarding acceptance of construction work.
• May review building plans and site design for aesthetics, environmental acceptability, compliance with codes and standards and accessibility requirements.
• Acts as a Lead Worker over the activities of subordinate professional staff.
• Prepares reports and correspondence.

Nov 2006Jan 2009

Senior QA Architect / Consultant Engineer

Dar AL – Andalus Consulting Engineers

Saudi Arabia-Jeddah

Building & Facilities for Military Camps

Saudi Arabian National Guard (SANG) Projects

 Western Region – Jeddah &Taif Site

 Total cost of: 22.000.000 Million Saudi Riyal

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Directly reporting to the QA Project Manager.
• Assists in compiling data for comprehensive facilities use and feasibility data to be used for campus planning, capital improvement and long-range planning.
• Assists in compiling data for architectural plans, specifications, reports, etc.
• Assists in the preparation for plans.
• Assists in conducting preliminary studies of project to obtain information as to space and design requirements, obtaining measurements and making sketches preliminary to the preparation of drawing.
• Assists in preparation of scale drawing of details required for contract drawing.
• Assists in preparation of design development drawings.
• Assists in the preparation of record drawings on completion of construction.
• Assists in preparation of layout and draws preliminary sketch of project to present to client.
• Assists in developing and/or coordinating development of detailed working drawings and specifications.
• Reviews shop drawings, specifications and construction material recommendations submitted by outside architects and contractors to ensure adherence to contract and notifies Architect of discrepancies.
• Provides support to Architects and management staff.

Feb 2004Sep 2006

Architect site Engineer

TEXMO for Construction


ABB Electrical Company Administrative buildings head office building,

Total cost of: 12.000.000 Euro

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Maintain compliance with the safety assurance plan so that work is accomplished in an environmentally sound manner using safe work practices.
• Lead the “authorization to proceed” process for contractors.
• Participate in engineering package reviews during the select, define and execute phases of
Projects and provide constructive input to the design team.
• Support the off-site project leaders through the stage site project leaders through the stage gated process of projects.
• Support the off-site project leader and design groups in the development of functional systematization of projects for guidance on certification (GOC).
• Encourage construction and operations personnel to review design packages early in the course of projects to eliminate rework and optimize construction;
• Anticipate and resolve problems encountered in the field to eliminate costly rework or re-testing
• Ensure work is performed per plans and specifications via coordination with the Quality Assurance (QA) and Functional Checkout (FCO) groups.
• Coordinate with clients to ensure proposed construction and work methods are clearly Understood and accepted and ensure agreement on environmental and safety work plans for permitting;
• Provide input into the scheduling of projects to meet the client’s required deadline and maintain construction resources to acceptable levels.
• Monitor progress to ensure scheduling milestones are understood and are being met.
• Coordinate between the construction contractor and the project lead to resolve field discrepancies in design packages and material delays
• Ensure equipment and manpower resources are being used efficiently;
• Ensure all process safety management (PSM) and management of change (MOC) requirements regarding field design modifications and scope changes are met by forwarding appropriate documentation to the Greater Prudhoe Bay (GPB) Project Leader for processing

May 2002Dec 2003

Architect site Engineer

KORTOBA General Construction Company


Residential Buildings and landscape.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• To oversee for the whole project management for all architectural and finishing works for the construction of residential buildings.
• To oversee all architectural work activity as per work schedule in the project site.
• To monitor all architectural and finishing works for all buildings.
• To oversee the Subcontractor activities as per specifications and contract requirements.
• To review the qualification of any subcontractor for the performance of the work till the end of project.
• To attend QA/QC Weekly meeting, Progress Meeting & Coordination Meetings as per Work schedule.
• To coordinate with the Consultant Engineers and Client’s Representative.
• To review approved shop drawing & site adapt drawings, materials approval prior to Implementation to the project site.

Jun 2002Dec 2003

Architect site Engineer

Saudi Consultant Engineering Office (Part Time)


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• To monitor and conduct inspection when the Main Contractor and Subcontractor requesting an Inspection for any activities is ready and completed.
• To review the qualification of Main Contractor & subcontractor to do the work till the end of project.
• To attend QA/QC Weekly meeting, Progress Meeting & Coordination Meeting with the Main Contractor & subcontractor.
• To review approved shop drawing, site adapt drawings and materials prior to contractor's implementation.
• To review and approved a monthly invoice submitted by the contractor.
• To prepare a monthly progress report and submitted to the Project Manager for review & evaluation.

Computer Skills:

• Excel / Word Microsoft
• Auto CAD 

Auto desk Rivet
• 3D’s max
• Adobe Photoshop

Educational Courses

• 3Ds max – (Arab Academy for Science and Technology- The AUC : The American university in Cairo ) : Excellent