Edward Muiu

Edward Muiu

Work History

Work History
Aug 2008 - Mar 2009

Architect

DEYAAR DEVELOPMENT, PJSC
Responsibilities:

·Working on all phases of Development in tandem with the Main Consultant and ensuring the Master Developer Control regulations are adhered to.

·Administering and monitoring the control processes over the Consultant and Contractor Design teams, thus insuring the design fulfills the brief.

·Maintaining programmes and keeping the design within cost constraints, thus coordinating all project drawings along with specifications and working with key stakeholders in the delivery of projects.

·Coordinating mechanical, Structural and Electrical Designs, thus integrating the engineering element into the unified design.

·Master plan Conceptualization of various proposals in the U.A.E and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

·Verifying and determining functional and spatial requirements of structure, ensuring that the government regulations and the relevant local authority guidelines are adhered to.

·Analyzing Building Codes, by-laws, space/site requirements, checking Designs and drawings submitted by the Consultants.

·Reviewing documents in various phases for design intent, material usage and co-ordination with Master Plan intent.

·Understanding design document contents and specifications, including building and zoning codes.

·Understanding Architectural and Urban quality.

Projects and Accomplishments:

·Commercial Office Tower (3B + G + 28) Dubai Silicon Oasis

·Residential Tower (1B + G + 6P + 38) Dubai Maritime City

·Commercial Tower (2B + G + 6P + 38) Dubai Maritime City

·Master plan for a Golf Course Community inclusive of Villas, Hotel Facility, Horse Trails, Leisure activity, etc. , U.A.E

·Master plan for Mixed use community, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Oct 2007 - May 2008

Senior Architect

SYMBION
Responsibilities:

·Site Analysis, developing conceptual Designs from schematic designs to design development for a variety of projects and clients.

·Streamlining the process for construction documents, consulting with clients during the initial phase of design.

·Acting as a liaison between the design studio and the production studio to insure the design intent is followed through during the initial computer design development and construction document phase.

Projects and Accomplishments:

·CHIROMO ROAD HOTEL & COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT

WESTLANDS, NAIROBI, KENYA.

(Concept Design, Scheme Design, Production Information)

·I & M BANK BUILDING, MOMBASA, KENYA

(Conceptual and Scheme Design Phases).

·WEST LINK DEVELOPERS KENYA

MIXED USE DEVELOPMENT

                                          (Concept Design, & Scheme Design Phases)

Jan 2003 - Jun 2007

Project Architect/Designer

BRYANT MITCHELL , PLLC,
Responsibilities:

·Site Analysis, developing conceptual Designs from schematic designs to design development for a variety of projects and clients.

·Streamlining the process for construction documents, consulting with clients during the initial phase of design.

·Acting as a liaison between the design studio and the production studio to insure the design intent is followed through during the initial computer design development and construction document phase.

·Manage certain projects to insure successful completion.

·Monitoring General Contractor’s compliance to plans and specifications.

·Overseeing project quality with emphasis on monitoring the general contractor’s methods and quality through various phases of project completion.

Projects and Accomplishments:

·MALLARI RESIDENCE TAKOMA PARK, MD

·QUEEN OF SHEBA RESTAURANT & NIGHT CLUB, WASHINGTON DC.

·KNOX HILL VILLAGE, WASHINGTON, D.C. , U.S.A

·MT. VERNON PLAZA, WASHINGTON, D.C., U.S.A

·METRO CENTER MIXED USE DEVELOPMENT, WASHINGTON, D.C., U.S.A

Nov 2000 - Dec 2002

Staff Architect

BLUE CHAIR DESIGN

Responsibilities:

·Project site visits and field verifications of base buildings and as-built conditions

·Interior construction document preparation using AutoCAD 2002

·3-D modeling and photorealistic rendering of interior spaces using Autodesk 3-DViz

·Transforming rough ideas into a developed and defined design

·Review, assembly, and issuing of presentation drawings, construction documents and packages

Projects and Accomplishments:

·UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF VETERAN AFFAIRS, WASHINGTON D.C., U.S.A

·CORPORATE OFFICE SPACES; RETAIL SPACES; FITNESS FACILITIES, WASHINGTON, D.C., METROPOLITAN AREA.

·PROJECTS RANGING FROM A FEW THOUSAND TO OVER 90,000 SF

Education

Education
Jan 1999 - Dec 2000

Master of Architecture

Morgan State University

·Frank A. DeCosta Scholarship for Academic Excellence

Thesis Title: Proposed National African-American Cultural Center & Research Library, Buzzard Point, Washington D.C.

Jan 1995 - May 1998

Bachelor of Architecture

University of The District of Columbia

·Cum Laude

·Academic Excellence Award

Thesis Title: “Bring Baseball Back to Washington D.C” Proposed Major Baseball Stadium for Washington, D.C

Jan 1992 - May 1995

A.A.S. Architectural Engineering Tech

University of The District of Columbia

·Academic Excellence Award

Project Title: Sustainable Multi-Family Residences with emphasis on solar Energy, green roofs, Waste Management, & Rain water harvesting, Kenya, East Africa.

Skills

Skills

Autocad

Professional & Technical skills.  AUTO CAD 2002-2008; ARCHICAD 11 3 D Max Release 9 MICROSOFT OFFICE SOFTWARE PROFICIENT IN AUTO CAD 3-D MODELING DESIGN & PROJECT PRESENTATION EXPERT MANUAL 3-D MODELING, MASS MODELS & TARGET MODELS E

Interest

Summary

valuable key strengths:

  • Qualified at degree level/ masters level in Architectural discipline
  • Experience in Design Conceptualization
  • Drawing set-up and attention to construction/production details
  • Experience in design and construction of projects
  • Experience in designing to the highest international standards
  • Able to generate conceptual thought and lead such discussions with Clients and Staff
  • Experience in the administration and management of staff & resources
  • Well versed in the American and British Metric System

Behavioural Competencies

  • Leadership skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to interact effectively with the in-house multi discipline teams
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Ability to be client facing and manage clients effectively
  • Presentation skills

Objective

Seeking new opportunities and challenges which effectively utilize project Design, Architecture, Master Planning, and management. Emphasis on leading and overseeing projects from design concept, design development, construction document phase, and construction administration phase.

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