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Waleed AlGhamdi

Waleed AlGhamdi

Hartford, CT, US

 

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About 

Welcome.

I am a resourceful building and design professional with experience in architecture, sustainability, and graphic design.

I have a wide range of experiences, including architectural design as well as energy efficiency/energy modeling for LEED projects and state incentive programs. I am in the process of getting my architectural license, have completed more than half of my AXP requirements, and have passed several ARE 4.0 divisions. 

I am also a graphic designer with experience in offset and digital printing projects. My graphic design experience is focused on prints, with projects varying from brand identity, to logos, posters, booklets, and T-shirt design. I also have experience in leading graphic design teams for large projects. For my portfolio of graphic design or architectural work, please click on the project albums above. 

Waleed AlGhamdiAssoc. AIA, LEED AP BD+C, MFBA

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Karpman Consulting, Glastonbury, CT, US, Energy Analyst

Performed comprehensive design review of architectural, mechanical, and lighting drawing sets and specifications and subsequent Whole Building Hourly Energy Modeling following modeling protocol ASHRAE 90.1 Appendix G using eQuest for 20+ projects. Projects include K-12 schools, higher education, commercial, and light industrial. Energy modeling and associated documentation were intended to advise and assist clients in their decision making as well as fulfill requirements for LEED Energy and Atmosphere prerequisite 2 and Credit 1: Enhanced Energy Performance, CT High Performance Schools Program, and national and international code compliance.

Performed ASHRAE Level 1 and 2 Energy Audits and Energy Reduction Plan development, including site work, modeling, calibration, analysis, and reporting for 13 multifamily residential complexes to participate in NJ’s P4P-EB and NY’s MPP-EB.

Performed Technical Review for energy models and Energy Reduction Plans for over 100+ projects, as well as technical support and program development support for NJ P4P-EB and NY MPP-NC

Nov 2011 - current
 

University of Hartford, Hartford, CT, US, Teacher Assistant

Department of Architecture, Architectural History

Sep 2008 - May 2010
 

Bechtel Inc., Jubail, SA, Architectural Designer

Assistant Project Manager:

Assisted the project manager in managing and coordinating the design team for two contracts: new construction for four daycare centers, a high school, and an addition for two schools; total cost $20M+

Actively participating in upholding the company’s Zero-Accident Safety Policy by scheduling, coordinating, and conducting 18 construction site safety assessments

In-House Design Team Architectural Designer:

Provided design services for several architectural projects during schematic design, design development, and construction documents phases

Participated in five 4-day long Value Engineering workshops/charrettes on behalf of the architecture department, project types included high rise multifamily, convention center, and schools

Prepared presentations for 4 architectural and master plan projects for upper management and executive board approval including graphic design and rendering, community center, convention center, university campus, and city master plan

Aug 2007 - Jul 2008
 

Hamdan Consulting Office, Khobar, SA, Architectural Designer

Developed a basic set of architectural construction drawings for a steel frame light industrial building and attached office building and a labor camp complex, as well as a basic set for the interior of an Italian restaurant

Performed design calculations and general support for an eight-story reinforced concrete office building project and a lobby remodeling for an office building project

May 2007 - Jul 2007
 

KFUPM Printing Press, Dhahran, SA, Graphic Designer

Worked as a graphic designer and print manager for many events and campaigns, including posters, packaging, booklets, brochures, reports, signage, and other collateral

Managed printing orders for black and white, single color, two-color, and full process-color at the university campus press and commercial offset press services, as well as digital printing services

Jul 2001 - Sep 2006
 

National Foundation For The Gifted, Dhahran, SA, Graphic Designer and Administrator

Administrator, graphic designer, and print manager for the summer enrichment program, including the design and production of brochures, reports, ID cards, packaging, and posters, as well as final/annual report.

Jul 2002 - Jul 2005
 

Education 

University of Hartford, MArch, Master of Architecture

Sep 2008 - May 2011
 
Aug 2000 - Dec 2006
 

Awards 

Inducted in the Tau Sigma Delta Architecture Honors Society, Other

2011
 

Ideas Competition, Design of Monument and Roundabout, Honorable Mention

Distinction Reward, Ideas Competition, Design of Monument and Roundabout, Al-Oula Real Estate Company, in association

2005
 

First Campaign for Environmental Awareness, 1st Place

First Place, Architectural Design Competition, first campaign for environmental awareness, Saudi Council of Engineers, for the design of Al-Barajeel Elementary School

2004
 

Areas of Specialization 

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