Mr. Karmeinsky,German Architect, 34 years experience, now in Dubai

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ALEXANDER

KARMEINSKY, AIA

WORK HISTORY Feb.15– Aug.18 AKA INTERNATIONAL DMCC. Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Head of Architecture and Planning. Position reporting to Executive Director with activity in Dubai, Munich and London for AKA Group Companies. Design, Design Direction, Design Management and Development Management for hotel projects, residential projects and master plans. Selection, briefing and proposal reviews of consultants, review of consultant designs and construction/tender documentations. Lead and direct design team in the development of building design, master planning and interior design schemes and solutions. Preparation of area programs and hospitality concept briefs. Assistance in acquisition due diligence and property reviews. Hotel greenfield projects under design include a 300 keys hotel/ 400 hotel apartments upscale project adjacent to Dubai Marina (Tecom), a 230 keys 4 star conferences hotel in Munich (Germany), a 270 upper mid-market hotel in Frankfurt (Germany) and a 165 keys upper mid-market hotel in London (UK). Further hospitality projects include a 27.000 m2 residential/ commercial/ hospitality masterplan modification proposal in Frankfurt (Germany) and a 192 keys office building conversion to hotel in Munich (Germany). Ongoing residential buildings under construction include a 220 unit buildings in Jumeirah Village Circle, a 480 units apartment building in Jumeirah Lakes Towers (Dubai) and a 54 unit adaptive reuse of a protected building in Augsburg (Germany). Residential projects under design include a Trakhees-approved 82 unit building and a 36 storey tower, both in Jumeirah Village Circle. Apr.13– Dec.14

HYATT INTERNATIONAL SWA, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Design Director Europe/SWA. Position reporting to Vice-President of Product and Brand Design. Lead of team including design manager, operational planner, engineer and design coordinator for reviews and design input of Owner´s greenfield and conversion full-service hotel projects in Europe, West Africa and Middle East. Guidance to owners, architects, interior designers and other owner-retained consultants in brand (Andaz, Hyatt Regency, Grand Hyatt, Park Hyatt, Hyatt) and standards implementation as well as front-of-house design. Directing of in-house back-of-house design and layouts efforts for submittal to owners. Preparation of desktop reviews, area programs, design briefs, design consultant shortlists and project timeline schedules. Participate in workshops of potential projects with owners, architects and Hyatt Development team. Review mock-up rooms. Projects include Andaz Munich, Hyatt Regency Amsterdam, Hyatt Regency Zurich Airport, Hyatt Regency Barcelona, Hyatt Regency Vienna, Hyatt Regency Barcelona, Andaz Beirut, Hyatt Dakar, Hyatt Regency Riyadh, Park Hyatt Dubai.

Oct. 12– Apr.13 HKR ARCHITECTS MIDDLE EAST, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Senior Architect/ Designer, Position reporting to Managing Director ME. Lead design for interior layouts and development of large mixed-use project in Central Asia. Coordination with structural and MEP engineers. Review of tender bids for design intent compliance. Interior design planning and selection of hotel ID consultants for large mixeduse project in East Europe. Clients: Aldar, Belpars, Damac. Nov.11- Oct.12

HILTON WORLDWIDE, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Director of Design MEA. Position reporting to Senior Vice President of Global Design Services (USA). Design reviews of architectural and interiors designs for compliance with luxury (Waldorf Astoria, Conrad) and full service hotels’ (Hilton, Doubletree) brand narratives, architecture/design standards and operating standards for new, conversions and existing hotels in Middle East and Africa. Advice to project directors and development on design issues and direction. Selection of proposed consultant panels and review and assessment of potential consultant teams. Participation in project design meetings with owners’ representatives, project managers and design/specialty consultants. Mock-up room reviews and building and developments site visits. Coordination with internal teams such as SPA, F&B, Operations. Projects include Waldorf Astoria The Palm Dubai, Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Kaimah, Hilton Al Hamra Ras Al Kaimah, Hilton Ras Al Kaimah, Doubletree Al Barsha Dubai, Doubletree Residences Al Bateen JBR Dubai, Doubletree Kuwait, Hilton Durban, Doubletree Erbil, Hilton Sierra Leone.

Mar.08– Oct. 11 HOSPES HOTELS SL, Barcelona, Spain Director of R&D / New Projects. Position reporting to CEO. Development of new hotel brand based on company’s hospitality philosophy and general brand book. Definition of design logic base concepts, physical features implementation tools, and requirements catalogues. Review and corrections of new hotel development proposals and ongoing projects. Management, briefings and reiterative review procedures for architectural competitions. Preparation of advisory and project management services proposals and input planning for development projects led by other investment groups. Brand and company philosophy presentations to developers, potential investors, designers, etc. Design services providers RFPs, contract review, definition and corrections. New project core hospitality concept definitions, architectural programming and project concept briefing. Site visits, location analysis and feasibility studies for brand adequacy. Continued work on projects in Spain, France and Middle East. Jan.05– Feb. 08 INYPSA INFORMES Y PROYECTOS SA, Barcelona, Spain Head of Architecture and Planning. Position reporting to regional and project management unit directors. Masterplan for the refurbishment and extension of Costa Brava town and ports waterfront. Project management for the contruction of three county courthouse buildings. Planning and engineering consultancy for luxury residential, hospitality and golf subdivision in Mallorca, project and specifications review assistance for 400 unit residential project in the French Pyrenees, project design and construction document audits of municipal public spaces and assembly and education buildings. Commercial representation and proposals preparation for various services administrations and private clients. Clients include GISA, BIMSA, Ports de Catalunya, Howard Holdings, Greenside Development, Promobuilding, Renta Corporación.


May.03– Aug.04 WBMS – WORTMANN BAÑARES ARQUITECTOS, Barcelona, Spain Project manager. Position reporting to partner. Acquisition due diligence and assistance for the purchase of prime site office buildings by german investment fund. Adaptive reuse and rehabilitation proposals, feasibility studies and schematics for in-progress and existing residential and office buildings. Architectural and urban proposals for community and historic building sites including religious centers, senior housing, private schools and existing designated landmark buildings. Architectural service proposals and company representation. Project scheduling and cost monitoring. Frequent dealings with local and regional authorities, fire protection services, etc. Clients include Westinvest, Grupo Landon, German Catholic Church, Lindner hotels, Swiss School. Aug.97-Sep.02

ROBERT A.M. STERN ARCHITECTS , New York, USA Project architect and co-manager / construction administrator. Position reporting to associate -partner. Conceptual and schematic project design and management totaling 20.000m2 of residential and university facilities. Design, construction documents, specifications and construction administration of student residence addition. Co-project manager, architect and coordinator for design development, construction documents and administration of 6000m2 campus center and research facility including botanical gardens and greenhouses. Design, review and coordination of design development phases for residential and office buildings. Design development of competition entry for new university campus center. Clients include Hines, Irving Oil, Columbia University, RFR, Davis, University of California, Alfieri.

Nov.96– Jul.97

SOLITER, Andorra la Vella, Principality of Andorra Director of Architecture. Position reporting to development partner. Design guidance for real estate developer. Peer review and modification proposals for planned mid-rise apartment building complex.

Oct.86– Sep.94

RICARDO BOFILL -TALLER DE ARQUITECTURA, Barcelona, Spain Project manager / architect. Position reporting to partner. Design and management of schematics and design development phases totaling 120.000m2 (70% built) of office, residential, retail, hotel and underground parking projects. Design and management of master plan and hardscape infrastructure projects (40ha. Development of international urban design proposals and competition entries for cultural, leisure, telecommunications and intermodal transportation facilities. Design development of the classic theatre hall of the Catalonia National Theatre. Clients include Kemper, Accor hotels, Generalitat de Catalunya, SCIC, G3I, Copra, Pélège, Devicq, City of Montpellier, City of Bordeaux, Sulitzer.

Sep.84 –Aug.85 I.M. PEI & PARTNERS , New York, USA Junior designer. Participation in all design and documentation phases of the Grand Louvre museum project, including pyramid working drawings. Volume/ core studies for 80 storey high rise building. Jun.83 – Aug.83 I.B.A. - INTERNATIONALE BAUAUSSTELLUNG , Berlin, Germany Intern. Urban design proposals for masterplan of central Kulturforum, Embassy Tiergarten districts. EDUCATION Feb.99–Sept.00 Architectural Registration Examinations (New York State License) National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, New York, USA. Oct.95– Feb.97

Master in Construction Business Administration (Thesis pending) Fundació Politécnica, Barcelona, Spain.

