Restaurants & Floating Restaurants performed by " DESIGNERS Consultants & Associates "


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Some of them: FOUR SEASONS First Nile Boat Floating Restaurant, Egypt- FUSION RESTAURANTS, Egypt- FISH MARKET RESTAURANTS, Egypt- GRAND CAFE, Egypt- OSTERIA

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Restaurants & Floating Restaurants performed by " DESIGNERS Consultants & Associates "

  1. 1. DESIGNERS Consultants & Associates" Is a Consultancy Firm for Architecture and Interior Design since 1994 DCA is owned by: Consultant Arch. Raef A. Azouz & Consultant Arch. Emad R. Khouzam They both have an engineering experience in Architectural and Interior Design as consultants and overseers the implementation of construction in a wide variety of projects OUR MISSION IS: TO BUILD A SUCCESSFUL LASTING RELATIONSHIP WITH OUR CLIENTS WHICH IS BASED ON TRUST IN OUR PROFESSIONALISM, OUR QUALITY OF WORK, AND OUR INTEGRITY
  2. 2. SCOPE OF SERVICES DESIGNERS Office is a well-equipped establishment capable of rendering a wide scope of quality engineering services, thanks to its highly qualified and experienced staff, in addition to state - of – the - art computer software used in designing, drafting as well as presentations. SCOPE OF SERVICES Services performed by DESIGNERS included, but are not limited to: • Architectural Design • Interior Design • Furniture, Fixtures, Fabrics and Equipment Packages • Project Studies • Cost studies • Specifications, General and Special Conditions • Bills of Quantities and Schedules • Working Drawings • Complete Site Supervision including approval of Materials and Shop Drawings • Project management • Technical Reports and Projects Follow-Up • Information Architecture Services
  4. 4. RESTAURANTS AND FLOATING RESTAURANTS: Four seasons First Nile Boat Floating Restaurant Sea Gull Floating Restaurant FUSION RESTAURANTS  Location: Egypt  Client: Arab First Company for Hotels & Resorts  Services provided: Architecture & Interior DesignWorking drawings  Completion: Dec. 2012  Description: 5 Restaurants- 1 Main Kitchen & 5 Satellite Kitchens- Lobbies  Location: Egypt  Client: Noweer Company  Services provided: Architecture & Interior Design Renovation Works of: public areas, suites, rooms, pool area, and all Hotel outlets.  Completion: 2012  Location: Egypt  Client: Americana Group (Egyptian Company for International Touristic Projects)
  5. 5.  Branches: ElMaadi – ElGiza – 6th. October City, Cairo, Egypt  Services provided: Architecture & Interior Design  Completion: 2006 – 2012 FISH MARKET RESTAURANTS  Location: Egypt  Client: Americana Group (Egyptian Company for International Touristic Projects)  Branches: Kattameya – ElGiza – 6th. October City, Cairo, Egypt  Services provided: Architecture & Interior Design  Completion: 2011- 2012 GRAND CAFE  Location: Egypt  Client: Americana Group (Egyptian Company for International Touristic Projects)  Branches: ElMaadi– ElGiza, Cairo, Egypt  Services provided: Architecture & Interior Design  Completion: 2012 OSTERIA RESTAURANT  Location: Egypt  Client: Osteria Company  Services provided: Architecture & Interior Design  Completion: 2012
  6. 6. Japanese Restaurant Cairo Sheraton Hotel Italian Restaurant Swiss Inn Hotel Harris Café  Location: Egypt  Client: The Arab Company for Touristic Projects  Scope of work: Architectural and Interior Design  Location: Dahab, Egypt  Client: Golden Beach Company  Scope of work: Interior Design  Location: City Center (Phase2), Cairo, Egypt  Client: The Best for Restaurants  Area : 160 m2  Scope of work: Interior Design & Site Supervision  Completion: 2008 GouThe Restaurant& Bakery  Location: Shooting Club, Dokki, Cairo, Egypt  Area : 250m2  Scope of work: Architectural and Interior Design-Site Supervision  Completion: 2007
  7. 7. Restaurants F i s h M a r k e t - C a i r o , E g y p t
  8. 8. Restaurants F i s h M a r k e t - C a i r o , E g y p t
  9. 9. Restaurants F u s i o n - C a i r o , E g y p t
  10. 10. Restaurants G r a n d C a f e - C a i r o , E g y p t
  11. 11. Restaurants O s t e r i a - C a i r o , E g y p t
  12. 12. Restaurants F i r s t N i l e B o a t - C a i r o , E g y p t
  13. 13. Restaurants C l u b 3 5 , F i r s t N i l e B o a t - C a i r o , E g y p t
