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Richard Kassab

Richard Kassab

Los Angeles, CA, US

 

About 

Hello. I'm Richard Kassab, an architect experienced in residential, office, educational and public projects. While working on large scale competitions and project development, I gained experience managing the architectural process from concept to construction.

Before moving to the U.S. in 2016, I was a partner at 109 Architectes in Beirut, Lebanon, where I also oversaw all public relations and marketing as communications manager.

I earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the Université Saint-Esprit Kaslik, Lebanon in 2006. More recently, I completed a communications course titled “It's All Presentation” at the Harvard Graduate School of Design (2011), as well as “The Architectural Imagination” at Harvard Online Learning (2017).

Employment 

Formation Association, Los Angeles, CA, US, Project Architect

May 2017 - current
 

109 Architectes, Beirut, LB, Partner

• Lead residential, commercial, public and cultural projects
• Guarantee successful project outcomes with hands-on involvement from concept design through development and delivery
• Manage teams of up to 6 people on large-scale competitions and international projects
• Work closely with consultants and contractors to maintain an optimal project outcome
• Represent the firm on worksites to ensure that construction adheres to architectural plans
• Act as client representative, managing budgets and ensuring smooth delivery on deadline
• Contribute to up to 4 projects simultaneously
• Mentor junior talent and organize office-wide team-building exercises
• Maintain strong, long-term relationships with clients, solidifying their satisfaction with the firm and its work
• Promote the firm’s image as its communications manager, overseeing all public relations and marketing outreach

Feb 2009 - May 2017
 

Education 

Harvard University, Boston, MA, US, It's All Presentation

Aug 2011 - Aug 2011
 

Université Saint-Esprit de Kaslik (USEK), Beirut, LB, MArch, Master

Oct 1999 - Jul 2005
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills