Mike Samy

Mike Samy

Burke, VA, US



 Innovative, self motivated, competent, highly organized project manager/architect with 17 years of professional experience in design, planning, construction and facilities  management, with a proven ability to develop business, administer, plan, manage and design projects from inception through occupancy.
 Project Management and Design of multiple, complex concurrent projects, coordination of staff, consultants and contractors. Market sector experience in governmental, commercial, educational, hospitality, residential, office buildings, and retail.
 Over 7 years of experience with the U.S. department of State, Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) as the Alternative Contracting Officers Representative (ACOR) for US government design-build projects.
 Over 6 Years of extensive experience with globally recognized architecture Firms like; Gensler and Davis Carter & Scott, coordinated mega projects with HOK, Dar Group & Perkins and Will.
 4 years of experience in high education university campus projects, fit outs and renovation project



Oger, KAUST., Senior Architect/ department manager

Senior Architect/ for a 1 million SQF, $7-1 0 Billion Post graduate university and research campus; responsibilities include:
 Managing the design and construction documents for special projects. Direct and assist in the development of scope, Coordinates performance of the commissioning plan among the contractors, building owner and commissioning specialist
 Provide status information in appropriate format to senior leadership, as requested. Ensure customer and stakeholders are informed of the status, budget and any issues or concerns, along with remedial or mitigating actions, relating to each project.
 Liaise with the project team. on works impacting projects; consult with other professionals about the design and determine functional and spatial requirements, manage the handover documentation of the phased project to owner, defects identification and rectification.
 Coordinates and liaises between architects and engineering departments involved in projects, Review contract modifications/change orders prior to negotiation and attend critical negotiations. Ensure contract changes are finalized.
 Monitors day-to-day construction and construction-related activities for all on-site project personnel relative to Safety, Quality, Schedule and Contract Compliance.
 Field inspection and analysis for projects sites through the management of team members from various disciplines, gathering first hand data, validating existing conditions and identifying critical deficiencies to prepare strategic resource assessment reports and develop plans for improvement and rectification. Coordinate Construction Contractor’s need for building systems shutdown and provide assistance in obtaining work permits.
 Provide technical support and guidance to corporate responsibility team; conceptualize and incorporate green guidelines and technical recommendations into daily operations.
 Liaise between owner, contractor and project management teams to ensure LEED NC and EBOM certifications requirements are achieved.

Aug 2009 - current

Gensler, Washington, DC, US, Senior Project Architect

Senior project architect for the PNC Place, 350,000 SF, 12-story, high - performing office building 65 Million US $, Washington DC first LEED platinum project.
 Created and produced construction document set and required addendums using Revit.
 Coordinated the construction documents with A/E firms and primary contractor, ensure that all construction contract reviews (design, submittals, RFIs, etc) are reviewed and returned within the contractual timeframe.
 Provided construction administration, manage the project scope, design and delivery.
 Review specifications, shop drawing, RFI’s and submittals to insure conformance to contract documents and sustainability goals.

Jun 2008 - Jun 2009

Davis Carter Scott, Ltd., McLean, VA, US, Project Architect- manager

Senior project architect/project manager, responsible of managing the project teams through all phases of the project including conceptual design, construction documents and construction administration;
Utilized AutoCAD and Revit in the generation of construction documents; established priorities and advised staff regarding responsibilities, successfully and timely closure of several projects within budget for various architectural projects including:
Site-urban planning:
 Park Potomac, Foulger-Pratt, Potomac, MD - Development of 550,000 sf office, retail and brand hotel.
 Potomac Yard, Meridian Group, Arlington, VA - Mixed-use 850,000 sf office, residential and retail.
Construction Documents:
 Park Potomac, Foulger-Pratt, Arlington, VA - 185,000 sf office and retail.
 Woodland Park Volkswagen of America Office Building, Tishman Speyer, Herndon, VA - 190,000 sf office building and multi-story parking garage.

Design Development, 4.1 Submissions:
 Potomac Yard Land Bay B, Arlington, VA – LEED Certified, luxury 200-unit residential building.
 Potomac Yard Land Bay D, East and West, Arlington VA - LEED Silver, luxury 350-unit residential building.
 Potomac yard Land Bay, East Arlington, VA – LEED Certified, twin office buildings, 150,000 sf each.
 NOMA Square 673, Washington, DC – LEED Certified, luxury -468 residential units.
 Telluride Ski Resort & Condominiums, Comstock Builders, CO - High-end ski resort with luxury hotel, condos and golf course facilities.
 Fair Brook, Office Park, Quadrangle Development, Herndon, VA - Three office buildings and a hotel.
 Marymount University, Arlington VA - New student housing and classrooms.

Mar 2004 - Jun 2008

US Department of State, Washington, DC, US, Embassy Architect

Assistant project manager for 40 property portfolio of U.S. Government owned real estate. Responsibilities included Design, contracts and procurement management from conception to completion, review and direct evaluation of CO's with significant affect on construction schedules.

 Principal assistant to the senior project executive in planning, coordinating and directing a volume of capital and major improvement construction projects, conducting Initial Planning Surveys (IPS), site due diligence initiatives and zoning package,
 As a Technical Resource Advisor, assisted customers in making informed strategic business decisions. Developed, reviewed and approved project architectural and engineering drawings.
 Assist in the development and review of SOWs (Scope of work) , Scope development, planning, and execution of capital program for the State Department, coordinated design changes and provided design, relocation logistics, made regular site visits to check on progress, ensuring that the project was on time and according to budget.
 Establishes a support team to plan and oversee each project.
 Reviewed and approved construction plans and specs for adequacy, Hold regular progress meetings with Construction Contract and OGCs (Office of General Counsel) for each project.
 Prepares NCNs (Non compliance notices) for those aspects of work which do not confirm to the requirements of the construction contract.
 Monitor costs, critical and controversial issues in the construction process, maintaining recurring capital plan for assigned facilities portfolio, maintaining accurate forecasts, cash flow, and schedule, review disputes and claims from the Construction Contractor and render assistance to the Government, as required,
 Evaluated the performance of contractors regarding work progress, and payments. Assist in the formulation of lessons learned FSD (Functional Specification documents)

Jan 1998 - Aug 2003


Ain Shams University, Cairo, EG, BArch, Architecture-Urban Planning

5 years double major Architecture and Urban Planning

Jun 1989 - Jul 1994

Areas of Specialization