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Majid Sarmast

Majid Sarmast

Richmond Hill, ON, CA

 

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About 

MAJID SARMAST

Born 1968, 

 

CANADIAN CITIZEN

Flexible to relocate

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PROFILE 

I am design architect and solutions driven professional. During the last twenty two ( 22 ) years as Design Team Lead and designer, I have been assigned numerous high profile initiatives with companies, which have resulted in an exceptional elevation in design quality. As a result of my work, numerous additional contracts have been secured and the projects I have delivered have won regional and international awards. 

As a Designer, Architect, and Team Leader, I have worked in all aspects of design. I am comfortable in large and small projects within a variety of environments.

I have had the valuable opportunity to take a large number of projects from requirements analysis through to implementation. This has given me a unique and balanced understanding of the entire development process. I have a wide range of experience reflecting my roles as team leader, architect and designer. 

All of my work involves heavy interaction with clientele from the conceptual stage through to delivery. I never miss out on an opportunity to articulate a message emphasizing additional service offerings and developing business. Most of my projects have resulted in repeat business. 

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Skills and Abilities:

Intensive work and creativity in the field of: Super Towers, Mixed Use, Residential design and Housing, Master Planning, Hotels and Resorts , Urban Planning, Entertainment and visitor destination, Cultural attractions and Museums through all phases of design from master planning, conceptualization,  Criteria Design, Detailed Design, Implementation Documents. 

Strong leadership, management skills, Design Management,CAPM (Certified Associate in Project Management), to meet project timelines and deliverables, to Implement and sustain technology strategies that continuously advance the virtual design capabilities, high level design and technical abilities, capable of inspiring others to forge a culture of new and innovative ideas

Extraordinary design and technical capabilities through drawing/artistic techniques (both hand and computer), Sketch up Modelling and rendering, ArchiCad 18/BIM knowledge, V-Ray, Rhino, Auto Cad, Illustration and Graphic presentation skills: Macromedia Aldus Freehand, Adobe Photoshop CS4, Sketchbook Pro, Mac Environment,

NBC ( National Building Code ) and OBC ( Ontario Building Code ) extensive knowledge 

Familiar with Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) and virtual design and construction advances,

Broad knowledge of architectural disciplines inclusive of design, innovative design technologies, sustainable/green design practices, building modelling, 3D technology, interior, landscapes, facilities, construction management and integration, contract/vendor management practices 

Strong leadership skills along with Ability to invite diverse perspectives, promote an inclusive work environment and support workforce diversity 

International Design and Development experience in CANADA, Europe, Continental Asia: China, Japan and South Korea, Southeast Asia, MENA and India, 

Professional Photography, Portrait and Nature, Winner of Awards ( Website is under construction )

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Education:

Architecture and Design:

Master’s Degree in Architecture and Urban Planning, 1996, IUST, Canadian Architectural Certification Board Accredited

Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture, 1993, IUST

Structure:

Bachelor of Structure, U of T, 1989

Art and Creativity:

Master of Fine Art, 2009

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Experience

 

1-Principal,  2013-Current, 

Boutique Architecture Design Studio ,CANADA, Toronto,

Responsibility

Lead a team of Senior and Junior Architects through entire design practice, Lead and Coordinate between group of Interior Design, Landscape, Design Development and Construction Document, SMEP, Supervising and controlling of Quality of Design, Rendering output, Model Maker, and complete Client Relationship. I currently own the practice.

2-Head of Architectural Design Department, 2010-2013 

NAGA Architects ,USA, Boston, UAE HQ.

Responsibility

Lead Architectural Department and about 50 Senior, Intermediate and Junior Architects and Interior Designer through entire design practice in a Multi Discipline Medium Size Firm. 

Lead and Coordinate between  departments of Architecture, Interior Design, Landscape Design team, Design Development and Construction Document, SMEP, Supervising and controlling of Quality of Design, Rendering output, Physical Model, and complete Client Relationship. 

The scope of role includes, Space Programming, Controlling Project Budget, Assigning team members and Design strategy . Conceptual Sketching, Experimental Study in relevant design software like Sketchup / Revit /Rhino, Mentoring Juniors and Young architects and designers,.

 

3-Senior Creative Design Architect, 2007 - 2010

FORREC Ltd., CANADA ,Toronto

Responsibility

Worked as Senior Architectural Designer, Master Planning, and Professional Illustrator on several International Projects and working directly with vice president and teams of Architects, Illustrators, Product Manufacturer, in Conceptual and Schematic Design Stage , Coordinate with Outsource Contractor and Suppliers, Supervising and controlling of Quality of Design, Presentation/Rendering output, and Client Relationship.

 

4-Senior Design Architect, 2005 - 2007

IBI GROUP/PAGE+STEELE Architects,  CANADA, Toronto

Responsibility

Worked as Senior Design Architect on several Canadian Practice with numbers of High-rise Residential Projects, in Conceptual and Schematic Design , Coordinate with Design Development team, Presentation/Rendering output, and Client Relationship. 

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Membership and Registration: 

MRAIC     

Member of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada

CAGBC     

Member of Canadian Green Building Council of Canada

PMI    

Project Management Institute

OAA and AIA    

Member of Ontario Association of Architects - American Institute of Architects)

BILD    

Member of Building, Industry and Land Development)

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ACCOMPLISHMENTS, Awards and projects:

Awards and Selected Creative Design:

“Ruwais Mixed Use” - NAGA Architects

Design Team Lead and Head of Design Department

Combination of 5000 residential units,

Resort, Civic Centre, Leisure and Entertainment ,

Urban Planning, , Abu Dhabi, UAE, Designed winter 2011

“Shanghai 2030” - Boutique Architecture Design Studio

Design Team Lead

Client: Confidential

Winner of award, A solution on City Design and

Mixed Use for Shanghai on 2030 , China

“Happy Magic Water Cube” - Forrec Ltd.