Oct.94– May 96 Comprehensive Architectural Examination for Approved Foreign Graduates (Prueba de Conjunto) Universidad Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain. Aug.84– Apr.86

Bachelor of Architecture (Professional degree). Rice University, Houston, Texas, USA

Aug.80– Apr.84

Bachelor of Arts in Architecture. Rice University, Houston, Texas, USA

Sept.96– Oct.96 Course in Spanish and Catalan Planning Law. Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain May 80

German baccaleaureate (Abitur) y Mexican baccaleaureate. Deutsche Schule, Mexico D.F., Mexico.

May 79

Diplôme Supérieur de Litérature. Alliance Française (French Institute) Mexico D.F., Mexico.

LICENSES & AFFILIATIONS

Col.legi d’ Arquitectes de Catalunya. No 28413-0 (Registration in Spain) American Institute of Architects - Full member (New York State licensed architect) Innenministerium Baden-Wuerttemberg (Equivalency approval in Germany for practice)

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Fluent (R, W ,S): Spanish (Native), English, German (Native), French Proficient Catalan, Italian. Basic Russian

COMPUTER SKILLS

CAD & 3D: AutoCAD 2013 (Proficient 2D; 3D basics), CATIA - IBM (Proficient 2D), Sketch up Project: MS Project, MS Visio, Presto ( Quantity surveying program) Office: MS Office (Word, Outlook, Excel), Corel office; Navision

PERSONAL

Citizenship: German Address : Silverene B 803, Dubai Marina, Dubai, United Arab Emirates


ALEXANDER KARMEINSKY, AIA Profile of Work 2011-2018


Hadeer Tower Residential Apartments Building – JVC Dubai


Project Description 21 Storey 220-units newbuild residential apartments building at the center of Jumeirah Village circle. The first floor above podium features a fitness center and a rooftop with communal pools and landscaped areas. Ground floor includes two major retail spaces. Under construction. Owners and Consultants Owner Architect/Engineers : Exteriors redesign/interior design:

AKA International DMCC/ Hadeer Pioneers of Experts LLC AKA International DMCC

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AKA International DMCC Design Controller / Design Director 2015-2018

Activities In-depth design and technical documentation review for code, design and coordination requirements compliance. Review of specifications, consultant contract, BOQs, finishes schedules. Listing and mark-ups indicating omitted or erroneous/contradicting graphic and written documentation. Introduction and sketching out of necessary design modifications as necessary. Materials and finishes selection. Materials and provider visit and samples review and selection. Shop drawings and submittals reviews including MEP coordination. Ongoing site visits. Special Achievements Simplified façade by eliminating curtain wall and accentuating verticality expression. Reconfigured pool and landscaped rooftop areas. Introduced laundry closets/rooms. Replanned ground floor to accommodate district cooling equipment. Replanned upper floors. Directed solution for building façade cleaning systems incorporation. Sketched out reflected ceiling plans. Proposed curtain wall and screen designs.

Hadeer Tower Residential Apartments – JVC Dubai


Unlimited Residential Apartments Tower – JVC Dubai


Project Description 30 Storey 300-unit greenfield residential apartments project at Jumeirah Village circle. Features first floor above-podium fitness center and landscaped rooftop with communal pools. Ground floor includes major retail space. Includes 4 podium parking levels. Owners and Consultants Owner Design Architect : Architect of record:

AKA International DMCC AKA International DMCC Pioneers of Experts

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AKA International DMCC Design Supervisor, Manager 2017-2018

Activities Review of JVC Development and Control Regulations. Directing of design team on code requirements for super high rises including accessibility and fire life safety code. Directing of design solutions for increased floor efficiencies and sellable to built-up area ratios for higher ROI. Meetings, review and request for proposals of prospective architect/engineer of record consultants. Advise to owner for retaining of FLS consultant regarding master plan contradictions with new UAE fire code. Meetings with retained consultants regarding structural and technical services requirements. Meetings with master developer to clarify unspecified zoning code interpretations and cost of exceptions. Special Achievements Achieved design/ layouts indicating 21 percent return of investment. Introduced reduced 1 bedroom units of aprox. 45 m2 net. Obtained master developer consent to increase max. average floor plate area by 20 percent to elude UAE fire code requirements for super high rises.

Unlimited Residential Apartments Tower – JVC Dubai


Augsburg Residential Apartments Building


Project Description Adaptive reuse of existing postwar building with landmark protected features into 52 unit residential apartments structure. Includes two added-on penthouse units, office use mezzanine and two ground floor retail spaces. Features underground car park with storage units. Owners and Consultants Owner Architects : Architect of Record:

Abdukadyr Khabibula Stark Architekten Stark Architekten

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AKA International DMCC Design Controller / Project Monitor 2015-2018

Activities Review of design and design documentation and specifications for coherence and completeness of information. Assisted owner with proposals review of remediation work offers, BOQs and construction offers and contract reviews and responses. Meetings with architects, structures and MEP engineers. Special Achievements Introduced construction contract modifications achieving better guarantees or contractor transparency and abidance with quality and time demands.

Augsburg Residential Apartments building


Habib Residences Apartments Building - JVC Dubai


Project Description 82 units greenfield residential building with ground floor retail, resident’s gym, first floor playground and rooftop pools directly facing the new Jumeirah Village Circle shopping mall. Includes partial ground floor parking and full single basement parking. Currently under contruction Owners and Consultants Owner Architect/Landscape : Architect/Engineer of Record

AKA International DMCC AKA International DMCC Pioneers of Experts Engineering LLC

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AKA International DMCC Head Architect and Project Manager ( Preliminary Design to Tender Packages Phases) 2017-2018

Activities Defined and negotiated scope of work and contract with architect of record. Building design and design team management including zoning (JVC Development and Control Regulations) and code (Trakhees, UAE Fire Code, Dubai Universal Accessibility Code) reviews and implementation. Control, coordination and guidance of subconsultant structural, MEP engineering and specifications work. Interstitial design review meetings with master developer (Nakheel). Special Achievements Maximized car park spaces through single car circulation direction scheme number allowing for increased number of smaller apartments. Increased exterior sellable area by use of rooftop areas. Achieved incorporation of various communal amenities for general value increase. Incorporated privacy-maintaining features at balconies and terraces. Preliminary and Final Approvals by authorities within three week periods.

Habib Residences Apartments Building - JVC Dubai


MBL Residential Apartments Tower – JLT Dubai


Project Description 45-storey 480 units greenfield lakeside high-end residential apartments tower located in Jumeirah Lakes Towers. Includes ground floor and promenade retail areas, second-floor fitness center, spa, pool and outdoor communal gardens. Under construction. Owners and Consultants Owner Architect/ Engineers : Interior Design:

AKA International DMCC / MAG Group National Engineering Bureau SK Interiors

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AKA International DMCC Project Design and Documentation Due Diligence and Monitoring 2016-2017

Activities Detailed review of Architecture, Structure, MEP, FLS and Interior Design submittals and construction documentation packages. Identification of design deficiencies, improvement opportunities and non-compliant areas. Advancement of proposals for design improvements. Follow-up and review of addenda and requests for information. Attended meetings with JV-partner’s design management team and architect. Special Achievements Provided improvements for ground floor arrival and retail areas. Instructed on circulation, space organization and accessibility of second floor fitness center, spa and lockers, pool and exterior leisure facilities. Proposed more efficient arrangement of the 2 bedroom units to allow for additional study/sleeping/working room. Advanced designs for accessible and dine-in open kitchen arrangements.

MBL Residential Apartments Tower – JLT Dubai


Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm


Project Description Traditional Luxury Hotel in a resort setting with 320 keys, 4 restaurants, 1500m2 ballroom and events area, meeting and conferences area, major separate gender spa facility. Owners and Consultants Owner Architect: Interior Designer

Al Habtoor Group Khatib & Alami KCA International

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Hilton International Corporation Director of Design 2011-2012

Activities Advised, guided and instructed external consultants such as architects and interior designers as well as internal project manager and department directors as to project improvements and brand alignment. Reviewed and commented on designer presentations. Sought to convince owner to have major design issues corrected and redirect the architectural and interior design schemes to open views to sea and bay beachfronts. Attended biweekly meetings at developer´s main and site offices. Continuously attended various meetings with consultants. Special Achievements Prepared Main Lobby and Events Lobby design layouts. Designed Junior and Presidential Suite schemes. Redesigned exterior beachfront restaurants and pool areas (not built out of lack of funds).

Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm


Hilton Ahamra Fort Ras Al Khaimah


Project Description Traditional Luxury Hotel in a resort setting with 346 keys, 6 restaurants, retail promenade, peacock alley 3000m2 ballroom and events area, meeting and conferences area, major separate gender spa facility, golf course, 350m beach waterfront facilities. Owners and Consultants Owner Architect: Interior Designer Work Details Employer: Role: Dates:

Al Hamra Group HBA Hilton International Corporation Director of Design 2011-2012

Activities Reviewed lobby design and redesigned reception area and seating layouts. Reviewed and commented Peacock alley and Spa designs. Inspected Mock up rooms and corridors. Elaborated mock-up-room reports. Special Achievements Redesign and regularisation of reception and concierge areas.

Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah


DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel and Residences Dubai Al Barsha


Project Description Core and shell constructed business hotel in renown shopping area with 180 guestrooms and suites, 160 residences and apartments, 2 restaurants, 4 meeting venues, fitness center and rooftop pool. Owners and Consultants Owner Architect: Interior Designer Work Details Employer: Role: Dates:

Mohammed Abdullah Juma Humaidan Al Falasi / Delta Conracting Group

Hilton International Corporation Director of Design 2011-2012

Activities Guestroom design reviews and mock-up room and mock-up apartments visits and reports. Review and improvement comments on restaurants and outlet designs as per Hilton F&B brief and Hilton Restaurant Group concept standards. Site meetings with design consultants, owners and contractor. Special Achievements Achieved functional and customer experience improvements as well as seating capacity in the restaurants. Achieved changes in mock-up room and apartment design and execution details. Identified project-wide handicapped accessibility problems.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel and Residences Dubai Al Barsha


DoubleTree by Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Beach


Project Description Apartment building converted into suites-only residences located at the end of the Juemirah Beahc Walk. Features three restaurants, ten meeting rooms, rooftop spa and fitness center, beachfront esplanade with infinity pool and beverage outlets. Owners and Consultants Owner Architect: Interior Designer Work Details Employer: Role: Dates:

Al Hamra Group Interior Design Studio Hilton International Corporation Director of Design 2011-2012

Activities Pre-deal site visits to assess project under construction in core and shell phase. Brand presentations to owner and interior design teams. Advise on architectural project configuration and functionality. Guidance on resolving guest access from street and beachfront. Improvement suggestions on servicing core and routes as well as allocating missing back-of-house infrastructure in basements. Review of Lobby designs, suite and guestroom floor designs, landscaping and spa access layouts Special Achievements Managed to have exterior stair incorporated to allow for beachfront access from residential portion of building. Managed changes in design of suites finishes and furnishings to be in line with brand narrative. Eliminated back-of-house circulation crossovers with Lobby und public corridors.

DoubleTree by Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Beach


Hilton Ahamra Fort Ras Al Khaimah


Project Description Conversion of existing independent beach resort and golf to a Hilton brand hotel. The resort features one main guestroom building, sea-side suites and villas, 8 restaurants, spa and fitness center, kid´s club, large exterior grounds and pools and an 18 hole golf course. Owners and Consultants Owner Architect: Interior Designer

Al Hamra Group Aukett Fitzroy Robinson Paul Bevis Design Sutdio

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Hilton International Corporation Director of Design 2011-2012

Activities Review, advise and guidance of hotel refurbishment designs for lobbies, restaurants, lounges, guestrooms and suites. Site visits and meetings with owners and consultants, including value engineering. Mock-up room progress visits. Spa and lobby areas redesign. Implementation of Hilton new lobby philosophy. Coordination and input search from Hilton operating teams. Special Achievements Aid to reorganization of lobby areas to provide improved arrival experience, circulation and visual relationship to beach. Layout of Spa and Fitness to accommodate non-user circulation crossovers. More contemporary room and bathroom designs and Hilton F&B brief attuned restaurants designs.

Hilton Al Hamra Fort Ras Al Khaimah


Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Resort and Spa


Project Description Partial renovation and refurbishment of a 475 key beach resort featuring 14 bars and restaurants, meeting and event rooms and vast exterior grounds with various swimming pools. Owners and Consultants Owner Architect: Interior Designer

Al Hamra Group Aecom Aukett Fitzroy Robinson

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Hilton International Corporation Director of Design 2011-2012

Activities Review, advise and guidance of hotel refurbishment designs for guestrooms and restaurants Site visits and meetings with owners and consultants, including value engineering. Mock-up room progress visits.

Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Resort and Spa


Hilton Freetown Cape Sierra


Project Description 200 key coastal hotel project located 1 hour from Sierra Leone´s capital Freetown and its airport. The design features five restaurants, bars, a ballroom, event/meeting spaces and a health centre. Exterior facilities include pools, terraces and tennis courts. Owners and Consultants Owner Architect: Interior Designer

Cape Sierra Hotel Company Ltd. Idea (UK) Areen London

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Hilton International Corporation Director of Design 2011-2012

Activities Project review and architectural guidance of public areas and shared facilities, including lobbies, restaurants, and event spaces. Sugestions for improved relationship of exterior facilities and waterfront views with hotel lobby and restaurants. Workshop meetings with architect, interior designer, owner representatives and engineers. Special Achievements Suggestions to reorganization of lobby areas to provide improved arrival experience, circulation and visual relationship to beach. Improvement of arrival experience and ballroom subdivision and servicing flexibility.

Hilton Freetown Cape Sierra


Hilton Dead Sea Resort and Spa


Project Description Combined contemporary-styled resort and business hotel in Jordan featuring six restaurants and a major spa and fitness center. Large exterior grounds with several swimming pools kid´s club, tennis courts and a large in-sea floating sun deck accessible at coastline with dedicated elevator. The resort is adjacent to a major convention center. Owners and Consultants Owner Architect: Interior Designer

Emaar International DSA Architects KCA International

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Hilton International Corporation Director of Design 2011-2012

Activities Project review and guidance of public areas and shared including lobbies and lobby lounges and deriving circulations. Review and comments for guestroom design. Suggestions for improved relationship of exterior facilities and waterfront views with hotel lobby and restaurants. Special Achievements Achieved entirely openable bathroom designs and reincorporated desks/tables as part of guestroom furnishings. Achieved properly functioning lobby lounge.

Hilton Dead Sea Resort and Spa


Hilton N´Djamena


Project Description 195 key resort-like hotel in the Republic of Chad featuring 5 restaurants, 2 bar lounges, ballroom, meeting venues and spa. The facility is located along the main river and includes generous exterior grounds, pools and terraces. Owners and Consultants Owner Architect: Interior Designer

Salim Group DSA Architects Vision Group

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Hilton International Corporation Director of Design 2011-2012

Activities Project review and guidance of public areas including lobbies and lobby lounges, restaurants and event areas. Review of arrival and general circulation experience and functionality. Design revisions and guidance of exterior design. Meetings with owner, interior designer, kitchen consultants and Hilton in-house F&B management and concepts team. Reviewed handicapped accessibility. Special Achievements Reinforced and emphasized place making spaces with a combination of contemporary and local design principles while implementing Hilton F/B brief parameters and Hilton Lobby design narratives. Restructured lobby and arrival experiences and brought attention to lighting design, views and space quality perception.

Hilton N´Djamena


Hilton Durban


Project Description 324 Key five-star hotel in Southafrica located next to the city´s major convention center. The hotel features a restaurant, a bar and a lounge as well as a fitness center and a spa. Owners and Consultants Owner Architect: Interior Designer

FGG Architects Keith Interior Design

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Hilton International Corporation Director of Design 2011-2012

Activities Reviewed proposed designs and interviewed and selected among various options the interior design firm for the rooms and corridors renovation of this project. Advised general manager of hotel on lobby configuration for new location of Hilton brand required information center concept within the lobby. Prepared summary brief of actions for redesign efforts of this property.

