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Education and Training: 5-year Bachelor of Architecture degree or a 2-year Master of Architecture degree
Average Salary: $50,000 to $70,000 annually
Job Outlook: Good

Architects are the ones responsible for brainstorming, designing, consulting, and supervising the construction of buildings and real estate developments. Similar to engineers, they have to ensure that the design of the building is more than just aesthetically pleasant, because it is important that the space for building, the costs expended on construction, and the utility of each aspect of the building has a specific contribution to the function, economy, and integrity of the building.

This is why architects usually consult with engineers, contractors, and landscapers in order to examine every aspect of the construction. Architects are also responsible for communicating their designs to the clients. This would require an effective set of communication skills, because not only do they have to explain the necessity of each part of the design, but they would also have to sell the idea to the client in order to get the project.

The more experienced architects can even opt to go with being self-employed as long as they have the particular set of skills, educational and experiential background, and the credentials to make it in the architecture industry.

Education and Training Requirements

There are several levels by which aspiring architects can get a good education for their career. The most basic education that one can get on architecture is a Bachelor of Architecture. For better chances of landing a job as an architect, getting into a program that has been approved by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) would be a good start.

One of these programs is a Master’s degree in Architecture. Generally, schools offering this program will accept students who have already graduated with a bachelor’s degree in any field. However, some universities will require a Bachelor of Science degree to get in. For architects who want to get an NAAB-approved Master’s program, be prepared to take one to five years of studies before completing the program.

The Master’s program in architecture can allow one to get professional work in the field, which can then be counted as experience that is valuable in the job market.

Those who may want to take on teaching positions in architecture may want to dabble in getting a doctorate for Architecture. But this is not a requirement for practicing architects.

Getting the Job

License is one of the issues that one has to deal with in trying to get the job. In at least 50 states, it is required for architects to carry a license, while for other states, one may have to deal with varying licensing requirements.

Getting an architecture license would require a professional degree, a practical internship, and the Architect Registration Examination by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards.

Once an architect becomes licensed, gaining experience will be easier and the architect can then take on more jobs. Another way to move forward with one’s architectural job is to pursue a part-time job while pursuing an education. This would count as part of experience. In some cases, this can allow one to enter internships, a helpful feat in attaining a job.

Job Prospects, Employment Outlook and Career Development

Because of the various degrees, programs, and internships that one can get in order to advance one’s level of knowledge and experience in architecture, more aspiring architects are trying to get the best education in the industry. This is why the job market is continually experiencing a rise in competition among architects.

Even so, job opportunities are still growing, especially with the trend of high-rise condominiums and other buildings. With the continuous rise of real estate development, housing and urban planning, and construction, the job opportunities for architects will only thrive in the coming years.

Working Conditions and Environment

Most of the time, architects can expect to work in a comfortable office environment. They work on projects, reports, and drawings, meeting with clients or fixing requirements for deadlines. However, during outdoor visits and field work, architects would have to work outdoors at construction sites. Ideally, architects only have to work 40 hours a week. But in the event of many projects, they can extend overtime during weekdays or even weekends in order to meet deadlines.

There are also self-employed architects. Usually, they would have to devote more hours, especially if the firm is smaller and has more manual labor than other corporations.

Salary and Benefits

One advantage with becoming an architect is the stability of the salary and benefits that come with the job. Despite the fluctuating economy, an architect’s income remains steady. In fact, those who have prior education and solid experience in architecture may even experience a rise in their income.

Those who have graduated with a degree in architecture can earn as much as $47,000 a year. The more experience an architect has, the higher the salary. As of 2009, the highest salary that one can have in architecture reached to almost $100,000.

Architects who want to establish their own firms would be able to do so, but they should expect a particular period of time wherein the expenses that they will have would be much greater than their income.

Where to Go for More Information

National Architectural Accrediting Board
1735 New York Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 783-2007

The American Institute of Architects
1735 New York Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20006-5292
(202) 626-7300
www.aia.org

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Mohamed Ahmed Abdullah
# 6 october ( zone 3) building no.166
Mohamed79arc@yahoo.com
Mobile : (01147031031)
Telephone 0225083142)


Objective:

Seeking a challenging opportunity in a reputable organization or company where I could implement my qualifications and experiences to satisfy my need of accomplishment and in the same time to achieve the company goals.

Job Description:(Finishing Engineering Architecture Manager )


• I have experience in interior, finishing, decoration and furniture works.
• Ability to manage the project consultants, contractors and services providers of the project including the electromechanical works.
• Ability to manage the project contracts and corresponding.
• Ability to manage the meetings and reports of the projects
• Ability to manage the assignment of variations and invoices
• Ability to make decisions and solve problems & ability to work with people from different cultures and nationalities



Current Position:

Progressive architects(projects manager )Aprill 2011till now
Villa Mr.karem awad (Rbwa compound)
Villa Baher asmat (Nakhel compound )
Indigo Cafe (6october .yasmen compound )

Mega plan for interior (project manager)(Augest2009 to April 2011 ).

