TEAM

EDGE is a leading architectural consultancy with extensive experience and a team of talented people at the heart of our success.

Our team responds gracefully and quickly to changing situations, new information, turning around high quality deliverables with impressive speed.

We understand the importance of adapting to market conditions and new information, and when faced with new challenges we get the job done without question.

Ivar
Krasinski

Founding Partner | Design Director

Ivar
Krasinski

Founding Partner | Design Director

Ivar Krasinski has worked with many international firms including:-

 

EDGE : Partner, Co-Founder, Design Director – Dubai, UAE (2011-Present)

Burt Hill : Partner, Principal, Design Director – Dubai UAE (2005-2011)

HOK S+V+E : Associate Principal – Kansas City, Missouri, USA (1996-2005)

His interests are broad and span many disciplines from art and design to science and engineering. This allows him to enjoy large complex projects, working with large multidisciplinary teams, always working towards optimized solutions meeting the Clients’ criteria.

He has millions of square feet of built work around various continents, and continues to take on ever larger projects.

All of his design work is held to strict criteria:

– powerful, clear image

– contextuality, rooted in local climate and culture

– development statistics and clients’ financial goals

He encourages all team members to grow and take on new challenges. He leads by example, and encourages all senior staff to do the same.

Fun facts: Ivar is a graffiti writer, and can be seen training MMA at Warehouse Gym daily.

BArch, AIA, APA

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About Edge

Architecture company

edge logo

About Edge

Architecture company

EDGE is an Award-winning lead consultant with experience in 14 countries, working on projects ranging from retail showrooms, hotels, and upscale residential towers to large urban developments. We provide a clear project vision from its inception and feasibility stage and continue detail-oriented supervision through handover and occupancy. Our clients include government agencies, master developers, international contractors, business leaders, and prominent families.

Martin
Baerschmidt

Founding Partner | Managing Director

Martin
Baerschmidt

Founding Partner | Managing Director

Martin Baerschmidt has worked with many international firms including:-
EDGE : Partner, Co-Founder, Managing Director – Dubai, UAE (2009-Present)

RMJM : Project Director – Dubai, UAE (2005 – 2009)

HOK : Design Manager and Master Architect – Dubai, UAE (2003-2005)

Hill International : Senior Project Manager – Dubai, UAE (2002-2003)

NORR : Project Manager – Dubai, UAE (2000-2001)

Hyder Consulting : Design Manager – Dubai, UAE (1997-2000)

Bouygues Construction : Co-ordinating Architect – Singapore (1993-1997)

Fun fact: You cannot beat Martin in Karting, unless you are a race car driver about to turn pro.

RAIA, BA (Arch), BArch, ARBV

George Malik

Project Director

George Malik

Project Director

27 years in the construction world have made George a formidable leader. Despite his heavyweight experience, George has a calm, easy, and modest manner, making him a great member on any team. With his organized methodology and meticulous approach to contractual responsibilities, George makes and ideal Project Director and Client liaison.

Qualifications

  • – Doctor of Philosophy (Architectural, Town Planning), Faculty of Engg, Cairo University, Egypt (2003) Thesis: Development of City Center, an approach to develop the Central Business District, with Cairo Central Business District as a case study.
  • Master of Science (Architectural, Town Planning), Faculty of Engg, Cairo University, Egypt (1995)

Thesis: Tourism Development of Urban Historical Areas, with LUXOR as a case study.

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Architecture & Town Planning, Faculty of Engg, Cairo University, Egypt (1991)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Architectural Engineering), Faculty of Engg, Cairo University, Egypt (1988)

Maher Barakat

MEP Manager

Maher Barakat

MEP Manager

Maher is an apt addition to our growing company; adding invaluable 30+ years of knowledge in MEP services.
Maher is a graduate in Mechanical Engineering from Ain Shams University, Cairo. Maher also has Diploma in Project Management and is LEED accredited.
Maher’s previous work experience has been in:
2014-2016 The Morganti Group Inc, Dubai, UAE
2008-2014 James Cubitt & Partners Consultants, Dubai, UAE
1998 -2008 Intercon for Contracting and Trading Co Lts, Alexandria, Egypt
1998 Sanitaire, Alexcon, Nobaria Investment for Refrigeration
1987-1988 The Egyptian German Co. Ceramica, Egypt
1983 -1987 Misr Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Co. (Miraco), Barakat
Fun Facts:
Maher enjoys swimming and keeping himself fit with regular Gym visits.