Hilton Durban


Abu Dhabi Plaza Astana


Project Description 500.000m2 project featuring five tower high-rise assests: one hotel, tow office towers one residential tower and one combined 78 storey office/apartments skyscraper. The bilevel shopping mall podium with rooftop spa links the entrances of the various assets with each other. Owners and Consultants Owner Architect: Interior Designer

Aldar Developments Abu Dhabi HKR Architects HKR Architects

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HKR Architects Senior Architect Interiors 2012-2013

Activities Defined interior architecture and design including lighting and furniture types of all interior public spaces of retail mall, spa, residential towers and office towers, including lobbies at parking levels. Coordinated with core and shell architects, structural engineers, mechanical engineers and branding/signage agency. Supplied information to BIM team and supervised resulting 3D model. Defined and adjusted 3D images for publishing. Reviewed and advised on completeness of tender documentation and reviewed tender packages. Special Achievements Gained immediate developer approval for proposed design improvements of arrivals, lobbies, circulation and main retail mall spaces. Implemented culturally-sensitive elements throughout the design, reflecting the bond between Kazakhstan and the UAE.

Abu Dhabi Plaza Astana


Magnet Minsk


Project Description Mixed use midrise development in Belarus featuring 200 room business hotel, office buildings and retail mall. Owners and Consultants Owner Architect: Interior Designer

Belpars HKR Architects (redevelopment) HKR Architects (redevelopment)

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HKR Architects Middle East Senior Architect Interiors 2013

Activities Assessed building and reported on required building and concept improvements including circulation and accesses. Proposed preliminary layout changes taken into account already built portions of the work. Prepared RFPs for subconsultant collaboration. Special Achievements Resolved strategic program misallocations as well as access, circulation and transit contradictions and deficiencies.

Magnet Minsk


Hyatt Regency Amsterdam


Project Description 212 key business hotel along one of the Amsterdam Canals and in proximity to the Botanical Gardens. The hotel features one restaurant and one bar, 1 large and 2 small meeting venues as wall as fitness center with hydrotherapy zones and one spa treatment room. Owners and Consultants Owner Architect: Interior Designer

Aedes Real Estate Von Dongen Dornbusch Jestico + Whiles

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Hyatt International SWA Design Director 2013-2014

Activities Reviewed and suggested improvements for architectural and interior design layouts. Redirected interior designer work to be more brand and location related. Managed and directed the compression and development of back-of-house areas. Rationalized room and suite designs. Identified areas not meeting fire-life and safety code requirements. Review of facades for minimum opening and daylight requirements. Reviewed and reported on mock-up rooms. Attended frequent meetings with developer architect interior design consultants, etc. Special Achievements Devised method of adding 1 guestroom per floor to free up lower levels for minimally required back-of house program. Determined coherent back-of-house circulations avoiding crossovers with kitchen areas. Reconfigured lobby, lobby support, lounge, restaurant and bar entrance areas to provide for more generous yet inviting arrival experiences. Achieved faรงade adaptation to guestroom natural lighting needs.

Hyatt Regency Amsterdam


Andaz Munich


Project Description 275 room hotel on 6 storeys and one 12 storey tower with 1 restaurant, 1 skybar venue, lobby lounge and bar, 500m2 ballroom, 7 meeting venues, fitness center and spa with 6 treatment rooms, hydrotherapy areas, relaxation lounges and rooftop indoor swimming pool. Owners and Consultants Owner Architect: Interior Designer

Jost Hurler Group GmbH Himmler Sattler (Facades) Concrete Architectural Associates

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Hyatt International SWA Design Director 2013-2014

Activities Reviewed architectural layouts and project for lease agreement signature purposes. Interviewed and established the panel of interior sign firm candidates. Reviewed and commented on interior design layouts and functional, architectural and brand-related issues. Furnished information on continuous basis for detailed design progress. Managed and directed the internally generated back-of-house design. Suggested solutions for program adaptation to customer and guest flow patterns. Attended bimonthly meetings with owners, consultants and project managers. Special Achievements Identified solution for addition of 20 guestrooms. Devised solutions for accommodation of reception area support program and arrival and reception area layout. Determined requirements and traffic study for additional entrance space due to single combined events and hotel entrance. Identified solution for incorporation of second fire stair in tower without change in room /suites count.

Andaz Munich


The Circle – Hyatt Regency Hotel and Convention Center at Zurich Airport


Project Description 256 key high-end business hotel featuring restaurant, bar and lobby lounge, Club lounge and fitness center with hydrotherapy areas. Annexed to via pedestrian bridge to the hotel is a 1200 banquet capacity convention hall with 20 meeting rooms ranging between 300 m2 and 40m2. Owners and Consultants Owner Architect: Interior Designer

Zurich Flughafen AG Under Construction AG GA Design (London)

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Hyatt International SWA Design DIrector 2013-2014

Activities Took over project in mid schematic phase. Reviewed architectural layouts and project. Pointed towards various project deficiencies requiring architectural improvements and changes. Reviewed, commented and modified the interior design layouts to meet functional and brand standards and perception. Furnished information on continuous basis for detailed design progress. Managed, compressed and directed the internally generated back-of-house design. Attended bimonthly meetings and conference calls with owners, consultants, project managers. Special Achievements Managed to incorporate arrival elevators and generous stair in airport-side pedestrian lobby for appropriate arrival experience. Achieved convention area floor plate use. Corrected and redirected all guestroom/suite designs for their finalization in 6 weeks. Achieved reconfiguration of restaurant, club lounge, fitness center and bar layout and designs. Achieved adaptations of interior design concept themes.

The Circle – Hyatt Regency Hotel and Convention Center at Zurich Airport


Hyatt Dakar


Project Description City center 140 key new hotel near historic market landmark building featuring three restaurants, lounge bar, one subdivisible event room and 5 smaller meeting rooms, fitness center and reduced spa with large interior swimming pool and vitality pool, spa and rooftop terraces. Owners and Consultants Owner Architect: Interior Designer

Lacoste Cie, SA Lacaton Vassal Architectes Marco Piva Studio

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Hyatt International SWA Design Director 2014

Activities Took over project in tender and construction phase. Identified non-compliance with operator area program, design and engineering standards and various functional and circulation issues. Redistributed all non-guestroom areas around executed concrete work to attain program compliance and enable inclusion of back-of-house volumetric needs. Added internal loading dock and employee entrance at street level. Maintained conference calls and meeting with architect and owner representative. Special Achievements Majority of proposed changes were accepted by owner, including demolition and redesign of certain executed concrete work ( i.e. car ramp, loading docks, etc). Eliminated all non-hotel program uses and reduced underground parking spaces to legally required minimum. Reduced oversized restaurants, separated wet and dry areas of fitness center, rationalized vertical circulation of elevators and stairs.

Hyatt Dakar


Park Hyatt Dubai


Project Description 70 Unit Serviced Apartments addition comprising new fitness center and pools, entertainment facilities and grab and go store. Comprehensive guestroom and corridors renovation of this 200 key facility. Owners and Consultants Owner Architect: Interior Designer

Al Wasl Perkins Eastman (Proposed) LDW (Proposed)

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Hyatt International SWA Design Director 2014

Activities Site inspections and meetings with owner and manager to assess implication of servicing and arrivals/connections situations. Masterplan and project objectives conversations with owner´s representative. Preparation of preliminary area program based on initially provided feasibility studies. Review of guestroom deficiencies and styling and preparation of brief for distribution to owner and interior design candidate firms. Preparation of proposed architecture and interior design firms lists. Special Achievements Determined building typologies, required program features and synergies, architectural features for access and concealed servicing from hotel. Required improved relationship to site views and open spaces. Identified room configuration requirements resolving lack of room functionality, styling and character.

Park Hyatt Dubai


Hyatt Regency Barcelona


Project Description Conversion of existing landmark corporate office building for hotel and conferences use. Program includes 400 guestrooms, 360 views panoramic restaurant, 360 views club lounge and 360 views skybar, 500m2 subdivisible ballroom with 14 meeting venues, fitness center. Owners and Consultants Owner Architect: Interior Designer

Enim Capital Ateliers Jean Nouvel, B720 Arquitectura, MSA Architects Not selected

Work Details Employer: Role: Dates:

Hyatt International SWA Design Director 2013-2014

Activities Desktop design review and Preliminary Program Area preparation. Site visit, meetings and conference calls with architect. Identification of non-expandable floor plate areas. Proposals for including missing back-of-house areas and increasing underground constructed floor areas. Conferring with operational planner as to minimum feasible back-of-house program. Relocated loading docks to feasible location. Identified additional service elevator locations. Special Achievements Managed for all major hotel dining and beverage venues to have all-around panoramic views. Managed for fitness center to be located on mid-level guestroom floor. Substituted existing auditorium volume to generate ballroom and gain 300m2 of additional back-of-house area below. Relocated reception from mezzanine to ground floor while maintaining dedicated events and lookout platform elevator access points.

