Benyamin Madani

Benyamin Madani

orange county, CA, US



Benyamin Madani, Assoc. AIA, an entrepreneur with 19 years of international experience, from Design and Build in North America to managing Design Interface with Architects, Engineers, and other Professionals in Middle East and Far East Asia, is providing turnkey solutions to architectural and construction projects.

Benyamin teams up with international professionals in the field to tailor holistic solutions that best fit projects and clients.

Benyamin has worked on residential, mixed use, retail, and educational projects in North America and he has worked on commercial, industrial, hospitality, and Leisure projects in Middle East and far East Asia.

Recent Projects:

Macy's Department Stores - California, Nevada, and Arizona
Walgreens Drugstore - Nationwide
Target Department Stores - Nationwide 
High Density Residential - Multi Family, Podium, Wrapped, Tucked Under, Low-Income
Los Angeles Unified School District
Orange County Public Works - Youth Probation Camps
Single Dwellings, Mixed-Use, and Low Rise Residential Apartments
Bank of America - Southern California
Canadian Single Residential Dwellings
WISE Learning & Sports

Major Projects:

US Target Stores Nationwide
Eden | Ladies Exclusive Spa Resort
Thousand One City
Bid package for an Asian Games size sports city

Specialties: Revit Specialist; Revit Manager; Retail Architecture; Residential Architecture; Master-Planning; Project Management; Design Interface Management.


AO, Orange, CA, US, Senior Project Manager

- As a Senior Project Manager at modular housing studio, I pick up entitled projects from design studio and single handedly package DD/CD packages, and pull permits within 180 days to meet TCAC funding require- ments, which is an intense collaboration between site-built consultants and factory-built consultants, and be- tween California Department of Housing and Community Development and local authorities having jurisdic- tion. My responsibilities include:
- Verifying code compliancy of entitled package
- Applying latest factory and ownership standards
- Attending virtual walk-throughs of modular units prior to production and assemblies
- Attending CA phase of the factory-built components while packaging permit submittals - Attending CA phase of site-built components
- I also am a liaise to Communication Committee, voicing studio’s needs, sharing studio’s lessons learned, and conveying company’s agendas and strategies to our studio.

May 2022 - current

DAHLIN ARCHITECTURE | PLANNING | INTERIORS, Irvine, CA, US, Project Manager II/Design Technology Specialist II

- As a Project Manager at high-density studio, I work directly with clients throughout the life of the project, from Schematic Design to Construction Administration on affordable, mix-use, podium,, tuck-under, and work-force projects. I meet with authorities having jurisdiction early on to best tailor the project for a smooth success. similarly, i engage with GCs early on, if permitted, for better clarify on instrument of services. with better understanding of the deliverables, internally i engage with senior staffs to best implement our standards into the projects. my responsibilities also include:
- Contracting, staffing, budgeting, and scheduling
- Mentoring, hiring, and reviews
- Code Analysis
- Drafting project specific details, modifying project manual, and specification - Standardization of building components where applicable and permitted
- Red marking
- Responding to RFIs, submittals, and ASIs
- Requesting mockups and review shop-drawings - Attending site visits and review pay-applications
- As a Design Technology Specialists, i focus on collaboration, productivity and efficiency in BIM; improving DAHLIN’s standards, and with my extensive knowledge in IT, I assist a poised benchmarking between hard- ware and software. My responsibilities also include:
- Onboarding and training
- Budgeting
- Create families, shared parameters, templates, and title blocks
- As a social-Media and Diversity-Equality-Inclusion Champion of Irvine office, I promote a healthy work-life balance.

Mar 2020 - May 2022

ACS Architects, Newport Beach, CA, US, Project Manager - BIM Manager,

- As a Project Manager at Retail Production team, I work directly with clients at nationwide chains — Target, Walgreens, and Macy’s — to implement remodel criteria to existing buildings as well as to additions, with range of building types dealing with hurricane and seismic impacts. I meet with authorities having jurisdiction to move multiple projects simultaneously through entitlement, building, and safety approvals. I implement applicable codes and ordinances to projects and liaise with owners, client, engineers, authorities, utilities,

page 2 of 4 suppliers, and trades. I work directly with my directors and vice president for quality assurance. I administrate
construction phase and perform site inspection and close-outs as well. My responsibilities also include: - Attend program trainings
- Survey buildings and sites
- Carryout due diligence
- Draft project schedule
- Attend public hearings for planning approvals - Draft submittals
- Draft unique details and modify project manual and specification
- Evaluate project cost against budget as well as labor and draft add-services as needed - Review workshop drawings
- Review progress payments
- Record as-builts
- As the unofficial BIM manager, assisted company to transit into Revit; setup interstate collaboration between their three offices; initiated BIM standards and guidelines; initiated tech committee and tech budget; and at- tend seminars and expos on current and future of software as well as hardware.
- Train staffs and teams
- Review BIM contracts
- Create families, shared parameters, templates, and title blocks - Benchmark computers
- I also mentor associates and job captains in a poised lifestyle between work and home.

