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MAJDI FALEH Fulbright Scholar I AIA Associate I Tunisian Licensed Architect

Email: Phone: +1-248-622-6478 EDUCATION PhD candidate, 2013 The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia Research: Islamic Architecture and globalization: challenges, dreams, and realities Professional Master of Architecture, July 2011 Ball State University, Muncie, IN GPA: 3.62/4.0 Honors: Fulbright Scholar-US Department of State; Werner Award recipient, Ball State University; 2009-2011 Thesis: “Architecture of Remembrance and Spaces of Reflection, a Repository of Cultures in Detroit Eastern Market” National Diploma of Architecture, June 2009 National School of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tunis, Tunisia Honors: Honorary degree Bachelor of Architecture, June 2008 National School of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tunis, Tunisia Graduated with Highest Honors Topic: “Culture vis-à-vis the world of icons and sensory marketing, a Contemporary Cultural Center in Tunis”

WORK EXPERIENCE Architect Intern, March 2012 - June 2012 HKS Maregatti Interiors, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA Human and Health Science Department, Purdue University, IN, USA • Interior finishes and details, renderings • Design of the interior lobby space Seton Medical Center interior design project, Austin, Texas, USA • Interior corridors design: Nora environ care rubber flooring products, Art work design, design of walls Sister of Mercy Joplin Hospital, Columbia, Missouri: DD, ceiling details Cultural presentation: Tunisia-crossroads of cultures Architect Intern, September 2011 - March 2012 HKS Architects, Inc., Northville, Michigan, USA King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh- Saudi Arabia • Life Safety Plans, Construction documents, research on proton therapy units, Cesium-Iodine patient rooms design Mount Carmel East Medical planning project, Columbus, Ohio, USA • Medical planning: diagrams, site plans, floor plans, phasing diagrams National Rehabilitation Center (NRC), Abu Dhabi, UAE/Boone Hospital, Columbia, Missouri


• Design adjustments, construction documents (CD Phase) • Room finish floor schedules for “Estidama” UAE Revit tasks practice: details for HKS library AIA Detroit, CANSTRUCTION event, November 2011 Detroit Institute of Art, Downtown Detroit, Michigan, USA • As part HKS Detroit team, we collected over $2,400 dollars and will ship to Gleaners Food Bank of Metropolitan Detroit, 33 hundred pounds of food. With just under 3,500 cans, our structure was by far the largest of the group Design Fellowship, HKS 2012, Northville, Michigan Raising the bar, “Design Together as one HKS”, HKS 2011, Northville, Michigan • Meetings and discussions to evaluate the quality of design at HKS compared to other top firms, and redefine new methods and goals to enhance design quality and methodology HKS Cultural presentation: heritage and architecture of the Middle East • Virtual trips to the Middle East and Arabic language classes for HKS Detroit colleagues Marketing presentations for AIA, HKS Award Committee review Marketing with the goal of initiating new project opportunities in North Africa (Libya) Architect Intern, September 2008 - May 2009 AS-Architecture Studio, Paris, France Urban development project, Park Marianne and Avenue of “La Mer”, Montpellier, Southern France • Analyzed and developed urban planning and landscape plans of Avenue of “La Mer” and the Pablo Picasso Square • Developed and detailed physical models of two urban spaces • Established urban phasing plans Socio-Medical structure, Arras, Northern France • Frequently supervised visitations to the construction site, weekly site meetings • Coordinated between different construction companies, and notified any disorders through reports • Amendments on Engineering plans, suppliers contact Communication department, applications and design competitions • Outreached for Civil Buildings Department to the Supreme Court Project, Amman, Jordan • Cross analyzed competitions documents in German for the Climatic Habitat project, Hamburg, Germany • Analyzed a call for application in Arabic for the Sport Complex, Basra, Iraq Student Intern, May 2007 - July 2007 Lyes Zahaf Design Firm, Tunis, Tunisia • Developed 3D architectural models and graphic elements of Capri villa and Thalassotherapy project • Supervised 20 contractors during the last phases of the Coriolis Call center project Student Intern, August 2005 - September 2005 Association of the Protection of the Medina, Tunis, Tunisia • Diagnosed the state of some historical buildings and generated a proposal for renovation • Developed morphological and historical studies of historical buildings Design Build project, May 2011 - July 2011 Ball State University, Landscape Architecture department, John Craddock Wetland Nature Preserve (JCWNP) • Building and assembling different sections of the project initiated by students (Bike racks, benches etc.), beneficial and rewarding community Nature Park and urban habitat refuge. • Robert H. and Ester L. Cooper Conservation Award by the Robert Cooper Audubon Society, for the team work


SKILLS Computer skills • Operating Systems: Windows Vista, XP, 98, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Publisher, Power Point), Word Perfect • Design technology: Photoshop CS5, Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Photo filter, 3DS MAX, Rhinoceros, Auto cad 2011, ARCHI CAD, Sketch up, Laser cutting technology, Revit 2011 Language skills • Arabic, French: mother tongues • English, Spanish: fluent, TOFEL IBT: 102/120, IELTS: 7.0 • German: secondary, “Zertifikat Deutsch” Diploma, German Certificate • Greek: basic understanding

CONFERENCES/WORKSHOPS AIA/AAH-STERIS Student Design Charrette, October 2009-November 2009; Orlando, FL Designed with a team of students an urgent care unit for tourists from different cultures and backgrounds in Orlando XIV International Design Seminar “Urban Culture and Landscape Renewal”, August 2008- September 2008 Technical University, Lodz, Poland Participated to the special course of 120 hours on “urban post-industrial areas, challenge for renewed landscapes”; Second Prize for the “Idea of Urban Design and Method” Project Title: “The Still Living Machine”, reconversion of some industrial building into a poly functional urban area with a residential neighborhood and an urban plaza FULBRIGHT Entrepreneurial Seminar, March 2010; Denver, CO FULBRIGHT Cultural Seminar, March 2011; Washington D.C. Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, School of Modern Greek, August 2007- September 2007; Greece

PUBLICATIONS Hospitals on the time Axis, the Still Living Hospital project, fall 2009-Book peer reviewed and published in 2010 Project presented at the Chicago Medical Centre with team partner Devyani Deshpande from India, Ball State University Whole life thinking, whole life assessment, can cities make a difference, fall 2009 Paper presented for the CAAR conference about sustainability and architecture in the Arab World in Amman, Jordan [RE]member+think...DETROIT+DECAY, Thesis Book publication, May 2011


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PILOTE ARIANA HIGH SCHOOL, 1999-2002, Abstract art projects presented at different high schools in the capital ART+ARCH 2010 HUMANITARIAN WORKSHOP, “ART to save humanity”, November 2010, Ball State University Developed this project at Ball State University; instructed and worked with other students on handicraft products using the laser cutting technology. These products were sold the money went to help the Pakistanis flood survivors ART+ARCH 2010 HUMANITARIAN WORKSHOP: exhibitions held at Muncie Islamic Center, Campus Christian House, and Scheidler residential apartment complex ART WALK, DOWNTOWN MUNCIE, Indiana, May 2011, exhibited my art: wooden jewellery boxes, pencil holders and other items inspired from Islamic art and sold them in order to participate in raising donations for refugees on the Tunisian-Libyan border PECHA KUCHA NIGHT 2012, Detroit, Arab American Museum, March 2012, presented my Islamic art project at an international event. My project was ranked among the top 10 innovative project in the city of Detroit for 2012



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