Lead Designer 

Client: Tianyou Tourism Group, Winner of World

Waterpark Association’s 2010 Industry Innovation

Award for Waterparks. Opened 2010

Beijing, China, (Lead Designer)

“Thanh Xuan Mixed Use” - Forrec Ltd.

Hanoi, Vietnam, (Lead Designer)

Client: Thanh Xuan Resort Group,

A sustainable mixed use design, a man made island

including underground hotel, entertainment

“JAIPUR T‐City” - Forrec Ltd.

JAIPUR, India, (Lead Designer)

Client: International Amusements Ltd.

400 acre mixed use destination resort, including golf

course, six resorts, theme park, mall, arrival

village, entertainment, iMax, Spa resort, business hotel

and convention centre.

“The Wall, Universal Studio” - Forrec Ltd. 

Dubai, UAE, (Lead Designer)

Client: Universal Studio Joint Venture,

Managing an international design team for Phase 1

of this 35‐acre theme park that is a major component of a large entertainment resort.

“Annapurna Studio” - Forrec Ltd.

Hyderabad, India , (Lead Designer)

Client: Annapurna Studios Pvt Ltd

“JW Marriott Hotel” - IBI Group

Aqaba, Jordan, (Design Architect)

Client: Marriott Hotel Group, Opened 2010

“LISGAR Residential” - IBI Group

20 Storey Residential in Toronto, Canada,(Senior Design Architect)

Concept and Schematic design, Selected project of     2009

“Wizard Theme Park” - Forrec Ltd.

Seoul, S ‐ Korea, (Design Team Lead)

Client Samsung Everland,

Cloud on Stone Resort - Forrec Ltd.

Shenzhen, China, (Lead Designer)

Client: OCT Sanzhou Investment Company

A world‐class vacation resort complex,

spectacular eco‐park, nature trails and observatories

“Chimelong Iconic Structure ” Boutique Architecture Design Studio

New Macau, CHINA, Fall 2012 

“AXIOM Town ” NAGA Architects

Second Place , Dubai, UAE, Summer 2012 

“V‐Resorts” - Boutique Architecture Design Studio

Design Team Lead and Head of Design Department

Malaga, Spain, Designed Spring 2010,

“The Oasis, Mixed Use” - Forrec Ltd.

Design Team Lead and Head of Design Department)

Kona, India, Designed Summer 2008

“Chandigarh Hotel” - Forrec Ltd.

Lead Designer

Chandigarh, India, Designed Winter 2008,

“Dupont Residential Building” - IBI Group

Lead Designer

Toronto, Canada, Designed Fall 2007,

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Boutique Architecture Design Studio, Toronto, Principal

Lead a team of Senior and Junior Architects through entire design practice, Lead and Coordinate between group of Interior Design, Landscape, Design Development and Construction Document, SMEP, Supervising and controlling of Quality of Design, Rendering output, Model Maker, and complete Client Relationship. I currently own the practice.

Jan 2013 - current
 

NAGA Architects, Designers, Boston, Dubai, Head of Design Department, Senior Design Architect

Lead Architectural Department and about 50 Senior, Intermediate and Junior Architects and Interior Designer through entire design practice in a Multi Discipline Medium Size Firm.
Lead and Coordinate between departments of Architecture, Interior Design, Landscape Design team, Design Development and Construction Document, SMEP, Supervising and controlling of Quality of Design, Rendering output, Physical Model, and complete Client Relationship.
The scope of role includes, Space Programming, Controlling Project Budget, Assigning team members and Design strategy . Conceptual Sketching, Experimental Study in relevant design software like Sketchup / Revit /Rhino, Mentoring Juniors and Young architects and designers,.

Dec 2010 - Jan 2013
 

FORREC Ltd, Senior Creative Designer, Team Lead

Worked as Senior Architectural Designer, Master Planning, and Professional Illustrator on several International Projects and working directly with vice president and teams of Architects, Illustrators, Product Manufacturer, in Conceptual and Schematic Design Stage , Coordinate with Outsource Contractor and Suppliers, Supervising and controlling of Quality of Design, Presentation/Rendering output, and Client Relationship.

Aug 2007 - Dec 2010
 

IBI Group/ Page and Steele Architects, Toronto , Senior Design Architect

Worked as Senior Design Architect on several Canadian Practice with numbers of High-rise Residential Projects, in Conceptual and Schematic Design , Coordinate with Design Development team, Presentation/Rendering output, and Client Relationship.

Dec 2005 - Aug 2007
 

Education 

San Francisco Institute of Architecture, MArch, Master of Green Building

Oct 2009 - Jan 2011
 

Academy Of Art University, Masters, Master of Fine Art

Fine Art and Professional Illustration

Sep 2007 - Aug 2009
 

Seneca College, Design Development

A certificate toward PMI Credits

Sep 2006 - Jan 2007
 

Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST), MArch, Master of Architecture and Urban Design

Design and Architecture , Urban Planning, History of Architecture and Design

Sep 1989 - Dec 1996
 

Areas of Specialization 



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