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CV, Experienced Architect/ Project Manager seeking a role in Qatar

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 14253

List top 5 skills: concept design, design management, design project management, risk management
Short Bio:

Over 19 years of post-graduate experience in the field of Architecture, mainly in senior positions as Architect Project Manager / Senior Design Manager both Client side and Consultant side exposure with last 8 years in Doha, Qatar. Working on Pre Contract and Post Contract Consultancy services on designs for: Master planning & urban design, Commercial & Mixed-use buildings, Educational buildings, High rise buildings, Healthcare buildings, Hospitality buildings, Luxury residential buildings etc.

Current location: 

Doha, Qatar - View on map

Nationality: 

Serbian

Preferred Sector of Employment: 

, other

Spoken languages: 

english, Serbian

Locations I am interested in working:

Bahrain, kuwait, Oman, qatar, saudi arabia, United Arab Emirates



Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Architectural Engineering

Education:
Graduated – June 1995: Faculty of Architecture, University in Belgrade,
Graduated – June 1984: Cairo American College, Egypt. High school diploma

Professional affiliations:
QSAS – Qatar Sustainability Assessment System accredited professional
#QA015 – 00015;

Member, Serbian Union Architects; Serbian Chamber of Engineers;
License for Architectural Design #400 8209 05;
License for Implementation of Architectural Design on Site & Site Supervision #400 5209 05;

Countries of experience: Qatar, Serbia

Nationality: Serbian

Languages: English, Serbian

Professional Experience

From July 2012 to present, working for Barwa Real Estate Company in Group Real Estate Development Department, Doha, Qatar.
Title: Architect Project Manager (Technical Specialist)
Key duties: leading new projects from inception, consultants management, providing support for small projects, preparation of design briefs for all new projects, tender preparation evaluation, technical coordination, evaluation of proposed consultants, suppliers and contractors, project documents completeness, drawings and projects appraisals. Provided initial zoning plans and hi level master plans for new developments and coordinated with investment department as well as market research consultant working on HBU proposal.
• Managed all architectural concepts current and future intended for development by Barwa.
• Assisted with the department’s annual business plan.
• Contributed with the highest possible standard of advice on architectural issues as to ensure successful delivery of projects.
• Evaluated consultants invoices against actual performance.
• Defining the risks and providing the ways of their mitigations in timely and professional manner focusing on Barwa’s business interest and its projects.
• Provided technical expertise and leadership on mega development projects.
• Represented the owner’s (Barwa’s) design interests and provided technical leadership to assure that all design documents produced by consultants and sub consultants are of the high quality and within the context of schedule and budget.
• Managed design stage including coordination with project stakeholders and others external and internal parties to achieve project milestones targets up to construction documents and selection of contractors.
• Conducting Management review meetings to update higher management.
Other duties performed:
• Ensuring that the design meets the relevant standards and is delivered in accordance with best market practices.
• Ensuring that the design is properly coordinated.
• Ensuring that the design consultant(s) are fulfilling their duties.
• Initiating and maintaining standard procedures for managing all consultants.
• Ensuring that the design is available in accordance with the project time-line.
• Ensuring that all drawings are prepared in strict compliance with the standards set.
• Initiating and maintaining all necessary document logs for drawings, specifications, technical reviews and all other similar documents.
• Conducting necessary reviews at 30% concept design, 60% preliminary design and 90% final design to ensure compliance with Barwa’s design brief, intent, cost and time and provide recommendation for improvement.
• Conducting constructability and bid ability reviews on all design bid documents.
• Ensuring that all bid documents are error-free completed on time and that all ambiguities are resolved.
• Coordinating with the construction manager throughout the whole tendering process.
• Participating in bid evaluations, bid recommendations and preferred bidder for award.
• Assessing technical design reports and provided recommendations.
• Ensuring that all contractor prepared shop drawings are available on time.
• Ensuring smooth communication between the consultants and contractors.
• Initiating and maintaining all necessary logs and tools, as necessary, for the management of the submittal and approval processes.
• Ensuring that systems are in place to produce coordinated and integrated shop drawings.
• Working along with the construction manager and/or project director as required to resolve issues related to design and coordination across projects.
• Reporting on whether any changes are fair and reasonable and recommending approval / disapproval to the construction manager.

Fox Hills North, Zone J, Lusail, Qatar – 150,000 sq. m
Position: Project Manager
Responsibilities: Contributed with technical input to market research consultant as to provide highest and best use study for the development feasible for investment. Coordinated development with investment and asset management departments within Barwa for input in compiling concept development and design development brief as part of RFP. Coordinated with the development, investment, asset management, commercial and marketing departments within Barwa for design input and comments on design deliverables provided by the consultant, micro managed the consultant as to accomplish successful completion of the conceptual design submittals for the 2013 City Scape Exhibition in Doha. Ensured that the master planning proposals are according to Lusails authorities design requirements and are satisfactory to Barwa’s higher management. Ensured the management of the design consultant in order to achieve that all drawings submittals are in the line with contractual deliverables and any deviations from architectural standards are highlighted and addressed. Ensured that sustainability issues were addressed and fully covered in the design and are according to GSAS/QSAS three star rating. Evaluated consultants invoices against actual performance.

