Hossam Abbass, Contract Lead, OAA

photo-hossamabbasGraduated in 1991 with a Bachelor of Architecture, followed by a Construction Engineering Management Diploma in 1994 and a Masters of Project Management in 2006, Hossam has worked as a Project Manager and design architect for many construction projects in Canada, the Middle East, and the Caribbean.

Hossam is self-motivated individual with excellent leadership and communication skills. He works well as a team member and / or team leader and able to manage different groups of professionals, owners, and contractors.

For the past 13 years of his Canadian experience, Hossam has served as Design Architect, Job Captain, and Project Manager for numerous institutional, commercial, recreational and residential building projects in Canada.  Consequently, he is knowledgeable of applicable building codes, legislation and contracting practices.

As a product of his experience at all levels of project delivery, Hossam has in-depth knowledge of construction methodologies supported by strong design skills. He also gained solid experience in heritage conservation and adaptive re-use of historic buildings in both Canada and Egypt.



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Archicana 2010-Present, Ottawa, ON

Mr. Abbass’s experience involved working with Upper Hunt Club Dental Centers in Ottawa South to build their new state of the art Plaza at Hunt Club Road. Hossam is the lead architect and project manager responsible on the cost and schedule control along with preparing weekly progress reports to the project owner. Phase one of the project has been completed in Summer 2012 within 0.5% of project budget. The following are a few of projects for which Hossam has served as a Lead Architect and project manager with Archicana and previous employers:

Commercial Project Experience

  • Assunnah Muslim Association Masjid, Interior Design and retrofit. 2013, Project lead

  • 6 Fire stations, (4 renovations & expansion, 2 New) , Project Coordinator.(2013)

  • Upper Hunt Club Dental Centre (2010-2012). Project management, Project design, Contract Documentation, Bidding, Contract Administration.

  • Hunt Club Plaza and Parking Garage (Suria Plaza) – (2011) , Concept Design

  • Carleton University Renovations: Specification preparation, Constructions Documents, and Coordination (2006)

  • King Abdul Aziz University Competition: Conceptual Design and Design Development (2008)

  • QCH Parking: Conceptual Design (2006)

  • Russell Township Maintenance Garage: Conceptual Design (2007)

  • R.O. Pickard environmental center, Contract Documentation (2005)

  • Nortel Network Labs, renovations, Contract Documentation (2005)

  • Cedar Hill Golf course club house, alternation and expansion: Conceptual Design (2004)

  • Deglos landfill, St. Lucia, Contract Documentation, Contract Administration, site reviews (2002-2004)

  • Ottawa Macdonald Cartier international Airport, Contract Documentation

  • Al-Andalus neighborhood center, Kuwait, feasibility study (2000)

  • Kuwait Civil Service Commission Headquarter, Kuwait, Master Planning (1998-2000)

  • Petrochemical industries company head office building, Kuwait, Design Development (1997-1999)

  • Kuwait Chamber of Commerce and Industry Headquarters building, Contract Documentation (1996)

  • Wafra Commercial and Residential complex, Kuwait, Contract Documentation (1995)

  • Officers Housing colony Projects (two), Egypt, Contract Administration (1994)

Repair Project Experience

  • 6 Fire stations, (4 renovations & expansion, 2 New) , Project Coordinator (2013)

  • Ministry of National Resources Offices. Space planning, Project Lead. (2013)

  • Bank of Nova Scotia renovations, Thunder Bay. Project Architect. (2013)

  • Ministry of Training Renovations, Thunder Bay. Project manager.(2013)

  • Abraar Private School Extension , Renovation and Expansion (2011-2012)

  • 1551 Laperriere Daycare and Office Space Renovation (2010)

  • 26 Seguin Ave. residence – Renovation and addition (2012)

  • Ventanna Way Residence Renovation (2012)

  • Dr. Zalok Residence Renovation and Expansion (2012)

  • Ibrahim and Britan Residence Home Renovation (2010)

  • Elsayed Residence, Renovation and Expansion (2011)

  • 85 Grandview Road Residence (2011) Building Code review

  • Salvation Army, Renovations: Construction Documents, and Contact Administration. (2006)

  • MBNA banking facility, retrofit: Contract documentation (2005)

Health Care Project Experience

  • The Ottawa Hospital – General Campus – IT department renovation (2012) – Project Design, and Contract Documentation

  • Queensway Carleton Hospital – Part 3 redevelopment, Project Management, Contract Administration, Coordination with other engineering disciplines, trades and Client representatives. (2010-2012)

  • Children Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) – Project Management and Contract Administration (2008-2010)

  • Kemptville District Hospital, Kemptville – Contract Documentation (2007)

  • Winchester District Memorial Hospital, Winchester – Contract Documentation, Project Management and Contract Administration (2005-2006)

  • Queensway Carleton Hospital, Cancer Centre Link – Project Manager, Construction Documents – Managing Consultant teams (2006-2007)

  • Ottawa Children Treatment Centre, Master Planning, Schematic Design, Client design meetings and presentations (2007)

  • TOH-Civic Campus Parking Structure: Conceptual Design and Presentation (2008)

  • Royal Ottawa Hospital: Contract Administration (2007)

Heritage Project Experience

  • Parliament building center block interior recording phase II., Retrofit, Renovation and Record documentation (2000)

Courts Project Experience

  • Thunder bay Consolidated Court House, Contract Administrator
    Budget $300,000,000 – $400,000,000, LEED Silver, P3 project delivered using an Alternative Financing and Procurement (AFP) model. (2013)

  • Army courts and office buildings, Egypt, Contract Admin. (1992-1994)

Justice Project Experience

  • South West Detention Center: Project team management, Design Development, Coordination with other Engineering disciplines, trades and Client representatives. (2010)

  • Toronto South & S. West Detention Centre: Design Development (2007)

  • ORC Detention Centre: Conceptual Design (2006)

Professional Qualifications

Licensed Architect and Member, Ontario Association of Architects

Member, Project Management Institute

Member, Kuwait Society of Engineering

Member, Egyptian Syndicate of Engineers


Masters in Project Management, Quebec University, 2006

Microsoft Project for Architects course, 2011

In House Revit course, 2010

Wood Construction Course, Algonquin College, 2002

Graduate Diploma in Construction Engineering, Cairo University, Egypt, 1994

Bachelor of Architectural Engineering, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt, 1991


Multicultural Teams and Diversity

Management, PMI OVOC 2004

Areas of Expertise

Project Management

Contract Administration

Conceptual Design

Design Development

Working Drawings

Contract Documentation


Types of Projects




Master Planning

Design Development



New Designs

Parking Garage


Employment History

Archicana: 3 years – current

Habib architects Inc. – < 1 year

Parkin Architects Limited – 8 years

HOK Canada/Urbana Architects – 1 year

GPEC International Ltd. –  2 years

Brisbin Brook Beynon/YOW Architects – 1 year

PWGSC, Heritage Conservation Program – 1 year

Aljazera Consultants, Kuwait – 6 years

Other Management Experience

Community Producer, Rogers TV – 7 years

President, Egyptian Canadian Cultural Association of Ottawa – 3 years

Assistant Coach, Ottawa South United Soccer Club – 1 year

AutoCAD Lecturer – Carleton University – 1 year

Arabic for non Arabic Speaking Lecturer – CIDA / Ministry of Foreign affairs – 1 year

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