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MAI ABUSALIH KHARTOUM, SUDAN 2011 - 2016

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MAI ABUSALIH

EDUCATION

Email: MAIABUSALIH@GMAIL.COM Number: +1(202)849-1773 Address: 8585 Beatrice Court, Springfield, VA

Bachelor of Science (Honors) in (Architecture) SEP 2008 – AUG 2013 University of Khartoum

LANGUAGES

Arabic – Native English – Advanced French – Beginner

EMPLOYEMENT

Architect at CTC Group OCT 2014 – AUG 2016 Responsibilities included exterior and interior building design, landscape and hardscape design, detailed design, construction drawings, and bills of quantities.

Teaching assistant in University of Khartoum, Faculty of Architecture NOV 2013 – NOV 2014 Responsibilities included working in 4th year studio in Hotel project and working drawings project, and working as TA for 2nd year science of architecture class. HOBBIES SKILLS

ABOUT ME My name is Mai Abusalih. I graduated from University of Khartoum, in the republic of Sudan, with a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture. My current goal is to work as an intern in an architectural office in the United States.

Drawing, Writing poetry, Reading, and Photography AutoCAD Archicad Artlantis Photoshop Illustrator InDesign MS Office Lumion

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SOBA SOFT DRINKS FACTORY Oct 2013 – Dec 2013

CTC ENGINEERING COMPLEX Nov 2015 – Aug 2016

CTC ENGINEERING OFFICE Dec 2014 – Aug 2016

CTC ENGINEERING SHOWROOM Dec 2014 – Aug 2016

PROFESSIONAL

NILE HOTEL Oct 2011 – Aug 2012

CONTENTS

CONTENTS CONTENTS

ACADEMIC

KHARTOUM INTERNATIONAL EXPO Jan 2013 – Aug 2013

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KHARTOUM INTERNATIONAL EXPO Type of Project: Academic JAN 2013 – AUG 2013

The main concept of the design is creating a separate zone for each pavilion, following a clear and continuous axis that directs the visitors from the street into every pavilion. By creating a contained outdoor space (Square) with the pavilions surrounding it, these fragmented pavilions are connected in a way that eases the flow of traffic and does not cause congestions. In addition, bridges and shaded walkways were added to the design for a smoother transition from one pavilion to the other.

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CIRCULATION

PAVILIONS

THEATRES

BUSINESS CENTRE AND CONFERENCE HALL

BRIDGES AND SHADED WALKWAYS

SQUARE

THE EXPO SQUARE represents a focal point for people to gather and also, connects the exhibitions because the person standing at the square gets a complete view of each and every pavilion, which helps in easing the circulation. The Square itself is used to hold festivals, concerts, and all types of events. CAFES

MODEL OF KHARTOUM INTERNATIONAL EXPO

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6 KHARTOUM INTERNATIONAL EXPO GROUND FLOOR PLAN


7 KHARTOUM INTERNATIONAL EXPO FIRST FLOOR PLAN


THE MAIN HALL is central to the site and is the most important Hall because it is the largest size, hol ds most of the exhibitions and is directly facing the Expo Square. There are three entrances to the main hall: North, East, and South entrances, which are all shaded and have direct access to the Square.

MAIN HALL “PAVILION 2” ENLARGED PLAN

PARKING

MAIN HALL “PAVILION 3D SECTION

WAREHOUSE

MAIN HALL

SHADED WALKWAY

EXPO SQUARE

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PAVILION 2

PAVILION 1

SECTION A-A

VIEW OF EXPO SQUARE

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JUKE BOX AND EXPO CAFES EXTERNAL VIEW

CAFES ENLARGED PLAN

INTERIOR VIEW OF CAFES AT FIRST LEVEL

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3D SECTION OF CAFES AND PAVILION 5

EXPO CAFES SHADED WALKWAY

EXPO CAFES

STORAGE WAREHOUSE

PAVILION 5

SECTION OF CAFES AND BRIDGE BETWEEN PAVILION 1 AND CAFES

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SOBA SOFT DRINKS FACTORY Type of Project: Academic OCT 2012 – DEC 2012

The circulation of the materials inside the factory and ensuring the smooth transition of the products was the most important factor that influenced the design. It was necessary that the production line follow a linear path from start to finish.

Form-wise, the production hall resembles shells stacked together irregularly with light seeping through the spaces between them. During the day, natural light provides effective internal lighting to reduce the amount of artificial lighting used.

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Located at the outskirts of Khartoum in Soba, the peculiar triangular shape of the Factory site had a large influence on determining the routes of circulation inside the site and therefore, the relationships among the buildings.

