Hali Sheriff

Hali Sheriff

Buffalo, NY, US

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I'm a Peruvian architect (registered in Peru) with 6 years of experience working in Peru and 2 years experience working as an architectural designer in Buffalo, NY, USA. My academic background includes a BArch (5 years) from UPC, Peru and a MArch (2 years) from the State University of New York at Buffalo, NY, USA.

During my experience as a Peruvian architect I worked in different countries, developing interior architectural projects as residential, offices renovations, retail and operation spaces/offices on international and domestic airports in South and Central America. 

Currently, I have experience working in teams on the different design stages of a project, including renderings, using Revit + Twinmotion, for educational, health care and residential projects in Buffalo, NY. I am also in the process of completing my AXP hours (80% completed) to start the ARE exams.

I enjoy the design process creating spaces according to the customer needs. I consider that emphasis on details and communication is essential at each stage of a project.



Kideney Architects, Buffalo, NY, US, Architectural Designer

Experience working in teams on different design stages of a project: pre-design/ schematic design (including renderings, 3D views and design options using Revit)/ Design Development-DD/ Construction documents-CD for educational, health care and residential projects (area 365,020 sf/ 33,911 m2) in Buffalo, NY.
All projects are developed in Revit.

Jan 2022 - current

University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, US, Teaching Assistant

Architecture Media 2. Freshmen year
Softwares used: AutoCAD, Rhino, Illustrator

Feb 2022 - May 2022

University at Buffalo Foundation, Buffalo, NY, US, Graduate Assistant

- Part of the UB Foundation team for developing a Urban design research project for the ECMC hospital and the neighborhoods around , Buffalo, NY. Schematic design 3D modeling, 3D site, street sections and post production.
- Exterior skin building research, Schematic design phase (with design options), design development, construction details and model making for house project in South Korea (Ko house).

Jun 2021 - Aug 2021

SmithGroup, Los Angeles, CA, US, Interiors Intern

10 weeks summer internship as part of the EDI scholarship 2021 Award.
- Interiors design development for hospital offices located in San Diego, California.
- Experience using Revit and InDesign.

Jun 2021 - Aug 2021

Universidad privada del norte - Peru, Lima, PE, Lecturer

UPN - School of Architecture and Planning
Undergraduate Program
Professor at Design Studio 2 (2 Classes) and Design Studio 3 (1 class)
Remote classes 24 hours per week.

Aug 2020 - Dec 2020

Avianca, Lima, PE, Infrastructure Project Analyst

- Project management for the different airline renovation spaces projects.
- Experienced in all phases of an architectural project: Pre-design + Schematic design + Design development + Construction documents + Supervision + Administration. Project areas between 2,000-8,000 SF.
Most of the projects were spaces located inside airports ( Offices - Land / Air spaces - Common spaces ). Work experience in Lima, Cuzco (Peru), Buenos Aires, Cordoba (Argentina), Montevideo (Uruguay), Bogota, Cartagena (Colombia), Guatemala City (Guatemala) and Rio de Janeiro, Guarulhos – Sao Paulo (Brasil).
- Schematic design + Design development + supervision for open spaces/ coworking offices, and retail store design.
- Suppliers supervision.
- Architecture and furniture details design development. Quality supervision on production/construction.
- Architecture plans coordination with all the disciplines.
- Technical project files review before submitting to the airport revisions.
- Schematic design for engineering (RCP plans, outlets/data locations)
- Coordination with all the company areas involved in a project.
- Infrastructure maintenance on airports. Experience in Peru and Argentina.

Oct 2015 - Nov 2019

DeCol Arquitectos, Lima, PE, Architectural designer

- Architectural development in projects: Beach, countryside, and city houses.
- Architectural design + design development of details for Bathrooms, floors, BBQ, kitchens, swimming pools, closets, water mirrors, Jacuzzis, common areas.
- Design sketches for bathrooms, kitchens, and bedrooms.
- 3D views in Archicad + Photoshop.
- Lighting design plans. Review and coordination with electrical drawings.

Jan 2014 - Nov 2014

MAPFRE PERÚ, Lima, PE, Architectural Assistant

- Architectural design + supervision in renovation projects (retail and offices).
- Coordination with all the company areas involved in a project. Architectural programs with the company needs.
- Suppliers monitoring.

Jun 2012 - Jul 2013

XCENTRICA Architecture Concept, Quito, EC, Architectural Intern

- Residential projects. Floor plans, sections and elevations drawings in different phases.
- Areas list and specifications of residential apartments for real state functions.
- Site visits for measurements and verifications on drawings.

Apr 2011 - Aug 2011


University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, US, MArch, Master of Architecture

Sep 2020 - Dec 2022

Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC), Lima, PE, BArch, Bachelor of Architecture

Jan 2008 - Dec 2013


Metropolis Future100 Architecture Graduate Winner, class 2023, Award

Top architecture graduate students in the United States and Canada as selected by the Metropolis team for the class of 2023.


Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society in Architecture and Allied Arts, Award

The Society recognizes intellectual achievement, effort and initiative as well as leadership and character. This prize of membership acknowledges undergraduate and graduate students who attain high scholastic standing in their field.


Design Excellence Award - Urban Design Graduate Research Group, Award

In recognition of outstanding studio work to a Master of Architecture Urban Design graduate research group student in the department of Architecture, University at Buffalo.


Chair Scholarship, Scholarship

University at Buffalo partial scholarship


Top 1, Best Thesis project, at Design Studio 10, 1st Place

Best Undergraduate thesis project at studio 10.
Project: Research and Migratory Birding Center for Pantanos de Villa.


Areas of Specialization