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Architect, LEED Green Associate

LIC, New York, United States
January 26, 2018

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Theodros S. Dibabu


Long Island City, NY 929-***-**** DRIVING SUSTAINABILITY STRATEGIES; LEADING ON TARGET PROJECTS An adaptable, innovative Architect with 17 years of experience in the design, supervision, and contract administration of diverse projects including mixed-use complexes, office buildings, industrial, and residential buildings. Leverage passion for sustainability in the built environment to generate sustainability strategies. Deliver multiple projects and high-quality technical support as a key technical resource. Lead teams, working cross-functionally to achieve project milestones and impact systems. Drive sustainable development, improve processes, and boost opportunities for revenue generation. Enjoy working in a team environment. Directed seven direct and 67 indirect staff; managed a budget of USD $28M. Architectural Design Facilities Management Project Planning LEED Projects Corporate Sustainability Budgeting Sustainability Design Business Strategy Construction Project Management Client Interaction Relationship Building Consulting Process Engineering Team Leadership People Management Continuous Improvement Revenue Growth Cross-Functional Collaboration Status Reports Architectural Design Documents Process Development Amharic Fluency HIGHLIGHTS OF CAREER

CONSULTANT 4/2015 – Present

Oversee various project documents for a 10-story hotel building in Addis Ababa. Provide services in the areas of Architecture and Construction/Project Management. Execute working drawings, specifications, and bill of quantities for three units of residential buildings.

Successfully designed a 10-story hotel building on a small infill site in central Addis Ababa with minimal impact to adjacent properties by preparing a design document that focused on minimizing impact to surrounding structures, while adhering to local design codes.

MIDROC Global Investment Group – Huda Real Estate Plc 9/2003 – 3/2015 Engaged in land/real estate development as well as construction management activities. GENERAL MANAGER (6/2010 – 3/2015)

Executed all design activities and construction work for various projects with a combined value of over USD $28M.

Drove revenue and acquired large projects on a design-build basis by allocating additional resources and obtaining a category three construction license for the company.

Cut design project delivery time by 25% and construction project delivery time by 30% by revising the company’s organizational structure and eliminating duplication of services among two departments.

Constructed a 25,000-person capacity football stadium (Woldia Stadium) and support facilities as well as a four- story office building (Moha Nifas Silk Pepsi Co. office building) for Moha Soft Drinks share company on schedule and within budget.

Led the design and construction of a multi-million dollar industrial and office complex in the premises of Summit Partners Plc.

MANAGER, DESIGN ENGINEERING SERVICES (10/2008 - 6/2010) Directed design team to prepare architectural, structural, electrical, and sanitary designs. Handled construction supervision of residential units for the staff of MIDROC Gold Mines Plc. Coordinated design team training on enhancement applications.

Improved quality and final output of three-dimensional and presentation drawings by organizing training on ArchiCAD and Photoshop for design team members.


Sustainable Design Project Management Strategic Leadership Theodros S. Dibabu

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SUPERVISOR, DESIGN ENGINEERING SERVICES (2/2008 - 10/2008) Set up the design department and managed architectural drawings and supervised construction work of Hajji Mohammed Yassin Business Complex. Supervised design and construction of an engineering workshop for Unity University Plc.

Standardized pricing for design services improving client service by producing templates for all design projects, reviewable by management personnel for accuracy.

SENIOR ARCHITECT (9/2007 – 1/2008)

Produced final architectural designs for production plants and support facilities, such as cafeterias and office blocks for Modern Building Industries Plc and Kombolcha Steel Products Industries Plc. Completed architectural drawings for Elfora Agro Industries' facilities, 22 apartment blocks, and a mixed-use building. ARCHITECT (9/2003 – 9/2007)

Key contributor to architectural drawings for modification of office facilities in addition to a proposed commercial complex within the premises of the MIDROC Technology Group in Addis Ababa. ITS Consult 8/1998 – 8/2003


Prepared interior designs and furniture layouts for four branches of NiB International Bank and supervised the installation work. Completed final architectural drawings for Life Line Solutions Intravenous Solutions manufacturing plant and prepared the tender documents for the construction work. Oversaw the architectural design and specifications for a pharmaceuticals manufacturing plant.


Master of Science, Sustainability & Adaptation in the Built Environment (SABE) Expected: June 2018 The University of East London and The Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) – UK Bachelor of Science, Architecture and Urban Planning 1998 Addis Ababa University – Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Software: AutoCAD, ArchiCAD, Microsoft Office Suite HONORS & AWARDS

Certificate of Appreciation Huda Real Estate PLC – Office of the Chief Executive Officer of MIDROC Ethiopia 2015 Certificate of Recognition “Best General Manager of the Year” MIDROC Ethiopia 2015 Certificate of Recognition “Best General Manager of the Year” MIDROC Ethiopia 2013 Certificate of Recognition Mohammed Yassin Business Tower – Dessie, Wollo 2011 PROJECTS

The University of East London & The Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) – UK

Devised a sustainable development master plan for a 10-acre green field site located next to Oxford (U.K) ensuring self-sufficiency in energy production, water efficiency, and waste management along with the promotion of a healthy way of life, local food production, and the use of local construction materials. Conducted an extensive contextual appraisal of the site and developed a strategic brief. (2017)

Completed the work in a co-refurbishment study of a residential building. Produced a final proposal that complied to passive house standards, reduced heat loss by 92%, and improved occupant comfort. (2016) ORGANIZATIONS

LEED Green Associate, U.S. Green Building Council

Member, Association of Ethiopian Architects

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