Hicham Moussa Design Manager

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With over 15 years of experience and a degree in Architectural Engineering, I
bring to my employer a valuable knowledge in leading edge architectural
principles, tools, and practices. I have successfully led the design and production
process of several educational, commercial, residential, and government projects
located in multiple countries around the world. In addition, I’m an active learner
and my passion for architecture has motivated me to acquire industry-recognized
certificates such as PMP, LEED AP (BD+C), and PQP. I also have an advanced
knowledge of BIM related software, such as Revit Architecture, which allows me
to deliver projects using the most current industry standard software used by
architects and designers across the globe.

Arcadia Middle East, Sharjah, UAE
Design Manager April 2018-To Date
 Developed project criteria, scope of services, detailed work plans, drawing lists,
schedules, and resource (staff, technical, budget) requirements over the project
 Led, motivated, and managed project team to produce successful design and
construction documentation and ensure appropriate team member utilization and
growth potential.
 Ensured coordination of consultant documentation with respect to project
criteria, client program, drawings, and specifications, and standards of
 Actively managed project design time budgets to ensure project profitability and
prepared status reports.

Marshall Tittemore Architects, Edmonton AB, Canada
Project Architect / Project Manager October 2016 – March 2018

 Managed clients, teams and projects coordination, including full documentation
coordination with structural, MEP, lighting, AV, landscape and civil consultants.
 Coordinated consultants’ activities and designs.
 Reviewed and monitored projects scope and initiated corrective actions in
cooperation with the partner in charge.
 Produced code review reports for various projects.
 Worked with authorities having jurisdiction to interpret and conform to codes
and bylaws
 Provided leadership, training, and mentorship to intermediate and junior staff.
 Developed and reviewed estimates of hours and verified adequateness.

Civeo Corporation – Construction Services, Edmonton AB, Canada
Architectural Designer Jan 2014 – September 2016
(Global workforce accommodation specialist that design, engineer, produce, transport and install a variety of modular
and site-built facilities)

 Led the preparation of development and building permit drawings and construction documents of several projects.
 Utilized my robust technical knowledge to generate detailed design, project documentation and Bills of Materials.
 Developed detailed drawings from general conceptual information and prepared Tender Documents in coordination
with various sub-consultants.
 Won an internal design competition to retrofit remote “Jack-and-Jill” dorm buildings with an innovative idea that
doubled the total number of private washrooms with minimum cost and site work.
 Conducted and documented site visits, process submittals, substitution requests, and RFI’s during construction.

Dewan Architects & Engineers, Dubai, UAE
Senior Architect, June 2010 – August 2013
(2nd for top architectural firms in the Middle East and 49th globally on the magazine’s World Architecture 100

 Provided project planning and design input on different types of projects such as educational facilities, mixed use
developments & hospitality projects; managed projects’ facility master plans, conceptual, and schematic designs.
 Performed Land analysis, program preparation, high level scheduling and budgeting, architectural and technical
design input, and contract administration.
 Administered construction activities; reviewed shop drawings, evaluated samples submitted, conducted field reviews,
and assessed requests for changes.

Dewan Architects & Engineers, Dubai, UAE
Architect, May 2007 – May 2010

 Took on projects technical reviews; met with project teams and client representatives to ensure that projects
represented the highest standards of architectural practice, design and technology, complied with applicable
legislation, authorities’ policies and procedures, and were within the budget/schedule/quality approved for each
 Ensured that responses to contractors’ submittals are complete and in compliance with the contract documents.
Where problems were found, worked with Team Lead to resolve.

Al Hashemi Planners, Architects, and Engineers, Dubai, UAE
Architect, July 2004 – April 2007

 Developed building and architectural best practice recommendations; researched building and architectural “best in
class” practices such as the Sustainable Building policy, universal design, and consultant selection reviews process.
 Conducted preliminary field surveys; developed designs and drafted preliminary plans for buildings and facilities.
 Originated drawing packages from Concept towards Detail Design and construction documents.
 Produced complete sets of coordinated and quality control verified construction documents.

Bakkah Offshore S.A.L., Lebanon
Architect, July 2003 – January 2004

 Was an effective member of the Architectural team under the guidance of a Senior Architect, and proactively worked
with colleagues to prepare excellent design presentation information, including drawings and images.
 Prepared & modified execution drawings in coordination with all other engineering departments.
 Collected and analyzed data required for the project.
 Efficiently assisted project team to comply with the list of deliverables and scheduled submission dates.

Arcadia Middle East, Sharjah, UAE Design Manager

 Played a major role in the development of three residential buildings that are
part of the prestigious Aljada development. Aljada master plan includes four
hotels and education facilities including four schools. Aljada expected
population is around 70,000 people including residents and visitors. Total land
area is 252 Hectare.

 Led the preparation of construction drawings of Areej 1-4. This project is a
complex that features both four and six storey buildings. With a total area of
more than 30,000m2 this complex consists of 140 studios, 91 one-bedroom
and 24 two-bedroom apartments

 Managed the preparation of construction drawings of Areej 5-7. This project is
a complex that features three six-storey buildings. With a total area of more
than 36,700m2 this complex consists of 220 studios, 120 one-bedroom and
24 two-bedroom apartments.

