Nidal Hamida

Nidal Hamida

Los Angeles, CA, US

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Nidal Hamida is a Southern California based designer and Architect in Training (AIT). He is currently living and working in Los Angeles as a Project Architect at Marmol Radziner + Associates. Operating around the realm of design and Architecture, Nidal's portfolio includes a variety of work based on digital design and construction. His work ranges from architecture, photography and art.

In 2013, Nidal graduated from the Southern California Institute of Architecture with Distinction and completed the Solar Decathlon with CAL-Tech under Wes Jones as his final Thesis work.

Offices that he has been fortunate enough to work with include: Marmol Radziner + Associates, Jay Vanos Architects, AECOM, Platform for Architecture & Research, and Urbana.

Awards, exhibitions, and publications include : SCI-Arc Gallery, LA 2012; suckerPUNCH, 2012; Architectureticker; Arciber; AIA Upjohn Research Grant; Kansas City Police Station Finalist.


Hamida Architects, Los Angeles, CA, US, Principal

Oct 2017 - current

Marmol Radziner, Santa Monica, CA, US, Project Architect

Marmol Radziner is a design-build practice based in Los Angeles that was founded in 1989 by American architects Leo Marmol, FAIA, and Ron Radziner, FAIA. Specializing in residential, commercial, hospitality, cultural, and community projects, the firm offers a full range of design services, including architectural design, construction, landscape design, interior design, furniture design, jewelry design, and Modern restoration.

- Projects Include :

• Four Seasons Hotel and Resort ( Puerto Rico)

Oct 2015 - Oct 2017

Jay Vanos Architects, Inc., Los Angeles, CA, US, Project Architect

Vanos Architects has had a 16 year history of participating in the production of architectural projects, including small, medium and large single family residences for specific individuals and families; large multifamily and mixed use projects for developers; and commercial and industrial structures for business.

Managed several projects ranging from single family residences to mixed use developments. Responsibilities included developing schematic massings based on regular and specialized ordinances in the City of Los Angeles. These ordinances include, but are not limited to, the Baseline Hillside Ordinance (BHO), Baseline Mansionization Ordinance (BMO), and Historic Preservation Overlay Zones (HPOZ). After the development of schematic design the production of construction documents while simultaneously meeting with clients and consultants was a large part of how the office operated.

In addition to the responsibilities indicated, projects were submitted to the Authorities with Jurisdiction where meeting with plan checkers on a regular basis provided a permit for each managed project. This required technical knowledge of the International Building Code ( IBC) as well as a precise set of organization skills in responding to the plan checkers comments.

- Projects include:

• Sunset Flat Apartments ( 65 Apartment Units & 6 Commercial Units)
• Lucile Ave. Small Lot Development ( 4 Single Family Units on a Subdivided Lot)
• Canyon View A ( Single Family Residence)
• Echo Park Condominiums ( 8 Condominiums)
• Empire ( 6 Apartment Units)

Aug 2014 - Oct 2015

AECOM, Los Angeles, CA, US, Designer

AECOM's multi-disciplinary studio consists of Architects, Urban Designers, Planners, Landscape Architects and Economists which enabled the team to be engaged in work at all stages of design and delivery.

Working with both the Urban Design and Architecture Studios as a Designer, responsibilities included producing early concept phases as well as final deliverable's and presentation renderings. Work in the Urban Design studio ranged from numerous international large scale master planning projects in East Beijing and Langfang, as retail entertainment destinations.

In addition to the macro scale of Urban Design, the micro scale of Architecture fostered the opportunity to work on several projects with international recognition. Responsibilities included working directly with engineers in-house to design and produce bidding documents that eventually led to the construction of renowned projects worldwide.

While using Revit as a design and documentation platform, these projects insisted that complex file formatting and accessing were essential to the projects success. This is where the rigorous process of using Revit to manage complex file structures aided in the efficient output of design and documentation.

- Projects Include :

Urban Design Studio : 2012-2013
• 6th St. Bridge Competition (2nd Place)
• Langfang Masterplan
• Sanya Retail Destination Masterplan

Architecture Studio : 2013-2014
• Governor George Deukmejian Courthouse (Long Beach, California)
• Lake County Courthouse (Lake County, Illinois)
• Warner Bros Theme Park (Abu Dhabi, UAE)

Jul 2012 - Aug 2014


Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles, CA, US, BArch, with Distinction

Sep 2007 - Apr 2013


AIA Upjohn Grant, Grant

The AIA Upjohn Research Initiative supports applied research projects that enhance the value of design and professional practice knowledge.


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