Imad Kayyali

Consultant, Architect, Director

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
English,
Arabic
Fields of Expertise

Architecture

Codes & Standards
OBC
IBC
Software Knowledge
AutoCad
Sketchup
Microsoft Office
MS Project
CAREER SUMMARY
Extensive experience in architectural design & property development. Successfully delivered large-scale projects that span over North America and the Middle East. Clients recognized his skills for meeting aggressive schedules & budgets. Expertise include Sport architecture, residential, hospitality & mixed-use developments
WORK EXPERIENCE
Design Director
2016 - Present
OBE Architects
Toronto, Canada
In charge of sport architecture, particularly Stadiums' design
- Creatively designed and managed the design of the iconic Al Nasr stadium, Dubai to host 2019 Asian Cup tournament. (Designed & constructed in less than a year)
- Effectively managed the extension of Almaktoum & Rashid Stadiums, Dubai to host 2019 Asian Cup
- Successfully managed the design of Dubai Convention Centre project to achieve aggressive milestones
- Creatively designed the concept proposal of IMC University, Dubai
- Constructively consulted on Quran Park project, Dubai
Consultant
2014 - 2015
Peter Gabor Architects
Toronto, Canada
In charge of Educational Projects
- Prepared proposals for educational projects in Canada and the Middle East
Consultant
2012 - 2014
Badran Design Studio
Toronto, Canada
Project and contract management
Director, Design and Project Development
2009 - 2011
Manazel RE
United Arab Emirates
In charge of project's development and design, including managing teams of architects, consultants and contractors
- Successfully managed AlReef development of 4,200 homes, Abu Dhabi. The development received “The Best Residential Project of the Year" Award by the Construction Week summit, Dubai, 2009
- Creatively applied value engineering to redesign the BMC residential towers in Abu Dhabi that reduced the cost by 15% and increased potential sales value by 12%
- Prepared concept Design for the public realm & buildings of Amman Gardens project
Technical Director
2006 - 2009
Sama Dubai
United Arab Emirates
Managed, negotiated critical matters & proposed vital solutions for several projects including:
- Creatively managed Dubai Tower, Doha. A 93-storey mixed-use project, comprised 6.5 star hotel, furnished apartments, apartments , office building & shopping mall
- Yiti Resort, Oman, golf & beach resort including 3 hotels & residential districts
- Amwaj Bouregreg mixed-use development, Morocco (design team leader)
Director, development
2001 - 2006
Emaar Properties
United Arab Emirates
In charge of large scale project's development including residential and hospitality projects
- Successfully orchestrated the development of master planned communities including The Meadows, The Lakes & The Springs. Prepared feasibility studies, master planning, & concept design & managed consultants. The project received "The Best Gated Community Award" at Cityscape, Abu Dhabi, 2007
- Created & applied “positioning guidelines” for residential projects
- Creatively managed the design & construction of the Montgomerie Golf Clubhouse
EDUCATION
Diploma
2020
CDI College
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
I-Plan Architectural program
2013
Ryerson University
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
B.Sc. Architecture
1983
University of Jordan
Amman, Jordan
FIELDS OF EXPERTISE
Architecture
 
Area of focus
Residential
Public
Specializations
Chalets And Beach Houses
Religious
Sports
Cultural
Houses And Villas
Residential Complexes
Tall Buildings
Education
Recreation
Short To Mid-rise Buildings
Skills
Renovation & Rehabilitation
Sustainable Design
Software
Google Sketchup
AutoCAD