Qatar University Development, Doha, Qatar – responsible for compiling design brief and scope of services for new RFP, technical review of bids with recommendation to the tender committee on ways forward.

Qrail metro stations development, Doha, Qatar – responsible for proposing sites for six metro stations below ground with their concourse levels integrated with mixed use developments on top of stations. Preparing design briefs and consolidating RFP’s tendered to consultants. Coordinated with consultants on design maters to obtain successful design package submittals. Prepared technical reviews of the consultants designs with recommendation to higher management in Barwa and Qatar rail.

Barwa Labour accommodation for the Department of Energy, Doha, Qatar – preparation of initial zoning plan and hi level master planning design as well as contributing with HBU proposal. The presentation was approved by the client and the consultant has been awarded a contract to carry out pre contract engineering services.

Barwa City Phase 2, Doha, Qatar – preparation of initial zoning plan and hi level master planning design as well as contributing with HBU proposal. Compiled design brief and scope of services for new RFP, technical review of bids with recommendation to the tender committee on ways forward. Prepared several hi level master plan designs with areas statements and coordinated with investment department as to obtain investment committees approval. As the approval was given, I was involved in choosing consultants and appointing a master planning consultant for the pre master plan design engineering services and EIA study. Design develop consultant was appointed by Barwa as the engineer to manage the consultant while reporting to me on the progress. My further involvement was in overseeing that Engineer and Consultant develop the idea of the initial zoning plan in to a master plan that would be approved by MMUP. The project is still in the pre contract stage.

Barwa Beach resort in Mesaieed, Qatar – preparation of initial zoning plan and hi level master planning design as well as contributing with HBU proposal.

Qrail Visitors Center, Doha, Qatar – technical coordination with the design consultant and following with production of the scale model.

From June 2006 to July 2012, working for AECOM, Doha, Qatar.
Title: Senior Architect

Hotel and Sports Arena Complex, Minsk, Belarus – 180,000 sq.m.
Position – Design Manager;

Project info: The project consists of a 5 star hotel Marriott brand, with amenities as well as sports complex, indoor stadium and commercial building. The development was given to AECOM for pre contract and post contract consultancy services and consists of the design and construction of a 425 Rooms 5 star Hotel, along with a multisport center. Also, along with the Hotel and Sport Center, space has been reserved for some high end retails and a 8 theater Cineplex. The hotel will have 46,646m2 of built up area consisting of 225 Keys, a main restaurant with a seating capacity of 170 plates and an adjacent theme restaurant for 70 plates. There will also be a cigar bar and a night club. In addition a large ballroom for 590 seats and 13 meetings rooms of various sizes. The sport arena with 56,850 m2 built up area, will be able to accommodate basketball, volleyball, handball and football with almost 21,000 spectators. The complex will also include a VIP lodge for up to 20 spectators, a conference room for 80 participants, a press center and 4 teams changing rooms with massage rooms and training spaces. On the top floor of the arena, space have been dedicated to allow for some high end retail and a Cineplex with 8 theaters, for a total capacity of 1,200 spectators, including a 5D theatre. In addition to the main sport arena, a racket center has been provided consisting of 3 tennis courts, 1 paddle court, a table tennis hall for 5 tables and 6 squash courts, along with the necessary changing rooms and relaxing bars and lounges. A bowling center of 12 lanes has been incorporated to the Racket Center building, but with a separate entrance. To accommodate the expected requirements for parking, an indoor parking, capable of handling 4,884 cars over 4 floors has been included along with a surface parking facility for a similar number of vehicles. The project is expected to be completed by November 2014 for soft opening.

Responsibilities: Reporting to the Project Director (AECOM’s Resident Manager for Qatar), prepared a wining conceptual design (that was chosen by the client among three others) for the master plan as well as designs of the mixed used, commercial, retail, hospitality and sports arena buildings for the development using: 3d Max, Auto CAD, Photoshop and Power Point. Directly supervised a team of 12 engineers in preparation of technical drawings packages. Coordinated with the Client’s representative as to achieve early buy inn and prepared presentations of the design. As the project is the first investment by Qatari Government in Minsk, Belarus it was necessary to have some symbolic value presented in the design. The solution was to cover the buildings with a space frame structure in the shape of a flying falcon. Project in the detail design stage was given to the local consultancy in Minsk, while my further involvement was in reviewing of Architectural drawings, reports and specifications submitted by the Design Consultant(s) at each stage of the design to ensure completeness, correctness and compliance with the scope of work and agreement requirements. During the Design and Modification stages, carried out constructability reviews as well as value engineering exercises. Reviewed in a timely manner the Design Consultant’s submittals and forwarded to them my comments to incorporate. The project is expected to be completed by November 2014 for soft opening.