• ERNST&YOUNG(fiancé multinational company )
Finishing tower of multinational company of fiancé(ERNST&YOUNG )
in area 4500m2 (chairman ,mangers ,directors ,seniors , employers open space , meetings , main conference , restaurant , electro mechanic(generator )

• STORES IN MALL OF ARABES:

LA CRAVATE (classic mans wear )
CANTON (chiness food restaurant )
TAKHOT (mexican food restaurant)
ROMAWAY (Italian food restaurant)




Background Experience:

Living in interior (site manager) ((july2007 to august2009)

In this projects I make:
• Making matching between architect drawings and( lighting , HVC, firefighting , fire alarm ,network)
• solve problem of the site specialty the relation between materials to make a the work in the site in high quality
• Barwa office ( multinational office) : Real state Qatari Branch of the Company) in City Stars.(juillet2007) ( cost 1.5million pound)
Barwa office contain (reception ,chairman ,chairman assistant ,secretary, mettings room , 4 offices for managers ,employers space ,kitchen ,2 toilets) (Area 250m2)


• Flaat in zamalek

The flat in 2bo alfda street area 321m2 contain :
Reception , kitchen ,2 toilets , living room, Mr. bed room 4 rooms, main toilet with Jacuzzi dada room .office . ( area 320m2) (cost 2 million pound )


• Ghanim Company(multinational company for rent cars for hotels)
• Ghanim office contain (reception ,chairman ,chairman assistant secretary , meeting room , 4 offices for manager , employers space , kitchen , 2 toilets) (Area 250m2) in city stars.(february2008) ) ( cost 1.5million pound)


• Barwa office Egypt : (multinational company in Real state (Qatari company ) in City Stars.(juillet2007)

Barwa office contain (reception , secretary, marketing office Financial management rooms, consultants rooms , IT room , rack room , engineering room, meeting room , kitchen , 3 toilets , kitchen,the contractors included all the office furniture) (January 2009 ) (cost 3million pound)














• office building of living in interiors ( katamea )

cladding work is ( lime stone ,slate )
curtain wall from ( Aleco company )
the main column in all the building( grc )and the small and the 2 domes ( grp )from (fibrex company )






the exterior finishing work with( firefighting & electrical work & sanitary work of the building & 2 elevator &finishing basement & center air condition at the roof
(cost 6 million pound )



SEAC (Integrated) site manager (December2006 to june2007 )

Palace of a Kuwaiti Prince ( Zamalek , Ahmed mazhr st.)
I started with demolition the old building and drilling to the required point and begin to drilling the pilling we make 450 pilling after support aspects of the drilling e after that we broken the face of the pilling and start the construction work





Arab Contractors (Osman A. Osman)
( Cite engineering of quality control of finishing work (certificate )
(From December 2002 to october2006)


• King Fahd School Project ( Nasr City) ( 20 million pound)
The project Islamic design contain:
2 building 4 floor of classes contain 50 class and maneger office and
Assistant ,
Since building 4 floor, 12 lab ,theatre take 750 person , restaurant, Nursery
building ,play ground)











• Subway Project (Sakeat Meky Station – El Moneb Station)

Quality control &quality assurance engineer receipt the finishing work from Arabic
contractor deliver the work to the Francis

• Finance Minister Office, Finance Towers, Nasr City(floor 14,15 )
Finance Minister Office , meeting room of the minister , assistant of the minister,
minister secretary, consultants rooms

• Rowing Club of Arab Contractors contain :
Restaurant, meeting room ,room for chairman ,space for boats of rowing, café at
The ship roof, entrance)
• Bahara Hotel ( Darasa ,cairo)
• This project is( Islamic design) the elevation wall finishing with natural stone hashma80 and the windows is covering with(GRB)
• The hotel s is 5 floor contain (Entrance, reception counter, security room , hotel manager room ,200 room ,each room with private toilet ,and the rooms divided to rooms with 1 bed ,2bed , accounting employer room, restaurant ,kitchen ,toilets , services rooms , parking



• Admission Office of Cairo Bank in (Nasr city)
(it is building contain of 6 floor :
Main entrance & security, stuff rooms ,secretary ,mangers room ,directors rooms
Financial management rooms , legal management rooms , Meeting room ,and main conference , Service entrance parking, Cafeteria and restaurant , central air condition at the room

Private Contracting:

- Interior design and finishing a villa in Mokattam
- Interior design and finishing a villa in Maad for( DR.Ahmed osama)
- Interior design and finishing a flat and floor in Moktam city for MR..Esam
- Interior design and finishing 2 flat and roof in katamea Alshoefat ) Eng sherif
- Interior design and finishing 2 flat in ( Zahra Elmadi)
- Flat in Cornish El Maadi
- Design of administration office building in 6th of October City
- Development design for elevation of( Masr Insurance Company)
- Interior design and finishing office in( GASR ALSOES )
- Flaat 250m2 design and finishing in 6 october city
- Flaat doublex 320m2 with garden design and finishing in 6october city .



