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Dearborn, Michigan, United States
April 27, 2018

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Nadia Azzam

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Dearborn, MI **120



Energetic, dependable and teamwork oriented architect and management professional with multidisciplinary academic background and over 5 years of professional experience in architectural design and sustainability management.


2014-2017 Master of Business Administration (MBA)

American University of Sharjah (AUS)- Sharjah, UAE.

Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

2007-2012 Bachelor of Architecture (BArch)

American University of Sharjah (AUS) – Sharjah, UAE.

Accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) of the United States.


2014 LEED ® AP Building Design + Construction.

Accredited Professional by the United States Green Building Council.

ID 10802197-AP-BD+C

2011 Estidama PQP – Abudhabi, UAE

Accredited Pearl Qualified Professional in Building Rating System (PBRS) PQP no. 390 & Community Rating System (PCRS) PQP No. 280 by the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council, UAE.

2013 Graduate of Amana Graduate Development Program - Dubai, UAE

Completed a 1 year intensive educational program about professional and practical practices in the design and construction industries.


Khatib & Alami C.E.C – Dubai, UAE

Senior Sustainability Consultant / Team Leader (Dec 2015 – July 2017)

Sustainability Consultant (Aug 2014 – Dec 2015)

Major Projects:

Mall of Saudi, Riyadh, KSA. Client Majid Al Futtaim Properties (LEED Gold)

Al Zahia City Centre, Sharjah, UAE. Client Majid Al Futtaim Properties (LEED Gold)

Vakson Dubai Maritime Residential Tower, Dubai, UAE. Client Vakson Properties (LEED Silver)

ANSAM Community, Abu Dhabi, UAE. Client Al Dar (Estidama 2 Pearls)

Al Habtoor Metropolitan Hotel, Dubai, UAE. Client AL Habtoor Group (DMGBR)

Al Bathaa Tower, Dubai, UAE. Client H.H. SH. Sultan Bin Mohammed Bin Sultan Al Qassimi (DMGBR)

Bloom Garden Residential Community, Abu Dhabi, UAE. Client Bloom Properties (Estidama 1 Pearl)

Kamal Hamza Residential Building, Dubai, UAE. Client Mr. Kamal Hamza Al Hassan (DMGBR)

ADNEC Residential/Commercial Tower, Abu Dhabi, UAE. ADNEC (Estidama 1 Pearl)

Royal Oman Police Officer’s Club, Oman. Client The Royal Oman Police (Estidama + LEED Silver)

Opera Grand, Dubai, UAE. Client Emaar (DMGBR)

H.E. Sultan Bin Rashid Grand Mosque, Al Ain, UAE. (Estidama 2 Pearl)


Derive Sustainability design and construction criteria and key performance indicators

Lead sustainability charrettes / workshops meetings, and interact with clients as a primary project’scontact for the Sustainability/Estidama/LEED scope of work

Present in-depth knowledge in sustainability certification programs and documentation process

Coordinate with different disciplines of design and construction teams and provide technical support on sustainable design and construction strategies and technologies for buildings and sites

Perform technical analysis, calculations and research as needed to support proof of concept, energy optimization, carbon analysis, daylight and shading design simulations, thermal modeling, water balance calculations and materials recommendations.

Develop Sustainability reports, drawings and findings and present to clients

Technical design verification and final coordination reviews to verify adherence of Buildings and Structures to environmental KPIs and targets

Manage and administer tender documents related to sustainability department.

Implementation of the LEED credits requirements on projects during construction phases.

Liaising with USGBC and organizing the required LEED construction site audits

Review of material submittals and method statements to ensure compliance with specifications, targeted credits under LEED and environmental best practice.

Reporting of any non-compliance with targeted credits under LEED environmental concerns of a serious nature to the Client.

Review Proposals related to third party consultancy work

Develop and update on regular basis quality control list listing appropriate internal controls and measurement systems for sustainability department to support sustainability efforts

Measure and report progress against project sustainability targets and performance targets

Mentor trainee assessors and assist in training new team members

Maintain a weekly educational program to internally communicate latest innovations and sustainable solutions to design teams

Amana Contracting & Steel Buildings Ltd. – Abudhabi/Dubai, UAE

Project Design Coordinator (Site Based) (Sep 2012 – Aug 2014)


Sep 2013-Aug 2014 Dubai Design District-Office Buildings


Sep 2012-Sep2013 Abu Dhabi Future School Program (Phase 3)\ Package 1



Coordinate the activities of the consultant, subcontractors and site team to meet the client requirements.

Develop, review and submit shop drawings and As Built drawings and obtain the approval from the authorities within the shortest time frame.

Check and approve the compatibility of Architectural, Civil, MEP and steel resolving incompatibilities between the relevant parties.

Improve knowledge of actual building practices by working as a site-based architect and performing regular site visits.

Participate in the Estidama integrated development process, all Estidama and LEED meetings, projects audits, and sustainability coordination meetings.

Review material submittals and method statements to ensure compliance with sustainability specifications.

Implement the Estidama/LEED credits on projects during construction phase.

Faris Al Sahraa (FSS) for Surveying and Engineering Consultancy- Abu Dhabi, UAE

Design Architect (May 2012 - Sep2012)


Mosque for the Ministry of Islamic Affairs in Tareef, UAE

Mixed-use tower (G=9) in Sanaa, Yemen.

Private Villa for the Yemeni ambassador in Abu Dhabi, UAE


Generate original design ideas utilizing specifications, sketches and ideas to develop concept and schematic design documents.

Prepare layouts, renderings and sketches for full project presentation to the client

Contact municipal building department and government agency officials for approvals.

Review accuracy of released plans and completed reports.

GHM Consultancy Group Lts. Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Intern Architect (May 2010 – Aug 2010)

Projects Al Falah National Housing by Al Dar properties, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Shebaat al Wataa, National Housing, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Nikken Sekkei Ltd. Atchitecure and Engineering Consultants, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Representative Architectural Assistant (Aug 2008)


Conducted '3d Printing Strategies for Designers workshop', Dubai, UAE. (2017)

High-Performance facades: Design and delivery of innovative building envelope [CPD 2 credits]. (2014)

Energy Modeling Strategies for LEED v4 [CPD 2 credits]. (2014)

Estimating the true life cycle costing of green building [CPD 2 credits]. (2016)

Improving the quality and environmental performance of the built environment through process certification (CPD 2 credits). (2016)

Design Workshop with Architect Michelle Anaboldi, Sharjah, UAE. (2011)



Ecotect Analysis


Rhinoceros Vray rendering for Rhinoceros

Adobe Photoshop Illustrator InDesign

Revit Architecture

Microsoft Office

Final Cut Movie Make


Project Scheduling and Budgeting

Market research and marketing management

Financial analysis and project valuation

Strategic Management

Risk Management

Graphic Design and Illustration

Urban Design

Hand Drafting, Collages & Sketches

Photography & Film Making


















Free hand drawing, writing, reading, photography and Music.


References, recommendation letters and work samples are available upon request.

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