Charles Buzacott

Project Director - Retail

Charles Buzacott

Project Director - Retail

With over 15 years’ experience working in the Retail Design, Management & Delivery sector, Charles has had the opportunity to work for some of the world’s leading Retail Architects, Landlords & Developers both in the UAE and Australia. Having worked on some of the largest and most prestigious Retail Developments with companies such as Emaar, Westfield, Landlease & AMP Capital, Charles has a unique understanding and insight into the retail industry across all key retail sectors.

Rajani Jagadisha

Office / HR Manager

Rajani Jagadisha

Office / HR Manager

Raj brings a great amount of experience in office procedures and HR management. She keeps us all organized and efficient, helping the team to produce at an optimum performance level.

She is intuitive and sensitive to staff needs, and therefore a great advocate for the interests of all team members.

Qualifications

Bachelors in Science (BZC) Mangalore University, 1996.

Master of Business Administration (HRD) Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune, 2012.

CIPD (HR) Pursuing

Additional Training

Computer Application Diploma

Trained in Public Speaking, Individual Development, Psychology and Environment Awareness.

Creative Interests – Public Speaking, Essay + Journalism, Painting + Pencil Sketching.

Fun fact: We expect her to be on a cooking show one day. It’s just a matter of time.

Aditya Krishnan

Project Manager

Aditya Krishnan

Project Manager

Aditya Krishnan is an Urban Planner and Architect with more than 11 years of professional experience. He joined Edge in 2013 after working with Ivar Krasinski on the Dubai Motor City project while at Burt Hill / Stantec.

Aditya is currently working on master plans and architectural services for government institutions and private sector in the Middle East. He was awarded the VLIR scholarship to pursue an Advanced Masters in Human Settlements at Belgium in 2009. Here he was actively involved in urban design related studies and proposals for the state of New York and northern Palestine. Prior, as a Senior Architect he was in charge of design and construction coordination for large hospitality projects in the Middle East. This stint enhanced his communication and management skills while laying stress on cultural and religious sensitivity. He was one of five architects from India selected by the European Union in 2005, wherein he underwent a teaching internship at the University of La Cambre, Belgium. Here he guided final year students of architecture carrying out the post disaster reconstruction design of Tafensa, a village in Northern Morocco.

Qualifications

Masters of Human Settlements (MoHS) Katholieke University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium, August 2010.

Bachelors in Architecture (B.Arch) School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, June 2003

Fun fact: Aditya enjoys motorcycle tours of roads less traveled and he meets many interesting people along the way.

Belal Mohamed Aly

Senior Planning Engineer

Belal Mohamed Aly

Senior Planning Engineer

Belal is well versed in Primavera and has a strong contracting background. This makes him an excellent planner for the site supervision team, and he also keeps our design schedules on track.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering Department Alexandria University, Egypt June 2006.
  • Certificate in BIM Implementation and Management (Salford University)UK

Fun fact: Belal enjoys running, treating each new kilometer as a milestone on his progress chart.

Maysara Ali

Resident Engineer

Maysara Ali

Resident Engineer

Abdul Jaleel

BIM Manager

Abdul Jaleel

BIM Manager

Mr. Jaleel is a BIM expert specializing in Revit Architecture.

He has over 20 years experience in drafting and detailing complex projects and managing the deliverables.

He is the main BIM resource for our staff, answering all their questions and helping them through the more difficult technical issues associated with BIM modeling. His smile and easy manner make him a great team member, as he works tirelessly to meet pressing deadlines.

Qualifications

BIM Modeling, Conceptual Massing/modelling & Detailing

Fun fact: Mr Jaleel can deal with ridiculously large file sizes for BIM models due to his methodical and logical file structure approach. He is also a sport fisherman.