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Part-Time jobs:

Philosophy

For ultra-modern interior design

New Horizon Computer Training Provider

part-time instructor of (AutoCAD 2D, 3D - 3D Max).


Education:

I graduated from Faculty of Fine Arts, Architecture Department, Alexandria University, May 2002



Courses&Certificates:


• Project planning and control techniques(AUC)
• New Engineer Course Level 1
• New Engineer Course Level 2
• Advanced Engineer Course (AUC)
• Finishing Work Course
• Using devices area for finishing work
• Isolation work course
• Interior Auditor Course (ISO 2000/9001)
• Quality control & quality assurance supervising Course
• Feeding water for mass water village




Languages:

Arabic : Mother tongue
English : Very Good
French : Good



Computer skills:


AutoCAD 2D
AutoCAD 3D
3D Max
Photoshop
Primavera 10





Managerial capabilities:

Good communicative and social skills.
Team builder.
Work in a structured fashion.
Have capability to organize and delegate responsibilities.
Have capability to learn and work with different cultures and nationalities.

Special personal characteristics:

• Persistent to meet objectives.
• Stress resistant.
• Flexible.
• Creative.
• Excellent organizational skills.
• Excellent team player.

Sports

• Sqush
• swimming

Personal Information:

Marital Status: married
Military Status : exempted
Nationality : Egyptian
Date of Birth : 21st March 1979
Place of Birth : Giza, Egypt
References Available Upon Request






















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Mohamed Ahmed Abdullah
# 6 october ( zone 3) building no.166
Mohamed79arc@yahoo.com
Mobile : (01147031031)
Telephone 0225083142)


Objective:

Seeking a challenging opportunity in a reputable organization or company where I could implement my qualifications and experiences to satisfy my need of accomplishment and in the same time to achieve the company goals.

Job Description:(Finishing Engineering Architecture Manager )


• I have experience in interior, finishing, decoration and furniture works.
• Ability to manage the project consultants, contractors and services providers of the project including the electromechanical works.
• Ability to manage the project contracts and corresponding.
• Ability to manage the meetings and reports of the projects
• Ability to manage the assignment of variations and invoices
• Ability to make decisions and solve problems & ability to work with people from different cultures and nationalities



Current Position:

Progressive architects(projects manager )Aprill 2011till now
Villa Mr.karem awad (Rbwa compound)
Villa Baher asmat (Nakhel compound )
Indigo Cafe (6october .yasmen compound )

Mega plan for interior (project manager)(Augest2009 to April 2011 ).

• ERNST&YOUNG(fiancé multinational company )
Finishing tower of multinational company of fiancé(ERNST&YOUNG )
in area 4500m2 (chairman ,mangers ,directors ,seniors , employers open space , meetings , main conference , restaurant , electro mechanic(generator )

• STORES IN MALL OF ARABES:

LA CRAVATE (classic mans wear )
CANTON (chiness food restaurant )
TAKHOT (mexican food restaurant)
ROMAWAY (Italian food restaurant)




Background Experience:

Living in interior (site manager) ((july2007 to august2009)

In this projects I make:
• Making matching between architect drawings and( lighting , HVC, firefighting , fire alarm ,network)
• solve problem of the site specialty the relation between materials to make a the work in the site in high quality
• Barwa office ( multinational office) : Real state Qatari Branch of the Company) in City Stars.(juillet2007) ( cost 1.5million pound)
Barwa office contain (reception ,chairman ,chairman assistant ,secretary, mettings room , 4 offices for managers ,employers space ,kitchen ,2 toilets) (Area 250m2)


• Flaat in zamalek

The flat in 2bo alfda street area 321m2 contain :
Reception , kitchen ,2 toilets , living room, Mr. bed room 4 rooms, main toilet with Jacuzzi dada room .office . ( area 320m2) (cost 2 million pound )


• Ghanim Company(multinational company for rent cars for hotels)
• Ghanim office contain (reception ,chairman ,chairman assistant secretary , meeting room , 4 offices for manager , employers space , kitchen , 2 toilets) (Area 250m2) in city stars.(february2008) ) ( cost 1.5million pound)


• Barwa office Egypt : (multinational company in Real state (Qatari company ) in City Stars.(juillet2007)

