Osama Elfar

Osama Elfar

Richardson, TX, US

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Osama Elfar strives to achieve his fundamental goals through delivering high-quality planning and architecture as well as maximizing efficiency and optimized results. He always does research along with refinement of digital tools and process development. He has more than twenty-six years of international professional experience; he held various positions starting from Architect to design director. His natural talent for leadership coupled with vast knowledge of design enables him to manage complicated projects and design teams including commercial, residential, mixed-use, hospitality, Multi-families, restoration & renovation, sports, education and retail and religion. With his strong technical & conceptual design background Osama manages projects from inception to completion including conceptual designs and presentations. He integrates with all disciplines while looking for optimized energy and Efficiency. Through his excellent communication, responsiveness and professionalism Osama provides pleasant client liaison.

Mr. Elfar has varied skills including:

  • Very strong conceptual design background allows him to participate in several recognized Architectural competitions and won many of them including Master planning, High-rise towers, Commercial and residential.
  • Team management which encourages professional development of his staff and his multi-tasking creates well-rounded efficient teams while inspiring commitment to quality.
  • Project management skills allow him to have clear scope definition, clear project communication and meeting tight deadlines and budgets in additional to Comprehensive knowledge of firm operation. Strong leadership and organizational skills with focus on relationship building and client partnership.
  • He always looks for energy optimization with a driven physics and scientific approach in all phases of design.



UNii Engineering Consultancy, Abu Dhabi, AE, Design Director

 Initiated the Concept design & creative direction and managed all phases of Architectural design process for residential, sport, hospitality and mixed-use projects that met the client’s goals.
 Lead design teams and oversaw projects from inception through completion including scheduling, managing resources to meet assigned deadlines, timetables and budgets.
 Handled business responsibilities associated with writing contracts, add services & Managing client relationships, anticipate client needs and create opportunities for; expansion of services, repeat-client business and fostering new relationships. Responsible for overall operations and quality of production.
 Involved in the design vision, itemized cost estimation, review of detailed specifications, procurement and project management.
 Assisted and overview all branches operations and ensure that the company is on track and act as the organization builder
 Monitor performance vs target, in addition to overall management of the design within the branches
 Lead creative sessions for project kick-offs and Supervise and inspire the creative team of vendor partners; generate multiple concepts for a campaign or project.

 Provided evaluation, mentoring and management services for different types of projects to various clients including Concept Design, Managing, Leading the architectural design and construction documents of:

o Convention Center, Doha, Qatar: 925,000 sq. ft., (Concept design, Lead the architectural design and construction documents) $140 M.
o Civic Centers, Abu Dhabi, UAE: various locations area between 75,000 sq. ft. to 100,000 sq. ft. (Concept design, Lead the architectural design and construction documents) $38 M.
o Doha Public beach, Doha, Qatar: (Concept design, Lead the architectural /landscape design till construction documents) $1.2 B.

Winning Design Competitions:
o Lusail towers, Doha Qatar: 650,000 sq. ft., GSAS Certified Mixed-use project high-rise G+2M+20 Residential towers (Concept design, Lead the architectural design and construction documents) $80 M.
o Qatar Ministry of foreign affairs HQ., Doha, Qatar: 190,000 sq. ft., international Competition (Concept design) $30 M.
o Batten Beach Abu Dhabi, UAE: 350,000 sq. ft., Mixed-use (Retail shops, entertainment facilities and public beach (Concept design) $59 M.
o Makkah Development, Makkah, KSA: Masterplan to replace Slums located in the heart of the holy city (Master planning, program management and Design management) $1.5 B.

Jan 2011 - Aug 2019

RW Armstrong, Abu Dhabi, AE, Concept Design Principle

 Responsible for the concept design activities firm-wide plus being participating in Managerial and staffing assigning for Abu Dhabi architecture team.
 Manages the projects starting from the concept stage, design development, working drawings, specifications and project coordination with other disciplines.
 Managed and Lead the architectural design and construction documents of $60 M of Olba Tower, 43 story residential Tower located in Business Bay, Dubai, UAE which has covered area of 480,000 sq. ft. and consists of different types of residential units (2 bed, 3 bed and Duplex penthouse unites).
 Managed and Lead the architectural design and construction documents of $10 M, 97,000 sq. ft. Sorouh Head Quarters in Abu Dhabi, UAE, which consists of 10 floors office high end office building & three underground parking floors.
 Managed and Lead the architectural design and construction documents of $1.1 B of low-income housing which is a master planning development located in Sir banyas Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Winning Design Competitions:
o Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club competition Abu Dhabi, UAE: 380,000 sq. ft, including Grand stand, indoor arena, club house and climate-controlled stables (Concept design, Lead the architectural design and construction documents) $90 M.
o Abu Dhabi accountability Authority Headquarters competition Abu Dhabi, UAE: 75,000 sq. ft. governmental office building plus multistory car parking. (Concept design, Lead the architectural design till schematic level) $11 M.
o National Consultative Council Headquarters competition, Abu Dhabi, UAE: 75,000 sq. ft. consists of 5 story governmental building. (Concept design, Lead the architectural design till schematic level) $11 M.