Jan 2018 - Mar 2020

KTGY, Irvine, CA, US, Sr. Job Captain, Sr. Revit Advisor

As a Sr. Job Captain at Residential High-Density Production team, I work closely with our Design team to receive project, understanding design intent for transition from SD to DD phase; working closely with Project Manager and under supervision of Director, I revisit project budget and schedule for internal rescheduling/billing for DD and CD phases; analyzing project for Code compliancy, liaise with client, consultants, authorities, and trades for quality assurance, and supervising/mentoring junior staff and interns for producing detailed submittals; while project is in transition to CA, I take on new project(s) and simultaneously address plan check comments and respond to RFIs on previous projects.

Cartooning the Set; Scheduling project requirements and specifications; Detail project specific conditions; Plan for VE elements; Annotate drawings; Record and archive milestones; Record change narratives.

As a Sr. Revit Advisor at a global scale, working directly with team Principals and firm QC advisory team, contributing towards firm’s standards, analyzing project/user deficiencies for implementing unified methodology in modeling for better efficiency and productivity through trainings and write-ups; at a studio scale, I am the go-to person for hows, dos and don’ts; and at a project scale, I tune modeling to fit the average skilled person onboard and elevate less experienced revit users through opportunities.

Combining repeated multi commands into a single command by creating unique families and parameters.

Feb 2016 - Feb 2018

GA Design Architecture and Planning, Torrance, CA, US, Assistant Project Manager, REVIT Specialist

Detailing and preparing CD and CA from As-Built given by the client, Los Angeles Unified School District and Orange County Public Works for timber and metal constructions.
Implementing most recent Building Codes, ADA, and Municipal Ordinances.
Cross-referencing intent against site notes and photos.
Packaging Submittals for the Client, and Engineers.
Carrying conceptual plans for Residential Dwellings, Residential Apartments, and Mixed Use Apartment Buildings through out all phases of the project.
Completing the Due Diligence, analyzing concepts for potential Codes and Construction concerns and further refinement to meet budget.
Selecting Materials and Finishes to meet project standards and construction budget.
Packaging DD and CD , submitting Submittals, and liaise with Client, City, Landscape Architect, Mechanical, Plumbing, Electrical, Civil, and Structural Engineers.
Administrating construction phase.

Aug 2014 - Feb 2016

TawPOISE Inc., Aliso Viejo, CA, US, Freelance Architect, REVIT Specialist

Architectural services on custom design single residential estates for Canadian builder in Edmonton, Alberta.

Space planning and landscape designs for residential dwellings in Orange County, California.

Design development of prototypes for educational campuses in Houston, TX, and Dearborn Heights, MI.

Feb 2013 - Jan 2016

Little, Costa Mesa, CA, US, Revit Specialist - Project Architect

Preparing Schematic Design from Soft Line given by the client, Bank of America.
Verifying intent against current California Building Code and Municipal Codes.
Verifying intent is ADA compliant.
Cross-referencing intent against site notes and photos.
Submitting Proposed Plans to Engineers, Clients, Landlords, and Municipals for comments and approvals.
Preparing Construction Documents base on approved Schematic Design.
Verifying reusability of existing finishes and equipments to meet project threshold.
Implementing most current BofA Standards.
Submitting Architectural Drawings to Engineers.
Submitting CD sets to Planning and Building departments.

May 2014 - Aug 2014

TAWSEAA Project Development Consultancy, Dubai, AE, Partner

Project manager assisting design interface with architects, engineers, and other professional teams

Jan 2008 - Aug 2013

Poise Arch Inc., Toronto, ON, CA, Director

Freelance architect designing single and multi-unit residential dwellings, rezoning farmlands to low density residential

Aug 2000 - Jan 2008


Toronto Metropolitan University, Toronto, ON, CA, BArch, Architecture

Sep 1998 - Oct 2003

Saddleback College, Mission Viejo, CA, US, Architecture

Jan 1996 - Jun 1997

Areas of Specialization