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Fouad Elgharali

Fouad Elgharali

Beaverton, OR, US

 

About 

Landscape Architect & Environmental Planner
20 years experience with landscape designs, environmental planning and landscape architecture master planning.

• Registered Landscape Architect
• LEED Certificated

Core Interest
Enhance our diverse ecosystem with sustainable conditions for humans to experience plants and wild life within urban sittings.

 

Professional Profile
• Efficiency to ensure accomplishment of assignments.
• Eagerness for learning to advocate for client interest.
• Continues searching for creative advanced solutions that add value to employer reputation and promote their services.
• Know where to find information that can generate comprehensive solutions most updated with most recent trends.
• High technical skills that understand the real problems and provide creative ideas and suggest the right solutions.
• Critical thinking that understand the important issues and search for the best answers.
• Determination that follow up till task completion.
• Team oriented encouraging participants to contribute with their skills and experience the success.
• Admiring those with good communication skills who can work well with others. Continue to learn from them and relate to how they are in touch with their inner world and present themselves as genuine and true to who they are.
• Continue personal journey of self-awareness and growth.
 

Elsewhere:

Employment 

PBS Engineering & Environmental, Portland, OR, US, Senior Landscape Architect

Spearheaded the design and production of construction documents for transportation roadside projects with ODOT and WSDOT for a company that focuses on environmental engineering designs.
• Advanced through all design stages and producing all required construction documents and specifications for 200 acres of roadside plans.
• Reviewed and incorporated erosion control and grading plans.
• Exceeded expectations by utilizing Adobe Illustrated software to produce color graphics for marketing efforts to boost company visibility and build brand value.

Dec 2007 - current
 

Ecology & Environment International Services, New York, NY, US, Senior Landscape Architect

Selected by well known environmental quality control company to review landscape plans and ensure LEED certification of new city in Morocco. My contributions improved the company status and added to its success.

Oct 2011 - Dec 2011
 

Washington State Department of Transportation, Seattle, WA, US, Transportation Planner Specialist

Recruited to manage multiple transportation roadside projects at Seattle, WA area.
• Completed assigned projects, some before deadlines, with highly creative solutions while communicating effectively with WSDOT transportation planners and engineers
• Transferred completed sites to maintenance agencies.

May 2007 - Oct 2007
 

Dubai Municipality, Projects Department, Dubai, AE, Head of Landscape Unit

Brought on board to manage City of Dubai Landscape Unit with a $100 million budget for developing the city roadsides, parks and recreation sites, and various other projects.
• Improved the unit productivity by carrying more projects with less delivery time.
• Provided day-to-day supervision promoting clear understanding of performance expectations while scheduling and coordinating team activities.

Oct 2003 - Jul 2006
 

Washington State Department of Transportation, Vancouver, WA, US, Landscape Designer

Recruited to create and draft roadside designs including urban streets, wetlands, interchanges and detention ponds at SW Region of WSDOT.
• Advanced projects through design stages while producing all required construction documents and specifications for a variety of roadside plans.
• Examined construction materials and approved construction methods.

Oct 2001 - Oct 2003
 

Kurahashi & Associates, Beaverton, OR, US, Landscape Designer

Recruited by a landscape department at an engineering firm to design and draft roadside projects for ODOT including wetlands, interchanges and detention ponds.
• Utilized CAD skills to deliver high quality designs that helped retain ODOT service contracts and building the company visibility
• Provided assistance for many civil engineering projects with my research and fast learning skills

Oct 1998 - Jul 2000
 

City of Portland Department of Parks & Recreation, Portland, OR, US, Parks Planner

Brought on board to utilize knowledge of plants materials and research skills to assist in
producing the City of Portland Urban Forest Management Plan
• Utilized passion for enhancing plants’ growing conditions within urban environment by providing assistance to the master plan committee by drafting better regulations to enhance quality and quantity of urban vegetation.
• Revised Hoyt Arboretum Master Plan to improve the plant collection quality with a report about Arboretum plant collection history
• Participated in urban trails planning and design
• Exceeded expectations with environmental behavior report about students’ after school activities

May 1994 - Oct 1998
 

Education 

University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, US, Masters, Landscape Architecture

Oct 1986 - Mar 1992
 

University of Alfath, Tripoli, Libya, Bachelors, Horticulture

Oct 1977 - Jul 1981
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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