MATERIALS

EMPLOYEES

SOBA SOFT DRINKS FACTORY GROUND FLOOR PLAN

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Considering the Neighbors of the Factory site, the residential area constraints the use of the North eastern side of the site. Therefore, the maneuvering of the trucks is focused on the Southern and Western sides of the site because of the main streets surrounding the site, and the railroad that is parallel to the Western side of the site

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RESIDENTIAL AREA

INDUSTRIAL AREA

INDUSTRIAL AREA

MODEL OF SOBA SOFT DRINKS FACTORY

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The Raw Materials warehouse structure is a portal frame with trusses attached to it that create the unloading dock. Special attention was put into the trucks maneuvering during the unloading and parking. RAW MATERIALS WAREHOUSE SECTION

RAW MATERIALS WAREHOUSE EXTERIOR VIEW

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The loading and storage warehouse structure is a portal frame, also with trusses attached to create the loading dock. The pickup trucks have a drive parallel to the warehouse to allow for the largest possible number of doors, and there is a maintenance station for a quick checkup. FINISHED PRODUCTS WAREHOUSE SECTION

FINISHED PRODUCTS WAREHOUSE EXTERIOR VIEW

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NILE HOTEL Type of Project: Academic OCT 2011 – AUG 2012

NILE HOTEL RIVER VIEW

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The site is located at the Nile River waterfront and overlooks one of the most picturesque sites in Khartoum; the Mugran and Tuti Island. The orientation of the buildi ng originated from the importance of the site itself: to allow for the guests to have the best views in Khartoum city, the building was oriented so as to overlook the the Nile River and the landmarks of modern Khartoum.

GOOGLE MAPS VIEW OF THE SITE ROOM VIEWS

ROOM VIEWS

SUMMER WIND DIRECTION

WINTER WIND DIRECTION

ROOM VIEWS ROOM VIEWS

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The Project’s aim was to introduce a new addition to Khartoum’s city skyline that integrates well within the existing urban fabric along the banks of river Nile. This serves as a tourist attraction to refresh the Northern bank which is currently unoccupied with investments.

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NILE HOTEL GROUND FLOOR PLAN

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TYPICAL FLOOR 3

TYPICAL FLOOR 2

TYPICAL FLOOR 1

FIRST FLOOR

S1

GROUND FLOOR

BASEMENT

The sizes of the typical floors decrease by two bays with every typical plan. The rooms at Typical floor 1 are all studios, and at Typical floor 2 and 3 the rooms vary from a one bedroom to two bedrooms.

SECTION – S1

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ROOM TYPE 3: TWO BEDROOM

ROOM TYPE 2: ONE BEDROOM

ROOM TYPE 1: STUDIO

KEY – S1

3D VIEW OF ROOM TYPE 3

ROOM SECTION

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S2

KEY – GROUND FLOOR

HOTEL SHOP DRAWINGS SAMPLE

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CTC ENGINEERING COMPLEX Type of Project: Professional NOV 2015 – AUG 2016

The CTC Engineering complex is a project with an area of 10,000 sqm composed of five blocks; The showroom, Office, Workshop, Spare Parts, and Washing Bay. Working as an architect i n CTC Group under the supervision of the head of design, Ghada Omer. I was tasked with designi ng the Landscape and Hardscape of the complex, selecting the materials for the roads in the site according to the location and budget, and the design of the routes of the infrastructure.

CTC ENGINEERING MASTER PLAN

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CTC ENGINEERING OFFICE Type of Project: Professional DEC 2014 – AUG 2016

GROUND FLOOR PLAN

FIRST FLOOR PLAN

SECONG FLOOR PLAN

SOUTH ELEVATION

The Office building is a three story building, with the concept of two cubes fusing together in order to create a work environment, with as much natural light and ventilation as possible. Working as an architect in CTC Group under the supervision of senior project manager, Fatima Elsanousi and head of design, Ghada Omer I was tasked with redesigning the exterior façade of the building, developing complete shop drawings for the elevations, exterior cladding and curtain walls, and the design the interior of the main reception.

NORTH ELEVATION

EAST ELEVATION

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The Office building reception’s concept is the deconstruction of a shipping container and fitting it inside of the reception, as a representation of an engineering company.

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CTC ENGINEERING SHOWROOM Type of Project: Professional DEC 2014 – AUG 2016

The concept of the showroom is to make use of the location, which is at the i ntersection of one of the busiest streets in Khartoum. This was achieved by creating a glass box that allows for a 360 degrees view of the showroom.

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SHOWROOM GROUND FLOOR PLAN

PART SECTION

Working as an architect in CTC Group under the supervision of senior project manager, Fatima Elsanousi and head of design, Ghada Omer. I was tasked with redesigning the exterior faรงade of the building, the complete detailed design of the showroom, interior design, and developing working drawings.

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SECTION 1-1

SECTION 3-3

SECTION 2-2

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CTC ENGINEERING CONSTRUCTION Type of Project: Professional – Site Experience April 2015 – AUG 2016 I was assigned to work on the site of CTC Engineering Complex to coordinate the work on the E xterior finishing of the Office and Showroom, the interior detailing and finishes of the Showroom, and the construction of the landscape and hardscape of the site.

OFFICE BUILDING: SITE PICTURE FROM SIDE VIEW AT THE MAIN ENTRANCE

OFFICE BUILDING: SITE PICTURE FROM FRONT ELEVATION

SHOWROOM: SITE PICTURE FROM SIDE VIEW

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