Barwa City Phase 1, Doha, Qatar – 945,537 sq.m.
Position – Design Manager;

Project info: Barwa City is a large scale mixed used development. Located to the south of Muntasah Street between Mesaimeer and the Industrial area with a built up area of 945,537 sq m. Barwa city is an open community composed of residential units, two amenities areas, mosques, schools, clinic, health and fitness club, shopping center, commercial center, multipurpose hall, and a bank among other facilities that would serve a community of over 25,000 people. Barwa City residential units are located in 128 buildings of three types: A, B and C each type consists of 48, 48 and 32 buildings respectively. Type A provides 1056 two-bedroom and 1584 three bedroom units. Type B provides 2304 three bedroom units. Type C provides 1024 studio units totaling 5968 units.

Responsibilities: Reporting to the Project Director, during the pre-contract stage monitored on an ongoing basis, all aspects of projects from concept design of all apartment buildings to tender drawings, including: Architectural, MEP, Structural and Landscape, utilizing a ‘hands on’ approach to reduce ambiguities, and hence maximize document coordination for completeness, to achieve Client requirements. Directly supervised a team of 32 engineers in preparation of technical drawings packages. Conducted and arranged cross disciplines reviews and meetings concerning submittals as well as Building Code Analysis, i.e., Contraventions to NFPA. Completed sustainability assessment according to QSAS as the project was first in Qatar to comply with sustainable requirements for two star rating. Provided support to the Construction Management team during the construction phase of the project with design related and prime contract issues. The project is in the final construction stage and most of the apartment buildings are now occupied.

Barwa Commercial Avenue, Doha, Qatar – 908,233 sq.m.
Position – Project Architect;

Project info: Barwa Commercial Avenue is a mixed used development stretching at the section of Al Muntazah Road for over 8 Km and comprising 5 Major Types of Buildings (Type 1-5), the project occupies nearly 550,000 sq. m of land and yields 908,233 sq. m of Built-up Area.

Responsibilities: Reporting to the Project Manager, during the pre-contract stage of the largest and longest mall development in the GCC region, worked as part of team of project architects responsible for leading design teams in preparation of preliminary design to tender stage. During contract stage, reviewed the Architectural drawings, reports and specification submitted by the Design Sub Consultants at each stage of the Design to ensure completeness, correctness and compliance with the scope of work and agreement requirements. During the Design and Modification stages, carried out constructability reviews. Reviewed in a timely manner the Design Consultant’s submittals and forwarded comments to the Project Manager. Provided support to the Construction Management team during the construction phase of the project with design related and prime contract issues. Followed up with the design services throughout the construction stage to ensure the design intent was met. The project is in the final construction stage of core and shell while fit out works are being developed.

Barwa City Phase 2 Retail Gardens Mall, Doha, Qatar – 250,000 sq.m.
Position – Design Manager;

Project info: The second phase of Barwa City includes the major constructions of 42 of the 128 buildings, 7 schools, a 200 bed hospital, nurseries, banks, and commercial complex. The commercial complex is named Retail Gardens Mall. The conceptual design was given to RTKL while pre contract and post contract consultancy services to AECOM.

Responsibilities: Reporting to the Project Director, Overseeing and managing design and engineering progress of facilities, building and structures. Managed complete pre contract consultancy services from conceptual design to tender documents, coordinated between: architects, engineers, sub-consultants, stakeholders, tenants, etc. Directly supervised a team of 32 engineers in preparation of technical drawings packages. Ensured quality of submittals was according to in house quality procedures prior to issuing to the Client. Conducted and chaired design meetings and arranged cross disciplines reviews concerning submittals as well as Building Code Analysis, i.e., contraventions to NFPA. When necessary, helped architectural design teams in preparing submittals on time and within budget. Prepared: reports, studies, analysis, meeting minutes, close out report and followed up invoices with the Client. The project is on hold as per Clients instructions.

Barwa City 2 International Schools, Doha, Qatar – 50,000 sq.m.
Position – Project Manager;

Project info: As part of Barwa City Amenities Project, AECOM was awarded to design two schools that would be reference schools in the region. Although the project initiated as a design for four kindergartens, it evolved in to a more complex design as a result of BARWA’s visionary ideas to build two competition level schools, one for boys and one for girls. As a result of extensive design and introducing sustainable design criteria from newly introduced Qatar Sustainability Assessment System, we have produced a design for a school that can accommodate comfortably 1500 pupils. The building itself is divided in two elementary and mid-high wings, incorporates all of today’s hi-tech wizardry that raises education level to its peak and introduces creative learning that extends from a typical classroom to a broader learning environment. Learning corridors flooded by natural lighting from a sky lighted space frame roof structure and flexible spaces characterize this highly sustainable school building. Although the buildings footprint is immense and with its 13 500m2 represented a challenge for sustainability, we have tackled successfully by reducing heat island effect with vegetated roof areas and atrium green oasis.Exterior areas have been carefully studied in order to produce a balanced design that would accommodate play areas as well as open learning spaces for students from both elementary and mid-high school and serve the Barwa City community afterhours. Total built up area of each school is 24,000m2. The project has been further developed by the appointed contractor as a design and build project and is operational.

