Dana El Assi
Architecture, Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates
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Brief Summary
Being creative, I think outside the box. I love architecture, photography and design. I am not afraid to explore and experiment with new things.

Architect : I have a degree in Architecture, I love to sketch and come up with conceptual ideas

Interior Architecture : I have experience in interior fit-outs and materials including tiling, carpet, granite...etc

Photographer : I love to take my camera and photograph everything beautiful, whether it was a beautiful scenery or a beautiful face.

Wedding Photographer : I love to take photographs of couples and their special moments. Photographs come out full of happiness and love.

Blogger  : I love to write, I am currently developing my blogging skills. I am interested in blogging about fashion, design and the wedding industry.

Art Abu Dhabi
American University of Sharjah
Vision Consultants
fino international LLC - Burj Khalifa Project

Professional Experience

Research & Teaching Assistant for Dr. Samia Rab on Emirate Foundation Grant Project - AUS
January 2009 – June 2012 (3 years 6 months)
Research on Howala, Al Qawasim, Bushehr City
Mapping different seaports
Article Translations
Field Work: collecting on-site information and documenting
pedestrian and vehicle traffic
Preparing and organizing teaching materials for different courses

Student Assistant at Student Employment Office - AUS
September 2009 – October 2011 (2 years 2 months)
Prepare reports/proposals related to SEO + other clerical work
Organize and prepare SEO various Projects
Graphic design - Design Posters
Design the official SEO Brand mark
Represent SEO in various events

Student Helper at the Testing and Professional Development Office of Enrollment Management - AUS
June 2007 – August 2009 (2 years 3 months)
Proctoring Exams
Clerical Work
Answering Phone calls
Working in the Reception

Architectural Intern in Vision Consultants
May 2009 – July 2009 (2 months)
Architectural Design: work on design projects from preliminary
design to design development stage, work on drawings by
senior architect using autocadd, attend meetings with structural
engineers, prepare drawings for muncipality approvals, site visits.

Fino International LLC - Burj Khalifa Project
December 2008 – February 2009 (2 months)
Architectural Design: prepare shop/construction drawings for
details and finishing materials for various spaces in the Armnani
Hotel, Residence & Public Spaces.
Project management: Site visits to supervise fi t out quality and
report progress in regards to construction.
Quantity Surveying: Carry out feasibility studies to estimate
materials, time and labor costs
Undertake feasibility studies and write detailed progress reports.
Prepare documents for tender and contract documents, including
bills of quantities.

Teaching Assistant (T.A.) for Dr. Martin Giesen , American University of Sharjah (AUS), College of Art, Architecture & Design (CAAD)
September 2007 - December 2007 (4 months)
Preparing and organizing teaching materials
Grading - Preparing quizes - Supervising exams
Taking attendence

2012 Graduate of American University of Sharjah (AUS), United Arab Emirates
Bachelor of Architecture, Minor in Psychology
CGPA: 3.17

Computer Skills
Drawing Programs: PowerCAD, AutoCAD, Rhinosorus, Form-Z, Google Sketchup, Grasshopper
Adobe Programs: Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign
Microsoft Office XP: Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access

Additional Skills
Soft Skills
- Communication and Interpersonal Skills
- Time management skills
- Creative imagination and vision
- Commitment and passion toward work
English & Arabic Fluent

Awards and Recognition
Extra-curricular activities
- Member of the AUS Student Leadership Program
- Student volunteer in community services events
- Accepted and shortlisted application for Al Fakhoora International Students Conference, Qatar 2010
- Accepted and shortlisted application for Model United Nation, Kuwait 2009
- Media Coordinator in Photography Club
- Public Relation Administrator in the PCC
- Active member in the PCC (Palestinian Cultural Club – AUS)
- Student Ambassador, Parent’s Orientation Events – AUS
- Displayed entries in FJE (Foundation Juried Exhibition) – AUS


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