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Summary

My positive attitude and love to what I do makes me a person of ever dreams to succeed and move forward to become the architect I wish to be. Being fully committed, I managed to overcome many challenges across my academic years where I had to communicate with people of different backgrounds, thinking, mentalities and egos besides succeeding in leading teams at several occasions and win over due deadlines. 

I am a self motivated person who is always eager to learn more about everything and particularly subjects and skills related to my profession. Being able to express myself and rendering my ideas through drawings is something I love to do and always try to improve at. I am interested in 3d scripting that allows me to have control over complex forms. In addition, I am curious about themes related to sustainable living and designing human-centric structures that blend seamlessly with the surrounding environment. 

Concerning my attitude and personal interests, I am a person who is always open to listen, build bridges with people despite nationality, ethnicity, or background, make friends, and always willing to help. For these reasons, I am a member of Rotaract non-profit organization which aims to build leadership skills and serve the community. Besides my love to architecture and design, I adore music and concerts, watching movies, camping and nature, and above them all fishing across seasons.

Work History

Jan 2016Present

Junior Architect

Karim Bekdache Studio

Project 1: Joseph Tabet Villa (Residential) - Beirut, Lebanon 

Visualization of the project and design development of the villa's staircase

Project 2: Beit Sleiman Foundation (Cultural) - Debbiye, Lebanon

Renovation of an old Lebanese house, conversion of the program from residential into cultural, and intervening a contemporary extension

Project 3: Boustani Pool - Debiyye    

Preparation of concept design and execution drawings of the project

Project 4: Main Entrance - Beirut, Lebanon

Assistance in design, selection of materials, and visualization of the project

Project 5: Choucair Residence and Foundation (Cultural) - Ras el-Maten, Lebanon

Collaboration in concept and preliminary design of a villa and a cultural foundation in one of the Lebanese mountains

Project 6: Bar-Tartine Terrace - (restaurant) - Beirut, Lebanon

Preparation of execution drawings and visualization of the project

Project 7: Meat the Fish (restaurant) - Beirut, Lebanon

Preparation of execution drawings and Supervision on site

Jul 2015Sep 2015

Intern

Consulting & Contracting Engineers

Project: Cultural Heritage & Urban Development Project of Baalbeck Old City(C.H.U.D)    

1. Preparation of shop drawings to be implemented on site                       2. Site supervision over roads, infrastructure rehabilitation, and building facades renovation         

Jul 2014Aug 2014

Intern

BernardKhoury/DW5

Project 1: Adlieh 5545-5549-5550-5551 (Commercial) - Beirut, Lebanon

1. Initial site visits and preparation of site analysis
2. Participation in the development of the concept design scheme 

Project 2: Plot 450 (Residential) - Beirut, Lebanon

1. Development of stairs details for the final design scheme                   2. Development of windows and doors schedules

Project 3: WF SPD (Residential) - Beirut, Lebanon

1. Revision of building codes and laws specific for the site and context 2. Assistance in the development of concept design scheme

Education

Sep 2010Jun 2015

Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch)

Lebanese American University

Major GPA: 3.53 - Overall GPA: 3.51 with distinction

Sep 1995Jun 2010

Baccalaureate of General Sciences

Tripoli Evangelical School

Overall score: 15.82/20 with good standing

Languages

1. Arabic (Native spoken and written) 

2. English (Fluent spoken and written)

Workshops and International Studios

1. 'Walled Nicosia Catalyst - Bilateral Workshop" at Frederick University; Nicosia - October 2014

2. "Hybrid High Density" at the Lebanese American University; Byblos - January 2014

3. International Studio to Dublin in Ireland and Belfast in Northern Ireland - September 2013

Memberships

1. Authorized architect at the "Order of Engineers and Architects" - Lebanon

2. Treasurer in "Rotaract Club of Tripoli" -  Lebanon / District 2452 

References

1.Dr. Rita Pinto de Freitas- Visiting Professor, Lebanese American University

Email: rita@coac.net                                                                                                                       

Mobile: +346-00443997

2.Mr. Marwan Zouein - Assistant Professor, Lebanese American University

Email: Marwan.zouein@lau.edu.lb                                                                                                

Mobile: +961-71422880

More references can be provided upon request.