amad kafarani, PhD, AIA, APA
Unique planning, design and managerial expertise with advanced skills in master planning, urban design, urban implementation, contract negotiations, bid strategies and construction leadership.
Innovative inspirational leader in planning operations and design with proven ability to drive business and resources growth through aggressive design initiatives, market trend, analysis with sensetive design solutions focusing on urban design and urban infill balancing the new developments with its architecture heritage.
Architect with more than 20 years consistent documented experience record of managing and designing a wide range of designs, master plans, starategic plans, urban design guidelines, development regulations and construction operations in the USA, Europe, and the Middle East.
As a Prrincipal, Ahmad leads multi-discipline teams to achieve their program, budget and creating world-class designs. He manages, directs and motivates his design teams during workshops and competitions achieving triumphs and awards.
Management Achievements: Strengthen the firm's credibility as a high profile player in the Middle East market through expertise in business development augmented by a strong technical background. Tremendously improved profits by spearheading a process restructuring engineered to yield the highest value design with an optimized profit on professional compensation. Established a strong management team of professionals to run the projects according to strictly prescribed project design and financial objectives. Provided the management control tools and maintained constant monitoring of performance.
Business Development & Marketing: More than $10 million per year in net new commissions by targeting, winning, negotiating and securing agreements within the private and public sectors for high profile projects. Created a large network of associated design firms to extend the reach into markets of different typologies. This partnership also increased the size of client base and facilitated the design process to ensure a smooth transition from project inception to project execution. Streamlined the marketing process to cut costs through standardization and process re-engineering.
AECOM - Abu Dhabi Design Studio
Atkins & Partners Overseas - Dubai / Bahrain
Hellmuth Obata Kassabaum (HOK) - Houston
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