Responsibilities: Reporting to the Project Director, responsible for preparing conceptual design proposals using 3d Max, Auto CAD, Revit 9, Photoshop and Power Point and presenting to the Client for approval. Managed pre contract consultancy services from conceptual design to detail design, coordinated between: architects, engineers, sub-consultants, school board, etc. Directly supervised a team of 32 engineers in preparation of technical drawings packages. Ensured quality of submittals was according to in house quality procedures prior to issuing to the Client. Conducted and arranged cross disciplines reviews and meetings concerning submittals as well as Building Code Analysis, i.e., Contraventions to NFPA. When necessary, helped architectural design teams in preparing submittals on time and within budget. Prepared: reports, studies, analysis, meeting minutes, close out report and followed up invoices with the Client. Performed team reviews, analyzed learning from the project – what went right, what went wrong, and how to improve performance on the next project? Listened, observed and made required changes to the team after discussing with the team members individually their responsibilities and performances. The project was given to the contractor as a design and build contract and is now fully operational.

MIC 2 International Schools in Mesaieed, Qatar – 40,000 sq.m.
Position – Project Manager;

Project info: As part of Mesaieed Housing Project, AECOM was awarded work on preliminary and detail design for two international schools. Buildings are located in Mesaieed, the Client was Alaqaria and the end user is Qatar Petroleum. In each school there are 35 classrooms with a total capacity for 700 students. The design of the building is very compact with a centrally positioned gymnasium and multipurpose hall that is not a characteristically design for this region. Structurally, the building is fully pre cast so the quality of finish is at a higher level than of the conventional type buildings. Total area of each school building is 12,000m2. The building is fully operational from 2009.

Responsibilities: Overseeing and managing design and engineering progress of facilities, buildings and structures for two independent school campuses. Managed complete pre contract consultancy services from conceptual design to tender documents, coordinated between: architects, engineers, sub-consultants, stakeholders, school boards, etc. Directly supervised a team of 32 engineers in preparation of technical drawings packages. Conducted and chaired meetings. Ensured quality of submittals was according to in house quality procedures prior to issuing to the Client. Arranged cross disciplines reviews and meetings concerning submittals as well as Building Code Analysis, i.e., Contraventions to NFPA. Implemented sustainability requirements according to QSAS/GSAS in to the design. When necessary, helped architectural design teams in preparing submittals (3d presentations, detail design and interior design). Prepared: reports, studies, analysis, meeting minutes, close out report and followed up invoices with the Client. Made sure that additional work required by the Client has been invoiced as additional work, as to prevent abortive work. Management of Tender process, pre-qualification, selection of vendors and contractors. Followed up with the design services throughout the construction stage to ensure the design intent was met. Project is constructed and buildings are operational.

Mesaieed Housing Projects, Qatar – 240,000 sq.m.
Position – Design Manager;

Project info: AECOM was commissioned for pre and post contract consultancy services of 262 housing units that are part of Mesaieed Housing Projects, consisting of the following types: 177–type A, 12–type B, 24–type C, 33-type C1 including complete infrastructure works such as: roads, water supply, irrigation system, sewage & drainage works, electrical works, substations, telecommunication works, soft & hard landscaping, play areas, etc.

Responsibilities: Reporting to the Project Director, during the pre-contract stage monitored on an ongoing basis, all aspects of projects from concept design to tender drawings, including: Architectural, MEP, Structural and Landscape, utilizing a ‘hands on’ approach to reduce ambiguities, and hence maximize document coordination for completeness, achieving Client’s requirements. Directly supervised a team of 12 architect engineers in preparation of technical drawings packages. Arranged cross disciplines reviews and meetings concerning submittals as well as Building Code Analysis, i.e., Contraventions to NFPA. Implemented sustainability requirements according to QSAS in to the design. When necessary, helped architectural design team in preparing submittals (3d presentations, detail design and interior design). Followed up with the design services throughout the construction stage to ensure the design intent was met. Project is constructed and buildings are operational.

Al Khor Housing Project Package – 4, Qatar – 200,000 sq.m.
Position – Design Manager;

Project info: AECOM was commissioned for pre and post contract consultancy services for the development. In pre contract stage, the design started with development of the master plan for the whole of Al Khor Housing Project. Package 4 design consists of: 4 type buildings & infrastructure, 62 apartment buildings, 142 villas, a total of 900 flat residential units with complete infrastructure works such as roads, water supply, irrigation system, sewage & drainage works, electrical & substations, telecommunication works, soft and hard landscaping, play areas, etc.

