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Elias El Soueidi

Elias El Soueidi

Beirut, LB

 

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About 

I'm a junior architect with high ambitions and beliefs wanting to explore fundamentals of architecture to potentially discover something new about it. With strong commitment, motivation and skills, I have succeeded in being selected at the Ecole Spéciale d'Architecture in Paris, France to be part of their exchange students program among others from different parts of the world. An opportunity that led me to participate in Peter Cook's Studio as well as other international workshops and seminars. Living alone in a foreign country and in a capital like Paris exposed me to the necessity of confronting challenges outside the familiar comfort zone thereby teaching me how to rely on myself, stay organized, interact and communicate effectively and ethically with people of different cultural and ethnic backgrounds, which developed my cultural awareness and broadened my social horizons.

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Employment 

RaB Architects, Beirut, LB, Project Architect

Working on various projects from concept and preliminary design phase to execution drawings.
Participating in national and international competitions.

Jul 2013 - current
 

Elie Farah Architects, Beirut, LB, Intern Architect

Participated in the execution drawings of residential, institutional, and industrial projects.
Developed design schemes into submittal projects for clients.

Oct 2012 - Jun 2013
 

Bernard Khoury / DW5, Beirut, LB, Intern Architect

Participated in the Concept Design and Development Phase of several projects.
Created exploded axonometric diagrams of built projects for publication.

Jul 2012 - Aug 2012
 

R2 Architecture and Design, Beirut, LB, Junior Architect

Developed conceptual designs for residential projects in Lebanon and abroad.
Performed Quality Assurance and Quality Control on construction sites from foundations to finishing. Coordinated between site engineers, head architect, and on-site workers.

May 2012 - Jul 2012
 

Menassa-Kuelby Architects, Beirut-Berlin, Intern Architect

Conceived virtual and physical models for commercial and residential projects.
Assisted the head architects in projects design.
Ensured compliance with Lebanese as well as German regulatory requirements by reviewing the design and checking for discrepancies.

Nov 2010 - Jun 2011
 

Education 

University Holy Spirit of Kaslik, Kaslik, Lebanon, MArch, DES in Architecture

Courses:
Introduction to Architecture - Technical Drawings - Autocad - Revit - Statics I and II - Concrete I and II - Studios I to VII - Sustainable Design - Architecture Theories and History.

Sep 2008 - Jun 2014
 
Mar 2014 - Mar 2014
 

Ecole Spéciale d'Architecture (ESA), Paris, FR, MArch, DESA

Courses:
Peter Cook's Studio
In Silico Design Seminar
Urban Structures and Morphologies Seminar
History of Paris

Feb 2012 - Jun 2012
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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