 Managed the preparation of construction drawings of Misk Apartments &
Lofts. This project is a complex that features two high rise towers. With a total
area of more than 52,500m2 this complex consists of 131 one-bedroom
apartments, 75 two-bedroom apartments, 21 three-bedroom apartments, and
4 penthouses.

Marshall Tittemore Architects, Edmonton AB, Canada Project Architect

 Managed and carried out necessary work to complete
Development & Building permits for The Mezzo Tower,
Edmonton. This project is a 16-story high residential
tower that includes workplace, shops, and amenities
spaces. Located in Edmonton’s music, theatre, festival,
restaurant, and boutique shopping district; Old

 Led a team of technologists to complete the
construction drawings of Windsor Terrace
Tower, Edmonton. Situated within the highly
esteemed neighborhood of Windsor Park,
Windsor Terrace will offer 78 luxury suite
residences as well as boutique shops and

 Managed and participated in the preparation of concpt
design and drawings for a new Marriot Courtyard hotel
building in St. Albert, Alberta. The hotel provides 120
hotel rooms and consists of a ground floor, 3 parking
floors, and 10 floors for the amenities and guest rooms.

 Performed the building code analysis, managed parts of the production, and
reviewed & enhanced the design of the CX Lofts and Townhouses. This
project is a residential building that is located in the vibrant Edmonton
downtown area. CX consists of 6 storeys of one and two storey units for a
total of 68 units. The structure of the building is comprised of Cross
Laminated Timber (CLT) floors supported on steel structure.

 Designed and managed the production of a 880m2 professional building in
Edmonton. This project is located on a corner lot at the 137 avenue and
consists of a medical office, a pharmacy, and office spaces.

 Designed and managed the production of a 900m2 commercial building
located on 97 street, Edmonton. This project consists of a medical office, a
pharmacy, and commercial retail units.

Civeo Corporation – Construction Services, Edmonton AB, Canada Architectural Designer

 Played a major role in the preparation of
construction documents for a 327 persons
lodge in Bruce Jack, Alberta. The project
consists of 3 dormitory buildings, kitchen
and diner block, and a central core with
different facilities.

 Designed and produced the drawings for a central services building for Port
Edward Dorm in British Columbia. This building consists of wood-construction
box-units that will be stacked on site inside a stressed membrane structure
(Sprung Structure).

 Played a major role in the design and drawings
preparation of “Syncrude Lodge” located in Mildred
lake village, BC Canada.

Dewan Architects & Engineers, Dubai, UAE Senior Architect

 Played a major role in the production of the “Amity Premium School” construction documents. I also participated in
the management and coordination of different disciplines’ designs. Located in Abu Dhabi’s Al Bahya district, the Amity
International School occupies a large and attractive plot close to the water’s edge. Designed to host 3,000 students –
from pre-kindergarten to senior year – the school offers a premium educational environment.

 Led successfully a team to accomplish the schematic design drawings for Al Khobar Mixed Use Development, KSA.

 Carried out necessary work to complete Schematic Design, Detailed Design, & the Final Tender Documentation for Al
Najaf Palace of Justice (Courthouse), Iraq. The project consists of a main courthouse building and 5 external

 Performed a major role in the Concept Design Stage throughout the schematic Design Stage for Baghdad Rotana
Hotel located in the Green Zone, Iraq.

 Worked within a team on the design and development of 6 schools project in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, and Western
Region, UAE. 163,000,000 $

Al Hashemi Planners, Architects, and Engineers, Dubai, UAE Architect

 Two labour accommodation camps at Al Muhaisenah 4, Dubai
 Staff Accommodation at Al Qouz, Dubai
 Dar Al-Ber Society (Jameiat Dar Al Ber) Head Office Building and 1400-prayers Mosque on Shaikh Zayed Road,
 Al Karama residential building (G+3), Dubai.
 Execution drawings of Al Sanam Villas project (124 Villas) at the Emirates Hills, Dubai.
 Three 1400-Prayer mosques on Jumeirah road.
 Participated in several design competitions for various types of buildings such as offices, commercial and residential

Bakkah Offshore S.A.L., Lebanon Architect

 Participated in the development of concept layout for Jabal Omar Development project, KSA. The master plan of the
development covers 230,000 m2 and accommodates around 40,000 people. The development consists of 39
commercial and residential towers.


April 2018-To Date Design Manager at Arcadia Middle East, Sharjah, UAE
October 2016 – March 2018 Project Architect / Project Manager at Marshall Tittemore Architects, Edmonton AB, Canada
Jan 2014 – September 2016 Architectural Designer at Civeo Corporation – Construction Services, Edmonton AB, Canada
June 2010 – August 2013 Senior Architect at Dewan Architects & Engineers, Dubai, UAE
May 2007 – May 2010 Architect at Dewan Architects & Engineers, Dubai, UAE
July 2004 – April 2007 Architect at Al Hashemi Planners, Architects, and Engineers, Dubai, UAE