Hyatt Regency Barcelona


Hyatt Regency Vienna Belvedere


Project Description 300 keys hotel between to Vienna´s new main high speed train station and the famous Belvedere historical palace. The project features 2 restaurants, a skybar, a 900m2 subdivisible ballroom, 8 meeting rooms, a fitness center and a spa with hydrotherapy and 6 treatment rooms. Owners and Consultants Owner Architect: Interior Designer

Signa (formerly owned by Seeste Real Estate GmbH) Renzo Piano Building Workshop Not selected

Work Details Employer: Role: Dates:

Hyatt International SWA Design Director 2013-2014

Activities Participated in pre-deal meetings with owners, architects and engineers. Reviewed repeatedly architectural design submittals. Pointed out and suggested improvements of project design flaws. Identified missing and malfunctioning flow patterns, service and guest circulation crossovers, lacking support facilities and spaces, etc. Adjusted room sizes, layouts and adjacencies. Advised on separation of hotel guest and event attendees arrival. Advised on economic and functional benefits of single vs. double hotel tower. Special Achievements Managed to increase room count and floor plate efficiency. Achieved segregated guest arrival location from events attendee arrival location. Achieved correct layout of service elevators and fire egress stairs.

Hyatt Regency Vienna Belvedere


Andaz Beirut – The Edge


Project Description 45 storey residential tower with 140 hotel room and 45 serviced apartments component. The hotel and serviced apartments are located at the lower levels and have their own arrival, lobby and parking entrance. The hotel features a restaurant, a bar with terrace, a 200m2 ballroom, 4 meeting rooms, a fitness center, a 6 treatment room spa and a rooftop swimming pool. Owners and Consultants Owner Architect: Interior Designer

Hanna Dragher Rodolphe Mattar Francesc RifĂŠ Studio

Work Details Employer: Role: Dates:

Hyatt International SWA Design Director 2014

Activities Project reviewed while under construction of basement concrete works. Redistribution and allocation of all program due to insufficient front of house spaces and misallocated back-of-house spaces. Determined preliminary program scenario for overall hotel capacity. Special Achievements Increased hotel guestroom units due to vertical circulations rearrangement. Increased restaurant and bar facility sizes. Relocated fitness center and spa to mid-tower level with pool terrace. Allocated events room and meeting rooms immediately below ground floor next to commissary kitchen. Properly segregated hotel and serviced apartment circulations from private apartments entrance and circulations.

Andaz Beirut - The Edge


Hyatt Regency Stockholm Gallerian District


Project Description Upscale 380 key hotel in Stockholm´s most upcoming and central location. The hotel features two restaurants, a lounge bar, a skybar, 2400m2 of meeting space, a rooftop fitness center with swimming pool and a full spa with 6 treatment rooms. Owners and Consultants Owner Architect: Interior Designer

AMF Fastigheter Not selected Not selected

Work Details Employer: Role: Dates:

Hyatt International SWA Design DIrector 2013

Activities Desktop review of brochure plans and CAD schematic files for facility program opportunities and requirements assessment. Layout and reconfiguration options of existing office buildings into hotel and conference areas. Determination of most likely revenue-generating program size and its components locations within the complex. Identified lack of back-of-house program requirements. Special Achievements Redistributed program to enable coherent functional servicing of building. Altered typical floor plate layouts and eliminated certain unnecessary remaining office circulation core components to maximize room numbers and enable implementation of minimum brand standard room sizes. Recommended various front-of-house transiting changes. Relocated spa from basement to rooftop.

Hyatt Regency Stockholm Gallerian District


Dorteweil Mixed Use Masterplan – Frankfurt Area


Project Description Suburban town partial Masterplan proposal on sloped site incorporating envisioned land use changes from full commercial to mixed-use. Maximization of number of apartment units incorporating ground floor professional offices and retail along main public plaza and hospitality areas. 140 key hotel and 70 unit serviced apartments building along the town’s main thoroughfare consolidate the commercial use. Owners and Consultants Owner Architect: Interior Designer

Undisclosed / Muncipality of Bad Vilbel AKA International DMCC Non Applicable

Work Details Employer: Role: Dates:

AKA International DMCC Project planner/architect and manager 2015

Activities Analysis of local, regional and federal planning regulations. Review of existing planning and related requirements and codes as well as topography and plot ownership situations. Discussions town hall real estate spokesperson and municipality planners-in-charge. Special Achievement Achieved 60% built-up-area for housing units. 90% of housing units are oriented southwards have winter sun-incidence. Maintained clear separation of communal landscaped areas for residents and commercial hard/softscaped activity areas for hotel guests and retail areas.

Dorteweil Mixed Use Masterplan – Frankfurt Area


Munich Parsdorf Conferences Hotel


Project Description 230-key suburban greenfield 4-star equipped hotel featuring 500m2 subdivisible ballroom, 5 meeting rooms, all-day dining and specialties restaurants, ground floor lounge/bar and biergarten area, fitness center and small spa. Discontinued due to sale of property. Owners and Consultants Owner Design Architects : Architect of Record:

AKA Petroleum GmbH AKA International DMCC/ Stark Architekten Stark Architekten

Work Details Employer: Role: Dates:

AKA International DMCC Head Architect and Project Director (Schematic design to construction documentation stages) 2015-2017

Activities Reviewed and directed design changes to preliminary design proposal. At owner’s behest led and managed redeveloped design. Review of consultant contracts and executed work. Ongoing meetings with municipality, local architect, structural, FLS, MEP, landscape consultants. Special Achievements Redeveloped design concept for more light, functionality and revenue-generating spaces. Increased number of keys by 10 %, developed more area-efficient, slimmer yet business traveler-friendly rooms, developed properly functioning conferences and breakout areas, improved arrival and lobby experiences, introduced ground floor roof landscaping and ground floor of exterior open areas for food and beverage servicing (lobby-linked mini-biergarten, ballroom terrace, specialty restaurant terrace), separated group and individual arrivals, eliminated above-ground open garage structure, incorporated 80 underground car park spaces, improved customer and back-of-house circulations.

Munich Parsdorf Conferences Hotel


Dubai Marina Hotel and Hotel Apartments


Project Description 83,000m2 GFA greenfield project with views onto the Dubai Marina canal, Emirates Golf Club and Media City park. Change of residential use to upscale business, spa, family hotel and superior hotel apartments use featuring 300 keys and 460 apartment units. Hotel facilities include a 500m2 subdivisible ballroom, 10 meeting rooms, business center and co-working library as well as upper floor gourmet restaurant and cigar bar, street-side diner/cafÊ and pool-side grill. Shared facilities include all-day dining restaurant, shops, prayer rooms, kid’s club and creche. Owners and Consultants Owner Architects :

AKA International DMCC Incorporated Consultants LLC (Conin)

Work Details Employer: Role: Dates:

AKA International DMCC Design Director / Project Manager (Design Phases) 2015-2018

Activities Preparation of architectural programs, ongoing review of consultant designs and advise to consultant on required program, functional and customer experience changes. Control and follow up of consultant inputs. Attendance to meetings with consultants (architect/engineers, FLS, traffic engineer, feasibility) and authorities (roads and transport, free zone). Preparation and/or review of meeting minutes. Preparation of alternative design solutions. Requests for proposals and offers reviews of prospective consultants. Negotiations with hotel operators. Special Achievements Led and managed in-house redesign and project program to meet RTA and Dubai Tourism requirements to achieve change of use to hotel and hotel apartments. Attained proper building siting to improve views from rooms and apartments. Resolved and achieved emblematic arrival experience as well as pedestrian connections to neighbourhood and public transport.

