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Shaima Rizvi

Shaima Rizvi

Cambridge, MA, US

 

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About 

Recently graduated with a Bachelors of Architecture from the American University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates. Currently in the United States, moving along the East Coast, searching for the right fit and the right firm.

Employment 

X-architects, Dubai, AE, Junior Architect

- Designed and 3D modelled proposals for an architectural competition for SkyDive Dubai
- Worked on masterplan and created diagrams for presentation
- Prepared documentation files and booklets for submission

Nov 2013 - Dec 2013
 

American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, AE, Writing Center, Tutor and Fellow

- Held one-on-one conferences with ~600 students to work on clarity, cohesion, syntax and mechanics
- Provided writing instruction for 5 courses in International Studies, Philosophy and Engineering
- Presented research from a 3-semester collaboration about the role of a fellow in freshman-level interdisciplinary courses at the Middle East and North African Writing Centers Alliance Conference in 2011

Jan 2010 - Jun 2013
 

American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, AE, Department of Architecture, Teaching Assistant

- Prepared lesson materials for a 200-level course titled “Design Principles for the Built Environment”
- Co-ordinated exchange of assignments as well as supervised records for 48 students
- Operated as a mediator between the students and the course instructor

Sep 2012 - Nov 2012
 

RMJM, Dubai, AE, Architectural Intern

- Worked on the Design Development for the W-Hotel and Residential Resort to be built in Dubai
- Assisted in design schematics such as laying out internal plans and prototyping façade elevations
- Performed red line changes, research and documentation tasks
- Was requested to continue to support project after internship ended and while school was in session

Aug 2012 - Oct 2012
 

Education 

American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, AE, BArch, Architecture

Selected Coursework:

- Tarkeeb Assembly Lab
Design/build studio for a hybrid structure that integrated a table, seating and display area and defined a side entry into the College of Architecture, Art and Design

- Design Studio Abroad in Milan, Italy
Intensive architectural design studio focused on contextualizing Italian traditions in contemporary architecture; travelled across Italy to observe its architectural history and urban design practices

- United Nations Relief and Works Agency Study Tour in Amman, Jordan
Was selected to conduct research at Al-Husn Refugee Camp as part of a course on settlements in post-conflict societies; participated in a workshop to design a children’s playground

Sep 2009 - Jun 2013
 

Awards 

Dean’s Award for Excellence in Academic Achievement, 1st Place

Highest GPA from graduating class

2013
 

Sheikh Khalifa Presidential Scholarship Award, Scholarship

Full scholarship for one student in College of Architecture, Art and Design

2012
 

Chancellor’s List, Award

2012
 

Sharjah Islamic Bank Research Award, Honorable Mention

2011
 

Chancellor’s List, Award

2011
 

Chancellor’s List, Award

2009
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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