Shabir Ahmadi

Shabir Ahmadi

New York, NY, US

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Shabir Ahmadi is a Fulbright scholar, B.Arch and Master of Urban Design & Planing from Spitzer School of Architecture at City College of The City University of New York. 

He is currently employed at Corgan, a global architecture firm specialized in Aviation. His professional experiences range from research and RFP to SD/DD/CD, coordination, design, zoning studies, code compliances, project management and construction administration. 

As a recipient of the prestigious Fulbright U.S. Scholarship, he received outstanding training in the planning of urban settings as well as an integrative approach to design, completing his Post Professional Degree in UPD led by distinguished professor, Michael Sorkin.

Shabir is knowledgeable in a wide variety of computer programs including Revit Architecture, AutoCAD, ArchiCAD, Sketchup, Rhino, 3dMax, Adobe programs, Final Cut Pro, Ms. Office, and other graphic communication programs.

Shabir Ahmadi is a dynamic and ambitious young Architect and Urban Designer who possesses the design and development flair needed to plan, coordinate, conceptualize new ideas and be involved in all phases of a project. He is in the process of  taking ARE to get licensed architect in the State of NY.



Corgan, New York, NY, US, Architect

Aviation Studio

Mar 2019 - current

Fulbright Program, New York, Fulbright Scholar/ Alumni

Jul 2014 - current

Ismael Leyva Architects, New York, NY, US, Project Architect

Initially hired as Job Captain but quickly promoted. Managed multiple residential and renovation public and private projects with multi-million dollar budgets with New York City Housing Authority, State University of New York, Dormitory Authority of the State of New York, and Related Real Estate . Led a team of 5 to develop, produce, and deliver construction documents. Managed construction administration, zoning application, building code reviews, and bid packages.

Design and Draft Building Plans, Consult with Clients, Oversee Contractors, Visit and Review Work Sites, Prepare Documents and Specifications, Budget and Schedule Management.

• Responsible for the overall design, development, implementation, coordination, management, and construction administration of architectural projects.
• Prepared budgets, met with clients, and led my team through all stages of the projects with the guidance of senior project manager.
• Effectively managed clients and their expectations, projects, contractors and the Architect’s fee.
• Managed my design team in working effectively and keeping to schedule and budget.
• In charge of coordinating a team effort to complete projects promptly and successfully.
• Responsible for creating designs to meet client specifications, creating and proposing budget and time estimations, and act as an intermediary between the client, my design team and our sub consultants.
• Assisted principals to secure prospective projects; generate proposals, work plans and schedules and follow up accordingly.

Jul 2018 - Mar 2019

Ismael Leyva Architects, New York, NY, US, Architect - Job Captain

Jun 2016 - Jun 2018

Department of Monuments Conservation, Ministry of Culture, Kabul, AF, Architect

My Responsibilities within this job was as follows:

• Analyzed project feasibility and costs prior to drafting designs.
• Conducted survey and site analysis of the project and prepared project proposals.
• Developed concept and scheme designs for various projects, especially cultural monuments and housing projects, and prepared schematic layout for presentations.
• Attended all team meetings to resolve technical and project issues, coordinate with team members and review project schedules.
• Prepared project proposals and Coordinated with clients and contractors during the projects.
• Supervised preparation of the technical drawings by the architectural technicians.

Aug 2012 - Jun 2014

Kabul Polytechnic University, School of Architecture, Kabul, AF, Assistant Professor

My Responsibilities within this job was as follows:

• Taught in Architecture and Urbanism Studios.
• Assigned Grades, Advised students, Prepared course materials (e.g. syllabus) and maintained the website.
• Trained students in Architectural computer programs such as AutoCAD, and Adobe Suite.

Aug 2012 - Jun 2014

National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage, Daejeon, KR, Architectural Researcher

My Responsibilities within this job was as follows:

• Conducted a comprehensive architectural research on the issues of housing, access to public buildings, open urban spaces and Temples in important cities of South Korea.
• Conducted a comparative study of the Buddhist and Islamic religious buildings.
• Published the results of my research and comparative study as a book in the NRICH website.
• Planned and led professional development reviews and “lessons learned” sessions.
• Conducted site surveys, analysis, and discussed zoning laws, fire regulations, and building codes.
• Created required 2D and 3D drawing of the sites and buildings.

Apr 2013 - Jul 2013


The City College of the City University of New York - The Spitzer School of Architecture, New York, NY, US, Masters, Master of Urban Planning in Urban Design

Jul 2014 - May 2015

Kabul Polytechnic University, Kabul, AF, BArch, Bachelor's in Architecture

Mar 2008 - Mar 2012


Fulbright Scholarship, Scholarship

The Fulbright Program provides orientation and enrichment opportunities to enhance the Fulbright Program experience in the United States.
More than half of all incoming Fulbright Foreign Students participate in pre-academic training, either English language training or Fulbright Gateway Orientations.
Enrichment Seminars are organized in 16 different cities across the United States. Grantees also participate in specialized workshops with themes, such as From Lab to Market, focusing on research and entrepreneurship, U.S. Disability Rights and Global Health Innovations.
Program funding is provided by the U.S. Congress through an annual appropriation to the U.S. Department of State. Foreign governments, colleges and universities and private foundations also provide direct and indirect support.



The program aims at
- providing a rare opportunity to understand common dilemmas and share ideas among conservators in Asia
- establishing a human network to exchange their knowledge and professional skills.

Asian countries have inherited rich collection of cultural heritage reflecting their cultural diversity. Our historical and geographical context has given us an awareness of common cultural identity. Considering that our valuable heritage is in danger of loss and destruction in the process of social and economic development, we recognize that we have a common duty to preserve them to deliver to our future generations.


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