Nathalie Haladjian

Architect and Project Manager

Beirut, Lebanon
English,
Arabic,
French,
Armenian,
Italian,
Turkish
Fields of Expertise

Construction Management

Project Planning

Architecture

Contracts and Process Management

Software Knowledge
AutoCad
Adobe Photoshop
Rhino
3DMax
Revit
Sketchup
Microsoft Office
CAREER SUMMARY
Senior Manager and Project Manager at Sursock Architecture, promoted gradually over the course of 11 years. With a proven track record in directing all project phases, from design through delivery, while coordinating the efforts of clients, contractors, engineers and government agencies. With extensive experience in creative and developed design, legal requirements, project management, site supervision and staff organization, having worked across numerous roles with success.

With a client project base which includes PCD, CRE, CMS, ACS and JH real estate and development, spanning over 99 residential buildings - 42 residential complexes, including Nabay Village, Sage Valley, Mouffarej Heights, Tilal El Assal and Bhorsaf Reef Village - 37 private villas, including A.Gemayel, Dr.Azzi, J.Haddad, and N.Azar residences, a villa in Ghana, Africa, along with the renovation and extension of 4 villas, including Villa T.Ibrahim - El Cheikh Abd El Aziz Bin Ali palace, Choiya - Al Saeed Palace, Khobar, KSA - 13 commercial and office buildings, including Hajji Dahham in Erbil, Iraq - 5 office and residential towers, including Haroun Tower - the Supperclub restaurant and night club tower - Mhanna Restaurants tower - 2 restaurants including Mhanna Seaside and Jozz - the renovation of Hotel Portaluna - Hotel JBR, Dubai, UAE - 3 sport complexes, including MCC - Sailing Plus Marine Mall - 11 industrial buildings, including Polytek and Petform, in Mali, Africa and Tannourine - the Korayet municipality headquarter - 3 religious buildings, including St. Elie Church, Tajalli Church and a private family cemetery and chapel.
WORK EXPERIENCE
Senior Manager/Project Manager
2015 - Present
Sursock Architecture
Beirut, Lebanon
Hold full responsibility for firm, directing all organizational aspects, managing a team of 7 and a $120million annual budget. Oversee all design, development, construction, contracting, procurement, sales, and client initiative processes, reporting directly to firm president.
• Implemented a scheduling path that delivers projects accurately on time, within budget and to the quality and standards set
• Utilized construction industry experience, team collaboration and negotiation skills to provide alternate solutions to problems
• Monitored project milestones and critical dates, reducing potential risks by 25% and identifying ways to resolve barriers
• Documented site observations, tracked and reviewed construction documents, leading to a decrease in technical hindrances
• Maintained firm communication and project coordination with all stakeholders, providing clear actionable agendas
• Led routine stakeholder meetings, reducing overall setbacks, while resolving 85% of problems within scheduled guidelines
• Read market reports and forecasts saving 20% on bid packages, contracts, material and change orders in accord with policies
• Evaluated and mentored 4 candidates for new positions, motivating project teams, leading to a 30% increase in productivity
Senior Architect/Designer
2012 - 2015
Sursock Architecture
Beirut, Lebanon
Oversaw all activities involving design, permitting, engineering, construction and contracting, including bid and proposal preparation and submission. Managed a team of 8 and a $90million annual budget.
• Managed overall budget, cost estimates and scheduling, successfully mediating conflict between project managers and clients
• Collaborated with officials during permitting and construction phases, reducing code compliance problems and saving time
• Performed routine site visits, issued reports and identified risks and conflicts solving them in a constructive, timely manner
• Conducted meetings and presentations with clients and key decision makers, increasing overall client relation and satisfaction
• Executed contracts and sub-contractor agreements, implementing new recommendations that decreased costs by 12%
• Overhauled the real estate department in due diligence process increasing turnover, sales and revenues by 15%
• Coordinated QA/QC processes and implemented recommendations, achieving and surpassing goals set by prior management
• Promoted cooperation among staff and quality control through review of works, increasing office productivity by 20%
Junior Architect/Designer
2010 - 2012
Sursock Architecture
Beirut, Lebanon
Promoted to work with a team of 11 architects responsible for daily design and technical development, from schematic design to construction administration, reporting to senior staff. Completed a project base of a $115million annual budget.
• Ensured outputs met the required quality expectations and agreed upon deadlines, while proposing improved alternatives
• Coordinated with multi-discipline A/E design teams, saving cost and time resulting from redundant jobs
• Assisted in preparing design budgets, BOQs, marketing proposals and cost estimates, expediting schedules by 5%
• Visited construction sites to review, monitor and report progress, initiating other construction administration duties
• Researched discipline related code issues, resulting in positive results with client negotiations and contract development
• Provided technical guidance and assistance to drafting personnel, while reducing errors by 10% by checking work produced
Intern
2008 - 2010
Sursock Architecture
Beirut, Lebanon
Brought on board as part of an internship course to initiate into the architecture career program, working under the supervision of architects. Collaborated diversely with projects with an $185million annual budget.
• Assisted with project delivery at all phases of design, applying office-wide standards to drafting assignments successfully
• Developed design and technical solutions and proposed alternate options, while performing elementary design computations
EDUCATION
Master of Engineering Management
2015
American University of Beirut
Beirut, Lebanon
Bachelor of Architecture
2010
Notre Dame Univeristy
Zouk Mosbeh, Lebanon
Bachelor of Business Administration
American University of Beirut
Beirut, Lebanon
Lebanese Baccalaureate in General Sciences
2003
Jesus and Mary School
Rabieh, Lebanon
CERTIFICATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES
Order of Engineers and Architects
2010
PORTFOLIO | GALLERY
SAMPLES OF WORK
FIELDS OF EXPERTISE
Construction Management
Project Planning
Architecture
Contracts and Process Management
 
Area of focus
Excavation Works
Interior Works
Renovation & Rehabilitation
Electro-mechanical Works
Façade Works
Landscaping Works
 
Area of focus
Building
Software
Microsoft Project
 
Area of focus
Commercial
Public
Residential
Specializations
Chalets And Beach Houses
Entertainment
Houses And Villas
Recreation
Restaurants
Sports
Healthcare
Industrial
Religious
Retail
Tall Buildings
Hospitality
Offices
Residential Complexes
Short To Mid-rise Buildings
Services
Bill Of Quantities
Schematic Design
Design Review
Detailed Design
Specifications
Skills
Renovation & Rehabilitation
Software
Adobe Photoshop
Google Sketchup
AutoCAD
Revit
Autodesk 3Ds Max
Rhinoceros
 
Area of focus
Communication Management
Quality Management
Contracts Administration
Proposals
RFP
Dispute Resolution
Quality Assurance & Control
Tendering & Pre-Contracts
HSE
Specializations
Bid Evaluation
Compilation Of Tender Documents
Document Control Processes
Instructions To Tenderer
Quality Control
Tender Evaluation
Claims – Extension Of Time
Conditions Of Contract
Project Management Plan
Contractual Follow-up
Financial Claims
Lines Of Communication
Negotiation & Contract Award
Quality Assurance
Services
Consultation
Report Writing
Software
Microsoft Office