Responsibilities: Reporting to the Project Director, during the pre-contract stage monitored on an ongoing basis, all aspects of projects from concept design to tender drawings, including: Architectural, MEP, Structural and Landscape, utilizing a ‘hands on’ approach to reduce ambiguities, and hence maximize document coordination for completeness, achieving Client’s requirements. Ensured quality of submittals was according to in house quality procedures prior to issuing to the Client. Directly supervised a team of 24 engineers in preparation of technical drawings packages. Arranged cross disciplines reviews and meetings concerning submittals as well as Building Code Analysis, i.e., Contraventions to NFPA. Implemented sustainability requirements according to QSAS in to the design. When necessary, helped architectural design teams in preparing submittals (3d presentations, detail design and interior design). Followed up with the design services throughout the construction stage to ensure the design intent was met. Project is constructed and buildings are operational.

Al Khor Housing Project Package – 5, Qatar – 200,000 sq.m.
Position – Design Manager;

Project info: AECOM was commissioned for pre and post contract consultancy services for the development. In pre contract stage, the design started with development of the master plan for the whole of Al Khor Housing Project. Package 5 design consists of: of 50 Nos. of 4 bedroom villas duplex and 2 Nos. of Substation and Infrastructure works including Earthworks, Boundary Wall, Drainage & Service Ducts, Sub Base & Road Base, Flexible Surfacing, Curbs & Footways, Traffic Signs & Road Markings, QGEWC Water Works, Street Lighting Works, Q-Tel Works, Sewerage Works, Irrigation, Soft Landscaping, Miscellaneous External Works.

Responsibilities: Reporting to the Project Director, during the pre-contract stage monitored on an ongoing basis, all aspects of projects from concept design to tender drawings, including: Architectural, MEP, Structural and Landscape, utilizing a ‘hands on’ approach to reduce ambiguities, and hence maximize document coordination for completeness, achieving Client’s requirements. Directly supervised a team of 32 engineers in preparation of technical drawings packages. Ensured quality of submittals was according to in house quality procedures prior to issuing to the Client. Arranged cross disciplines reviews and meetings concerning submittals as well as Building Code Analysis, i.e., Contraventions to NFPA. Followed up with the design services throughout the construction stage to ensure the design intent was met. Project is constructed and buildings are operational.

New Doha Port Project, Doha, Qatar
Position – Senior Architect;

Project info: AECOM was awarded a six-year; US$149.3 million contract to provide program management services for the New Doha Port Project in Qatar. Undertaken by the government of Qatar, the US$7-billion port project is currently the world’s largest “greenfield” port-development project, and has proven to be a significant win for AECOM. Executed in three separate phases, with a dredged channel depth of -17 meters, the port will provide access to the world’s largest seagoing vessels. The New Doha Port is expected to meet Qatar’s trade growth needs for the next 25+ years.

Responsibilities: Reporting to the Project Manager, reviewed the Architectural drawings, reports and specification submitted by the Design Consultant(s) at each stage of the Design to ensure completeness, correctness and compliance with the scope of work and agreement requirements. During the Design and Modification stages, carried out constructability reviews. Reviewed in a timely manner the Design Consultant’s submittals and forwarded comments to the Project Manager. The project is in the construction stage.

Qatar Rail Office Building, Al Sadd, Doha, Qatar – 40,000 sq.m.
Position – Design Manager;

Project info: Initiated by the Urban Planning Department Authority, the Al Sadd Area is currently undergoing significant revitalization and redevelopment to achieve transformation as a mixed-use residential and commercial zone. This development, for which AECOM was appointed to provide pre-contract consultancy services and to manage a Design and Build Contract, consists of 3 Parking Basements, Ground Floor Retail, 18 Floors of mixed use Commercial Office Space and a Mechanical Penthouse with a total built-up area of 40,300 square meters. Situated on Suhaim Bin Hamad Street this project is ideally situated to take advantage of the phenomenal growth in this area.

Responsibilities: Reporting to the Project Director, prepared conceptual designs for the master plan as well as design of the mixed used high rise development. During the pre-contract stage monitored on an ongoing basis, all aspects of projects from concept design to tender drawings, including: Architectural, MEP, Structural and Landscape, utilizing a ‘hands on’ approach to reduce ambiguities, and hence maximize document coordination for completeness, achieving Client’s requirements. Directly supervised a team of 32 engineers in preparation of technical drawings packages. Ensured quality of submittals was according to in house quality procedures prior to issuing to the Client. Arranged cross disciplines reviews and meetings concerning submittals as well as Building Code Analysis, i.e., Contraventions to NFPA. Followed up with the design services throughout the construction stage to ensure the design intent was met. Project is constructed and building is operational.

Military Health Resort, West Bay, Doha, Qatar – 30,000 sq.m.
Position – Project Architect;

Project info: Qatar Armed Forces awarded AECOM to do a preliminary study for hospitality and healthcare facilities in West Bay Lagoon. Several conceptual proposals were presented and final notice from the Client side is expected to follow MMUP decision.

Responsibilities: Reporting to the Head of department, prepared conceptual designs for the master plan as well as design of the mixed used hospitality development, using: 3d Max, Auto CAD, Photoshop and Power Point. The project is awaiting Clients instructions.

