Ali Iftikhar Masters in Architecture 14â€™
University at Buffalo | Buffalo | NY | USA
B.Sc. Architecture 09
University of Michigan | Ann Arbor | MI | USA firstname.lastname@example.org http://aliifti.comlu.com/ http://photographyali.carbonmade.com/ +966 532033884
Tilt Shift Photography Object Design Islamic Geometric Patterns
Bachelor of Science in Architecture-University Of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Freelance Design Consultant
T-Shirt Design for Pakistan Student Association, Ann Arbor, MI Brochure design for multiple clients Great Lakes Cricket Conference, Assistant Coach
Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
Junior Architect Tariq Hajj Architects
BSc Sc Archit Architecture A Architectu rchitecture tecture urre
Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
Architect Al Hamdan Consulting Office
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
Cricket Coaching Level 0 Pakistan Champions League
TCAUP, Ann Arbor, MI
Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia
Abdulhadi & Al Moaibed Consulting & Design Engineers
Agitation/Remembrance ...and life goes on Project mufradat
Volunteer intern Arc Start Program + Prof. Michael Kennedy
Detroit unreal Estate Agency Sustaining Diversity
Identity Crisis Fall 08 Cederâ€™s Fair Corporate Campus,Marblehead, OH
The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, MI
Spring Break Architecture Internship - Harding Partners Inc
Managed/ Captained Lawrence Tech Cricket Club
2D to 3D (abstracting\Interpreting) Solitude and Gathering Pavilion Project Runway Inhabitable Wall Section Solar Kitchen,Auroville, India School and training centre,Auroville, India
Grand Rapids Community College
Student Worker, Facilities Department
Lawrence Technological University
H.S.S.C- Pakistan International School, Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Rapids, MI Oakland Community College, Auburn Hills, MI
Office Assistant, Engineering Department
Visual Communication 2 Solar Dec. Construction Sculpture
Captained College/Regional Youth Cricket Team, Saudi Arabia
Scratching the Surface High velocity: Cricket
Basic Design Art Appreciation Architectural Drafting
Intro to Architectural Drawing 3D CAD -ADT 2005
Help Desk Associate University at Buffalo
M.Arch University at Buffalo NY, USA- 2012- 2014
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Scratching The Surface
Explicit & Implicit Lines Solitude and Gathering
Detroit Unreal Estate Agency
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Scratching The Surface
Instructor: Ryan Palider Ohio State University Columbus, USA
Stan Allan speak of architectural drawing as â€œ the assemblage of spatial and material notations that can be decoded, according to a series of shared conventions, in order to effect a transformation of reality at a distance from the authorâ€?. Through the making of the drawing new knowledge emerges and new thoughts occur.
Scratching The Surface
Analyzing is the act of dividing a complex whole into its parts or elements so to discover its true nature or inner relationships.
Architectural drawing as a way of making previously invisible organization visible to others. Analyzing the crocodile skin, and making drawings based on the idea of the notation. Exploring depth by axonometric drawings
^ Generating a new surface by Interpolating the difference between the two axonometric drawings. The surface model( Pony beads) was created by cutting sections of the joined axonometric drawing.
Adding a running, and walking path in the surface model by manipulating the undulating surface.
Top view of the surface
Walking Path Running Path Cross Section
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Explicit & Implicit Lines Solitude and Gathering
Instructor: Stewart Hicks University of Michigan Ann Arbor, USA
Using compositional principles embedded in a two-dimentional image, launching a series of translatioonal exercises aimed at seeing, describing, and manipulating space. These construcitons are subsequently filtered through lenses of scale, inhabitation, and program as they become architectural responses.
Explicit & Implicit lines:
2D to 3D
Studying the hidden connection in the given painting, and drawing an interpretation.
Abstracting is the act of considering a general quality or characteristic apart from specific objects or instance. Interpreting is the act of providing meaning through performance or execution according to oneâ€™s own particular understanding
The idea of explicit, and implicit lines
Developing a 3-Dimentional response to a 2-Dimentional drawing. Converting the idea of implicit and explicit lines, and the hidden connection between them into a solid form.
