Ismael Leyva Architects P.C.,

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Jafar Tabaei
Ismael Leyva

Mr Tabaei has over 30 years of extensive experience in planning, design and construction of major cultural, civic educational, transportation, and commercial projects.

Mr. Tabaei is an active Project Director on complex programming, planning, design and construction projects. His duties include design administration and support services for the review of Construction Documents and Services during construction on design-bid and design build projects for both public and private agencies. As Principal-in-Charge, his experience with civic, cultural, educational, commercial and transportation projects includes feasibility studies, planning, design, and construction of museums, schools, educational, and transportation facilities.

Mr. Tabaei has worked with national and international agencies to provide bid packages for design build projects, as well as, construction cost limit (CCL) and review of proposed guaranteed maximum price to ensure compliance with life cycle cost studies, energy conservation, system comparison, safety, and security. He holds extensive knowledge of value engineering and construction phasing, which is vital for the renovation of occupied buildings.

Through intensive training with security agencies, Mr. Tabaei is extremely familiar with architectural security aspects related to large scale mixed-use developments. In addition, his involvement with the preservation and restoration of historic sites since 1975 enables Mr. Tabaei to prepare design and construction documents for restoration, renovation, modification, and development of landmark buildings.