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Baraa Ageel

Baraa Ageel

Miami, FL, US

 
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About 

I am a Saudi Council of Engineers certified Architect and I recently graduated from the University of Miami with a Master’s degree in Architecture. I completed my undergraduate studies in architecture at King Abdulaziz University and have over 5 years of work experience.

My academic background broadened my perspective and enhanced my creativity and innovation while my professional experience enabled me to peruse my goal of establishing new standards and guidelines for the creation of perfect communities. Studying architecture for 7 years transformed my natural passion for architecture into systemic knowledge and a comprehensive understanding of the subject. This transformation improved my professional skills and design ideas. Over the past 10 years, I have worked on multiple projects that have required me to analyze and find solutions to complex architectural issues. I have comprehensive experience in designing and creating technical drawings of various types of projects at well-reputed companies such as Dar Alhandasa and Arcsine. I have been recommended by every supervisor I have worked for.

I am highly motivated and passionate about solving complex problems and creating sustainable designs. I have developed strong skills in all architectural aspects including urban planning, mixed-use projects, housing projects, as well as interior design. I am currently working on a renovation project as an independent contractor with Jersey Devil, Inc. I am seeking a challenging opportunity that allows me to continue to learn and grow while leveraging my knowledge, academic background, and extensive work experience.

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Employment 

Jersey Devil, Inc, Miami, FL, US, Design Consultant

- Draft existing conditions using AutoCad, create diagrams and as-built models in Revit
- Produce/review architectural and structural working drawings
- Evaluate clients’ needs and develop house design renovations

Jul 2020 - current
 

Arab Countries Pilgrims Service, Org, Mecca, SA, Project Manager/Architect

Managed tent site that annually hosted up to 6,000 pilgrims at Mina and performed multiple tasks including:
- Designing spaces and facilities including VIP areas.
- Supervising working drawings and obtaining permits to begin construction of the site.
- Leading more than 35 workers at the construction site.
- Managing crowds by efficiently organizing entry and exit from the site.
- Designing dining halls and coordinating meal distribution.

Aug 2009 - Aug 2019
 

Arcsine, Oakland, CA, US, Intern

- Designed and modeled interior elements and draft footprints options
- Solved and developed exterior facades for clients

Mar 2018 - Apr 2018
 

Dar Al-Handasah, Jeddah, SA, Architecture Consultant

- Monitored and inspected the isolation (Waterproofing) clause at Abraj Kudai mega project
- Engaging with contractors to ensure all isolation layers procedures were within the acceptable standards
- Leading weekly operations meetings and reports
- Coordinating with MEP, updating drawings with other disciplines
- Review documents for quality control evaluations

Sep 2014 - Feb 2016
 

Abdullah Hassan Shabrawishi, Inc, Mecca, SA, Architecture Assistant

Supervised several projects in the fields of roads and sidewalks, including:
- Water and Sanitation Project in Usfaan, Municipality of Usfaan
- Channel Box concrete implementation, the first phase, in Mecca

May 2011 - Sep 2014
 

Saudi Ministry of Health, Engineering Department, Mecca, SA, Summer Intern

- Supervised the block construction phase at King Faisal Specialist Hospital renovation.
- Developed architectural, interior, landscape designs for health centers.

May 2010 - Jul 2010
 

Education 

University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, US, MArch, Master in Architecture

Aug 2018 - May 2020
 

King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, SA, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2009 - Jun 2014
 

Awards 

Brickell City Center Capstone Design Charrette, 3rd Place

Award for designing second phase project development

2019
 

Graduate Integrated Design Award, 1st Place

Awarded to a Masters design Studio project that displays design excellence and exemplifies the goals and objectives of the semester

2019
 

Full scholarship to complete a Master's degree in Architecture, Scholarship

Awarded Cultural Mission Scholarship worth over $60K each year for the M.Arch

2016
 

Undergraduate Graduation Project Studio, 1st Place

International Airport design

2014
 

Semester Certificate of Excellence, Honorable Mention

2012
 

Areas of Specialization 

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