Dubai Marina Hotel and Hotel Apartments


Frankfurt Dietzenbach Hotel


Project Description 300-key midscale suburban greenfield business/leisure traveler hotel in rail-station connected suburban area close to main airport. Ground floor and first floor are partially destined for 2000m2 show room. Includes coach buses arrival and parking as well as dedicated car park structure and exterior outdoor car parking for a total of 280 vehicles. (On hold) Owners and Consultants Owner Design Architects: Local advising architect:

Undisclosed AKA Group company with JV partner AKA International DMCC Juergen Schriewer

Work Details Employer: Role: Dates:

AKA International DMCC Project architect/director and project manager 2017

Activities Site visits and information gathering with partner and local advising architect. Review of zoning requirements and regulations. Preparation of project area program. Directions for preparation of design alternatives and alternative phased approaches. Review of applicable regulations including car park and landscaping regulations as well as FLS codes. Coordination and feedback with local MEP engineer. Special Achievements Achieved large quantity of rooms through the design of double-loaded corridors with slender long rooms allowing for triple occupancy and generous desk/working area. Developed proposals for separate hotels connected by back-of-house areas or phased hotel with potential wing addition. Led development of additional proposal for hotel with meeting rooms and conference spaces.

Frankfurt Dietzenbach Hotel


London Ealing Hotel


Project Description 165-key and units suburban greenfield upper midscale/upscale hotel and hotel apartments of which aprox .30 units are 1-bedroom corner apartments. Two options were developed: an upper midscale version and an upscale version the latter featuring in addition a second basement, a Spa, larger conference room facilities and room servicing capability. Includes accessible car parking and barrier-free units. Owners and Consultants Owner Architects and Planners :

AKA London Limited Alan Power Architects/ Reardon Smith Architects/ AKA International DMCC/DP9

Work Details Employer: Role: Dates:

AKA International DMCC Design Director and Architect/ Project Manager 2015-2017

Activities Technical due diligence for site acquisition. Existing planning permission reviews with and modification possibilities with original project consultants. Consultant interviews (Architects, Structural and ME Engineers, Interior and Lighting designers, Surveyors, Building Inspectors, etc.) and requests for proposals, proposal reviews, contract negotiation and preparation. Delivery methods review, feasibility study analysis. Preparation of area programs for 3 and 4 star designs. Meetings, conference calls and project and brief reviews with appointed consultants. Special Achievements Redeveloped original new 165–keys local architect-provided 3 star hotel design with one floor plate less, all the while adding the necessary and abandoned back-of-house facilities. Redirected local architects to fully use available plot width and ground floor extensions. Achieved 4 star hotel features and program by adding second basement level. Introduced NFPA directives as required by international operators.

London Ealing Hotel


Munich Zamdorf Hotel Conversion


Project Description 196-key conversion of 25 year old office building to upper midscale higher 3 star category. The project features an all–day dining restaurant, a lounge bar, 3 meeting rooms, a fitness center, separate gender spa areas, company corporate offices and owner’s penthouse apartment. Owners and Consultants Owner Architects : Interior Design:

AKA Inmobilien GmbH Stark Architekten Stark Architekten/ AKA International DMCC

Work Details Employer: Role: Dates:

AKA International DMCC Design Director /Interior designer 2015-2018

Activities In-depth MEP consultant-assisted site visits and review of as-built drawings. Reviewed designs and directed design changes from existing schematic design proposal onwards. Preparation of area program and hotel category requirements. Review of barrier-free requirements and legislation. Proposition and advancing of architectural and landscaping design changes and interior design concepts and layouts. Meetings with consultants and assessments of executed work. Ongoing meetings with architect/interior designer, MEP and landscape consultants. Review and advise on meeting minutes, specifications and conditions, contracting company offers and proposals, construction contracts. Special Achievements Redeveloped ground floor and basement layouts for better functionality and unobtrusive guest/customer servicing capabilities. Provided solutions for indoor back-of-house circulation continuity between F&B areas and housekeeping and employee areas. Improved guestroom and bathroom layouts for better dual-occupant use and triple occupancy. Identified contradiction of on-site situation with as built-documentation.

Munich Zamdorf Hotel Conversion


ALEXANDER KARMEINSKY TENVORDE SUMMARY OF ARCHITECTURE, DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT EXPERIENCE RELATED TO THE HOTEL INDUSTRY


HOTELS AND RESIDENCES

Vichy Luxury Resort Hotel for Wellness & Beauty, Vichy, France Client: Design offices: Employer: Roles & dates:

Clermont-Ferrand Regional Government Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura Senior designer (1989)

Scope: Invited competition Project description: 12000m2 mid-rise 150 room destination hotel featuring luxury hotel, extensive leisure and medical spa areas with large indoor-outdoor pools and water-based treatments, large function rooms, casino space and underground parking. Activities: Design and design coordination up to schematics level. Hotel Mercure & Regional Tax Agency Offices, Montpellier, France (Constructed) Client:

G3I & SERM

Operator: Design offices: Employer: Roles & dates:

Accor Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura Project architect and manager (1989-1990)

Scope: Concept, Schematic Design and Design Development including Building Permit. Project description: Mid-rise mixed-use project including 6000m2 urban hotel with 130 rooms, conference facilities, 50 underground parking spots as well as 3200m2 commercial office building in the Antigone Special Development Zone. Activities: General coordination; concept and schematic design, design development; leading team of multilingual designers; assisting and recording biweekly meetings with clients), engineers, operators and local authorities (in french language); building code research and implementation, adaptation of brief requirements to project conditions. Hotel Sofitel & World Trade Center, Montpellier, France (Constructed) Client:

PÊlège & SERM

Operator: Design offices: Employer: Roles & dates:

Accor Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura Project architect and manager (1991-1992)

Scope: Concept, Schematic Design and Design Development including Building Permit. Project description: Mid-rise mixed-use project including 130 room 4-star city hotel with large conference facilities, 6000m2 office building, 12000m2 World Trade Center comprised of multilevel skylit passage flanked by two double-core longitudinal office buildings, 1000m2 retail skylit shopping arcade, 500-car underground public parking, rooftop gardens. Located in the new Antigone Special Development Zone.


Activities: General coordination; concept and schematic design; design developmen; lead of team of multilingual designers; assisting and recording biweekly meetings with clients (in french language), engineers, quality consultants and local authorities;, code research and regulatory requirements implementation, adaptation of brief requirements to project conditions and interface with developers. Broadway Residence Hall, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA (Constructed) Client Columbia University Design office: Robert AM Stern Architects Employer: Robert AM Stern Architects Roles & dates: Assistant project architect / Project architect (1997 -1998) Scope: Design Development, Contract Documents and Construction Administration. Project description: 18 storey new construction residence hall ammalgamated as addition with existing residence hall building featuring single control and servicing points. Project embraced existing historic landmark townhouse and included the construction of a new city public library facility on lower levels. Activities: Extensive New York City and New York State Building Code review for design compliance and optimisation, leading of design team , coordination with consultants; building systems definition, working drawings, details and specifications, coordination with consultants, structural and MEP engineers, project modifications, clarifications and change orders management, field reports ,site meetings, status recording ( photography) and meeting minutes, sample and submittales reviews, punch lists, internal coordination sessions with design and project managing partners. 495 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY, USA (constructed) Client RFR Davis Design office: Robert AM Stern Architects Employer: Robert AM Stern Architects Roles & dates: Architectural designer (1998) Scope: Concept design, zoning, volumetric, layout, access and façade studies. Project description: 55 storey mixed use high-rise building in Midtown Manhattan featuring lower floor retail and offices base, mid-levels for hotel, spa/fitness center and rooftop restaurants, upper levels for short term rental serviced apartments and top levels for penthouse private residences. Activities: Zoning regulations and NYC building code review, floor plate optimisation by incorporating adjacent properties’ air-rights, increasing general built-up areas through further properties´ air right transfers, building massing regularisation; upper leveles floor plates and entrance floor layouts, vertical circulation studies, façade and massing studies. Lindner Hotel Bendinat, Protals Nous, Mallorca, Spain Client Design office: Employer: Roles & dates:

Lindner Hotels Wortmann Bañares Wortmann Bañares Project architect (2004)


Scope: Concept and schematic design phases of rooms, DD phase of Spa/gym area. Project description: Renovation of 5 star-hotel for compliance with German fire and acoustic regulations, proposals for addition of room numbers addition in attic volumes, addition of Spa facilities to gym area. Activities: Schematic design of new attic floors, preliminary cost projections and outline specifications for Spa and fire-code/ acoustic modifications rooms. Military Hospital Residences & Wellness Center, Barcelona, Spain Client Design office: Employer: Roles & dates:

Landon Grupo Corporativo Wortmann BaĂąares Wortmann BaĂąares Project architect (2003)