Ma. Teresita Moscoso-Garma

Senior BIM Architect

Ma. Teresita Moscoso-Garma

Senior BIM Architect

Teresita has 11 years of experience in delivering project documents at a high level quality.

She is very well versed in BIM, especially Revit Architecture, and helps all our staff with organizing their files and drawing sets, as well as solving tricky technical BIM issues.

She works tirelessly and consistently, always moving forward with great skill and efficiency.

Qualifications

B.Sc (Architecture) Technological Institute of Philippines

BIM Modeling, Conceptual Massing/Modelling & Detailing

Estidama Course

Fun fact: Teresita’s attention to detail is reflected in her hobby of numismatics.

NALINI DEVI

Revit Draftsman

NALINI DEVI

Revit Draftsman

In our pursuit to assist the BIM team, we selected few experienced Revit Draftspeople to join EDGE team. Nalini is one of them, who joined us recently. Nalini has a Diploma in Civil Drafting from Government ITI, Chennai, India. Nalini has worked in the following firms :

2015 Omnix International LLC, Dubai UAE
2010-2015 Larsen & Tourbo, Chennai, India
2008-2010 Genesis Habitat Pvt Ltd, Chennai, India
2005-2008 Visag Constructions, Chennai, India
1999-2005 Archscape Consultants, Chennai, India

Fun facts:

Nalini loves listening to music, read in her spare time.

GIJO JOHNY

Revit Draftsman

GIJO JOHNY

Revit Draftsman

In our pursuit to assist the BIM team, we selected few experienced Revit Draftspeople to join EDGE team. Gijo is one of them, who joined us recently. Gijo has a Diploma in Civil Drafting from NCVT Kerala, India.
Gijo has worked in the following firms :

2014-2015 Omnix International LLC, Dubai UAE
2012-2014 Nesma & Partners, KSA
2011-2013 Bonatti, KSA
2010-2011 G&H Associate, India

Fun facts:

Gijo is a huge Cricket game lover; never misses watching any match.

Mariusz Krakowko

Architect

Mariusz Krakowko

Architect

Mariusz has 9 years experience working in architecture, with a significant sports architecture background. This knowledge helps him organize complex work from the macro to micro scale.

He works relentlessly to push both our design and our project documentation forward, like all our staff.

Qualifications

B.E (Architectural) University of Ecology & Management, Poland 2010

Fun fact: Mariusz is an avid painter

Farah Mudhefer

Senior Architect

Farah Mudhefer

Senior Architect

An AUS alum, Farah has great design skill and demonstrates an ability to think on her feet, both literally and figuratively. She is talented and fast, two key strengths required to join the L+B | EDGE family.

She intuitively grasps the 3d relationships of any building condition, easily understands space and detailing, and is a strong asset to the design team.

Qualifications

Bachelors in Architecture (B.Arch) Cum-laude American University of Sharjah, NAAB Accredited, 2012

Fun fact: Farah is a kickboxer in training. Don’t try her leg kick.

Nenad Filipovic

Senior Architect

Nenad Filipovic

Senior Architect

Nenad is very talented, able to work in 3d space intuitively, and spanning all scales from macro master planning to micro facade details.

He is, like the rest of our team, fast and talented, with the ability to quickly optimize complex data sets.

 

Qualifications

  1. – 2010. Graduate academic studies – Master of Architecture (master studies last for two academic years);

Master thesis: New media art museum, Vienna

  1. – 2008. Basic academic studies – Bachelor of Architecture (bachelor studies last for three academic years)

University of Belgrade, Faculty of Architecture Department: Architecture

Title: Architect – M. Arch. GPA: 9.73 / 10 (B. Arch. + M. Arch.)

  1. License – Serbian Chamber of Engineers

Fun facts: Branko is not his real name. He plays various games to develop his strategic skills.

Irene Caravaca

Senior Architect

Irene Caravaca

Senior Architect

Irene brings lots of positive energy to the team and tirelessly pushes our projects forward. She is able to work at all scales from the macro master plan level to micro interior details. She is trustworthy, talented, and skilled in delivering complex projects efficiently.

Qualifications:

Masters in Architecture (M.Arch) Higher Technical School of Architecture, Seville, Spain.

