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S a m i R . K h o u r y, A I A

Los Angeles + Jordan Int'l USA Cell: +1.562.250.5621 | Local Cell +962.77.680.6081 Email: | Linked In | Selected Projects List | Short Portfolio

Architecture + Design + Project Management + Real Estate Development artistic design and business feasibility with constant endeavor for synchronized solutions

Profile Licensed Architect with a Master in Design Studies from Harvard School of Design, and a B.Arch from USC, with success in Architecture and Real Estate Development. Recent experience includes representing prestigious architecture firms in the Gulf Region, as an Owner's Rep and in Business Development; and supervising high-end residential and hospitality projects and teams. Versatile with strong abilities in organizational and strategic planning, staffing, budgeting, and contract administration dealing with FIDIC and AIA based contracts. Excellent understanding of real estate, finance and development in urban planning, architectural design, and construction. 3D design, detailing and coordination expert able to move data accurately and efficiently between different major CAD/CAM/BIM applications. High level of proficiency in 3ds Max, Revit, Rhino, FormZ, Photoshop, and Illustrator. Well traveled in the USA, Europe and Middle East with multi-cultural fluency; bilingual in Arabic and English.

Key Areas of Expertise Large-Scale Complex Projects Design Technology BIM + CAD Contract Administration

Free-Form Complex Architecture Concept-DD and CD Diversity Across Geographies

Consultants Management + Coordination Project + Staff Management Budget Management

Professional Experience Senior Projects Engineer, Development Al Maabar International Development Company, Amman, Jordan, Mar 2011 – Sep 2012 Client’s Architectural Engineer, reviewing and approving design and technical architectural deliverables against design intent, standards, and corporate/hotel operator intents. • Oversee project's consultants including the project management consultant, design architect, architect of record, landscape architect, interior designer, cost consultant, geotechnical, civil, structural and MEP engineers, and more. • Procurement management including pre-qualification of consultants and contractors, invitation to tender, managing tender queries and addenda, tender evaluation, award and final negotiation. • Managing peer review workshops and third party QA/QC consultants and value engineering consultants. Provide specifications review. Presentation of projects to government and city authorities. • Client representative on site progress meetings involving architect, contractor, project manager, quantity surveyor, making sure development goals are met. • Collaboration between Development and the internal departments including Sales, Marketing, IT, HR Finance and Legal. Selected Projects: Marsa Zayed, Aqaba, Jordan, 3.2 million sqm, USD 10 billion, urban development including 2 km of prime waterfront. Largest project in history of Jordan. Managed design of phase 1 master plan, infrastructure and superstructure design. Al Maabar Mixed Use Development, St. Regis Hotel, Branded Residences and Retail, Abdoun, Amman, Jordan — Design review and legal parcelization for a 125K sqm 5 star luxury hospitality project budgeting USD 250 million.

Design and Management Consultant Corsini Stark Architects, Los Angeles, California, Oct 2009 – Feb 2011 Provided a variety of design services including: 3D BIM modeling and project visualization services. Concept design, schematic design and project management support. Selected Projects: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Tom Bradley Terminal Retail Shops Remodeling, Los Angeles, CA. Southwestern Law School Graduate Student Housing, Los Angeles, CA.

Design Architect – Senior Project Designer Cubellis / Cubellis Costa International, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Sept 2008 – Aug 2009 Retail Designer for multiple mixed-use developments encompassing retail, commercial and entertainment components. Coordination of works with structural, MEP, and environmental design consultants. Completed As-Built drawings, road interface coordination upon traffic impact assessment. Provided site construction observation for retail shop interiors. Selected Project: Ibn Battuta Mall Redevelopment, Nakheel, Dubai Jebel Ali Free Zone, UAE. Nakheel Retail's most ambitious project, budgeting US$1.2 Billion and comprised expanding the existing 1km long mall adding over 3.5 million sq ft of BUA. Project design, planning and programming of the retail spaces. Configuring the mall's future pedestrian connection to Dubai railway. Compiling project manual and specifications. • •

S a m i R . K h o u r y, A I A

Los Angeles + Jordan Int'l USA Cell: +1.562.250.5621 | Local Cell +962.77.680.6081 Email: | Linked In | Selected Projects List | Short Portfolio

Project Manager, Middle East The Jerde Partnership International, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Jun 2006 – May 2008 Promoted to help the firm's business development in the UAE and served as Contracts and Commercial Accounts Manager. • Business development support in the Middle East region in UAE, Qatar, & Jordan. • Involvement in the setup, foundation and legal registration of Jerde Partnership Middle East Branch in Dubai. Selected Project: Dubai Festival City (DFC), The City Core Festival Center, Dubai, UAE Project management, contract administration, sub-consultant management on 2.5 million sqft, USD 1 billion, high-end shopping center. Design development, project coordination, construction documentation, and construction administration of pivotal complex geometrical elements.

Project Manager The Jerde Partnership International, Venice Beach, California, Jul 2005 – Jun 2006 Thrived in a number of roles ranging from conceptual design to Assistant Manager for design competitions for this multi-million dollar, award-winning Architectural Design firm. • Manager or Assistant Manager for 4 prestigious, high-profile design competitions, including staffing, team leadership, and scheduling of project milestones. • Concept Designer for 300K sq ft of retail layout including 4 anchor stores, 16 screen cinema, and 34 shops. Selected Project: San Diego Navy Broadway Mixed Use Development, San Diego, California Project Manager for a $250K-fee design competition. Monitored scope and developed an additional $40K of fees for variation orders.

Designer Carrier Johnson + Culture, Costa Mesa, California, Apr 2004 – Sep 2004 Involved in the concept and schematic design packages solving program and circulation, integrating Revit in production pipeline. Selected Projects: United States Courthouse, Bakersfield, California. Created the presentation packages and 3D model/animation. Oceanside Hotel, San Diego, California. Concept and schematic design proposal for mixed use development.

Registrations + Credentials The American Institute of Architects, AIA, Member since 2011 California Architects Board, California, License no. C33280 Society of Engineers, United Arab Emirates, Membership no. 20849 Jordan Engineers Association, Jordan, Membership no. 06033/2

Education Harvard University, Graduate School of Design Master in Design Studies, in Project Management and Real Estate Development, 2005 University of Southern California, School of Architecture Bachelor of Architecture - Professional 5-Year Degree, 2004 University of Jordan, Architectural Engineering Department 2 years of Architectural Engineering Studies, 1996-98 The Jordanian Fine Arts Center, Visual Arts Department Certificate in Painting, 1994

Design Technology + Software Tools Mastery of most 3D modeling methods including Solid, NURBS, NURMS, Poly, Mesh, MetaCloud, Patch and Subdivision. Expert Level: Autodesk AutoCAD, AutoCAD Architecture, Autodesk Civil 3D and Land Desktop, FormZ, Rhino3d, SketchUp, 3ds Max, Vray, Final Render, and Mental Ray. Proficiency Level: Revit Architecture, Solid and Parametric Design in Catia, Solidworks, Inventor. Graphics + Management + Other Expert Level: Adobe CS Suite, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premier, After Effects, Piranesi, plus many other design supporting software and hardware. MS Office, Project, Visio, Primavera, Deltek Vision and Sema4.

Sami R. Khoury, AIA - Resume -CV  

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