Scope: Zoning analyisis, programme distribution and concept design proposal. Project description: Mid- rise facility including serviced and assisted living apartments with cafeteria/restaurant, spa, fitness and wellness center as well as medical facilities, exterior gardens, pools and sun terraces, underground parking facility. Activities: Review of local and city zoning documentation and requirements, proposals for new site zoning and master plan modifications, consultations with main city and district planning officials, development of alternative proposal design schemes, client presentations and coordination sessions with design and managing partners. Hospes Hotel La Rioja, Haro, La Rioja, Spain Client: Design offices: Employer: Roles & dates:

HL1 Labb (selected scheme); Dubois, Kobari, Hidalgo Hartmann; Habitan Hospes Hotels SL Project Director (2008)

Scope: Multiple-phase competition from concept to schematic design phase. Project description: 14.000 m2 resort/retreat hotel on pivotal lot of new self-standing urban residential town development adjacent to the Rioja wine region’s only new planned golf course. Program consists of 100 rooms, conference, meeting and auditorium facilities, spa and indoor/outdoor recreational pools, wine cellar and bar-lounge, direct acess to golf club, restaurants, underground parking for 120 cars, geothermal system. Activities: Conception, organization, coordination; recommendations and proposal reports for winning schemes; meetings with general developers, property owners, town council and mayor, project managers and urban development architects; preparation of competition guidelines and brief, spaces program and compensation systems; interview and selection of architectural teams; review of market studies; gathering and distribution relevant project and development-related information; brand values and interim design-review meetings with architects. Hospes Hotel Huerto del Emir, Murcia, Spain Client: Design offices: Employer:

Tempornovis SL Rafael Masaveu, Architect Hospes Hotels SL


Roles & dates:

Project Director (2008)

Scope: Due Diligence of building under construction (50% concrete structure, building permits, construction documents. Technical and design review and recommendations. Project description: 130 room, 25-storey new construction project for 5-star hotel with events facility, restaurant, spa, business meeting rooms area and underground parking for 150 cars. Activities: Reviewing hotel design, construction details and specifications in relation to, market, brand positioning and brand development necessities. Review of functional and qualitative aspects, room sizes, adjacencies, functionality, dimensioning, services, access conditions, technical issues, etc. Report concluded multiple deficiencies and inadequate product characteristics for Hospes 5-star brand allowing for discontinuation of construction and limiting extended future malinvestment in the new economic environment. Hospes Hotel Palacio del Marqués de la Sonora, Málaga, Spain Client: Design offices: Employer: Roles & dates:

Sociedad Azucarera Larios, SA Salvador Moreno Peralta, Architect & Alicia Nuñez Salmerón Hospes Hotels SL Project Director (2009)

Scope: Due Diligence, technical and design review and recommendations. Project description: 45-key- 5 storey- 5 star comprehensive renovation project of coupled 18th century patio buildings located in city’s old part of town next to Picasso museum and ancient Roman theatre. Activities: Project director for revisions and reports assessing design, circulation and accessing conflicts, program element locations, functional efficiencies and use and servicing synergies. Recommendations included relocation of function rooms, new kitchen location, augmenting room numbers and room views, reducing, improving and separating service and guest vertical and horizontal circulation ,increasing room numbers, including spa and gym spaces, introducing year- round joint courtyards use capabilities (also for 200 people events). Developers’ inability to meet contractually required room numbers and other stipulations allowed for discontinuation of project and cancellation of FFE investments. Hospes Hotel Lancaster, Paris, France (in progress) Client. Design offices: Employer: Roles & dates:

Hotel Lancaster SAS & Hospes Hotels SL MFG (rooms) and Atelier Cos (public areas, spa, back-of-house) Hospes Hotels SL Project Manager and Consulting Architect (2009-present)

Scope: Core Concept, Feasibility, Advisory, Competition, Concept and Schematic phases. Project description: Project management and monitoring for triple-phased project for existing 57-keys hotel consisting of rooms refurbishment, ground floor public areas refurbishment with basement back-of house areas, and spa addition. Activities: Architects and construction manager selection, negotiations and agreement formulations. Rooms refurbishment phase: Review of current conditions and existing building deficiencies; preliminary scope and cost feasibility studies; analysis and definition of design philosophy and compilation of interior design indications and requirements. Review of design proposals and detail design documentation, specifications, phasing and construction/ supply


contracts for compliance / completeness; bids review of for conformity and price adequacy. Public areas: Review of existing layout, mood boards and layout proposals; brief indicating design philosophy formulation; formulation of alternative arrangement and layout proposals. Grand Theatre Hotel, Central Business District, Beirut, Lebanon (in progress) Client : Design office: Employer: Roles & dates:

Solidere (Societe Libanaise pour le Developpement et la Reconstruction) Rogers, Stirk, Harbor and Partners, Anoushka Hempel Design Hospes Hotels SL Project Manager and Consulting Architect (2009-present)

Scope: Core Concept, Feasibility, Advisory, Competition, Concept and Schematic phases. Project description: Project Manager and Consulting Architect for 60-key ( initially 75) luxury hotel project consisting of refurbishment of additions to a 1920’s French period Art-decoislamic eclectic hotel inbcluding theater and separate apartment-building ensemble. Activities: Site analysis, existing conditions review, zoning study, review of location-induced market characteristics. Core concept, formulation of brief, destination and place-making rationale, spaces program, program location recommendations, urban design and variance recommendations, architectural, functional and design indications. Review and reports of competition schemes. Brief reformulations and clarifications for concept design and subsequent modified schematic design phases. Review of alternative concept design schemes. Technical systems, back-of-house, interior design and landscaping indications. Hospes Hotel Damascus, Old City, Damascus, Syria (artistic restoration, cleanup phases) Client Design office: Employer: Roles & dates:

Rayet Al Sham Hospes Hotels SL, Serge Brunst, Moussalam Sakka Hospes Hotels SL Project Manager, Building Planner, Consulting Architect (2009-present)

Scope: Core Concept, Feasibility Studies, Advisory, Concept Design Layouts. Project description: 45-key luxury hotel project consisting of refurbishment of various 19th century ottoman-period properties including one historic landmark property and only downtown garden, all to be interconnected. Activities: Assessment of main and prospective properties, recommendations on future property sites for acquisition; suggestions for main, secondary and service accesses; concept design and building planning for building permit of rooms layouts and orientations; public and back-of-house spaces location and characteristics definition including F&B, events restaurant, garden, closed and outdoor function spaces, spa, hammam and pools locations; assistance to developer in design and project team structuring.


RESORT TOWN PLANNING

Canary Wharf Western Segment, London, England, UK Client: Olympia York Trillium Design offices: Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura Employer: Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura Roles & dates: Senior designer (1988) Scope: Invited Competition for schematic urban planning and design proposal. Project description: 200.000 m2 net area residential and mixed-use city-extension development between Canary Wharf’s main offices’ building complex and the Thames river. Activities: Masterplan design and design and development schemes for two mid-rise administrative, retail and commercial uses blocks including a 140 room hotel, three office buildings and a retail/cinemas leisure center. ZAC Sulitzer, Carry Le Rouet, Marseille Area, France Client: Design offices: Employer: Roles & dates:

Sulitzer Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura Senior designer (1987)

Scope: Urban planning and masterplan design. Project description: Comprehensive masterplan for coastal resort town including parks, new beaches, shopping village, vacational apartments development areas, sports center, marina refurbishment new highway interchanger. Creation of 600.000 m2 new net built-up area. Activities: Masterplan design and main mid-rise condominium 120.000m2 housing project development with underground parking and exterior communal grounds, gardens and pools. Chopin Resort Town & Golf Development, Valldemossa, Mallorca, Spain (Discontinued) Client Design office: Employer: Roles & dates:

Greenside Development / Howard Holdings / Anglo-Irish Bank Broadway Malyan (masterplan & hotel), Hamilton Architects (villas) Informes y Proyectos SA (Inypsa) Project manager of development and technical services (2006-2007)

Scope: Zoning/ regional planning review, utilities/roads infrastructure, sustainability. Project description: High-end residential tourism and hotel development located on Mallorca’s green northern coastline. Based on 1985-approved 64 ha town expansion plan and 1995-approved infrastructure layout plan. Development was to include 134 luxury villas, a Campbell Gray luxury hotel, spa and sporting facilties as well as a Jack Nicklaus golf course. Activities: Review of local municipality zoning and regional (island) planning documentation, analisis of land-use, historic sites and environmental plans and laws, review of regional authority’s planning archives’ documentatiom. Meetings with client and client advisors, city officials and regional planners-in-charge, utility company services managers and planners, city engineers and water management agencies, consulting engineers and envrionmental advisors, design architects, architects of record and master planners. In depth


analysis, summaries and conclusions of findings, including suggestions on threats and opportunities. Coordination and subcontracting of work including various engineering and environmental disciplines regarding road infrastructure, water supply systems, sewage and sewage disposal systems, electricity supply networks and infrastructure, telecommunications networks and systems, environmental impact study, environmental master plan, water treatment plant review, systems and alternative locations proposals, rainwater harvesting systems, aquifer water availability and flow rates, sustainable energy provision schemes.


