Yousef Al-Rashed

Yousef Al-Rashed

New York, NY, US

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I am a top-performing designer with more than a decade of work experience spanning across a variety of typologies and contexts, including aviation, commercial real estate, higher education, restaurant and hospitality, and more. 


Foit-Albert Associates, Architecture, Engineering and Surveying, P.C., New York, NY, US, Senior Architectural Designer

Facilitated project technical design & BIM production including coordination for $3.9B aviation terminal redevelopment, with more than $2.6B in planning, design, and
construction services. Lead & mentored junior staff on project drawing standards,
design, budget underwriting & project reporting. Instituted and maintained working
relationships for coordination with design architects, general contractors, consultants for ownership.

Sep 2021 - current

Orsman Design, New York, NY, US, Project Manager

Manage design and construction for luxury high-end residential and estate lighting
project scopes totaling $2.2 million. Facilitate project oversight including coordination
for interior architecture and landscape lighting design in the greater NYC area and
bespoke locations nationally. Manage project milestones, budgets, equipment
implementation, procurement, and schedule coordination of multiple projects. Lead and mentored junior staff on project drawing standards, design, budget underwriting & project reporting. Institute and maintain working relationships with design architects, general contractors, consultants & ownership

Aug 2020 - Sep 2021

A+I (Architecture Plus Information), New York, NY, US, Architectural Designer II

Managed clients/consultants for integrated project research & conceptual planning. Lead focused, design-based research workshops on brand, identity and spaces. Developed & produced interior architectural strategies on bespoke workplace, hospitality & retail spaces including custom furniture, fixturing & equipment. Provided data and consultation for CRE asset planning & portfolio management. Composed & coordinated design documentation collateral through BIM & visualization software for engineering, project presentations & submittals on projects above 100k sq ft. Notable projects include:
+ 1 Penn Plaza - Interiors

Feb 2019 - Apr 2020

Gensler, San Diego, CA, US, Architectural Designer

Multi-disciplinary team leader for architecture & interiors projects. Conducted project research & design on spaces plus or minus 100k sq ft. in core + shell as well as TI projects & scopes. Handled and maintained contractor and client relationships. Provided data and consultation for CRE asset planning & portfolio management. Produced renderings, shop drawings & construction documents for clients & contractor fabrication. Co-directed Gensler’s LOCAL CRAFT Practice Area Initiative. Notable projects include:
+ San Diego International Airport - Federal Inspection Station
+ Gensler San Diego Office
+ UCSD Osler Parking Structure
+ The Alexandria at Torrey Pines

May 2015 - Mar 2018

Populate Creative, San Diego, CA, US, Producer + Fabricator

Produced design-build fabrication as well as on-site coordination of custom experiential installations & fixtures for event marketing & promotional events. Balanced project budget and scheduling Managed fabrication shop protocols and material supply coordination as assistant shop foreman. Composed renderings, shop drawings & coordinated documents for fabrication & on-site installation. Notable projects include:
+ HALOTOP Scoop Shop Century City
+ Microsoft BLUEWOLF - SF, CA Pop-Up
+ YESto Cosmetics - Brand Ambassador mobile program

May 2014 - Mar 2018

Basile Studio, San Diego, CA, US, Designer

Spearheaded research & design on conceptual through finished development of spaces & fixtures on custom hospitality and retail projects with full coordination. Produced renderings, shop drawings & documents for in-house fabrication & on-site installation of bespoke furniture & architectural furnishings. Team member on site installation, in-house fabrication, & various RFP/RFQ competition packages. Notable projects include:
+ Ironside Fish & Oyster, San Diego
+ Underbelly 1, San Diego
+ CAR2GO : Columbus, OH + Minneapolis, MN

Sep 2013 - May 2014

Studio Anderson Architects, San Diego, CA, US, Intern & Fabricator

Produced & coordinated full scope design-build fabrication of custom metal wall panel installations & prototyping of joinery & details for hospitality spaces.

Oct 2012 - Apr 2013

Design Opera Architects, San Diego, CA, US, Junior Designer

Engaged in documentation & modeling for DD & CD phases, surveying, zoning & code research. Oversaw permit coordination & plan check submittals for review.

Sep 2010 - Oct 2011


NewSchool of Architecture & Design, San Diego, CA, US, BArch, Bachelor's of Architecture

Oct 2007 - Jun 2013

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