Derar A. Ibrahim

Derar A. Ibrahim

Chicago, IL, US

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Experienced Architectural Designer with a demonstrated history of working in the architecture & planning industry.
Interested in restoration design, materials conservation, architectural history, and preservation planning. 
Strong arts and design professional with a Master of Architecture (M.Arch.) with an Emphasis in Interior Architecture focused in Architecture from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago with certificate in Historic Preservation.



A+C architects, Skokie, IL, US, Staff Architect

Residential, commercial, Mixed use building & daycare

Sep 2018 - current

Bailey Edward Design, Chicago, IL, US, Architectural Designer

Commercial, healthcare, higher education, k-12 education, historic preservation & sustainable design.

Apr 2017 - Jun 2018

School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, US, 3D Visualization

Sep 2016 - May 2017

The Field Museum, Chicago, IL, US, Exhibition design assistant

- Develop exhibition designs based on analysis and integration of the exhibition’s goals determined by content development.
- Submit construction plans, renderings, and 3d models for approval
- Adapt plans to serve intended purposes, fabrication restrictions and revisions and approvals from key stakeholders.
- Incorporate feedback and complete revisions of drawings on time based on the exhibition’s schedules.

Jan 2016 - Feb 2017

Studio Rendering Inc., Evanston, IL, US, 3D Artist

- Working with architecture firms to create impactful experiences that enhance communication for design firms worldwide, include Computer Generated Renderings, Film and Animation, 360 Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality.
- Auto desk software’s plus V-Ray rendering.

Jan 2009 - Jul 2010


School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, US, MArch, Master of Architecture with an Emphasis in Interior Architecture

Jun 2014 - May 2017


Chicago Award in Architecture student competition, 2nd Place

I was received the 2nd place in the AIA Chicago’s Award in Architecture student competition for my entry on providing temporary housing structures to
unsheltered people, migrants and refugees.

This year, the AIA received over 30 innovative entries from six different schools. The competition asked to provide conceptual, interior, and architectural ideas along with background information and iterative process. Additionally, with each entry students had to include a model of their structure along with several renderings of their architectural creation.

My entry titled “Resilient School for Migrant Population”, addressed the educational and housing obstacles that many refugees around the world are currently facing during times of war and civil unrest.
In order to bring educational opportunities that can help bridge the humanitarian and development divide that plagues displaced persons, I proposed devised mobile, portable, and safe resilient learning centers, and recreational, communal facilities.


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