Resume 2019

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Hello, my name is

SAVANNAH ALHAJ M.ARCH, BID, AIBC email address

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phone number

website

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savannah.ahmed@gmail.com

8988 Patterson Road Richmond ON Canada V6X 0R2

savannah.alhaj

+1 604 845 8442

www.savannahalhaj.com

https://www.linkedin.com/in/ savannah-alhaj-33605b63/

savannah.alhaj

+1 604 845 8442

Work Experience

I am an innovative, unique, self-driven intern architect & interior designer with 8+ years experience in fast paced, technologically sophisticated organizations related to design & architecture. I am an effective, strong, team player who is focused on self-improvement. I take pride in my commitment, passion, and professionalism. Having completed my Master in Architecture & being involved in annual design conferences, added to my previous experience in interior design, I have developed my vision & skills to create design. I learned to push for clarity & perfection in designing interiors & exteriors from beginning to end.

Carleton University’s Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism, Invited Panelist Speaker in the Forward 50 Event

CHAPI CHAPO DESIGN INC. Interior Designer

Canadian Citizen

Education

REGISTERED REAL ESTATE AGENT (2013-2014) OREA (Toronto, Canada) BACHELOR DEGREE IN INTERIOR DESIGN-APPLIED ARTS (2005-2011) Algonquin College (Ottawa, Canada) ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHY (2007) Ottawa School of Art (Ottawa, Canada)

Revit 3D & Enscape AutoCAD 2D & 3D Adobe Creative Suite 3D Max & Vray Rendering Sketchup & Podium Rendering Rhinoceros, Grasshopper & Vray Rendering Lumion 3D Rendering Laser Cutting, 3D Printing, CNC Machine Model Making, Hand Sketching

OTTAWA/ TORONTO 2016 2 YEARS

Technical Skills

VANCOUVER 2016 1 YEAR & 7 MONTHS

BLACK & WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY (2005-2006) School of Photographic Art of Ottawa (Ottawa, Canada) BACHELOR OF INTERIOR DESIGN (2002-2004) Dar Al-Hekmah College (Jeddah, Saudi Arabia)

John Ruddy Scholarship, Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism selection of Academic work of high merit.

YABU PUSHELBERG Intern Interior Designer

Work Experience VANCOUVER 2018 PRESENT

MASTERS IN ARCHITECTURE & URBANISM (2013-2016) Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada)

Global Group Award for Achievement in High Academic Standing, Interior Design Faculty of Algonquin College for Academic Achievement

II BY IV DESIGN ASSOCIATES INC. Junior Interior Designer

STANTC Architectural Designer, Intern Architect Southpark on Whyte Avenue in Edmonton worked on schematic package, design development, building permit drawings, & construction drawings UBC Pump House worked on schematic package, design development, tender drawings & construction drawings Gateway Casino in Mission worked on schematic package, design development, tender drawings & permit drawings BCIT Gateway Building for Health & Sciences worked on schematic design & 3D renderings Thompson River University worked on feasibility study for a site development of a hotel, office, & retail program St. Paul Hospital working presently on this project DIALOG DESIGN Architectural Designer, Intern Architect Arbutus Village worked on schematic package, design development, building permit drawings, & construction drawings Johnson Street Gateway worked on schematic package, rezoning & development permit drawings 1540 West 10th Avenue worked on schematic package, rezoning & development permit drawings 99 Street in Edmonton worked on schematic package, rezoning & development permit drawings HOME DEPOT Millwork, Decore/ Flooring, Paint Associate

Getting involved in renovation projects, preparing concept drawings, permit drawings, staging design, marketing & branding

Worked in local projects; Gotham Condo worked on schematic design, floor plans, elevations, sections, & 3D renderings OneEleven presentation gallery and model suite; worked on schematic design package & 3D renderings

Worked in multi-international hospitality projects & up-scale residence, Viceroy Maldives worked on schematic design & 3D renderings of a luxury resort in the Maldives Islands. Munk Residence worked on schematic design & 3D renderings of a private luxury residence in Toronto Langham worked on schematic design & 3D renderings for a hotel in China

Professional Development BERN 2019

Fluent English Speaking & Writing Fluent Arabic Speaking & Writing

ORO PROPERTIES Design Consultant & Property Specialist

ADVANCED BUILDING SKIN DESIGN CONFERENCE Bern, Switzerland Attended an anual 2-day conference; The aim of the Conference on Advanced Building Skins is to achieve a multi-disciplinary, integrated planning approach with architects, engineers, scientists, manufacturers and the building industry to reduce energy consumption of buildings. The conference held interntional celebrated projects that showcased advancement in building facade systems.

HOOKE PARK 2018

Language/ Nationality

Marc Robillard Memorial Award, Interior Design Faculty of Algonquin College for Academic Achievement

TORONTO 2013 1 YEAR

Ottawa Flux Lighting Design Competition, Second Place Winner

TORONTO 2012 1 YEAR

John Ruddy Scholarship, Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism selection of Academic work of high merit.

Prepare working-drawings, prepare concept presentations, material selections, permit drawings, & overseeing site work

AA DESIGN + MAKE SUMMER BUILD PROGRAM Hooke Park, England

ATHENS 2017

Selected for award acknowledging the top projects in Studio of M.Arch curriculum. In one of the awards, the jury described my project as having “an extremely sophisticated sense of design that is revealed through every aspect of her project. Not satisfied with finding an adequate design solution, she is always testing possibilities and striving to improve upon her very strong ideas, Her format & graphic skills are exceptional.”

2008

Solely led & managed independent business for real estate entrepreneur implemented a flexible & user-friendly operations system.

BEDFORDBROOK DESIGN INC. Lead Interior Designer

TORONTO 2011 3 MONTHS

Building 22 Publication, Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism selection of Academic work of high merit for Gateway Studio - Dominican University College.

Led/Organized a team & participated in a green school design contest (LEED)

Worked in international upscale projects; St. Regis Bal Harbour (Miami Beach) Hotel worked on schematic design, 3D renderings, & construction drawings for the hotel lobby, reception, dessert bar & The Grill Bar St. Regis Kahani Hotel worked on schematic design & 3D renderings

TORONTO 2010 6 MONTHS

2015

2018 2016 2016

Maxwell Taylor Scholarship, Director of the Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism selection of M.Arch research thesis project incorporating innovative building technologies.

2015

Managed & operated aspects of a family business (Jewelry Factory)

Building 22 Publication, Director of the Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism selection of Academic work of high merit for Graduate Thesis Project.

2008 2009 2009

Career Accomplishments

Architecture Association Design + Make Summer Build Program, Accepted to participate in a 5 weeks program living in Hooke Park, participating in fabrication, construction activities, digital design tools employed in the work such as Grasshopper and 3D scanning with photogrammetry.

TORONTO 2015 6 MONTHS

Awards & Publications 2018

About Me?

DESIGN MORPHINE Athens, Greece

Attended a 5-weeks summer build program that explores design at physical production & rapid fabrication in wood. During my stay, we worked on building the Wakeford Hall Library building envelope in the morning, as well as attend commputational design classes in the evening.

Attended a two-week workshop that explored computational design & fabrication led by the Z-Code (Zaha Hadid) team.


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