1. HASHIM SULIEMAN LEED AP®
2023 Gracy Farms Ln, #1212, Austin, TX 78758
Phone: (919) 641-6581 Summary
E-mail: Hashim.Sulieman@gmail.com Page 1)
JOB TITLES: Senior Architect
Adjunct A. Professor
Senior A. Engineering Professional
Digital Design Specialist
SHoP Construction, NY
Columbia University, NY
Lahmeyer Int. GmbH.
Adnan Safarini, Dubai
Jun 12– Present
Sep 10– May 12
Dec 09 – Jul 10
Jul 09 – Mar 10
Jul 08 – Jul 09
Jul 04 – Jul 08
Jan 03 – Jul 04
Jul 03 – Jul 04
Dec 98 – Jan 03
PROFILE: 16 years of experience in the USA and internationally in Architectural Sustainable
Researches, BIM Implementation & Health Care Facility Design.
SPECIALTIES: Graduate Student Tutoring, Parametric Modeling, BIM (Building Information Modeling),
Computational Design for fabrication, Sustainability analysis, VDC, CNC, CAM & CAD
Design Optimization. 3D applications.
EDUCATION: Masters of Engineering in Product Architecture Engineering at Stevens Institute of
Technology. 2006-2009, (A
Courses include BIM technologies, parametric design, controlled variables and
constraints; Structural and form optimization (Morphology and Topology).
Sustainability focused environmental studies and digital analysis using Ecotect and IES
for thermal, solar and CFD simulations. CAD Scripting and interactive design.
Bachelor of Science in Architecture Engineering (with Honor), Department of
Architecture, Faculty of Eng. and Architecture, University of Khartoum, Sudan, June.
Cambridge, O’ Level, certified by U. of London Certificate (with Distinction), 1992.
Diploma in Computer programs, Bersicom, California U.S.A., 1992.
Diploma in Geographical Info. Sys. on ESRI Arc GIS, Arc View & Arc info. Geographical
Information System Applications; digitizing satellite and aerial images into vector data, Lahmeyer
Int. GmbH, 2003.
Advanced knowledge and experience using BIM and CAD applications:
, Parametric Mechanical Engineering software developed by Dassault Systèmes.
Rhino 5, NURBS-based 3-D modeling tool developed by Robert McNeel & Associates.
Revit 10, Parametric BIM software developed by AutoDesk.
AutoCAD Architecture 2010, specially suited AutoCAD to architectural work.
AutoDesk Ecotect Analysis, IES environmental sustainability programs.
Navisworks 2011 3D coordination, 4D planning developed by AutoDesk.
Altair HyperMesh, Optistruct applications including Topology and Morphology Optimization.
Matlab, optimization simulator developed by The MathWorks.
Excel Solver Optimization numerical plotter.
3D Studio (VIZ) Rendering & Walkthrough Animation, developed by AutoDesk Media.
Adobe Design CS3 Suite (Photoshop CS, Illustrator CS, InDesign) by Adobe Systems.
Word processing and spreadsheet programs including MS Word, Excel and Power Point.
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Columbia University, NY:
Lecturer, Metal in Construction Workshop – Pratt Institute, Manhattan, NY:
LEED AP® Accredited Professional - 2009. U.S. Green Building Council.
Licensed Architect - 1998. SOA/State of KRT, SD.
Professional Engineer (PE) – KSA - 98633
This concludes the summary. Please flip to the full resume for break down list of experience.
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May 12 to Pres Senior Architect at King Faisal Specialist Hospital RC, Riyadh, KSA.
The King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre (KFSH&RC) is a 1290-bed tertiary/quaternary care and referral hospital based in
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. It is the national referral center for oncology, organ transplantations, cardiac surgery, genetic diseases, and more.
It is recognized as the largest cancer facilities in the Gulf region.
As Senior Architect, I Led and coordinated architectural design projects and construction drawings for
King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center; served as lead architect and project manager for
several projects including renovations, rehabilitation and ground-ups.
Enhanced project management practices through Building Information Model (BIM) Platform. Advised
on improving design quality, communication, construction scheduling, prefabrication, construction
logistics, procurement, and building operation.
Led research studies and implementation of green building systems and initiatives for integration of
LEED processes associated with project management lifecycle.
Directed CAD Quality Assurance and Productivity Improvement through technical development,
support, and training on CAD/drawing standards, CAD/Digital Design tools, Project QA Program, Code
Compliance and Data Management Systems for staff members.
Blood-Donor-Center | (360m
) | Designer & Model Manager.
