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Ali Khan

Ali Khan

Los Angeles, CA, US

 

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About 

The ideas of creating spaces with meaning and delight continue to drive my design ideology. I 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.

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), VEO 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.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

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

Building Information Modeling (BIM)- Engineer
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.

Responsibilities:
- Coordination with subcontractors + clash detection using Navisworks
- Creating As-built 3D models using point clouds in Revit Architecture
- Management of VEO database as part of the project closeout deliverables

Jun 2012 - Jan 2014
 

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
 

Education 

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.

Jan 2011 - Dec 2012
 

Awards 

Tau Sigma Delta, Award

Inducted into the Honor Society in Architecture and Allied Arts(USA) in recognition of top performance in Masters program at USC.

2012
 

Academic Scholarship (Jan 2011- Dec 2012), Scholarship

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

2011
 

Mehdi Ali Mirza Award, 1st Place

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

2008
 

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

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

2008
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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