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Christine Ghossoub

Christine Ghossoub

Arlington, VA, US

 

About 

Employment 

Perkins Eastman, New York, NY, US, Architecture intern

 Built an immersive presentation on a small team while learning and implementing Unreal Engine
- Investigated and documented a viable workflow for leveraging game engine technology as a presentation tool
- Translated data, created geometry, and generated texture and UVW on 3DsMax
- Developed workflow pipelines from Sketchup via 3DsMax to Unreal
- Scripted lighting and events on Unreal
 Constructed the interior of a retail store (building components and furniture) using 3DsMax
 Created and applied lighting and material information to render with VRay
 Updated and rebuilt a 3D model of a proposed building using 3DsMax, including cross-referencing supporting information between AutoCAD drawings and pdf files

Jun 2015 - Aug 2015
 

DAR AL-HANDASAH – SHAIR AND PARTNERS, Beirut, LB, Architecture intern

 Developed execution and presentation drawings in Revit, and diagrams and details in Revit and Adobe Photoshop for the Department of Education of the Salahaddin University in Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan

Aug 2014 - Sep 2014
 

Bernard Mallat Architects, Beirut, LB, Architecture intern

 Worked on the preliminary design and development of a modern villa in Meshref, Lebanon
 Designed variable façade systems in Revit for low-income housing apartments in Bauchi, Nigeria
 Developed designs for the adaptive reuse of an abandoned seaside resort in Nahr Al-Kalb, Lebanon
 Performed onsite visits to observe and learn about construction materials, methods and management

Jun 2014 - Aug 2014
 

Dorell.Ghotmeh.Tane / Architects, Paris, FR, Architecture intern

 Conducted historical and conceptual research for the Van Alen Institute competition in New York City
- Produced an urban analysis and a mapping with all relevant explanatory diagrams and schemes
 Participated in the development of a concept design for Renault Salon de l’automobile/The Bump 2012-2015
winning competition
- Created 2D and 3D plans in AutoCAD and 3D renderings with Google SketchUp, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe Photoshop
- Compiled presentations with Adobe InDesign

Jun 2013 - Aug 2013
 

Education 

American University of Beirut, Beirut, LB, BArch, Architecture

UNDERGRADUATE PROJECTS AND TRAINING
Link to portfolio: https://issuu.com/christineghossoub/docs/christine_ghossoub_-_portfolio
 Design Thesis I & II “From earth to earth… and beyond”: a solution for the trash problem in Beirut, Lebanon
September 2015 - May 2016
- Conducted a research about trash management in Lebanon and developed a related Design Thesis that answers the question: “How can trash be reused and transformed into building materials and landscaping elements to revive and reshape a wounded mountain site?”
- Developed, based on the research, full drawings, diagrams, and models of the design intervention showing the process of thinking, materiality, technicality, detailing, structure, and systems
 New Territories: Design of 3D façade systems September 2014 - December 2014
- Designed 3D models of light responsive façades using programs such as Rhino and Grasshopper
- Turned digital designs into physical models using molds, 3D printing, and CNC milling
 Architecture Design V: Design and development of a high-rise building September 2014 - December 2014
- Performed an onsite analysis including environmental issues, circulation, traffic, neighborhoods, and massing studies for a design intervention
- Designed and developed detailed drawings of a tower in Beirut based on the site analysis while investigating structural, mechanical, climatological, and functional concepts of tall buildings
 Adaptive Reuse January 2014
- Analyzed the urban layout, social practices, location, and historical background of the Rachid Karamé International Exhibition Fair (designed by Oscar Niemeyer) in Tripoli, Lebanon
- Developed a master plan design for the entire fair by reconfiguring Niemeyer's buildings and the landscape
 Vertical Design Studio I: An environmentally responsive architecture October 2013 - December 2013
- Designed a multi-floor, self-sufficient "vertical village" at an urban site incorporating typical Lebanese village elements
- Optimized the design for efficient use of climatic conditions such as wind and sun exposure
 Survey of regional architecture June 2012 - August 2012
- Applied regulations, tools, and methods of topographic mapping and route surveying to assess an old Lebanese house and its surroundings
- Documented and analyzed distinctive aspects of Lebanese regional architecture: vernacular, traditional, and modern

Sep 2010 - May 2016
 

Awards 

AUB -15th Faculty of Engineering and Architecture Student and Alumni Conference Best Paper, Award

The paper is about my architectural thesis research and final design proposal. The proposal investigates new ways of using the trash in construction and landscaping, and aims to be a solution for trash management problems in Lebanon.

2016
 

AUB Dean's Honor List, Honorable Mention

"To be placed on the Dean's Honor List at the end of a given Fall or Spring Term, a student must:

- Be carrying at least twelve credits of required courses;
- Not be repeating the term nor have an outstanding probation;
- Have passed all the courses of the Term and attained an overall average in the required courses of 85 or more, or of 80 or more while ranking approximately in the top 10% of the class;
- Not have been subjected to any disciplinary action within the University; and
- Be deemed worthy by the Dean to be on the Dean's Honor List."

https://www.aub.edu.lb/fea/fea_home/student_resources/Pages/honor_list.aspx

2015
 

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