Seam or crease in the solid-void form as a continuous line
Final layered Solid-Void model carrying the idea of implicit and explicit line. Model: 6 x 8 x 8 inch
Casting the void of the solid-void model, with the idea of continuous line.
Cast model serves as a conceptual imperative and generative tool Joiner/ Collage within the sections/ plan of the rockite form. Studying the qualities of a gathering place, and a place of solitude.
Solitude and Gathering Space
Pavilion with a place of gathering, and solitude
Transferring the qualities of previously explored place of gathering and solitude. Double wall system to get the light deep into the building. Continuous Circulation carrying the idea of continuous line Construction technique showing the idea of continuous explicit, and implicit line.
Rethinking architectureâ€™s role in creating identities of a particular place. Considering formal and experiential implications of: place vs placelessness; regional vs local; singularity vs multiplicity; universality vs specificity.
Identity Crisis: Cedar Fairs corporate campus and Cultural center Instructor: Joel Schmidt University of Michigan Ann Arbor, USA
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Identity Crisis Cedar Fairs corporate campus and Cultural center - Marblehead, Ohio
Initial site studies, analyzing three different options. Drawings and making quick models to study each possible site.
Study : Building as a landscape, emerging from the earth
Placing buildings around trees, and anchoring the building into the site. Also exploring completely autonomous architecture and what opportunities it provides.
Study : Buildings about in between moments, and being sensitive to the site.
City town hall, performance center, and corporate office are conflicting programs... Programmatic diagrams serves as another tool to jump into the form of the building, and arranging the buildings according to the given requirements.
Opposite: Different diagrammatic studies looking at the flow of people, transparency, intersection of people, vision penetration, private and public spaces etc in the building
Cedar Fair Corporate Office
Cedar Fair Performing Art Center
Combining the initial ideas, and looking at different possible forms of the building. Rotating the strips vertically and eventually served as skin of the building; visually and experientially connecting the whole campus
Opposite: Skin studies Dansbury township Town hall and Nature Discovery Center
Different moments in the final campus.
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First Floor Plan
Second & Third Floor Plan
Precast Conrete slab
For construction course Occupancy, Egress, structures, hvac ,Plumbing, and cost of the this building were explored and drawn over the semester with an emphasis on how code restriction can influence design decisions
KEY: Steel Column Steel Girders Precast Conrete slab Steel Beams
Light gauge steel frame Curtain wall fastener
Painted wooden Panels Aluminum Mullion cap Light gauge steel frame Connection Bolt
Low-el double pane glass
Painted wooden Panels
Enclosure Detail 1
Enclosure Detail 2
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Detroit Unreal Estate Agency Shrinking cities are looked upon and thought about in terms of loss: real estate value, employment, welfare....Detroit unreal estate agency propose a positive reading: the ecology of the abandon city introduces new values, new opportunities, and a potentially rich reality that can compete and even supersede the market economy.
Detroit Unreal Estate Agency: Sustaining Diversity Instructor: Mireille Roddier University of Michigan Ann Arbor, USA
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Sustaining Diversity Detroit is a place of multiplicity, where things have multiple layers but in terms of ethnic diversity it is considered to be a segregated city. This is only true if we look at Detroit from a city level. There are areas in Detroit where different ethnic groups intermingle with one another. Sustaining diversity proposes different interventions in Detroit fueled by ethnic diversity.
Mapping Detroitâ€™s population and zooming into Michigan Ave, where multiplicity of cultures can be seen. Looking at the fabric of this area.
Getting to the street level and full length joiner of Michigan Avenue as a research tool in looking at the fabric, landscapes, materials, abandon buildings, ethnic groups, and vacant plots of the surrounding area.
Research diagram of different ethnic groups living/ working at Michigan Ave.
