ismailISMAIL I. RIFAAT AIA

PRINCIPAL - SIR INC. ARCHITECTS AND PLANNERS

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Mr. Rifaat specializes in spatial development planning at the city, district, and local levels. His expertise includes the preparation of structure plans for new and existing towns, district and local area plans, urban renewal, and redevelopment plans.

Other specialities include residential community planning (community facilities, roads and utilities infrastructure,construction documents for roads, utilities, community facilities, and residential buildings), urban planning legislation and implementation (organization of institutional frameworks, formulation of zoning codes and regulations, preparation of development guidelines) and urban and architectural design of major international projects.

EDUCATION

FEDERAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (FIT), Zurich, Switzerland
Doctoral Thesis | 1965
FEDERAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (FIT), Zurich, Switzerland
Master of Architecture & Urban Planning (M. ARCH) | 1961
UNIVERSITY OF ALEXANDRIA, Alexandria, Egypt
Bachelor of Architecture (B. Sc. ARCH) | 1957

ACADEMIC

UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON, Houston, TX
Visiting Consultant | 1977 – Present
UNIVERSITY OF ALEXANDRIA, Alexandria, Egypt
Assistant Professor of Architecture | 1957 – 58

PROFESSIONAL

SIR INC. Architects/Planners, Houston, TX | 2001 – Present: Principal
MINISTRY OF MUNICIPAL AFFAIRS & AGRICULTURE, Doha, Qatar | 1997 – 2001: Urban Planning Advisor
I. RIFAAT, Richmond, VA | 1988 – 97: Principal
PARKER ASSOCIATES, Newark, NJ |1986 – 88: Sr. Associate
KUWAITI ARCHITECTURAL CONSULTANTS (KAC) | 1984 – 86: Project Director
SALEM AL MARZOUK & SABAH ABI HANNA (SSH) | Kuwait 1984: Project Manager
RIFAAT DEVELOPMENT SERVICES INTERNATIONAL INC, Houston, TX | 1976 – 80: Principal
HAROLD KENT ARCHITECTS, Livingston, NJ | 1972 – 76: Project Architect
DUNLOP, WARDELL, MATSUI, & AITKEN, ARCHITECTS, Toronto, Canada | 1967 – 72: Arch. Designer
WALTER THOMMEN ARCHITECTS, Olten, Switzerland | 1965 – 67: Chief Architectural Designer

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