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Doctor Аrchitect Omar Al Kouwatli
Architect – Urban Planner

Consulting Group Al Dar (A.U.D.) was established in 1990, in Damascus – Syria, specialized in town planning, environmental & urban design. The firm is managed by Arch. (PHD) Omar Al KOUWATLI and a team of professionals in various engineering fields:

- Regional, Town Planning & Urban Design
- Environmental and Landscape Planning
- Documentation of Heritage & Cultural Areas
- Economic & Social Analysis
- Traffic Impact Studies
- GIS, SPSS & Topography
- MEP
- Structural Design



PROFESSIONAL STATUS:

Academic:
(Since 2008) Associate Lecturer at the Faculty of Architecture – European Arab University
(Since 1985) Associate Lecturer at the Higher Institute of Architecture, Sofia, Bulgaria Associate
(1988-2005) Lecturer at the Faculty of Architecture, Damascus, Syria
(1994-2009) General Director of International Federation of Young Architects (IFYA), Paris, France
(1988-2005) Member of International Relations Committee, International Federation of Young Architects (IFYA) Paris, France

Professional:
(Since 1990) Principal of private consultancy office /Consulting Group Al Dar (A.U.D.) for Urban Design, Town Planning & Architecture
Member of Engineering Education Committee – Order of Engineers – Damascus Branch
Member of Urban Planning Committee – Order of Engineers – Damascus Branch
Member of Regional & Technical Committee – City of Damascus
(2005-2008) Member of General Assembly of Syrian Engineers, Damascus
(2002-2005) Member of Regional Follow‐up Committee (Bloudan Area), Ministry of Housing, Damascus, Syria
(2002-2005) Member of Regional & Technical Committee, City of Damascus
(1995-2005) Deputy Chair of Architectural Committee, Order of Engineers, Damascus

Scientific Qualifications:
(1996) Grade of Consultant in Urban Planning, Syrian Order of Engineers
(2004) Grade of Consultant in architectural design, Syrian Order of Engineers
(1986) PHD in Urban & Town Planning, Higher Institute of Architecture, Sofia, Bulgaria
(1981) BA in Architecture, Faculty of Architecture, Damascus University, Syria



Experiences in Urban Planning:

(2009-2011)
Studying area No. 4 – behind Al Razi hospital in Damascus /Syria ranged (176 hectare). Owner: City of Damascus.
The study included detailed master planning, surveying population onsite and re‐modeling the area according to the schematic and urban theories accredited nationally and internationally to house (40.000 persons).

Studying area No. 5 in Damascus /Syria ranged (107 hectare). Owner: City of Damascus.
The study included detailed master planning, documentation of character analysis, land use, amenities and all buildings’ typologies in the area. It also included heritage conservation areas and proposed alternative urban renovation solutions. The study included, also, proposed alternatives for the city center problems (Environmental & Architectural), traffic problems and proposed new areas for intervention.

(2006-2009)
Studying the organizational and planning expansion areas No. 1 and 3 in Homs/Syria ranged (700 hectare). Owner: City of Homs.
The study included detailed master planning, surveying population in the area, re‐modeling the area according to the schematic and architectural theories accredited by both nationally and internationally to house about (140.000 persons).

(2003-2004)
Urban & architectural Study for a touristic complex “Interland” consisted of a 5 star hotel, a mall & residential villas in Egypt/ New Cairo. Area: 13 hectares.

(2003)
Second prize – Arabic competition for King Faysal Street Development Planning proposal Urban & architectural Study for a touristic complex “Al‐Kawthar” location: suburbs of Damascus –
Surghaya. Area: 40000 Sq. M.

(2002-2003)
Urban & architectural Study for “Al‐Hussein” touristic complex location: Iraq. Area: 11500 Sq. M.

(2002)
Second prize – Arabic competition for Diplomatic Quarters near Damascus. Area: 600 Hectares
Second prize – Arabic competition for New Koudsaya City Centre planning. Area: 150000 Sq. M.

(2001-2002)
Urban & architectural Study for “Al‐Fardos Village for Culture” touristic complex sponsored by the Syrian Trust for Development location: Al‐Ghab Valley/Idleb. Area: 110000 Sq. M.

(1999-2000)
Urban re‐design & supervision for renovations and expansion of Syrian Engineers’ (Damascus Branch)
summer club/ Order of Engineers location: Suburbs of Damascus. Area: 15000 Sq. M.

(1998-1999)
Urban & architectural design for “Marineland” a touristic complex on the Mediterranean shores Location: Tartous. Area: 300000 Sq. M.

(1997-1998)
Urban & architectural design for a touristic complex on Damascus – Beirut International Highway. Area: 100000 Sq. M.

(1997)
First prize – Arabic competition for Al‐Nasr Street urban development for multi uses center. Area: 136000 Sq. M.

(1995-1996)
Regional planning study to examine future Urban development between Damascus & Beirut.
Planning study for future expansion of Damascus suburbs and highways.

(1993-1994)
Urban planning & design study for a residential neighborhood in Lom, Bulgaria.

(1989-1990)
Urban design & planning for a touristic & treating complex in Dobridj, Bulgaria.



Projects In Architectural and Construction:

(2010-2017)
Design & working drawings for offices, entertaining building for Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Owner: Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Location: Bagdad Street, Damascus
Area: 10500 Sq. M.

2013-2015)
Design & working drawings for offices, entertaining building for Syrian Order of Engineering.
Owner: Syrian Order of Engineers Headquarters
Location: Barze Street, Damascus
Area: 9000 Sq. M.

(2012-2013)
Design for Commercial and entertaining complex in Amman.
The project contains a commercial mall, located in City center of Amman.
Area: 40000 Sq. M.

(2008-2009)
Design & working drawings for commercial, entertaining complex and a 5 stars hotel
Owner: Bardan & Hafi Group
Location: Mezzeh Highway, Damascus
Area: 77000 Sq. M.

(2007-2008)
Design & working drawings for commercial and entertaining complex
Owner: Egyptian Investor
Location: New Cairo, Cairo
Area: 56000 Sq. M.
Design & working drawings for Bright City 5 stars hotel
Owner: Egyptian Investor
Location: New Cairo, Cairo
Area: 54000 Sq. M.

(2006-2007)
Design & working drawings for Damascus Countryside Historical Museum
Owner: Damascus Countryside Municipality
Location: Sednaya, Damascus
Area:8000 Sq. M.
Design & working drawings for Mahayni commercial and entertaining complex
Owner: Private Investor
Location: Saboura, Damascus
Area: 3400 Sq. M.

(2005-2006)
Design & working drawings for Mahayni Hospital & Labs
Owner: Private Investor
Location: Saboura, Cairo
Area: 2700 Sq. M.

(2004-2005)
Architectural Design for commercial mall and Hotel complex
Owner: Orient Group
Location: Damascus
Area: 60000 Sq. M.
Design & working drawings for Civil Affairs Administration building
Owner: City of Edleb
Location: Edleb
Area: 4600 Sq. M.

(2003-2004)
Working drawings for Al‐Abasyeen Square – (traffic, water, greenery, sculptural, artistic, Commercial
& service elements)
Owner: City of Damascus
Location: Damascus
Design & working drawings for Civil Affairs Administration building
Owner: City of Homs
Location: Homs
Area: 5200 Sq. M.

(2002-2003)
Architectural Design for Al‐Hijaz market & train station
Owner: Akar Holding Co.
Location: Damascus
Area: 50000 Sq. M.
Design & working drawings for Al‐Oumaween Square – (water, greenery, sculptural, artistic,
Pedestrian links & traffic tunnel)
Owner: City of Damascus
Location: Damascus
Design & working drawings for Al‐Abasyeen traffic tunnel 800 m. long
Owner: City of Damascus
Location: Damascus

(2001-2002)
Design & working drawings for Al‐Baath Party – Branch II
Owner: City of Damascus
Location: Damasc us
Area: 2400 Sq. M.

