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Benyamin Madani

Benyamin Madani

orange county, CA, US

 

About 

Benyamin Madani, Assoc. AIA, an entrepreneur with 16 years of international experience, from Design and Build in North America to managing Design Interface with Architects, Engineers, and other Professionals in Middle East and Far East Asia, is providing turnkey solutions to architectural and construction projects.

Benyamin teams up with international professionals in the field to tailor holistic solutions that best fit projects and clients.

Benyamin has worked on residential, mixed use, retail, and educational projects in North America and he has worked on commercial, industrial, hospitality, and Leisure projects in Middle East and far East Asia.

Recent Projects:

Walgreens Drugstore - Nationwide
Target Department Stores - Nationwide 
High Density Residential - Multi Family, Podium, Wrapped, Tucked Under, Affordable
Los Angeles Unified School District
Orange County Public Works - Youth Probation Camps
Single Dwellings, Mixed-Use, and Low Rise Residential Apartments
Bank of America - Southern California
Canadian Single Residential Dwellings
WISE Learning & Sports

Major Projects:

US Target Stores Nationwide
Eden | Ladies Exclusive Spa Resort
Thousand One City
Bid package for an Asian Games size sports city

Specialties: Revit Specialist; Revit Manager; Retail Architecture; Residential Architecture; Master-Planning; Project Management; Design Interface Management.

Employment 

ACS Architectural Construction Services, Newport Beach, CA, US, Project Manager

As a Project Manager, Benyamin is one of the Project Architects for Retail Target Department Stores nationwide in US leading Production Team all the way to Close Out, managing Civil, Landscape, Structural, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Fire, Refrigeration, and Procurement to name some, as well as liaise with Target Corporate, Store Planning, Prime Architects, Planning, Building, Health, Fire, and State Departments to name few and other stakeholders such as CVS, Starbucks and Pizza Hut.

As a Senior Revit Specialist, Benyamin overlooking different Revit Project Types, retail, hospitality, and food within ACS Architects analyzing interstate collaboration, implementing latest BIM techniques, directing custom APIs automating engines to increase efficiency and production within each specific Project type and write Project Type specific Best Practices and modeling Project Type specific Families.

Jan 2018 - current
 

KTGY Architecture + Planning, Irvine, CA, US, Sr. Job Captain, Sr. Revit Advisor

As a Sr. Job Captain at Residential High-Density Production team, I work closely with our Design team to receive project, understanding design intent for transition from SD to DD phase; working closely with Project Manager and under supervision of Director, I revisit project budget and schedule for internal rescheduling/billing for DD and CD phases; analyzing project for Code compliancy, liaise with client, consultants, authorities, and trades for quality assurance, and supervising/mentoring junior staff and interns for producing detailed submittals; while project is in transition to CA, I take on new project(s) and simultaneously address plan check comments and respond to RFIs on previous projects.

Cartooning the Set; Scheduling project requirements and specifications; Detail project specific conditions; Plan for VE elements; Annotate drawings; Record and archive milestones; Record change narratives.

As a Sr. Revit Advisor at a global scale, working directly with team Principals and firm QC advisory team, contributing towards firm’s standards, analyzing project/user deficiencies for implementing unified methodology in modeling for better efficiency and productivity through trainings and write-ups; at a studio scale, I am the go-to person for hows, dos and don’ts; and at a project scale, I tune modeling to fit the average skilled person onboard and elevate less experienced revit users through opportunities.

Combining repeated multi commands into a single command by creating unique families and parameters.

Feb 2016 - Feb 2018
 

GA Design Architecture and Planning, Torrance, CA, US, Assistant Project Manager, REVIT Specialist

Detailing and preparing CD and CA from As-Built given by the client, Los Angeles Unified School District and Orange County Public Works for timber and metal constructions.
Implementing most recent Building Codes, ADA, and Municipal Ordinances.
Cross-referencing intent against site notes and photos.
Packaging Submittals for the Client, and Engineers.
Carrying conceptual plans for Residential Dwellings, Residential Apartments, and Mixed Use Apartment Buildings through out all phases of the project.
Completing the Due Diligence, analyzing concepts for potential Codes and Construction concerns and further refinement to meet budget.
Selecting Materials and Finishes to meet project standards and construction budget.
Packaging DD and CD , submitting Submittals, and liaise with Client, City, Landscape Architect, Mechanical, Plumbing, Electrical, Civil, and Structural Engineers.
Administrating construction phase.

Aug 2014 - Feb 2016
 

TawPOISE Inc., Aliso Viejo, CA, US, Freelance Architect, REVIT Specialist

Architectural services on custom design single residential estates for Canadian builder in Edmonton, Alberta.

Space planning and landscape designs for residential dwellings in Orange County, California.

Design development of prototypes for educational campuses in Houston, TX, and Dearborn Heights, MI.

Feb 2013 - Jan 2016
 

Little, Costa Mesa, CA, US, Revit Specialist - Project Architect

Preparing Schematic Design from Soft Line given by the client, Bank of America.
Verifying intent against current California Building Code and Municipal Codes.
Verifying intent is ADA compliant.
Cross-referencing intent against site notes and photos.
Submitting Proposed Plans to Engineers, Clients, Landlords, and Municipals for comments and approvals.
Preparing Construction Documents base on approved Schematic Design.
Verifying reusability of existing finishes and equipments to meet project threshold.
Implementing most current BofA Standards.
Submitting Architectural Drawings to Engineers.
Submitting CD sets to Planning and Building departments.

May 2014 - Aug 2014
 

TAWSEAA Project Development Consultancy, Dubai, AE, Partner

Project manager assisting design interface with architects, engineers, and other professional teams

Jan 2008 - Aug 2013
 

Poise Arch Inc., Toronto, ON, CA, Director

Freelance architect designing single and multi-unit residential dwellings, rezoning farmlands to low density residential

Aug 2000 - Jan 2008
 

Education 

Ryerson University, Toronto, ON, CA, BArch, Architecture

Sep 1998 - Oct 2003
 

Saddleback College, Mission Viejo, CA, US, Architecture

Jan 1996 - Jun 1997
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills