Abdul Ali Khan

Abdul Ali Khan

Los Angeles, CA, US


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The ideas of creating spaces with meaning and delight continue to drive my design ideology. I also think Architecture has come a long way and evolved into a system in which technology has become an undeniable feature. I consider this evolution a very important part of design process. It not only helps in making better decisions but also enables the conception of complex design ideas that were not possible before.

Currently I am a Second year graduate student at University of Southern California (USC) in the professional M.Arch program . I am also pursuing a certificate in Building Science where I have acquired extensive Energy modeling/ analysis skills. With the rapid shift in the architectural practice towards energy consciousness, I feel these skills are a valuable asset to possess.

I am  very interested in exploring digital tools and techniques in the design process. I am well equipped with knowledge of software to this end like AutoCad,Revit, Rhino, Digital Project (Gehry Technologies) and Navisworks. In addition, my attention to detail and problem-solving skills ensure that every project I work on is completed to the highest professional standard.



Walsh Construction, Los Angeles, CA, US, BIM(Building Information Modeling) Intern

Building Information Modeling (BIM)- Intern
Assisting in BIM procedures and documenting the complex 3d construction coordination process of $2 billion- LAX Tom Bradley International Terminal Extension at Los Angeles, California, USA.

- Assisting in 3D Coordination meetings with subcontractors
- Assisting in 3D digital navigation + clash detection using Navisworks
- Designing + compiling a detailed publication showing the BIM process

Jun 2012 - current

University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, US, Graduate Research Scholar + Teaching Assistant

Assisting Dr. David Gerber in his ongoing research and publications on various architectural technologies as a Graduate Research Scholar.

Assisted professors Marcos Sanchez, Simon Pastucha and Andrew Liang as a teaching assistant.

Aug 2011 - Jun 2012

EA Consulting Pvt Ltd, Karachi, PK, Design team leader/ Project team member

One of the leading engineering and architectural firms in the country with branches nationwide and in the Middle East. With EA, I have worked on projects ranging from low-cost structures and mixed-use developments to high-end office and commercial towers.

• Al- Shifa Eye trust “Self Reliance Tower”, Islamabad, Pakistan
Part of design team for master planning, design development and construction drawings for (250,000 sft) high‐rise office building for one of the largest eye hospitals in Pakistan.

• U-fone Headquarters Islamabad, Pakistan
Competition entry, 1st Position
Conceptualization for 300,000 sft Office building for one of the largest cellular network company in Pakistan.

• KCIP Financial Towers Karachi, Pakistan
Competition entry: 3rd position
Conceptualization and master planning for 20-Storey High-rise office building for the upcoming Industrial city.

• Student- Teacher Office complex/ hostels Kohistan, Pakistan
Conceptualization, design development and construction drawings for Low cost Earthquake resistant structures at 40 sites, funded by International Development Bank.

Jan 2009 - Jun 2010


University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, US, MArch, Architecture + Building Science

M.Arch program is geared towards understanding the role of architecture in existing urban fabrics and evolving global cultures. The program also emphasizes on the use and incorporation of contemporary cutting edge technologies like BIM and computer programming into the design processes.

I am also pursuing a certificate in Building Science that focuses on developing extensive building energy modelling and simulation skills.

Jan 2011 - Dec 2012


Academic Scholarship (Jan 2011- Dec 2012), Scholarship

Architectural merit grant awarded by School of Architecture, University of Southern California


Agha Hasan Abedi Award (Gold medal), 1st Place

Awarded for Academic excellence in undergraduate architecture by Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, Pakistan


Mehdi Ali Mirza Award, 1st Place

Awarded for Academic excellence in undergraduate architecture program by Institute of Architects Pakistan (IAP)


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