(2001-2002)
Design & working drawings for Syrian Engineers’ (Damascus Branch) summer club
Owner: Order of Engineers
Location: Suburbs of Damascus
Area: 2500 Sq. M.

(2000-2001)
Design & working drawings for residential towers
Owner: Private Investor
Location: Tirana, Albania
Area: 30000 Sq. M.
Architectural Design for Physiotherapy & Plastic surgery building
Owner: Private Investor
Location: Damascus
Area: 6300 Sq. M.

(1999)
First prize – Private competition for Damascus Military History Museum
Owner: Ministry of Defense
Location: Damascus
Area: 15000 Sq. M.
First prize – International competition for Sharm Al‐Sheikh Museum
Owner: Ministry of Culture
Location: Sharm Al‐Sheikh, Egypt
Area: 7000 Sq. M.

(1997)
Appreciation reward – International competition for Goree Memorial
Owner: Ministry of Culture
Location: Goree Island, Senegal
Area: 15000 Sq. M.

(1996)
Fourth prize – Limited Arabic competition for a cultural, administrative & commercial building
Location: Amman, Jordan
Area: 90000 Sq. M.



Lectures, Researches, Publications, and, international & local jury assignments:

(2008) International conference for Architecture & Urbanism (The UIA Turin congress), Italy, Turin, International Union of Architects.
(2005) International conference for Architecture & Urbanism (The UIA Istanbul congress), Turkey, Istanbul – International Union of Architects.
(2004) Current architectural & engineering work realities in Syria – lecture at the International Architectural Conference at the Arsenal – France.
(2002) International conference for Architecture & Urbanism (The UIA erlin congress), Berlin, Germany – International Union of Architects.
(2002) International conference for Architecture & Urbanism (The UIA Sofia congress), Sofia, Bulgaria – International Union of Architects.
(2001) First Engineering conference – Damascus, Syria –Union of Arab Engineers.
(2000) Future evolution of Arabic City – lecture at the International conference of Tunisian engineers concerning Arabic City in the twenty first century – Tunis.
(2000) Sustainable expansion of Arabic City – lecture at the Second Conference of Architecture – Amman.
(1997) “Formation & evolution of international city planning – a future application on Damascus city” lecture at the Order of Engineers – Damascus.
(1997) “Future look at continuous and balanced planning mechanisms” lecture at the International Forum of Young Architects – France.
(1994) International conference for Architecture & Urbanism – Montreal, Canada – International Union of Architects.
(1994) Article about architectural production in hot & dry zones – Faculty of Civil Engineering & Architecture Reference Magazine, Sofia.
(1990) Article about Main characteristic of Arabic City planning – Faculty of Civil Engineering & Architecture Reference Magazine, Sofia.

(2004) Jury member of East Park competition – Damascus
(2004) Jury member of Astronomical dome building – Damascus
(2002) Jury member of Kassyoun architectural competition – Damascus
(2002) Jury member of Ministry of transportation competition – Damascus



International & local works under the International Federation of Young Architects:

(1997) Jury & organizational member of the International Forum of Young Architects – Sustainable Development of Cerdagne Capcir & Tet – France
(1996) Jury & organizational member of the international Forum of Young Architects – Sardinia as French – Spanish touristic spot – France
(1994) Jury & organizational member of the International Forum of Young Architects – movement, city & natural scenery – France
(1994) Jury & organizational member of the International Forum of Young Architects – A vision of a cost village in 2015 – France
(1993) Jury & organizational member of the International Forum of Young Architects – City & Environmental Planning – France
(1992) Participation in the International Forum of Young Architects – France
(1991) Participation in the International Forum of Young Architects – Georgia
(1990) Participation in the International Forum of Young Architects – Canada
(1989) Participation in an International competition – Greece
(1987) Participation in the International Biennale of Architects – Huma 2000, a vision of Damascus in the future.


Photographer - Bonyo Bonev