Mar 2008 - Jan 2011

AEB – Arab Engineering Bureau, Doha, QA, Senior Concept Designer

lead and Managed the Conceptual architecture design, urban planning and interior design phases of different huge office buildings, commercial buildings and mixed-use projects mid and high-rise in coordination with engineers and consultants including, $200 M Gold LEED Certified Mixed-use Borooj high-rise tower G+100 in Doha, Qatar which consists of 5 stars hotel, office spaces & residential unites with retail podium and structure car parking . The average area1,300,000 sq. ft.
Also, $136 M Alsaad Development which is mixed-use project high-rise G+20 in Doha, Qatar, consists of 3 office towers & 5 star hotel tower, retail podium and 3 mid-rise apartment buildings the average area 1,100,000 sq. ft. And $65 M AlMajid residential Tower high-rise G+43 in Doha,Qatar with average area 505,000 sq. ft.
Directed the master planning of $400 M Lusail entertainment island. It consists of 3 low-rise boutique hotels G+4, UP retail shops and show rooms, Services Apartment building and spa building with area of 4,300,000 sq. ft.
 Provided support to construction phase of the project with design related and prime contract issues and monthly progress reports for review and approval.
 Defined discipline organization and participation on a project including scope of work, design criteria, schedules, standards, Procedures, and review of proposal requirements, respond to RFPs and other solicitations.
 Prepared staffing estimates and execution plans and monitors progress assessment.
 Managed the Conceptual architecture design of:
o Al Mahmoud Tower 20 story Office Tower West Bay, Doha, Qatar, $32 M.
o Al Rayyan Tower 21 story residential Tower West Bay, Doha, Qatar, $40 M.
o Meshal Tower 30 story residential Tower West Bay, Doha, Qatar, $52 M.
o Cornish twin Tower 20 story residential towers Cornish Road, Doha, Qatar, $110 M.
o Al Merqab mall, Downtown District, Doha Qatar, $340 M.

Winning Design Competition:
o Abu Dhabi Breakwater Abu Dhabi, UAE: 490,000 sq. ft. consists of 100 luxury villas each has private beach and pool plus the clubhouse & amenities. (Concept design, Lead the architectural design till schematic level) $61 M.
o Alsadd Development Project (B+G+M+20), residential Buildings and Club house $136 M.
o Sh. Eid Bin Mohd. Charity Association Headquarter Building in Doha - First Prize, $15 M.
o Qatar Chamber of Commerce & Industry Headquarter, Doha Qatar, $22 M.
o Aljazeera channel Office Building, Doha, Qatar, $9.1 M.

Jan 2000 - Mar 2008

Al Jazeera Consulting, Doha, QA, Senior Architect / Team Leader

Designed and prepared construction documents in full details for different mid/high-rise multi-family & residential projects including $20 M villa compound consists of 21 luxury units and clubhouse and sport facilities in Doha, Qatar.. Also $32 M mid-rise multi-family residential buildings in Doha, Qatar with total area 110,000 Sq. ft. Besides $ 2 M. custom homes, single family, town homes projects.
 Created Computer generated animations, visualization and 3D-Computer models for different buildings.
 Earned a good standing for meeting deadlines and completion of project documents on time.
 Worked with senior designers to design cultural and entertainment facilities.
 Worked closely and assisted senior project managers in the planning of residential projects.
 Managed and completed different residential compounds projects with average area 30 acres from the planning phase to construction Phase until project close out and client occupancy.

Jan 1995 - Jan 2000

AbuGad Architectural Firm, Alexandria, EG, Architect

Designed, managed and prepared construction documents for various $1-3M luxury houses with Average area from 10,000 to 15,000 sq. ft. Luxury villas within Lotus residential compound, located in Alexandria Egypt with average area 7,000 sq.ft. per villa. Also, various $30M luxury resort in Sharm Elsheikh which consist of 5-star hotel and semi-public district that has restaurants, retail, health club, Swimming pool. $20 M College of Management and Technology building in Arab Academy for Science, Technology, Alexandria, Egypt.
 Managed master & urban planning of $ 10 M residential compound located in bourg Elarab city which consists of 7 luxury residential buildings with total lot area 8 acres.
 Leaded interior design of many commercial spaces. Selected and managed materials, colors and furniture coordination.
 Participated in various architectural competitions, won first prize in WEPCO headquarters competition with area of 190,000 sq. ft. $30M.
 Planned and coordinated between contractors and designers in the daily Architectural/ Engineering site activities. Ensured contractors
 provided shop drawings and submittals on time and in conformance with the project schedule and per the specifications, ensured the
 flow of information and excellent communication between the A/E Team and the General Contractor for different residential projects.
 Managed the owner testing and inspection requirements and contracting to ensure the best value and quality for the client.
 Developed and implemented database tracking tables and used various software applications to manage the project.

Jan 1993 - Jan 1995


Alexandria University, Alexandria, EG, BArch, Architecture science

It is a NAAB-accredited school of architecture and Meets the NCARB Education Standard.

Sep 1987 - May 1992

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