White African White Mexican White Puerto Rican Ukrainian
Puerto Rican Dominican
Puerto Rican Mexican
Irish-Polish Polish Chaldean African Mexican White Cuban Puerto Rican Mexican
Mexican Arab Dominican Mexican White Puerto Rican Dominican African Puerto Rican Dominican
Dominican African Dominican German Puerto Rican African Yugoslavian Mexican Polish
African White Mexican Mexican Mexican Irish-White Italian Chaldean
Mexican African White Mexican Arab Polish Yugoslavian Chinese
Puerto Rican Cuban
Puerto Rican Arab Mexican African Irish-White Mexican
Polish Albanian Chaldean Puerto Rican Arab Mexican
Chinese African White Mexican Chaldean Mexican Chaldean African Guatemalan
White Mexican African Chaldean Puerto Rican
Mexican Mexican White Native American Indian African African Mexican Arab Mexican Indian Puerto Rican White Arab White Mexican Puerto Rican Mexican Italian White African Mexican African White Arab Mexican White Mexican
White Chaldean / Greek
Puerto Rican Irish-White African
Ethnic Groups on Michigan Ave.
Michigan Wildflowers Scientific Name
Yarrow Sweet Flag Snakeroot Water plantain Nodding Wild Onion Lead Plant Canada Anemone Thimbleweed Tall Thimbleweed Angelica Wild Columbine Swamp Milkweed Butterfly weed White Wild Indigo False Boneset Tall Bellflower New Jersey Tea Turtlehead Swamp Thistle Virgin's Bower to Sand Tickseed Prairie Coreopsis Purple Prairie Clover Showy Tick-Trefoil Prairie Tick-Trefoil Flat-Top Aster Purple Coneflower Common Willow Herb Rattlesnake-master Joe-Pye Weed Boneset Flowering Spurge Grassleaved Goldenrod Bottled Gentian Fringed Gentiana Wild Geranium Prairie Smoke Sneezeweed Cow Parsnip Giant St. John's-Wort Wild Blue Flag Round headed Bush-clover Rough Blazing Star Marsh Blazing Star Michigan Lilly Cardinal Flower Great Blue Lobelia Wild Lupine Monkey-flower Wild Bergamot Horsemint Common Evening Primrose Riddell's Goldenrod Foxglove Beard-tongue Hairy Beard-tongue Obedient plant Common Mountain Mint Yellow Coneflower Wild Rose Black-eyed Susan Blue-eyed Grass Blue-stemmed Goldenrod Early Goldenrod Smooth Aster Goat's Rue Purple Meadow-Rue Common Spiderwort Blue Vervain Hoary Vervain Culver's Root Golden Alexander
Cultural Food Recipes Bloom Time 2' 2’ 2-4' 3' 1' 3' 2' 6-12' 4' 4' 3' 4' 2' 3-4' 2-4' 3-4' 2-3' 3-4' 5' 9' 2' 2' 2-3' 3-5' 3-6' 3-5' 3-4' 3' 4-5' 4-6' 4-5' 2-4' 2-4' 1-2' 1-1.5' 1' 1' 3-4’ 5-10' 4-6' 2-3' 3-4' 2-3' 3-4' 4' 2-5' 1-4' 1-2' 3' 2-4' 1-3' 2-5' 2-4' 3-5' 2' 3’ 2-3' 3-6' 3-4' 1-2' 1' 1-3' 3' 3' 1' 5-7' 2-4' 3-6' 2-3' 4-6' 2-3'
Moisture July-August June-July August-September July-September July-August June-August June-August May-June June-August June-August May-June July-August July-August June-July August-September July-September June-August August-September July-August July-August June-July June-August July-August July-August July-August August-October July-September July-August July-August July-September July-September July-August July-September August-September August-Septemer April-May April-May August-October June-July July-August June-August August-September August-September July-August July-August July-August July-September May-June June-September July-August July-August July-September August-October June-July May-June August-September July-August July-September July-August June-September May-June August-October August-October September-October June-July June-July May-July July-September August-September July-August May-June
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Native Michigan Trees Winterberry Dogwood, White Flowering Oak, Red Spruce, White Larch Maple, Silver Sassafras Dogwood, Rough-leafed Birch, Yellow Sumac, Smooth Pine, Red Dogwood, Alt-leaved Oak, Sumard Aspen, Quaking
Common Willow Herb
Mexican Dominican Chaldean Portorican African White Irish-White Italian German Chineses Cuban Indian Native American Arab Armenian Yugoslavian Guatemalean Polish
Bigos (Polish Hunter's Stew)
Chicken Enchiladas Recipe
American Beef Stew
Iraqi Kebab Recipe