Fun fact: Irene knows everything about the latest in progressive music. Go ahead, just ask her.

Carlos Barea

Architect

Carlos Barea

Architect

Enthusiastic; Energetic; Experimenter Carlos joined us end of 2015. He has a keen work aptitude
And is extremely productive. Carlos brings in solid Render skills and critical technical details of most Architectural softwares.
Carlos has a Master’s Degree in Architecture from Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain.
Carlos has previously worked with:
2015 LOTO Archilab, Madrid Spain
2013 Sedema, CB, Madrid, Spain
2007/2008/2009 Desarrollos Industriales del Centro SL, Madrid, Spain, Internship
Fun facts:
Carlos is an avid Basketball & Football player and cleverly works towards his goals.

Maria Kalaiji

Architect

Maria Kalaiji

Architect

Maria is a graduate of AUS Architecture, where she received a well-rounded education both in design and drawing documentation.

She is always willing to take on new challenges and helps all team members whenever asked to do so.

Talented like the rest of our staff, Maria has won significant design competitions.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch), American University of Sharjah UAE, 2014.

Fun fact: Maria is a photographer and loves to swim. Sometimes she does both simultaneously.

Merehan Kika

Architect

Merehan Kika

Architect

Merehan is another of our AUS Architecture Alumni. She is very talented and works well with engineering disciplines, tirelessly sorting out coordination issues. She brings positive and tireless energy to every project and is a great asset to our team.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch), American University of Sharjah UAE, 2014.

Fun fact: Merehan can be seen flying through the sky over the Gulf since she is an avid kiteboarder.

Mohammed Saleh

Architect

Mohammed Saleh

Architect

Dalia Safar

Graduate Architect

Dalia Safar

Graduate Architect

Blessed with a calm and quiet disposition, Dalia is a Key member of our staff. She is a keen learner and hard worker.
Dalia has a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from Lebanese American University, Byblos
Some of the previous Firms Dalia has worked in are:
2015 The Other Dada, Beirut, Lebanon
2014 AdDarchitecture, Beirut, Lebanon
2014 Transform Architecture-Urbanisme, Paris
2013 Ensamble Studio, Madrid, Spain
2012 Bernard Khoury, Lebanon, Internship
Dalia also rallies up for Humanitarian causes; has worked with Relief International, Beirut and provided assistance and help through recreational activities for the Syrian refugees in Lebanon.

Laura Atoui

Graduate Architect

Laura Atoui

Graduate Architect

Laura is a keen learner and an enthusiastic member of Team. She has a cheerful and calm personality.
Laura has a Master’s Degree in Architecture from Lebanese University, Beirut.
In the past, Laura has worked with:
2014 -2016 A R Hourie Enterprises, Beirut, Lebanon
2015 Jailane & Co
2013 – 2014 A N Bureau d’etudes et de Consultations, Beirut, Lebanon
2012 Studio d’architettura e d’urbanistica, Pergola P U, Italy
2012 Urban Planners, Beirut, Lebanon
2010 A R Hourie Enterprises, Beirut, Lebanon
Fun Facts:
Laura enjoys Photography, Yoga & Meditation in her free time.

Parveen Fathima

Graduate Architect

Parveen Fathima

Graduate Architect

Fathima is our Graphics Specialist and an Emerging Young Architect. She has a very methodic and detailed approach to work.
Fathima has her Masters in Architecture & Bachelor’s Degree of Environmental Design from The University of Western Australia

Fathima’s previous work experience has been in:
2015 Eaglewing Estates, Hotels & Management, Dubai, U.A.E
2015 WOW Architects, Singapore
2015 Professional Development Workshop, Hassell, Perth, WA
2014 University of Western Australia, WA
2013 Dubai Properties, Dubai, UAE

Fun Facts:
Fathima holds an adventurous spirit and enjoys mountaineering, cycling & swimming in her free time. Fathima is also an active member of Young Architects Forum of Dubai. Fathima is involved with “Adopt a Camp” initiative in UAE.