Services Building | (77,000m
) | Project Management & Code Compliance.
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) | (800m
OR Extension-Design | (1200m
OR Total Renovation | (600m
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Sep 10 to May 12 VDC Manager at SHoP Construction LLC, New York, USA.
SHoP is an architectural and VDC firm based in Lower Manhattan. It won numerous awards, including the 2009 National
Design Award for Architecture Design by Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. The firm's work has
been published and exhibited internationally, and is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art.
As VDC Manager I was responsible for formulating the 3d coordination project path
between the design teams, construction managers, & subcontractors. Developed the
preliminary work flow from mechanical modeling output to the contractual documentation
between all parties. Training and tutoring of support teams.
As Applied Technology Specialist and Head of Project Model Management, I was
responsible for constructing and publishing SHoP Model Manual that defines the firm
standards for typical model structuring and strategic work flow.
NANO, PA - SECU, NC: (Unitized Curtain Wall fabrication)
Project Management & Model Manager
Strong interpersonal skills to enable team-based working relationships with all members
of a project team.
Mechanical, Parametric modeling and direct to fabrication.
4D construction sequencing model of the structural steel and curtain wall facade which
enabled the project team to make informed decisions in real time.
Barclay Center, Brooklyn, NY: (Weathered Steel Panel Lattice Work fabrication)
Provided virtual design & construction integration services for Barclay center design to
the facade contractor optimizing mechanical sub-structures.
Accurately reproduced the lattice work through implementation of an integrated direct to
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Dec 09 to Jul 10. Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia University, New York, USA. –
Mechanical Engineering Design on Product Architecture
Columbia is the oldest institution of higher learning in the state of New York, and is the 5th oldest in the United States
making it one of the country's nine Colonial Colleges founded before the American Revolution. More Nobel Prize winners
(alumni and faculty combined) have been affiliated with Columbia than with any other institution in the world. It is ranked the
seventh best in the world.
GSAPP (Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation), Columbia University.
As a BIM Expert joined technical consulting team to the C-BIP (The Columbia Building
Intelligence Project) studio.
Lead a unique experiment with the most sophisticated modeling and management
software currently used by the building industry for its top advanced projects.
Deployed the use of Building Information Management (BIM) practices and parametric
Mechanical modeling techniques on a level that is unprecedented in a school setting.
Took advantage of the unique opportunities of academia and trained students to
contribute to cutting-edge research on the use of tools and techniques for information
management, collaboration, and adaptive design.
BIM – Mechanical Sustainability.
Design Space and Digital modeling.
Production through Information Models.
Disciplines and strategies:
Envelopes / skins
Roofs / rooftop profiles
Courtyards / inner courts
Beginning with the design of generic building components, the work integrated to be on the
component’s adaption to each other and to a series of selected buildings, urban conditions,
infrastructures and scales. The goal was to invent architectural solutions to energy
mitigation in existing buildings, which were speculative, experimental, innovative and
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Dec 08 to Pres. *Research Study.
Key Words: Sustainability, Mechanical Parametric Modeling, BIM attributes and
scheduling, Structural Purity; Coordinating and Format Exchange.
Stevens Institute of Technology. PAE lab.
Columbia University. C-BIP
“Triple Mesh Weave structure. Planar, Cylindrical, Conical and Parametric”.
Altair HyperMesh, OptiStruc.
The research studies design solutions for weave structures as an advanced approach
extended from a study of a continuous surface by sculptor Erwin Hauer.
The study reaches solutions for structural optimization using morphology under Altair
*Reference: PAE810 – Stevens Institute of Technology
Professor: Neil Katz/SOM, NY Architects.
Professor: Ajmal Aqtash/SOM, NY Architects.
Planar based application results in
Tri-separate structure. Cylindrical
based is a continuous flexible weave.
Triple Mesh weave on double
curved surface generated
parametrically using Catia software.
“Pockets” are integrated for high-rise
structures to balance lateral forces,
turbulence and shear lags by wind.
Parametrically modeled Weave
Structure exposed to express
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Jul 08 - Mar 10 Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, New York, NY USA.
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) is one of the top leading architecture and urban-planning firms in the world, with
a 75-year reputation for design excellence and a portfolio that includes some of the most important architecture of the
20th and 21st centuries. Burj (Dubai) Khalifa (2010), Sears Tower (1973). Freedom Tower (New World Trade Center,
NY). The firm has been honored with more than 1100 awards. The American Institute of Architects has recognized
SOM twice with its highest honor, the Architecture Firm Award—in 1962 and again in 1996. The firm maintains offices in
Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Washington, DC, London, Hong Kong, and Shanghai.
As a Digital Design Specialist/BIM manager, I had worked on a wide variety of projects
ranging from high-end residential to large office and commercial projects. My experience
included Mechanical Information Modeling, consultants’ coordination, programming,
code analysis, design and fabrication documentation, industrial shop drawing review, and
In 2008, I was given the opportunity to assume the duties of BIM Manager for SOM’s New
York office which includes coverage of the Washington, DC satellite office. In this role, I
had developed and reconciled SOM’s firm-wide BIM Standards, established protocols for
training and education, and developed a series of custom productivity tools for technical
I was responsible for the implementation and development of Gehry Technology Digital
Project at SOM. I developed the bases of training grassroots group of self-motivated
individuals and carried this new building information modeling tool into prominence with
SOM New York’s Technical Architecture group and had since become the reference for
firm-wide implementation as well as template and content development.
o Qatar Petroleum Complex, Doha, Qatar. (707,000 sq. meters)
o SEZ Office complex, Hyderabad, India.
o Kuwait University, Al-Shaddadia, Kuwait.
o Ministry of Defense, Paris, France.
Provided direction on selecting the appropriate digital design tool to project teams
based on mechanical objectives and case priorities.
Responsible for quality control technical support on BIM outputs to consultants and
Managed data exchange between various design and building performance analysis
tools into the design process. Integrated the use of IFC format as the default shared
Coordinated between all engineering consultants and lead a series of meetings to
target periodic deadlines for each project.
Researched new Digital Design Tools and techniques and their integration into
Analyzed and evaluated new releases of DDTs and their implication and
effectiveness in improving the quality and productivity.
Presented alternative basic training substances to the DDG Group and training team
to better promote the use of BIM organization and parametric design.
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Jul 08 to Mar 10
Digital Design Specialist / Engineering Manager, Skidmore Merrill and Owings, New York,
Directed and implemented the Digital Project technical and engineering design support for
Qatar Petroleum project and successfully met IFA, IFC and IF0 (100%) deadlines for Tower
(A); the key building in the complex accommodates the majority of the campus population and
reflects the conceptual parametric design. It covers primarily the three office buildings but also
includes the associated ground floor concourse amenities. That required direct coordination
with technical coordinator and consultants.
Deployed the basic structure and script configuration for building
(K) Ballroom and initiated the design coordination with consultants.
Assigned as reference designer for building (E) Central praying
Space. Set up the complete structure and script configuration and
handled the design and technical coordination with consultants.
Developed multiple templates in SOM partner-Google Doc to serve
as shared responsibility tasks for all teams. The sheets became a
basic tool simultaneously.
Presented and web published (5) "Best Practice Techniques" and
set of "Definitions" in somddg.pbwiki as tips for Digital Project users
and addition to SOM-DP Manual.
Published a chapter on "Basic DP Relational Design -
Management of contextual links", now serves as a reference in
Presented alternative basic training substances to the DDG DP
group and training team to better promote the use of BIM
organization and parametric design. Assisted in Training future
users by direct involvement
Assured quality and content of design and construction documents
through implementation of the Firm-wide CAD and Drawing
Standards and use of the firm CAD tools; Data and Sheet
Management Systems (DMS and SMS).
Digitally stimulated a full model daylight simulation to meet the Lux
level design intend for the ballroom and auditorium.
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Aug 06 - July 08
BIM Researcher (PT). Stevens Institute in collaboration with SOM Architects Advanced
CATIA, Rhino, Ecotect and Altair HyperMesh, OptiStruc.
SEZ, Hyderabad, India: Office complex. Optimization of mechanical shading
elements. Environmental sustainability.
Objective: Minimize direct sun penetration.
Variables to optimize: Fin size and angle for each orientation.
SEZ, Hyderabad, India: Office complex. Optimization of shading elements- structural
Objective: Minimize volume of steel wedges. Minimize Compliance.
1. Morphology (Shape Optimization): Design space in within min and max shapes.
2. Topology: Element density.
BIM Researcher (PT). Stevens Institute in collaboration with SHoP Architects and Nastasi
Architects and Tricarico Architecture offices.
Advanced CAD programs: CATIA, Rhino, Ecotect and IES.
Rector Street Foot Bridge; Parametric Modeling and Environmental digital analysis.
Project 70123; Retail prototypical design and fixture solution. Smart Rail System. Digital
Hoboken- Kindergarten glazing project. Design and fabrication of glazing screen using
(L) scripting and digital fabrication.
