Baraa Mahdi

Baraa Mahdi

Greater Los Angeles Area, CA, US




Baraa M. Mahdi

Dallas, TX  310-698-9852 ·

Qualifications Profile

Highly creative and multitalented AIA International Architect with extensive experience in architectural design and construction of residential and commercial buildings, interior design, and landscaping. Skilled in translating conceptual ideas into concrete designs for a wide range of design projects. Exceptional collaborative and interpersonal skills; able to build exceptional rapport with clients and drive successful completion of projects.



Project Management

·      Autodesk Revit & 3ds Max

·      AutoCAD & AutoCAD Architecture

·      Google Sketch-up

·      Adobe Photoshop

·      Building Design & Construction

·      Interior Design

·      Landscaping

·      Scope & Requirements Gathering

·      Needs Analysis

·      Client Relations

·      Quality Assurance

Professional Experience

STRAND A+E, Dallas, TX

Architect staff, 08/2018-01/2019 (contract)

Teal stone Commercial Project:

  • Construction documents for the project of two levels and two parts a warehouse attached to office department in the same building.
  • Building code requirements and ADA design.
  • Transferring the cad drawings for the shell part of the building to revit model.
  • Construction documents and elevation options. ( Spanish style)

DR Horton Building Corp, Arizona:

  • Helping to propose three types of construction through sections and parapet detail,

( Tilt-Up, Wood Construction, and Wood building systems).

Porte Rico As built House (Metric system)

Houses proposal for DRH company at Albuquerque:

Houses modeling in Arizona and Houston,TX.

DESIGN Duncan Miller Ullmann, Dallas, TX  (A lot of overtime without any appreciation)

Designer II, 9/2017 – 05/2018

Successfully manage and coordinate architectural design projects from concept through completion. Collaborate with clients to create vision, conceive designs, and meet all deadlines and requirements.

Disney Tokyo Project Overview:

  • Drive conceptual design of Disney Tokyo, a $500M project requiring full project management.
  • Lead schematic design of key elements, including deluxe check-in area, luxury restaurant, and library.
  • Collaborated with IHG Group on hotel proposal design for four hotel properties in Southern California.
  • Created technical documents and elevations for hospitality projects and conducted site visits and tracking project progress for each property.
  • Managed operations for all facilities, utilities, and construction functions for Al-Asad U.S. Air Base, serving over 500,000 military and civilian personnel.
  • Oversaw ongoing roadway construction projects needing constant improvement and adaptation.
  • Designed 200 barrack buildings for use by the Iraqi military based in west Iraq.
  • Led design of several homes and landscaping projects on the Banks of the Tigris in Al-Hilla province.

Regency Hotel Project Overview:

  • Created model room plans with full details, including customizing all the furniture with materials and providers.
  • Supported design team in meeting deadlines throughout the entire CAD set.

Bakshi Villa, India Project Overview:

  • Designed and remodeled an existing villa, a $300M project that included a new design concept with full new materials and customized furniture.

Pornumdari Inc., Los Angeles, CA (Relocate to Dallas, TX)

Project Architect, 1/2014 – 8/2017

Translated diverse design requirements into concrete schematic plans for a wide range of projects, including residential buildings, hotels, condominiums, apartment buildings, and homes.

Key Achievements:

Ministry of Higher Education, Baghdad, Iraq (Relocate to US)

Architectural Engineer, 4/2011 – 8/2012

Supported key construction project efforts to enhance lives of students and faculty throughout Iraq.

Al-Asad U.S. Air Base, Al-Baghdadi, Iraq (1 yr contract)

Design Architect & Team Manager, 3/2010 – 4/2011

Directed team of 12+ engineers in transitioning full-scope base planning duties from U.S. Air Force facility engineering group to local team, including quality assurance and control of all facilities, utilities, and construction.

Key Achievements:

SEC, Baghdad, Iraq

Design Architect, 1/2009 – 3/2010

Created innovative designs for multi-family/resident use in both residential and commercial settings.

Key Achievements:

Previous experience includes CAD Manager with Secure Global Engineering and Residential Designer with Albinaa Moaasir Bureau for Design.



  • NCARB recording hours (IDP) and process for the license.
  • Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering, University of Baghdad, 2003
  • LEED Certificate, El Camino College, 2014
  • Revit Certificate, El Camino College, 2014
  • Architect Classes Drafting and Design, El Camino College, 2014


  • Architecture Certificate, 2017
  • LEED certificate, 2015
  • Revit certificate, 2014
  • Quality Assurance for Buildings, 2011
  • Sketch-Up Professional Training, 2009
  • Architectural CAD Professional Training, 2007
  • 3D MAX Professional Training, 2003
  • Auto CAD Professional Training, 2002


El Camino College, Torrance, Architecture

1-This is an advanced level drafting class covering residential buildings. The student will develop working drawings for a two story residence on a low sloping site. Instruction will stress the construction process, structural detailing and uniform building code requirements for residential Type V construction.

2-This advanced course in three-dimensional (3D) computer aided design for architecture uses various CAD software, including Revit Architecture, to teach Building Information Modeling (BIM) techniques. Topics will include computer animation, rendering, design analysis, and documentation of buildings. Students will create detailed computer models of buildings and generate floor plans, building sections, elevations, details and schedules from the model.

Jan 2014 - current

El Camino College, Torrance, CA, US, LEED

Feb 2014 - Mar 2015

Baghdad University, Baghdad, Bachelors, Architectural Engineering

Sep 1998 - Sep 2003

Areas of Specialization