  14. 14. Restaurants I n d i a n R e s ta u r a n t , F i r s t N i l e B o a t - C a i r o , E g y p t
  15. 15. Restaurants I n d i g o R e s ta u r a n t , F i r s t N i l e B o a t - C a i r o , E g y p t
  16. 16. Restaurants I ta l i a n R e s ta u r a n t , F i r s t N i l e B o a t - C a i r o , E g y p t
  17. 17. Restaurants L e b a n e s e R e s ta u r a n t , F i r s t N i l e B o a t - C a i r o , E g y p t
  18. 18. Restaurants N i g e r i a F l o a t i n g R e s ta u r a n t - A b u j a , N i g e r i a
  19. 19. 8. Curriculum Vita for DESIGNERS Consultants’ Managing Partners
  20. 20. 9. DESIGNERS Consultants’ Award from BD&C - year 2010
  21. 21. PERIODICAL 56 7 Tips for Installing Moisture Barriers 34 AIA/CES Course: Designing Public Libraries 24 Testing the Limits of 3D Modeling Maricopa County Court Tower Phoenix, Arizona INSPIRING THE BUILDING TEAM Big-time BIM 03.10
  22. 22. 22 I New Projects Portfolio Earn 1.0 AIA/CES continuing learning units by studying this article and completing the online exam. 34 I The Evolving Library AIA CONTINUING EDUCATION Expert advice on the proper selection and installation of moisture barriers. 56 I 7 Tips for Installing Moisture Barriers Renters flock to a mixed-use project where a 6,500-sf rooftop patio is paved with bricks made from recycled tires and plastic. 54 I Recycled Pavers Elevate Rooftop Patio • HOK 42 • JBA Consulting Engineers 45 • Designers Consultants & Associates 48 • Walbridge 51 41 I Best Firms to Work For Las Vegas city hall; SOM’s Beijing ‘gateway’; Phoenix’s Musical Instru- ment Museum; Georgia Aquarium’s $110 million dolphin exhibit. 18 I On the Drawing Board 16 I Industry Data Autodesk issues BIM deployment plan; what ‘Generation Y’ wants in its workplaces; office construc tion decline nears end; insulation industry council members meet with Obama. 24 RENDERING: GOULDEVANS MARCH 2010 5 COVER: The 695,000-sf Maricopa County Court Tower, currently under construction in Phoenix, will process up to 56,000 court cases a year when it opens in 2012. BIM and integrated project delivery have kept it on schedule. While BIM can unlock process efficiencies on any project, its benefits are most pronounced in large projects, such as the $339 million Maricopa County Court Tower in Phoenix. Big-time BIM PUBLIC BUILDINGS COVER STORY BUILDING DESIGN+CONSTRUCTION Martha VanGeem, PE, LEED AP, principal engineer in build ing science and sustainability at CTLGroup, on the new ASHRAE high-performance green building standard 189.1. 66 I Thought Leaders 65 I Advertisers’ Index 60 I Products At Work End the battle of FSC vs. SFI wood in LEED 10 I News San Diego’s new Shakespeare theater; glass company’s LEED Gold headquarters; Cal Poly’s massive student housing complex. 9 I Editorial DEPARTMENTS 34 54 41 FEATURES INSPIRING THE BUILDING TEAM VOLUME 51, NO. 03 Cause: Providing essential solutions that inspire Building Teams to design and construct great places for people. MARCH 2010
  23. 23. P 48 MARCH 2010 BUILDING DESIGN+CONSTRUCTION rofessional development? Check 5 Generous benefits? Check 5 Team building? Check 5 Sustained growth? Check 5 Founded in 1994, Designers Consultants & Associates is a 53-person design firm that specializes in hospitality (including luxurious floating hotels), restaurants, and retail—not to mention the occasional private villa. During the judging process, it quickly became clear to the editors that Designers Consultants & Associates offers many of the same benefits, education opportunities, and employee perks as other leading firms that have won our “Best AEC Firms to Work For” honor since the inception of the program in 2006. With one big difference: Designers Consultants & Associates is based in the ancient city of Cairo, Egypt, making the firm’s forward-thinking, Western-style benefits and programs all the more impressive, and earning Designers a spot on this year’s list of top design and construction firms to work for. Let’s take a look at how this progressive firm has brought fresh Competing in a World Market Designers Consultants & Associates
