Emmanuel Shamoun

Emmanuel Shamoun

Skokie, IL, US



Emmanuel is the Principal Architect and Design Manager for a major real-estate developer in the Middle East.  He holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from University of Illinois at Chicago, USA and an MBA from Warwick, UK.  He has over 18 years of professional experience; 13 in the USA and 5 in the Middle East.  Having lived in 5 countries, Emmanuel is fluent in 3 languages and has accumulated vast international experience in doing business in different parts of the world.

Emmanuel has worked for some of the top consultancy firms in the world including Skidmore, Owings and Merrill in Chicago, and Dewan Architects & Engineers in Dubai.  He has worked on a number of iconic real-estate projects internationally located in USA, China, Saudi Arabia, UAE and Iraq.  He has also demonstrated his entrepreneur capabilities when he established, ran and successfully managed two corporations concentrating on design-build projects in Chicago.



Atconz Real Estate Company, Dubai, Principal

Principal managing all architectural and engineering related activities including design, operations, sub-consultancy coordination, RFPs, contract management, scheduling and development strategy.

Current major projects include the New Azadi, which is under construction, Hanara Project and Piroz which are in master planning phase.

The New Azadi project is the first project to be developed on over 750,000 m2 of prime land located on Baharka Road, just north of Erbil city, adjacent to the town of Ankawa and only 5km from Erbil International Airport. The project consists of over 3,000 housing units ranging from apartments, houses, double story houses, and luxury villas, while including a range of commercial areas such as a mall and shops, as well as schools, a clinic, and a play park. Culminating in a value of over USD $700 million, the project was conceived utilizing a completely modern infrastructure including power plant, water treatment plant, and sewage treatment plant designated for the expanse of the project. The expanse of the project is managed by a designated Facilities Management (FM) company offering a range quality services void in any other development.

May 2012 - current


Warwick University, Warwick Business School, Masters, MBA

Jan 2010 - Aug 2013

University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, BArch, B. Arch

Sep 1989 - May 1995

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