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B. Moon Hajjar

B. Moon Hajjar

Berkeley, CA, US

 

About 

As an industry professional I have questioned the standardization (historically) of the building industry as a practice, in search of the appropriate methodology in which to bridge a value based TEAM culture that eliminates unnecessary waste by reconditioning or rethinking how we work and how we deliver our services and products. This process requires a mindshift away from the “business as usual” approach to building in which the construction industry has become adapt to over the past several decades.


In recent history, the building industry has produced a self-referential practice characterized by the decline of specialization and the lack of the “master builder” approach which was once prevalent in our industry. In this context, I believe that construction professionals and design professionals have become objects of information rather than subjects of communication.


Delivery methods such as Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) and Lean Construction Practices are still in their early adopted phases in the mass majority of the building and construction industry. Few companies have seen these “turn-key” methodologies as the next step in delivering a better product in less time with a reduced cost/waste. If change in our industry is to come about we must reflect our position, adopting an attitude through our role in the process of production, thus allowing us to build a critical position based on what we make and how we think.


 

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Nautilus Group, Berkeley, CA, US, Director of Design

To help facilitate and lead the design effort for the Nautilus Group development TEAM

Jul 2013 - current
 

KMA Architecture + Engineering, San Diego, CA, US, Senior Associate - Design Director

Business Development
Design Analysis/Direction
Comprehensive/Comfortable Work Environment
Building Materials/Product Knowledge
Project Management

Mar 2004 - Jul 2013
 

Education 

Harvard University, Boston, MA, US, MArch, Architectural Studies

Graduate studies in Architecture/Design/Planning with a focus on the affects of Social Democracy on Architecture. Studies included cities such as Berlin, Germany; Havana, Cuba; and Beirut, Lebanon.

Jan 2000 - Dec 2001
 

Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles, CA, US, BArch, Architectural Studies

Undergraduate studies in Architecture/Design/Planning as well as furniture/object making and traditional joinery.

Mar 1995 - Sep 1999
 

Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, US, Bachelors, Sculpture

High-art sculpture with a minor in art history.

Sep 1992 - Dec 1995
 

Awards 

Pei-Cobb Grant, Scholarship

Academic Achievement - Harvard GSD Endowment based on merit, academic achievement, and portfolio review.

2000
 

SCI-Arc Travel Grant, Award

Special award given for travel based on research topic, academic achievement, portfolio review and need.

1999
 

Schubert Grant, Grant

Academic Achievement - Harvard GSD Endowment based on merit, academic achievement, and portfolio review.

1999
 

National AIA Scholarship Award, Scholarship

American Institute of Architects annual achievement award for excellence in architectural studies based on academic achievement and portfolio review.

1998
 

Los Angeles AIA Award, Award

Los Angeles American Institute of Architects annual achievement award for excellence in architectural studies based on academic achievement and portfolio review. 1997-1998

1997
 

Ebell Scholarship, Scholarship

Special scholarship given to students in the Los Angeles area for anything but tuition. Award is based on academic excellence and interviews. 1997-1999

1997
 

M.E.D. Club Scholarship, Scholarship

Middle Eastern Descendents annual scholarship award based on academic achievement and research. 1992-2000

1992
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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