  24. 24. Under Egyptian law, employers contribute 26% of an employees’ salary to social insurance, while employees contribute 14%. At Designers Consultants & Associates, the firm pays 100% of employees’ social and medical insurance. The firm also provides assistance in overcoming one of the more arduous and expensive tasks of everyday life in Egypt— opening up a bank account.The firm helps employees open such accounts, affording them the opportunity to get personal ATM cards as well as corporate credit cards. As a result of having this relationship with a bank, employees have been able to obtain personal loans to purchase housing, furniture, and vehicles. The firm’s offices are a shade of green, offering natural daylighting and two large outdoor spaces. Air conditioning— something American white-collar workers take for granted, but by no means a guaranteed amenity to those working in offices in sweltering Cairo—cools the Designers office, thus enhanc ing employee productivity. Other Western-style benefits are also offered. Monetary bonuses are given in recognition of outstanding project work. And flex time—hardly a common practice in Egypt—is also UNUSUAL EMPLOYEE BENEFITS The firm’s in-house educational programs—the equivalent of American-style lunch-and-learns—include a monthly event hosted by the firm’s information architect that touches on new materials and products, sustainable design and construction, and new design and policy issues influencing the firm’s work. A second series of monthly programs (as many as four per month) are hosted by outside experts within the local AEC industry, to discuss issues of importance to the design and en gineering fields. In addition to in-house education, employees are encour aged to take continuing education courses or pursue ad vanced degrees. The firm works with these staff members to reconfigure work hours and project loads to accommodate their class schedules. Managing partners Raef Azouz and Emad Khouzam serve as mentors to the firm’s senior design and engineering staff, who in turn serve as mentors to the junior staff members. The firm’s close relationships with some of the country’s other AEC firms allows Designers Consultants & Associates staff to form out side mentoring relationships—a nontraditional approach, but one that has worked well for Designers. ENCOURAGING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ideas in professional development, employee benefits, team spir it, and strong business growth to the land of the Pharaohs. BUILDING DESIGN+CONSTRUCTION MARCH 2010 49
  25. 25. 50 MARCH 2010 BUILDING DESIGN+CONSTRUCTION available to support work/life balance, allowing employees who qualify to tend to family matters or other personal concerns. Team building is also a major consideration. Firm-wide events and outings occur several times each year, giving employees a chance to bond while celebrating New Year’s Eve together at the big bash the office hosts, or a day of bowling, or playing ping-pong and basketball during a visit to a sports club. A road trip to the historic city of Alexandria offered another chance for Designers Consultants & Associates to build on the spirit of family that makes the firm such a desirable place to work. Floating hotels are a niche market within the hospitality sector, and the firm’s luxurious vessels are decked out in rich wood and modern appointments, and offer—no surprise here—amazing water views. Check out some of the firm’s newest floating properties: Finally, managing partners Azouz and Khouzam have worked hard to make Designers Consultants & Associates a firm of growth and opportunity. In just the past few years—some of the roughest for the design and construction industry worldwide—the firm grew in size by more than 50%, from 34 employees in 2007 to 53 employees currently, and they anticipate additional hires during 2010. The firm has also expanded beyond its original markets, Egypt and Libya, to pursue work in places as diverse as Togo, Gabon, Tanzania, Eritrea, Tunisia, Rwanda, Uganda, and Guinea. BD+C — Jay W. Schneider, Senior Editor SUSTAINING GROWTH IN THE BUSINESS Designers Consultants & Associates
  27. 27. “Our creation goes as far as your imagination” 7 El Horeya St., El Merghany, Heliopolis – Cairo, Egypt Tel. & Fax: (+202) 241 855 66 – 229 187 19 Mobile : (+2) 0122 235 65 16 E-mail : website: