Ali Iftikhar

Ali Iftikhar

Al Khobar, SA



Architect with a passion for design & innovation.  Interested in societies, culture, and environment & how they interact with architecture. Creating healthy built environments. 



Jacobs Zate, Al Khobar, SA, Design Architect

Applies general architectural principals to building planning, organization and technical construction issues.
Works effectively individually and in groups to translate and develop design concepts, program and site information into building components.
Uses feedback constructively to modify design and documentation.
Demonstrates attention to detail.
Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; collaborates with peers, engineering discipline colleagues and consultants effectively.
Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternate solutions for supervisor review and approval.
Understands the major systems of building construction, their interrelationship and the relationship to building structural systems as well as building services.
Interact with client, client groups, external consultants and constructors.

Aug 2014 - current

Al Hamdan Consulting Office, Al Khobar, SA, Senior Architect

Making sure of the quality of the implemented design through various stages.

Developing initial concept design for clients & local authorities approval.

Providing more than one design solution based on clients needs and the senior architect reviews and directions.

Managing communication with all involved parties on the design and pre-construction phases.

Understanding the prevailing building codes , regulations and its application to the project context. Negotiating with the authorities and services providers.

Preparation of the working drawings and construction documentation and ensuring the sufficiency of the level of details

Technical coordination with the specialist suppliers & sub-consultants.

Incorporating the Clients’ comments and pursuing formal approval and stage close out.

Coordination with the Quantity surveying team for selection of materials and architectural products.

Coordination with other discipline (structure –mechanical- electrical) through all the project processes.

Assuring deadlines are met, and keeping track of the ongoing projects.

Writing progress reports for certain projects

Preparing final IFC drawings for final submission to clients and government authorities.

Project coordination with clients and in-house interior designers on interior design projects.

3D visualization, and renderings for final client approvals

Feb 2011 - Jul 2014

Tariq Hajj Architects, Al Khobar, SA, Architect

Junior architect working on several design projects in detail design stage.

3D visualization, and renderings for multiple projects.

Landscape designer

Dec 2010 - Apr 2011


King Fahd University for Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, SA, Masters, Architectural Engineering

Masters of Science in Architecture Engineering program

Jan 2014 - current

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, US, Bachelors, Architecture

Sep 2007 - Apr 2009

Areas of Specialization