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suha samara

suha samara

New York, NY, US

 

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About 

Since my graduation in 2001, I have been passionately working as an Architect and Interior Designer. I experienced all sorts of projects residential, commercial, fire stations, institutional and recently I finished a photography Studio project.

My role in these projects started as an Architect and Designer doing schematic, design development and construction documents/permits. 7 years ago when I moved to NYC, I advanced in my career to become a Project Manager. I was also assigned as Head of ID Department for Kocache, an Interior contracting company, to oversee the production of construction drawings and shop drawings for Interiors and finishing for a 5 star Hotel project.

I am LEED AP BD+C certified and in the process of earning my license. I have strong management and communication skills and can overcome any challenge. In addition, I have strong computer skills in AutoCAD, Microstation, Adobe Suite, Microsoft Office and 3D Max. I am getting familiar with REVIT and Sketch Up.

Employment 

Independant contractor, New York, NY, US, Project Manager and Designer

• Project Manager for remodeling of Splashlight Photography Studios at 225 Varick St
• Redesigning of EET restaurant at 75 Varick ST

Mar 2013 - current
 

Consolidated Contractors Company, Amman, Jordan, Project Manager / Architect

Project: Hasib Sabbagh Regional Academy for Health, Safety and Environmental Studies.
• Manager and coordinator of $5M full renovation of 43,000sqft built up area on 2.4acres. Renovation works include site/civil, landscaping, architectural, MEP and interior.
• Develop, review and approve contracts, drawings, materials, specifications and construction documents for all phases of the project from schematic to Bidding.

Jan 2012 - Jan 2013
 

Kocache International Holdings, Amman, Jordan, Head of Interior Design Department (Contract)

Project: The Boulevard – Rotana Hotel
• Managed department of (10) Architects and responsible for execution of shop drawings for $12M finishing/interior works of 82,000 sq ft, 6 floors hotel.
• Coordinated with other departments, the General Contractor, Consultant and Client.

Jan 2010 - Mar 2011
 

reddymade design llc, New York, NY, US, Project Manager and Designer

Projects: Celebrity/High-end Residential
• Project Manager and Construction Administrator of gut renovation of interior spaces: lofts, apartments, high-rise as well as furniture selection.
• Designed, executed and coordinated all drawings, documents and materials at all project stages.

Apr 2007 - Oct 2009
 

Rosenberg Kolb Architects, New York, NY, US, Free Lance Architect and Interior Designer

• Designed the new gut renovation for Guy & Gallard Café.
• Worked on schematic design for the NYU Law School Office building infill project

Nov 2006 - Apr 2007
 

WDG Architecture, Washington, DC, US, Architect

Projects: Pearson Square luxury Apartments - 100,000 sq ft .
Plaza Residential Tower Luxury Apartments – 42,000 sq ft.
• Team member of design team working on preliminary/schematic designs.
• Executed drawing sets at all stages and coordinated with other disciplines.

Nov 2004 - Nov 2006
 

Stephen Boruff AIA, West Palm Beach, FL, US, Architect

• Worked on master plan, schematic design and 3D for Fire Rescue Training Facility.
• Proposed design proposals for Okechobee Office Building and fire stations.
• In charge of all Palm Beach County Fire Stations at all stages; schematic, design development, construction drawings and permits.
• Executed all drawings for the renovation of Wellington Medical building.

Jul 2003 - Oct 2004
 

Khatib and Alami CEC, United Arab Emirates, Architect

Project: Uptown Mirdiff Development - $40M - 5,400,000 sq ft
• Part of the design team working on the luxury mixed use project.
• Produced drawing sets at all stages and coordinated with other disciplines.
Projects: Al Ali Villa, Al Hamed Villas, and Abdelrahim Villa
• Worked with Head of Architecture Department on design proposals for high end villas.
• Executed schematic, design development and permit sets.
Project: Al Batha Compound Office Building - $4M - 190,000 sq ft
• Worked on design development and construction drawing sets.
Project: H.H. Sheikha Commercial and Residential center - $2.6M - 840,000 sq ft
• Executed design development and construction drawings for the mixed use project.

Jan 2002 - Jun 2003
 

Arabtec Jardaneh CEA, Amman, JO, Resident Architect

Project: Four Seasons Hotel
• Site inspections, prepared meeting minutes, responded to RFIs and correspondences
• Revised and approved of shop drawings

Jul 2001 - Dec 2001
 

Education 

Jan 2012 - current
 

Applied Science University, Bachelors, Bachelors of Science in Architecture

Sep 1996 - Jun 2001
 

Awards 

Graduation Project displayed at Jordanian Engineers exhibition for best graduation projects 2001, 1st Place

2001
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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