Lara Zakhem

Architect and BIM Consultant

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

Architecture

Building Information Modeling

Architectural Visualization

Drafting and Shop Drawings

Sustainable Design

Codes & Standards
Lebanese Code
IBC 2015
ADA standards
Software Knowledge
Revit
AutoCAD
SketchUp
Photoshop
Illustrator
Indesign
CAREER SUMMARY
I graduated from the American University of Beirut with a bachelor in Architecture and a minor in Psychology in 2014. I spent a semester in Rome and did various internships in London, Beirut and Milan. After college, I worked for a year at Youssef Tohme Architects and Associates, a boutique architecture firm in Beirut, and for two years at Perkins+Will, an interdisciplinary research based architecture firm in Chicago where I pursued my LEED certification. I am currently working on becoming a licensed architect in the state of New York. I am looking to pursue my career in architecture or its complementary fields.
WORK EXPERIENCE
Arch II
2016 - 2018
Perkins+Will
Chicago, United States of America (USA)
Cairo Central Business District - 125 hectares Urban Planning in Cairo, Egypt
. Conceptual phase: participated in the design concept, volumetric analysis and area calculations

American University of Beirut Medical Expansion - 65 000 sqm Healthcare Building in Beirut, Lebanon
. Pre-concept to design development: Participated in the design concept and development
. Coordinated drawings and design intent with engineers, consultants and client
. Attended workshops and collaborated with all parties involved in the design

NorthTown Public Library and Senior Housing - 1 500 sqm Civic + Residential building in Chicago, Illinois
. Winner of Competition, pre-concept to schematic design: Participated in the design concept and development
. Worked on the submission drawings for the competition
. Attended workshops with engineers, consultants and the community for further guidance and design development

Waterfront Botanical Gardens - 500 sqm Pavilion in Louisville, Kentucky
. Construction Documents and Bid Package
. Responsible for the packages’ preparation, completion and submission, coordinated with engineers

Ryan Fieldhouse and Walter Athletics Center, NW University - 47 000 sqm Athletic Center in Evanston, IL
. Construction Documents: Participated in the packages’ preparation, completion and submission
Arch I
2015 - 2015
YTAA-Youssef Tohme Architects and Associates
Beirut, Lebanon
Al Zorah, Marina Square - 8 300 sqm Residential Building in Ajman, UAE
. Design development: worked on the development of the drawings, renderings and model making

VR Villa - 2 000 sqm House in Ajaltoun, Lebanon
. Construction Administration: On-site experience, worked on coordination with engineers and contractors

MARe Muzeul de Arta Recenta - 1 580 sqm Museum in Bucharest, Romania
. Construction Documents: Collaborated with local architect and engineers for design intent and coordination

A 599 - 9 000 sqm Residential Building in Beirut, Lebanon
. Design development: worked on the development of the drawings, renderings and model making

PN Project - 1 000 sqm Apartment in Beirut, Lebanon
. Conceptual phase: participated in the conception of the apartment adaptable interior spaces

Brazza Urban Planning and Design - 630 000 sqm Urban Planning in Bordeaux, France
. Conceptual phase: Volumetric study through model making
EDUCATION
Bachelor in Architecture
2014
American University of Beirut
Beirut, Lebanon
Minor in Psychology
2014
American University of Beirut
Beirut, Lebanon
Semester Abroad in Rome
2012
Cornell University
Rome, Italy
Baccalaureate
2008
Grand Lycee Franco Libanais de Beyrouth
Beirut, Lebanon
CERTIFICATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES
LEED Green Associate
2017
Architect - Order of the Architects and Engineers in Lebanon
2014
American Institutes of Architects (AIA) - In Progress
2019
FIELDS OF EXPERTISE
Architecture
Building Information Modeling
Architectural Visualization
Drafting and Shop Drawings
Sustainable Design
 
Area of focus
Public
Residential
Specializations
Healthcare
Sports
Cultural
Houses And Villas
Short To Mid-rise Buildings
Services
Design Review
Schematic Design
Detailed Design
Specifications
Skills
BIM Modelling
Sustainable Design
Software
Adobe Photoshop
Google Sketchup
AutoCAD
Revit
 
Area of focus
Architectural BIM
Software
Revit
 
Area of focus
3D Modeling
Rendering
Sketching
Software
Revit
Adobe Photoshop
AutoCAD
Google Sketchup
 
Area of focus
Architecture Drawings
Interior Design Drawings
Skills
As Built Drawings
Issued For Construction
Design Drawings
Sections
Details
Shop Drawings
Software
AutoCAD
Revit
 
Area of focus
Green Building Certification
Green Building Design
Renewable Energy
Specializations
Architectural Design
Lighting Design
Wind
LEED
Services
Design Review
Specifications