- 8 slices of bacon, finely chopped - 1 pound boneless, lean pork shoulder, cut into 1-inch chunks - 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped, or 1 teaspoon garlic powder - 3 onions, quartered - ½ pound fresh mushrooms, sliced - 1 cup canned beef broth - 2 Tablespoons sugar - 2 bay leaves - 2 cups canned sauerkraut, rinsed under water and drained well - 2 medium apples, cored and sliced - 2 cups Italian-style whole tomatoes with juice - 1 cup cooked ham, diced - 1½ cups cooked Polish sausage, coarsely sliced
- 12 corn tortillas - 3 cooked chicken breast halves, no bones or skin, shredded - ½ cup chopped green onions - ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro - 2 cups chicken broth - 1 cup sour cream - ¾ cup minced onion - 12 oz shredded cheddar cheese - 4 oz chopped green chilies - ¼ cup butter - ¼ cup all purpose flour - Vegetable oil for frying
- mix one pound of meat (beef and fatty lamb) - One small onion - ¼ cup of flour - 1 teaspoon of salt - ½ teaspoon of black pepper - ¼ cup finely chopped parsley - ¼ teaspoon each grounded of allspice, ginger, and chili pepper
la Bandera Red beans - 2-3 cups of red kidney beans - 1 red onion finely chopped - 3 cloves of garlic - ½ teasspoon of coriander - 2 tablespoons of tomato paste - 2 cups of chicken stock - salt & pepper to taste 2. The stewed meat - 3 pounds of goat, cut into cubes - 3 roughly chopped onions - 6 cloves of garlic - 4 tomatoes roughly chopped - 2 sweet peppers julienned - Coriander, salt & pepper to taste Marinade: - 3 tablespoons oil - 3 tablespoons lime juice - Finely chopped onion - 3 teaspoons oregano - Salt & pepper Dominican goats graze on wild oregano
1lb. beef stew meat 1/4 c. flour 3 tsp. salt (optional) pepper shortening 4 small onions, sliced 2 cup hot water 1 beef bouillon cube mushrooms 4 whole cloves 4 whole allspice 1 c. sliced carrots c. celery, sliced
Research went into Michigan wildflowers, trees, ethnic foods, recipes, and ingredients. Taking the idea of diversity and applying it. Common ingredients
Tall Bell flower
Turning the city of Detroit into a urban farm land and back to the nature; where it is hard to realize where an asphalt road starts, and where you are faced my a wild animals Red Onion
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Silver Maple 6 -10’ 15-20’ 45-80’ 16-60’ 18-60’ 50-75’ 15-60’ 8-12’ 30-80’ 16-20’ 25-80’ 15- 25‘ 40-80’ 15-40’
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Proposing different intervention along Michigan Ave, fuelled by ethnic diversity. Abandon plots are used for Urban farming to grow organic native plants for cultural specific recipes; Green houses will provide farming place in harsh Michigan winters; and large abandon areas will slowly turn into Detroit natural reserve, and hunting ground.
Detroit Natural reserve
Urban Green Houses
Sustaining Diversity Detroit Unreal Estate Agency
Design architect for commercial, residential & Industrial projects. Design development from inception to completion
Professional Experience Tariq Hajj Architects Al Hamdan Consulting Office Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
Honeywell Office Building
Worked under the supervision of lead architect with designs, CAD work, renderings, floor plan layouts, and presentations during conceptual and schematic design stages.
Dhahran,Saudi Arabia Feb. 2009 ( Build Jan 2012)
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Ground Floor Plan
First Floor Plan
Final Perspective View (Rendering done by team mate)
SITE PLAN 1:300 M
UOP OFF. 1 COLLABORATIVE SPACE
UOP OFF. 2
UOP OFF. 3
HONEYWELL ARAMCO UNIT 36
UOP WORKSTATIONS 10
HPS OPERATIONS 66
HPS SALES 16
UOP OFF. 4 KITCHEN
DEDICATED GOODS INWARD/ OUTWARD AREA
DEDICATED INSPECTION AREA FOR INCOMING GOODS
OFF. 3 SUPPORT SERVICES SECURED
DEDICATED SYSTEM PARTS STORAGE AREA
UOP OFF. 5
OPEN TO BELOW
HBS OPERATIONS 66 HBS ENG,G + HBS SALES 12
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RED TAG AREA
COLLABORATIVE SPACE 1800
OPEN TO BELOW
SUPPORT SERVICES 29
STO. COLLABORATIVE SPACE
PRODUCT NON CONFO.
