Toronto, ON, CA

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I'm Isfar Saif, and my passion for architectural engineering has been the driving force behind my academic journey. Currently, I'm a dedicated student pursuing a degree in Architectural Engineering at the prestigious University of Waterloo. Here, I've had the privilege of delving deep into architectural principles, engineering techniques, and innovative design concepts. The education I'm receiving is not just about acquiring knowledge; it's about nurturing my love for creating spaces that seamlessly blend form and function.

My practical experience has also played a significant role in shaping my career aspirations. I've been fortunate to embark on several co-op placements where I've served as an architectural assistant and project coordinator. These hands-on experiences have allowed me to witness firsthand the complexities of architectural projects and the importance of effective project management. It's been an invaluable journey that has not only honed my skills but has also ignited my enthusiasm for pushing the boundaries of design.

In my world, design is more than aesthetics; it's about crafting experiences, stories, and legacies. One of my favorite design quotes that resonates deeply with me is, "Design is not just about creating something beautiful; it's about crafting a narrative, an experience, and a legacy." This belief underscores my commitment to not only creating visually captivating spaces but also spaces that enhance the human experience. As I continue my architectural engineering journey, I'm dedicated to making my mark in the field, pursuing precision, sustainability, and innovation to create spaces that inspire, transform, and endure.


Eastern Construction Ltd., Toronto, ON, CA, Project Engineer

Conducted weekly site inspections, assessing trades and site conditions.
Generated reports on inspections, focusing on gutters, gravel bed, and site cleanliness.
Ensured safety compliance by inspecting workers' safety measures and marking hazardous areas.
Conducted site surveying and 360° mapping for virtual reality plans.
Performed moisture tests on roof tarp to meet wood quality standards.
Compiled comprehensive submittal documents for the project.

Jan 2023 - Apr 2023

Summerwood Products Inc., Scarborough, ON, CA, Architecture / Engineering Support

Drafted 4 AutoCAD permit drawings per week, ensuring Ontario Building Code compliance for city approval.
Calculated a minimum of 10 engineering assessments daily for multiple projects.
Created 15 preliminary drawings weekly for customer approval.
Processed quantity take-offs for accurate material estimation.
Designed detail drawings for job-specific foundations.
Conducted frequent client meetings for drawing approval and clarifications.

May 2022 - Aug 2022

CM Designers & Engineers Inc., Scarborough, ON, CA, Jr Project Coordinator

Led site visits, conducting measurements to gather accurate data for design.
Conducted client meetings to understand preferences and vision.
Designed AutoCAD drawings for permits, ensuring compliance and accuracy.
Created detailed structural drawings and calculations for safety.
Ensured compliance with Ontario Building Code in drawings.
Coordinated with city examiners to address concerns and comply with regulations.
Conducted quantity take-offs and coordinated with subcontractors.
Prepared sedimentation report to comply with regulations and assess environmental impact.

Aug 2021 - Dec 2021


University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, CA, Bachelors, Architectural Engineering

Sep 2020 - current

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