Barwa office contain (reception , secretary, marketing office Financial management rooms, consultants rooms , IT room , rack room , engineering room, meeting room , kitchen , 3 toilets , kitchen,the contractors included all the office furniture) (January 2009 ) (cost 3million pound)














• office building of living in interiors ( katamea )

cladding work is ( lime stone ,slate )
curtain wall from ( Aleco company )
the main column in all the building( grc )and the small and the 2 domes ( grp )from (fibrex company )






the exterior finishing work with( firefighting & electrical work & sanitary work of the building & 2 elevator &finishing basement & center air condition at the roof
(cost 6 million pound )



SEAC (Integrated) site manager (December2006 to june2007 )

Palace of a Kuwaiti Prince ( Zamalek , Ahmed mazhr st.)
I started with demolition the old building and drilling to the required point and begin to drilling the pilling we make 450 pilling after support aspects of the drilling e after that we broken the face of the pilling and start the construction work





Arab Contractors (Osman A. Osman)
( Cite engineering of quality control of finishing work (certificate )
(From December 2002 to october2006)


• King Fahd School Project ( Nasr City) ( 20 million pound)
The project Islamic design contain:
2 building 4 floor of classes contain 50 class and maneger office and
Assistant ,
Since building 4 floor, 12 lab ,theatre take 750 person , restaurant, Nursery
building ,play ground)











• Subway Project (Sakeat Meky Station – El Moneb Station)

Quality control &quality assurance engineer receipt the finishing work from Arabic
contractor deliver the work to the Francis

• Finance Minister Office, Finance Towers, Nasr City(floor 14,15 )
Finance Minister Office , meeting room of the minister , assistant of the minister,
minister secretary, consultants rooms

• Rowing Club of Arab Contractors contain :
Restaurant, meeting room ,room for chairman ,space for boats of rowing, café at
The ship roof, entrance)
• Bahara Hotel ( Darasa ,cairo)
• This project is( Islamic design) the elevation wall finishing with natural stone hashma80 and the windows is covering with(GRB)
• The hotel s is 5 floor contain (Entrance, reception counter, security room , hotel manager room ,200 room ,each room with private toilet ,and the rooms divided to rooms with 1 bed ,2bed , accounting employer room, restaurant ,kitchen ,toilets , services rooms , parking



• Admission Office of Cairo Bank in (Nasr city)
(it is building contain of 6 floor :
Main entrance & security, stuff rooms ,secretary ,mangers room ,directors rooms
Financial management rooms , legal management rooms , Meeting room ,and main conference , Service entrance parking, Cafeteria and restaurant , central air condition at the room

Private Contracting:

- Interior design and finishing a villa in Mokattam
- Interior design and finishing a villa in Maad for( DR.Ahmed osama)
- Interior design and finishing a flat and floor in Moktam city for MR..Esam
- Interior design and finishing 2 flat and roof in katamea Alshoefat ) Eng sherif
- Interior design and finishing 2 flat in ( Zahra Elmadi)
- Flat in Cornish El Maadi
- Design of administration office building in 6th of October City
- Development design for elevation of( Masr Insurance Company)
- Interior design and finishing office in( GASR ALSOES )
- Flaat 250m2 design and finishing in 6 october city
- Flaat doublex 320m2 with garden design and finishing in 6october city .



-



Part-Time jobs:

Philosophy

For ultra-modern interior design

New Horizon Computer Training Provider

part-time instructor of (AutoCAD 2D, 3D - 3D Max).


Education:

I graduated from Faculty of Fine Arts, Architecture Department, Alexandria University, May 2002



Courses&Certificates:


• Project planning and control techniques(AUC)
• New Engineer Course Level 1
• New Engineer Course Level 2
• Advanced Engineer Course (AUC)
• Finishing Work Course
• Using devices area for finishing work
• Isolation work course
• Interior Auditor Course (ISO 2000/9001)
• Quality control & quality assurance supervising Course
• Feeding water for mass water village




Languages:

Arabic : Mother tongue
English : Very Good
French : Good



Computer skills:


AutoCAD 2D
AutoCAD 3D
3D Max
Photoshop
Primavera 10





Managerial capabilities:

Good communicative and social skills.
Team builder.
Work in a structured fashion.
Have capability to organize and delegate responsibilities.
Have capability to learn and work with different cultures and nationalities.

Special personal characteristics:

• Persistent to meet objectives.
• Stress resistant.
• Flexible.
• Creative.
• Excellent organizational skills.
• Excellent team player.

Sports

• Sqush
• swimming

Personal Information:

Marital Status: married
Military Status : exempted
Nationality : Egyptian
Date of Birth : 21st March 1979
Place of Birth : Giza, Egypt
References Available Upon Request






















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