Al Saad Plazas Development, Doha, Qatar – 150,000 sq.m.
Position – Senior Architect;

Project info: Prime development possibility in the always actual Al Waab area, consisting of: mixed used, commercial, retail, hospitality and residential buildings. The area is envisioned for a luxury development with no money to spare, and with the highest possible sustainability rating that will become a reference project for years to come.

Responsibilities: Reporting to the Project Manager, prepared conceptual designs for the master plan as well as designs of the mixed used, commercial, retail, hospitality and residential buildings for the development using: 3d Max, Auto CAD, Photoshop and Power Point. Project is with the Client for approval.

From December 2005 to June, 2006, operating my own architectural studio, Belgrade, Serbia.

Ampacomp Office Building, Belgrade, Serbia – 55,000 sq.m.
Position – Project Architect;

Project info: A larger development for local standards, envisioned to be a reference project as first brownfield development. Situated along the highway connecting the airport and city of Belgrade, with unique architectural theme, the proposal consisted of: underground garage, computer labs buildings, and main building with administration and open plan offices, storage facilities, sports center with gym and swimming facilities and fully developed landscaped area.

Responsibilities: Managed my own architectural studio with four employed architects. Project was tendered for and won by bidding among well-known local consultancies. Part of the bid proposal included preparation of a conceptual scheme that secured the win. The conceptual design was initially done in house with subs engaged for the job. Reporting to the Client’s representative, responsible for the overall coordination with several Project Architects and integration of the design with the structural, MEP and Landscape Architects. Project carried out with appointed Design and Build contractor. Also, responsible for the co-ordination of the specialist consultants including Interior Designers.

Duff Restaurant, Belgrade, Serbia – Proposal 1,164 sq.m.
Position – Project Architect;

Project info: This was a direct award contract for total design and for fit out of a restaurant with capacity for 300 guests. The project is located in older part of central Belgrade, in the location where similar high end restaurants exist. Consisting of: eight dining areas, two bars, BOH area and external enclosed garden with additional seating.

Responsibilities: Reporting to the Client’s representative, prepared total design for pre and post contract consultancy services. Engaged external subs for: Structural, MEP and specialists sub consultants (vertical transport, kitchen design, AV, etc.). The project was constructed and is operational.

From March 2004 to December 2005, Novogradnja, Belgrade, Serbia.
Title: Associate Architect

Luxury Apartment Building, Knezevacka Street, Belgrade, Serbia – 6,200 sq.m.
Position – Design Manager;

Project info: The Company was a well-known developer, responsible for purchasing of land, determining the marketing of the property, developing the building program and design, obtaining the necessary public approvals and financing, building the structure, and selling it.

Responsibilities: Reporting to the Project Director, during the pre-contract stage monitored on an ongoing basis, all aspects of projects from concept design of the apartment building to tender drawings, including: Architectural, MEP, Structural and Landscape. Providing technical leadership to assure that all technical work reviewed is of high quality, accurate, and within the context of schedule and budget. Assuring project & deliverables are in conformance with contractual requirements. Assuring that all design submissions meet the quality standards set forth by the project. Reporting monthly progress to the management. Reviewing and evaluating developments & changes to the design and provided clear recommendations to the project team and management. Reviewing of contractor technical submittals, Requests for Information (RFI), substitution requests and proposals for design impact / suitability. Reviewing design for constructability, proposed methods of construction and interfaces with the team to determine working methods and temporary works requirements. Reviewing schedule and design deliverables to monitor progress provide input to Schedulers. Reviewing shop drawings for suitability to achieve the design intent and allow construction of the works. Assisting with production of Request for Proposal (RFP) and Request for Quotation (RFQ); provided design input and deliverables required for inclusion. Reviewing all design team IFC (Issued for Construction) documents, including specifications, drawings, (design notes where appropriate). Monitored and supported all aspects of permitting for the project. Monitored and supported for Furniture, Fixture and Equipment (FF&E) scope and definition of scope for the various parties. Identifying risk items within design, providing input, where applicable, into project risk register and actively engaging with the risk management process. Reviewing safety aspects of the design; providing feedback to the project team if design or required construction method impacts on safety. The project was constructed on time and within budget, while all apartments have been sold and are occupied.

Luxury Apartment Building, Dusana Radovica Street, Belgrade, Serbia – 4,300 sq.m.
Position – Design Manager;

Project info: The Company was a well-known developer, responsible for purchasing of land, determining the marketing of the property, developing the building program and design, obtaining the necessary public approvals and financing, building the structure, and selling it.

Responsibilities: Reporting to the Project Director, during the pre-contract stage monitored on an ongoing basis, all aspects of projects from concept design of the apartment building to tender drawings, including: Architectural, MEP, Structural and Landscape, utilizing a ‘hands on’ approach to reduce ambiguities, and hence maximize document coordination for completeness, to achieve Client requirements. Conducted and arranged cross disciplines reviews and meetings concerning submittals as well as Building Code Analysis. Provided site visits as needed in order to resolve any constructability issues. The project was constructed on time and over budget as cost plus items were introduced as required by Client.

