masud rahman

masud rahman

East Hartford, CT, US




Top-performing Architectural Professional with extensive experience in designing, directing, and supporting complex design and construction projects for hospitality, commercial, retail, industrial, and residential clients. Demonstrated talents in managing team spread out in multiple states including in India, A/E documentation, and project administration including bldg. pre-con. cost estimation. Outstanding ability to supervise and mentor staff and communicate/collaborate effectively and maintain strong professional relationship with owners, contractors/subs, consultants, suppliers, and other team members.


Impeccable attention to detail. Deliver projects on time, within budget, and above client expectations, monitoring design process from conceptual phase through construction administration to ensure consistency and proper execution. Dedication to better workflow to provide client satisfaction.


Proficient user of AutoCAD, Autodesk Revit, Microsoft Project, D4COST Estimator, StruCalc, ENERCALC, Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and sketch-up.

Expertise Includes:

  • Project Management
  • Project Scheduling
  • Pre-Con Cost Estimation
  • Leadership & Teambuilding
  • Code Compliance
  • Specification Preparation
  • Construction Administration
  • Client Relations
  • Construction Documents
  • Design development
  • Structural Calculations



Russell & Dawson, LLC | E. Hartford, CT                                                                Nov. 2013- Aug 2014

Senior Project Architect

  • Hampton Inn & Suites (Hospitality) – Westborough, MA ($15M): Full design team management for 60k sq. ft. 106 Unit Hotel from Schematic to Production and Construction Administration Bid Phase, Coordinating production team in India and Consultants in CT and FL.

RAI, Independent Consultant to GALACTICA PARTNERS | Chicago, IL         Jan. 2013-Nov. 2013                            

Designer and Consultant

  • Medical Learning Center (facilities) – Chicago, IA ($2M initial ph.): Consultant and project Coordinator to new construction, repair and replacement of existing systems, and the remodeling of existing facilities. Surveys existing conditions and consults on feasibility of alternative approaches to proposed projects.


DDCA Architects | Prairie Grove, IL                                                                                      1997–2013

Project Manager/Project Architect

  • Departmental Store: Von Maur – Iowa River Landing, Coralville, IA ($10M): Served on design team of 80K sq. ft. retail store, generating shell building architectural and structural details based on artist’s sketches, compiling fixture plans using store-supplied standards, and working with structural consultant to prepare complete set of construction documents.
  • Retail Outlets (remodeling): Dry Goods – 7 Projects, Schaumburg, IL ($600K–$800K): Executed construction of 7 stores varying in size from 3K sq. ft. to 3.9K sq. ft., translating artist’s rendering of interior fixtures and display units to architectural working drawings, coordinating review process, and incorporating material into construction documents for A/E and fixture plans/specifications provided by mall management; monitored compliance with store criteria, issued change orders, controlled document flow, and approved millwork and storefront drawings.
  • Banks/Offices: American Community Bank – 4 Projects, Woodstock, IL ($1.5M–$2M): Spearheaded projects from conception to completion, managing construction documentation and administration of 27K+ sq. ft. community bank, drawing architectural details, liaising with city officials and consultants to facilitate permit approval process, issuing change orders, and organizing document flow.
  • Custom Luxury Residence: Reimer’s Residence – Libertyville, IL ($1.2M): Private residence with sporting area, over 10K sq. ft. livable space in traditional wood construction; developed construction details of base building including structural sizing.


Additional experience as Architectural Assistant for EWC Architects, London, UK; and Constr. Supervisor (contract position) for GE Morrill, PLC, Surrey, UK; Architectural Intern at Vastukalabid Ltd, Dhaka, Bangladesh


Bachelor Degree | Bangladesh University of Eng. and Tech. (BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh | major: Architecture

Bachelor Dissertation: “College Campus”


Master’s Degree | Milwaukee School of Engineering, Milwaukee, WI | major: Structural Engineering

Master’s Dissertation: “Masonry Hybrid Wall: Its Use as an Efficient Bracing System in Steel Frame Structures – A Comparative Study”



Licensed Architect Illinois (001.019577), Connecticut (ARI.0012900)

Member, American Institute of Architects (AIA)


Certified, National Council of Architectural Registration Board (NCARB)


Other Certifications: Completed Project Management Basics including scheduling and budgeting in design office environment at SHAH Center in McHenry, Illinois and project scheduling and managing with MS Project.



DDCA Architect, Prairie Grove, IL, US, Project Manager

DDCA Architects | Prairie Grove, IL 1997–2012
Project Manager/Project Architect
Originally hired to provide project presentation and construction documentation expertise for architectural firm specializing in commercial, retail, residential, industrial, and educational projects. Quickly progressed to Project Architect role based on abilities in building detailing and structural design/calculation. Directed Project Architect and Draftsperson. Managed small to medium sized architectural projects without supervision including maintaining client relationships and overseeing permit approval process and construction phase. Partnered with construction personnel to effectively administer contracts according to company/client requirements and local, state, and federal regulations, ensuring completion on time and within budget.

Nov 1997 - Dec 2012

FAI Inc, Elgin, IL, US, Job Captain

FAI | Elgin, IL 1995–1997
Job Captain
Construction documentation expertise for design and build firm specializing in motel construction with emphasis on building planning, building detailing and overseeing permit approval process and construction phase. Partnered with construction personnel to effectively administer contracts according to company/client requirements and local, state, and federal regulations, ensuring completion on time and within budget.

Nov 1995 - Nov 1997


Milwaukee School of Engineering, Milwaukee, WI, US, Masters, MSST

Structural Engineering

Sep 2006 - Nov 2010

Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka Chandragati, BD, BArch, Architecture


Jun 1978 - Jul 1983

Areas of Specialization