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Tamara Youssef

Architect, OEA
BIM Coordinator
Tamara Youssef

Tamara was born and raised in Beirut, Lebanon. She is a certified architect in Lebanon, where she earned a D.E.S.S in architecture from the Lebanese University.

She has over 15 years of work experience, including 10 years at Dar Al-Handasah engineering firm, where she worked on large-scale projects such as airports and university campuses.

Tamara was introduced to BIM while at Dar, and was drawn to this world. Her passion for BIM drives her to keep learning, implementing, and disseminating knowledge.

Four questions with…

What destination is on your travel bucket list?
One destination on my travel bucket list is Destin, Florida. With its pristine white sandy beaches and clear emerald waters, it promises a perfect blend of relaxation and adventure. From water sports to exploring local culture, it’s an ideal spot for quality family time amidst breathtaking scenery, where I’ll be able to see my extended family.

What type of architecture / architect or design work inspires you?
The architecture of Antoni Gaudí inspires me greatly. His unique blend of organic shapes, vibrant colors, and intricate details creates a sense of whimsy and awe. Gaudí’s works, such as the Sagrada Familia and Park Güell in Barcelona, showcase his mastery in merging nature with architecture, leaving a lasting impression.

What are you most proud of in your design / architecture career (to date)?
I take pride in implementing efficient workflows that optimize project delivery. In addition, fostering collaboration among team members, streamlining processes, and reducing errors through BIM technology. Achieving successful project outcomes, staying at the forefront of industry advancements, and empowering others with BIM knowledge are also sources of pride.

If you weren’t working in architecture, what would you be doing?
In today’s construction sector, BIM is indispensable for staying competitive and relevant. Its integration streamlines processes, enhances collaboration, and boosts efficiency. Those embracing BIM gain a competitive edge, delivering superior projects on time and within budget, while those resisting risk falling behind in an increasingly technology-driven industry.