Apartment Buildings for Social Housing, Jovanke Radakovic Street, Belgrade, Serbia – 6,200 sq.m.
Position – Project Manager;

Project info: The Company was a well-known developer, responsible for purchasing of land, determining the marketing of the property, developing the building program and design, obtaining the necessary public approvals and financing, building the structure, and selling it.

Responsibilities: Reporting to the Project Director, prepared feasibility studies for the land development that included preliminary cost and preliminary design, researched with municipality criteria for development, acquired preliminary building permit, managed sub consultants involved in the design, site supervision for design intent on weekly basis, prepared brochures for the purpose of selling the property, tenant liaison regarding different interior designs and finishes, etc. The project was constructed with delays and as there were additional changes on the project as per different tenant’s requirements, while all apartments have been sold and are occupied.

Luxury Apartment Building, Sretena Mladenovica Mike Street, Belgrade, Serbia – 6,200 sq.m.
Position – Project Manager;

Project info: The Company was a well-known developer, responsible for purchasing of land, determining the marketing of the property, developing the building program and design, obtaining the necessary public approvals and financing, building the structure, and selling it.

Responsibilities: Reporting to the Project Director, during the pre-contract stage monitored on an ongoing basis, all aspects of projects from concept design of the apartment building to tender drawings, including: Architectural, MEP, Structural and Landscape. Performed documents coordination for completeness as to achieve company’s requirements. Conducted and arranged cross disciplines reviews and meetings concerning submittals as well as Building Code Analysis. Provided site visits as needed in order to resolve any constructability issues. The project was constructed.

Total Design for Luxury River Pontoon Restaurant ‘’Dubai’’ – Sava River, Belgrade, Serbia – 1,350 sq.m.
Position: Project Architect;

Project info: The Company was a well-known developer, responsible for purchasing of land, determining the marketing of the property, developing the building program and design, obtaining the necessary public approvals and financing, building the structure, and selling it. The restaurant was designed to be a cafe restaurant during the day and a night club in the evening. It was designed in hi tech architectural style, with generous use of high quality materials for both inside and outside areas.

Responsibilities: Reported directly to the Companies owners on all matters concerning the development. Code analyses, compliance with nautical requirements, urban planning permitting, municipal approvals, concept design, design development, detail design, coordination with services and sub consultants, interior design, furniture design, etc. The project was constructed.

From September 2002 to March 2004, Radcommerce, New Belgrade, Serbia.
Position: Senior Design Architect

Responsibilities: Reporting to the Project Director, during the pre-contract stage monitored on an ongoing basis, all aspects of projects from concept design of the apartment building to tender drawings, including: Architectural, MEP, Structural and Landscape. Performed documents coordination for completeness as to achieve company’s requirements. Conducted and arranged cross disciplines reviews and meetings concerning submittals as well as Building Code Analysis. Provided site visits as needed in order to resolve any constructability issues.

Projects:
• Nessco Office Building – Block 40, New Belgrade, Serbia – 250,000 sq.m.
• Nessco Office Building – Block 23, New Belgrade, Serbia – 18,000 sq.m.
• Parking Service Office Building – Belgrade, Serbia – 30,000 sq.m.
• Special Nursing Complex – Sochi, Russia – 186,000 sq.m.
• Tasmajdan Sports Centre – Belgrade, Serbia – 55,000 sq.m.

From May 2001 to September 2002, Chempoint Engineering, Belgrade, Serbia.
Position: Lead Design Architect

Responsibilities: Reporting to the Project Director, during the pre-contract stage monitored on an ongoing basis, all aspects of projects from concept design of the apartment building to tender drawings, including: Architectural, MEP, Structural and Landscape. Providing technical leadership to assure that all technical work reviewed is of high quality, accurate, and within the context of schedule and budget. Assuring project & deliverables are in conformance with contractual requirements. Assuring that all design submissions meet the quality standards set forth by the project. Reporting monthly progress to the management. Reviewing and evaluating developments & changes to the design and provided clear recommendations to the project team and management. Reviewing of contractor technical submittals, Requests for Information (RFI), substitution requests and proposals for design impact / suitability. Reviewing design for constructability, proposed methods of construction and interfaces with the team to determine working methods and temporary works requirements. Reviewing schedule and design deliverables to monitor progress provide input to Schedulers. Reviewing shop drawings for suitability to achieve the design intent and allow construction of the works. Assisting with production of Request for Proposal (RFP) and Request for Quotation (RFQ); provided design input and deliverables required for inclusion. Reviewing all design team IFC (Issued for Construction) documents, including specifications, drawings, (design notes where appropriate). Monitored and supported all aspects of permitting for the project. Monitored and supported for Furniture, Fixture and Equipment (FF&E) scope and definition of scope for the various parties. Identifying risk items within design, providing input, where applicable, into project risk register and actively engaging with the risk management process. Reviewing safety aspects of the design; providing feedback to the project team if design or required construction method impacts on safety. The project was constructed on time and within budget, while all apartments have been sold and are occupied.

