Selwa Nadhimi

Selwa Nadhimi

Champaign, IL, US



Architecture is the Music of Building Art, So if you Like to Dance with Architecture ... Then you will Enjoy the Music of my Building Designs .. !!!

My Clients' Satisfaction is my Reward, that means I was able to make their dreams to be true...!!!

In Simple words... I am all in One, I can do all types of designs, Architecture, Interior, Structure, Urban Planning, and Art ... !!!  I don't have limits in my skills and enjoy learning the new methods and programs to enhance my ability in  the design creation.

Free hand sketching is the best method to approach all my Design Concepts ... although CAD programs are important to expedite the process, but they will never substitute the human mind Free hand sketching talents... !!!



Selwa Residential Design Studio, LLC, Champaign, IL, US, Residential Designer, Interior Designer, & Owner

Providing Design service for Residential, Light Commercial, Interiors, and Urban Planning Developments
Structural Design of all building types

Jul 2011 - current

LM Consultants, Inc, Grayslake, IL, US, Architectural Engineering Associate

Existing and Future Property Evaluation and Assessment

Mar 2013 - Sep 2013

Grunloh Construction Co., Savoy, IL, US, Intern Architect/Construction Administration Assistant/LEED Consultant

This was a construction site for an elementary school designed by Cannon Design/Chicago office My title was Intern Architect / Construction Management Administration Assistant / LEED Consultants. Processing all the submittals and following up with the contractors and architects of the project.
LEED site observation.
Preparing the bi-weekly progress meeting
Administration and office work.

Oct 2011 - Nov 2012


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL, US, MArch, Architecture/Structure Study

Masters in Architectural Program Track 2 with concentration on Structural studies.

Aug 2006 - May 2009

Parkland Community College, Champaign, IL, US, AAS in Construction Design & Management

Associate in Applied Science in Construction Design & Management

Jan 2000 - Aug 2006

Engineering Architecture Department at the University of Technology, Baghdad, Iraq, Bachelors, Engineering & Technology in Architecture

B.Sc. Engineering & Technology in Architecture, 5 years degree included Architectural Design, Interior Design, Hisotory, Urban Planning & Landscape design.

Oct 1981 - Jun 1986


Habitat for Humanity of McLean County and AIA Central Illinois,Honorable Mention Entries for the Design Charrette, 1st Place

Honorable Mention Entries for the Design Charrette
Selwa J. Nadhimi, Associate AIA, CSI-I, Selwa Residential Design Studio, LLC.

The following are comments by the jury: Appreciated the 4 bedroom design – larger family housing a
trend for Habitat, Liked the size of bedrooms, and Good connection of kitchen, dining, and living room


Areas of Specialization 


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