Heba ElGawish

Heba ElGawish

Washington, DC, US


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A Graduate of New York Institute of Technology with a Master’s degree in Urban and Regional
Design. Has taken a special interest in urban design after participating in numerous
workshops in the US and abroad on issues concerning community planning, sustainability and
resiliency. Has shown leadership in team projects with a strong ability to work under pressure.


City of Alexandria, Alexandria, VA, US, Urban Planner

Assist with the Old Town North Small Area Plan Update planning process through:
- Working with the Principal Planner and the Interdepartmental Project Team in identifying the
Small Area Plan’s Vision, Goals and Objectives
- Coordinating with planners in different divisions and departments on project framework and
data collection including existing conditions, policies and regulations
- Preparing and delivering presentations to different City departments, advisory committees and the
community on project updates and progress work
- Creating data maps from GIS layers and imagery for Land Use, Zoning, Transportation and
other aspects of urban planning and design
- Developing an update to the Urban Design Guidelines document will that help implement the
recommendations of the Small Area Plan Update
- Helping with planning and

Jun 2015 - current

Office of the Bronx Borough President, Bronx, NY, US, Planning and Development Intern

Economic Impact of Brownfield Redevelopment in the Bronx Report and Presentation
- Updated Database of Brownfield Projects in the Bronx
- Reviewed and documented notifications from NYC DEC and NYC OER
- Generated maps of Brownfield sites in the Bronx using GIS

Sep 2014 - Nov 2014

NoMa Business Improvement District, Washington, DC, US, Planning and Economic Development Intern

- Organized and Catalogued transit, demographic, land use and potential property related data.
- Created clear and segmented GIS catalogue of, crime statistics heat maps, transportation modes,
and green infrastructure, with corresponding infographic maps
- Performed research on neighborhood attribute analyses, including transit oriented
development, housing, green infrastructure, schools, and crime statistics

Jun 2014 - Aug 2014

World Bank Group, Washington, DC, US, Short Term Design Consultant

Space Planning Design Washington DC Annual Meetings 2012 and 2013 and Japan Annual
Meetings 2012
- Coordinated with facilities management and furniture providers
- Coordinated with Executive Directors on the needs of their constituents and visiting delegations
- Maintained spreadsheets of furniture and equipment requests, invoices, room assignments, and
project timelines

Jun 2011 - Aug 2013

SNG Engineering, Inc., Gaithersburg, MD, US, Architect

- Worked directly with Project Engineers from Conceptual Design Phase to Construction Drawings
- Attended progress meetings with project consultants, clients, and county officials
- Conducted site surveys
- Developed Field Inspection Reports and Logs
- Prepared RFP submittals and marketing material for private and public sectors

Oct 2007 - May 2013


New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), New York, NY, US, Masters, Urban and Regional Design

Sep 2013 - May 2015

Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2002 - Jun 2007


AIA 2012 Interschool Design Competition, 1st Place

1st Place Team Award for Design of a Water Taxi Terminal


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