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Jul -04 to Jun-08 Project Manager- Designer/ Graphic Manager, Tricarico Architecture PC, Wayne, NJ USA.
Retail designs, Restaurants, Kitchens, Offices, Shopping centers and residential. Projects
for Chipotle, K&G, Men’s Wearhouse, Bride & Joy, Hang Ten, Manhattan Mini Storage, Eddie
Rodriguez, Steve Madden, Michaels, Walgreens and Garmany to name some.
Developed innovative conceptual design of building interior and exterior, a departure from the
created prototype designs of each client using AutoCAD 2007.
Designed Lifestyle shopping centers for Lerner-Heidenberg Properties in NJ, NY and PA.
Restaurants and Kitchens. Researched retail food service and
hospitality fields. Design concept inspired by the “Googie
Architecture” from the late 50’s California restaurants and coffee
Supported regional construction managers in resolving issues
Conducted code analysis and review for projects.
Coordinated with different disciplines (MEP engineers and facility
designers) and lead the production of construction documents;
manage their follow and quality. This also involves responding to,
building code review comments, review shop drawings and assist
in the preparation of supporting documents like Energy Efficiency
Standards required for permit applications.
Participated in training newly hired regional construction
managers in understanding Tricarico development (design &
construction) process and procedures.
Produced photorealistic quality, presentation renderings of
interior and exterior spaces, starting usually from a CAD floor plan
or basic sketch and finalizing using a combination of AutoCAD, 3d
studio Viz. and Photoshop. Produced walk-through animation in
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Jan 03 - Feb 04 Senior Designer, Project Manager, Ministry of Planning. KRT, Sudan.
Development of urban and rural planning projects.
Design of Mechanicall Sustainable Houses including building material
Urban plans in Khartoum, Capital, including design of “33” commercial
/ residential towers.
Jul 03 - Jul 04
Cad Consultant, Lahmeyer Int. GmbH. Germany.
18 Kilometers Dam Project on the 4th cataract, the Nile River
Geographical Information System Applications; digitizing satellite and aerial
images into vector data.
Dec 98 - Jan 03 Project Engineer, Al Abir Eng. & Consulting / Adnan Safarini Eng. &
Consulting, Dubai, U.A.E.
Al-Abir / Adnan Safarini‘s primary architect and representative in
relation to outside consultant engineering and architectural and
Prepared and presented to A.A. Safarini the design drawings for all
projects that of business or personal interest.
The design of mid-size residential: Villas, Swimming pools, Kitchens
The design of commercial projects: Office Buildings, Towers (Member
of the architectural team for Al-Batha Hotel & offices Tower in Sharjah-
a 29 story building).
Restaurants in Sharjah and Dubai. Designed and study-researched
restaurants within “al-Fayhaa” Shopping Mall in Sharjah and branches
Evaluated the conditions of A.A. Safarini existing, old real estate and
propose new use alternatives. Conducted site observation and
consultation of new and rehabilitation projects including Royal Palaces
of Sheikh Sultan Al-Qasimi and Royal family.
Jun 97 - Dec 98 Intern, Al-Muhandes Architecture & Design- A. Sabbar- Dubai, UAE.
The design of residential: Villas, Swimming pools and Landscaping.
3d perspectives and manual Airbrush renderings.
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Reference to field of studies:-
REFERENCES: SHoP Construction:
Project Manager, ShoP.
firstname.lastname@example.org, +1 212 889 9005
email@example.com, +1 212 889 9005
Partner, The Living, Columbia University.
Director of Fabrication Research, Columbia University.
Director, Spatial Information Lab, Columbia University
firstname.lastname@example.org, +1 212 854 3414
email@example.com, +1 212 233 0653
firstname.lastname@example.org, +1 212 854 3414
Coordinator of Environmental Systems Management
email@example.com, +1 718 399 4305
firstname.lastname@example.org , +1 212 647 7538
John Nastasi RA
Senior Automation Consultant, GT Global.
Associate, SOM Chicago.
email@example.com, +1 646 306 0717
firstname.lastname@example.org , +1 3125549090
Stefano Paci RA
Dr. Hassan Satti
Associate, SOM NY.
Associate Director, SOM NY.
Lusail CEO's Advisor, Qatari Diar.
Stefano.Paci@som.com, +1 212 298 9300
Christopher.Olsen@som.com, +1 212 298 9300
President, John J.Pandolfino Architect. email@example.com , +1 973 492 1605