Dafer H

Dafer H

San Francisco, CA, US





Benoy, Abu Dhabi, Architectural Assistant

Apr 2014 - current

NicholsBooth Architects, San Francisco, CA, US, Junior Designer

Assigned to several projects, including commercial, hospitality and healthcare projects. Currently assisting in a full-set of CDs in Revit.

• Preparation of architectural plan, elevation, section sheets.
• Producing construction documents using Revit for a 13,000 SF. office adaptive re-use project.
• Model custom Revit families such as railings, doors, windows, millwork and medical equipment.
• Produce alternative design solutions when needed.
• Coordinate with structural engineers and make adjustments accordingly.
• Assist other teams in SD, DD and CD phases, projects include corporate office interiors, and medical clinics.
• Review work for design integrity, accuracy, and quality with team members.
• Conduct site and existing building documentation, completing as-builts.
• Participate in design competitions and marketing efforts, providing graphic design.

May 2013 - Dec 2013

InterIm Community Development Association, Seattle, WA, US, Graphic Design Intern

Assisted Director of Marketing with graphic marketing materials for presentation.
• Prepared presentations for potential and existing sponsors/clients.
• Created collateral material in Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop for a variety of clients.
• Coordinated with printing companies for material production purposes, assuring quality.

Jan 2013 - Apr 2013

2K Architects, Engineers & Planners, Amman-Jordan, Architectural Assistant

Worked closely with lead architect and clients in this hands-on position.

• Worked on project from concept through design development phase on a 100,000 SF adaptive reuse hospitality project.
• Prepared presentation graphics used to communicate concepts to the client.
• Created architectural 3D digital models and 2D drawings using SketchUp and AutoCAD.
• Produced computer renderings using 3Ds Max and Adobe Photoshop.
• Translated designs and sketches of senior level staff into architectural plans.
• Participated in consultant coordination meetings with MEP and structure engineers and assured that changes were incorporated into drawings.
• Collaborated with lead architect to perform design adjustments and incorporated meeting comments.
• Supervised and mentored summer interns to assure integrity and timeliness of work.
• Researched building materials and safety codes.

Jan 2011 - Aug 2011


University of Washington, Seattle, WA, US, MArch, Master of Architecture

Sep 2011 - Dec 2012

The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State), University Park, PA, US, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2005 - May 2010


Premio Piranesi, 1st Place

Visitor Center for Villa Adriana, Tivoli - Italy


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