Samir Elabd

Professional Background:


1997-Present: Principal, Elabd Architectural Illustration EAI ~Vermont, USA

In 1997 Mr. Elabd founded EAI, a Colchester, VT based office, offering architectural design and presentation services for clients within the USA and overseas. Since its inception, EAI has been synonymous with commitment to quality, resourcefulness, and efficiency.





June 1993-1997: Principal, Truex Cullins & Partners, Architects ~Vermont, USA

Responsible for architectural programming, design, and presentation for all active projects. In charge of overall coordination of consultants, client liaison, and staff supervision. As principal handled all facets of client relations, design creation, management of large multi-disciplinary staff and consultant groups for both the public and private sectors.




Nov. 1988-1993: Project Architect/ Manager & Presentation Specialist, Truex Degroot Cullins Architects ~Vermont, USA

In charge of design and presentation, client liaison, staff supervision.





1986-1988: Chief of Design, Tektel S.A. ~ Athens Greece & Tarik Alireza, Consulting Engineers ~ Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Responsible for the design and coordination of presentations for all projects (primarily palaces in Saudi Arabia).




Sept.1984-Apr.1986: Design & Presentation Consultant IDEA Center ~ Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (and affiliate offices in London and USA)

Responsible for the design and presentation of prestigious projects in Saudi Arabia.





Sept.1979-Sept.1984: Project Architect, IDEA Center ~ Athens, Greece/ London Offices

Responsible for architectural programming, coordination of consultants, client liaison, staff supervision, design work from conceptual through final design and Cad system management. Assisted the Director with general project management activities, quality control, scheduling of project deliveries, and producing professional models and renderings.





1978-1979: Architect, Almihdar Bin Laden Contractors ~ Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Duties involved supervision for the restoration of residences in Jeddah and Alhaddah, for H.E. Sheik Yamani, former Chairman of OPEC.
In charge of design and construction supervision of a guesthouse for the same client, located within the property of his summerhouse in Alhadda.




1969-1975Bachelors of Science in Architecture, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt.





Languages Fluent in English, Greek, and Arabic. Working knowledge of French and Italian.


Computers Thorough knowledge of PC platform, and over 20 years of experience with computer-aided design, drafting, and model building. Expert knowledge of ArchiCad, 3ds max, Autodesk VIZ, DataCad, SketchUP, Visual Reality, LightScape, Corel Draw, Corel Photo-Paint, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe PageMaker.


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