WELLNESS CENTERS AND SPAS

Bodyna Center, Beirut, Lebanon ( in progress) Client Design office: Employer: Roles & dates:

Solidere (Société Libanaise pour le Developpement et la Reconstruction) Peter Marino Architects (Architecture and Interior Design) Hospes Hotels SL Project Manager and Consulting Architect (2009-present)

Scope: Core Concept, Feasibility, Advisory, Competition, Concept, Schemati, DD phases. Project description: 6000m2 Spa/Fitness/Beauty Center and 1500m2 associated retail portion constituting single mid-rise wellness center building in conjunction with serviced apartment building and six underground parking and technical services levels totalling 18.000m2 of built up area and another 16.000 m2 of underground area on single urban block development. Activities: Site and neighborhood analysis, zoning regulations study, and market study. Consultations with Spa, fitness and beauty treatments and operations experts. Review with technical expert systems providers. Formulation of main concepts, brief, destination and place-making rationale, spaces programme, programme location recommendations, architectural, functional and design indications, population segmentations and circulation patterns and routes; reports of reviewed competition schemes. Technical systems, back-ofhouse, interior design and landscaping indications. Health & Wellness Club, Beirut, Lebanon (in progress) Client Solidere (Societe Libanaise pour le Developpement et la Reconstruction) Design office: Kobari / Hartmann (Interior Design), Teresa Galí-Izard ( Landscape) Employer: Hospes Hotels SL Roles & dates: Project Manager and Monitoring Architect (2010-present) Scope: Core Concept, Feasibility, Advisory, Competition, Concept and Schematic phases. Project Description: 3000m2 fitness club refurbishment into Spa, Fitness and Wellness Club with associated remodelling of 7000m2 of remote exterior sporting grounds and gardens. Activities: Fee and scope of work proposals; project critical paths and phases planning; interior designer, landscaping and lighting consultant selections and negotiations. Site analysis, site visits, gathering of existing conditions, architectural, engineering and permitsrelated documentation. Review with technical expert systems providers and consultations with Spa, fitness, beauty treatments professionals, operations experts and future facility managers. Formulation of main concepts, brief, destination rationale, spaces programme, program location recommendations, architectural, functional and design indications, user and servicing populations disaggregation and circulation circuits, technical systems and back-ofhouse indications. Design guidance and presentations and project reviews with clients. Saladin Hammam Wellness Club, Damascus, Syria (finishes demolition phase completed) Client Design office: Employer: Roles & dates:

Betinjaneh Roua Horanieh (Architecture and Interiors) Hospes Hotels SL Project Manager and Consulting Architect (2009-present)


Scope: Core Concept, Feasibility, Advisory, Core Concept and Product Development phases. Project Description: 500m2 Hammam refurbishment of 13th century to be converted to modern comfort and relaxation standards, including massage, treatment and grooming services areas as well as exterior rooftop cafĂŠ. Activities: Site analysis, site visits, gathering of existing conditions information, architectural, engineering and permits-related documentation. Review with architectural historians, technical expert systems providers. Consultations with Spa, beauty and operations experts. Formulation of main operational and spatial concepts, brief, identification of potential user expectations and needs; spaces, programme and facilities layout proposals and feasibility reviews, architetural and interior design scheme reviews and comments; architectural, functional and design indications, user and servicing populations disaggregation and circulation circuits, technical systems and back-of-house indications.


CONFERENCE CENTERS AND ASSEMBLY BUILDINGS

Grand Louvre Museum, Paris, France (Constructed) Client: Design offices: Employer: Roles & dates:

Ministère de la Présidence, Republic of France I.M. Pei and Partners I.M. Pei and Partners Junior designer (1985-1986)

Scope: Schematic Design and Design Development. Project description: New central public entrance to the expanded Louvre museum consisting of large glazed pyramid access and two levels of underground facilites including general museum services, retail arcade, temporary exhibition areas. General services include auditorium, conference/seminar spaces, restaurant, cafeteria, souvenir store, children care, personnel facilities, artwork storage and maintenance shops. Activities: Design development of underground spaces with drawings and large-scale study models. Building code reviews and preparation of building permit plans and sections. Detail developent of public area, auditorium and retial arcade. Working drawings of glazed access pyramids and skylights. National Theatre of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain (Constructed) Client: Design offices: Employer: Roles & dates:

Generalitat de Catalunya Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura Senior designer (1987-1989)

Scope: Concept, Schematic Design and Design Development. Project description: Monumental Theatre building with classical theatre hall seating 850 and experimental theatre seating 400. Includes well equipped stage, fly tower, artists dressing rooms and office/meeting spaces. Also features restaurant for 150, bar-café and souvenirs shop separate lobbies for each theatre. Activities: General concept scheme development; schematic design and design development of classical theatre and building structural glazing curtain wall; theatre typology investigation and research, code research applicable to theaters and public assembly spaces; optimization of hall volume and configuration to meet sound and visibility requirements as well as aesthetic intentions. Campus Center Services Building, UCSF Mission Bay, San Francisco, California, USA Client University of California at San Francisco Mission Bay Campus Design office: Robert AM Stern Architects Employer: Robert AM Stern Architects Roles & dates: Project Architect (1999) Scope: Invited Competition Project description: 50.000m2 Campus Center featuring a myriad of central university services including a conference facility with two auditoria (1000 and 1500) and 18 break-out rooms as well as a 1500m2 subdivisible ballroom. The building also includes extetsive indoor


sports facilities ( 8-lane pool, 2 basketball courts, a dozen squash and racquetball courts, group actrivities exercise spaces, fitness and cardio areas), restaurants, a bar, cafeteria, library, bookstore, souvenir and drugstore shops, university administration and security services, health services facilities. Activities: Building planning and layout developments, circulation analysis and thorough UBC (Uniform Building Code) review for implementation. Procter Academy Performing Arts Center, Hanover, New Hampshire,USA (Discontinued) Client Procter Academy ( Preparatory School) Design office: Robert AM Stern Architects Employer: Robert AM Stern Architects Roles & dates: Lead Project Architect (1999) Scope: Concept, schematic design and value engineering. Project description: 20.000m2 music school with assembly space seating 400 capable of acting as shakespearian theater (with fly tower) and chamber music hall. Performing arts facility includes dance studio, black box, recordin studio, practice and rehearsal rooms, administration, etc. Activities: Extensive review of regional (BOCA) building code. Campus analysis and development of three optional sites and proposals. Selected site proposal development and continued redesign and value engineering to meet budgetary objectives. Discontinued due to lack of funds. K.C. Irving Center, Acadia University, Wolfsville, Nova Scotia, Canada (Constructed) Client Arthur and Kenneth Irving Design office: Robert AM Stern Architects (Architect of Record) Employer: Robert AM Stern Architects Roles & dates: Assistant Project Manager/Architect (2000-2002) Scope: Design Development, Contract Documents and Construction Administration. Project description: Campus Meeting Place and Environmental Research Center totalling 6500m2 and featuring monumental wintergarden campus meeting lounge space (with orangery, fire places and fountains), auditorium seating 140, botanical reference library, seminar rooms, high-tech leisure and research greenhouses, extensive exterior botanical research gardens, board rooms, laboratory and planting rooms. Activities: Design development and construction document working drawing sets; in-detail review of national and local building codes; corrections, adjustments and improvements for code compliance; coordination with engineers, proposals and solutions for mechanical, plumbing and electrical systems requirements; lighting and AV definition with specialised consultants, furniture design and development, submittals and mock-up reviews, specifications compilation, punch-listing, site instructions and change orders, field reports and meeting minutes, meetings with clients, engineers, code officials, project managers, contractor.