Projects:
• Apartment Building, Senjak, Belgrade, Serbia – 2,000 sq.m.
• Jackpot Gaming Saloon, Moscow, Russia – 4,500 sq.m.
• Interior Design of Djeronimo Café, Belgrade, Serbia – 250 sq.m.
• Office Building & Hotel towers, Moscow, Russia – 65,000 sq.m.
• Hotel, Apartments, Offices & Shopping Centre, Moscow, Russia – 60,000 sq.m.
• Reconstruction of 5 Star Hotel Volga – Moscow, Russia – 40,000 sq.m.
• Interior Design of a Pharmacy – Valjevo, Serbia – 220 sq.m.
• Interior & Exterior Design for a Kachar Villa Residence – Zemun, Serbia – 2,500 sq.m.

Architectural Competitions:
• 2nd Prize Winner for Okruglica Shopping Centre – Belgrade, Serbia
• Novosadska Banka – Novi Sad, Serbia

From December 2000 to May 2001, MPS, Belgrade, Serbia
Position: Senior Design Architect

Responsibilities: Reporting to the Principal Architect, during the pre-contract stage monitored on an ongoing basis, all aspects of projects from concept design of the office building to tender drawings, including: Architectural, MEP, Structural and Landscape, Concept Design, schematic design, detail design, tender documents, specifications and site follow up. Coordinated with structural engineers, building services engineers, infrastructure and other sub consultants and specialists. Liaising with Senior Design Architect on a regular basis regarding progress, design, quality, resources, changes, site issues, planning issues etc.
Contributed to new initiatives, quality enhancements, technical memos etc.
Showed commitment to raising companies design standards.
Liaison with clients, stakeholders, other professional bodies and contractors.
Compliance with companies internal quality ISO, safety and environmental procedures.

Projects:
• Office Building – Belgrade, Serbia – 8,000 sq.m.
• Warehouse with Offices – Belgrade, Serbia – 22,000 sq.m.

From September 1998 to December 2000, Urban Engineering & Development, Belgrade, Serbia
Position: Design Architect

Responsibilities: Reporting to the Senior Design Architect, during the pre-contract stage monitored on an ongoing basis, all aspects of projects from concept design of the office building to tender drawings, including: Architectural, MEP, Structural and Landscape, Concept Design, schematic design, detail design, tender documents, specifications and site follow up. Coordinated with structural engineers, building services engineers, infrastructure and other sub consultants and specialists. Liaising with Senior Design Architect on a regular basis regarding progress, design, quality, resources, changes, site issues, planning issues etc.
Contributed to new initiatives, quality enhancements, technical memos etc.
Showed commitment to raising companies design standards.
Liaison with clients, stakeholders, other professional bodies and contractors.
Compliance with companies internal quality ISO, safety and environmental procedures.

Projects:
• Juric Residence – Rijeka, Croatia – 1,500 sq.m.
• Bozovic Residence – Bar, Montenegro – 1,500 sq.m.
• Office Building – Moscow, Russia – 12,000 sq.m.

Architectural Competitions:
• Five-Star Hotel – Rajiceva, Belgrade, Serbia;
• Radovic head Office Building – Valjevo, Serbia;

From December 1995 to September 1998, Metal D. D. Belgrade, Serbia.
Position: Design Architect

Responsibilities: Reporting to the Senior Design Architect, during the pre-contract stage monitored on an ongoing basis, all aspects of projects from concept design of the office building to tender drawings, including: Architectural, MEP, Structural and Landscape, Concept Design, schematic design, detail design, tender documents, specifications and site follow up. Coordinated with structural engineers, building services engineers, infrastructure and other sub consultants and specialists. Liaising with Senior Design Architect on a regular basis regarding progress, design, quality, resources, changes, site issues, planning issues etc.
Contributed to new initiatives, quality enhancements, technical memos etc.
Showed commitment to raising companies design standards.
Liaison with clients, stakeholders, other professional bodies and contractors.
Compliance with companies internal quality ISO, safety and environmental procedures.

Projects:
• NIS – Belgrade Oil Refinery Head Office, Belgrade, Serbia – 5,000 sq.m.
• Niksic Brewery’s Club Restaurant, Niksic, Montenegro – 400 sq.m.
• Metal Engineering’s Exhibition stand, Belgrade, Serbia – 1st prize winner – 240 sq.m.

Architectural Competitions:
• Knjaz Milos a. d. Office building – Arandjelovac, Serbia;
• Gallery Centre – Belgrade, Serbia;
• Parking Service Office Building – Belgrade,Serbia;
• Tasmajdan Sports Arena – Belgrade, Serbia;
• Delta Sports Office Building – New Belgrade, Serbia;