CAC STAFF OFFICE
CAC LEAD OFFICE
ENGINEERING DEMO TEST LAB
ELECTRICAL UTILITY ROOM
HONEYWELL HONEYWELL CUSTOMERS CUSTOMERS OFFICE OFFICE 1 OFFICE 1 CONFERENCE
CAC TESTING ELECTRICAL MECH. ROOM
HOT DESK AREA
First Floor Plan
FIRST FLOOR PLAN
PRAYER ROOM ARC.
CAC STO. FILING
CUSTOMERS CUSTOMERS CUSTOMERS CUSTOMERS OFFICE OFFICE OFFICE OFFICE
KITCHEN & SERV.
TRAINING 2 FWC
SMALL CONF. ROOM
THIRD SPACE TRAINING 3
Ground Floor Plan
ENLARGED PLAN WORKSTATIONS
Arabian Rockbits Building Created a new Identity for the client by redesigning the administration part of the existing factory building.
Role: Project Architect Location: Dammam, Saudi Arabia Under-Construction 2012
Halliburton Residential Complex
Halliburton residential complex located in the Seihat, Saudi Arabia, attracts skilled works and corporate visitors for long and short term accommodation, and healthy living style. Master plan includes six 3-story residential buildings accommodating employees, dinning center, recreational center, & sports courts.
Role: Design Architect Location: Seihat, Saudi Arabia Design July 2012
1 - Dinning center 2 - Recreational center 3 - Residential block 4 - Tennis court 5 - Volleyball court
Gulf Mahmal Complex Design proposal for a Gulf Mahmal complex master plan located in the 2nd Industrial city, Dammam, Saudi Arabia,. Goal is to attract maximum companies for their staff accommodation by providing all the necessary recreation. Master plan includes four 3-story workers block, two three stories senior block, and a kitchen complex with upper floor dedicated to the recreation center
Role: Designer/ Assistant Architect Location: Dammam, Saudi Arabia Design May 2011
Workers Accommodation Senior Accommodation Kitchen Complex Mosque Basketball court
Arabian Point 8 Building Arabian point 8 Admin and Factory building was designed to meet our clientâ€™s growing business in the area. Conceptually the administration building serves as a the head of this building, where brains are at work, and the supporting electromechanical factory as the functioning body. Role: Design Architect / Project Coordinator. Location: Dammam, Saudi Arabia Design March 2012
Al Sanbook Commercial Center Concept proposal for Al Sanbook commercial center providing retail stores, restaurants, and office areas for commercial use. Role: Design Architect Location: Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia Design March 2012
Ground & Mezzanine Level
Restaurants & Offices Level
Design Brief & Form
- Footprint Area ( 1170 sqm) - Store fronts on the main avenues using maximum area for retail stores . - Mezzanine level could serves as a storage area for retail stores/ or seating for Cafe - Second & Third floor used for Restaurants space with maximum Corniche view - Offices to be located on 4th & 5th Floor with Corniche view - Off street parking serves retail stores. - Parking located on the back side mainly serving Restaurants & Offices
Different ideas explored through photography, & objects which relates to the question of Identity crisis, scale, life, society, and human beings just to name a few.
Photography Agitation/Remembrance Five stages of love ...and life goes on Tilt Shift
Calligraphy Kalam Holder 99% Natural Saudi Arabia, USA ai design Pakistan, 2009-2010
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Agitation / Remembrance
Five stages of Love
“...and Life goes on” looks at the flow of human life, and the idea of human’s struggle in the metropolis
Tilt Shift Photography: The idea of scale is very important to architects, and designers. This series of design work looks at the relationship between scale, imagery, perception, and identity.