Sapna Meghlani

Graduate Architect

Sapna Meghlani

Graduate Architect

Tom Maher

Graphics Designer

Tom Maher

Graphics Designer

Ali Aloulou

Interior Designer

Ali Aloulou

Interior Designer

Ali is an amazing addition to our Interior Design Department. He has a vast Healthcare & Leisure Portfolio. Ali is very methodic and has a calm; pro-active work approach with problem solving skills and technical coordination experience.
Ali has Masters in Architecture from National Superior School of Architecture; Paris La Villette.
His previous experiences include:
2015 -2016 H2O Royal Group, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
2013 – 2015 Massa, Dubai. UAE.
2012 – 2013 Septembre, Paris France
2011 -2012 SebChantier, Paris, France
2012 Tokujin, Salon Maison & Objects, Paris France
2011 Cleram, Paris, France
2011 Bruno LeGrand Architecture, Paris, France
2011 BOMA Architects, Paris, France
2009 Tasmim, Tunis, Tunisia
2007 Elloumi Abderraouf Studio, Tunis, Tunisia
Fun facts:
Ali is a professional Music Producer; with his mixes AELI now taking over the Gulf waves! He has been instrumental running several Music /Dance shows in UAE, Tunis & Paris. It is obvious that Ali keeps the EDGE Team grooving!

Milica Jevtovic

Interior Designer

Milica Jevtovic

Interior Designer

A Belgrade born; UK Experienced Post Graduate, Milica brings in multi-disciplinary work and event management experience. She was also a Faculty of Arts & Design at the Megatrend University, Serbia.
Milica has a Master’s Degree in Interior Design from Faculty of Arts & Design Megatrend University.
Milica’s previous work experience include:
2013- 2016 Petokraka Studio, Belgrade, Serbia
2015 Organizing & Event Management of Belgrade International Week of Architecture (BINA)
2013 Zaha Hadid, UK Internship
2011-2014 Assistant Professor, Faculty of Arts & Design, Megatrend University, Belgrade, Serbia
2011 Nightingale Associates, London, UK Internship
Milica has also been Co-Founder of Artis (that did Alu-Park, Vortex and Izlog Installation) and has been Author or Co-Author for BINA, My Café e Cucina, Forest of Knowledge Exhibition, Eko MILD Homes Competition Design, Furnistaj Workshop, Box-it Furniture Design.
Fun Facts:
Milica enjoys photography and is keen on a surfing lesson soon.

MAJDA MARKOVIC

Interior Designer

MAJDA MARKOVIC

Interior Designer

Majda moved from Serbia to Arabia to join EDGE. Majda’s previous job opportunities as an Interior Designer in Serbia and Thailand provided her a wide range of experience in Furniture designing & brand designing. Majda has her Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Architecture from College of Art & Design, Belgrade, Serbia

Ajil Andrews

3D Visualiser

Ajil Andrews

3D Visualiser

Ajil is our master Visualiser, with previous experience in Companies like NAGA Architects & TFI Emirates Interiors in Dubai and Enventure Technologies, Bangalore, India. Ajil has an amazing speed & grasping of visualizing; hence value adding to our goal of being Effective & Efficient.
He has a Diploma in Civil Engineering & Multimedia Designing.
Fun Facts:
Ajil is a keen cricket fan and never lets any match go unwatched.

Ferdinand Andaya

Document Controller

Ferdinand Andaya

Document Controller

Ferdinand brings in extensive Document Control & Document Management experience. He has over 10 years of experience and is specialized in Site Documentation Procedures.
Ferdinand has Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology from Polytechnic University of Philippines, Manila.
Ferdinand has worked in the past for the following companies:
2014 – 2015 Morganti Group International, Dubai
2011 – 2014 Al Habtoor Leighton Group, Dubai
2010 – 2011 Muramatsu Group of Companies, Philippines
2006 - 2009 Consolidated Contractors Company, Jubail, KSA
2005 – 2006 Fortune Star Construction & Development Corporation,

Fun Facts:

Ferdinand plays basketball and enjoys cooking. He is also a keen IT enthusiastic and learns about networking in his free time.

Joana Sunpongco

Admin Assistant

Joana Sunpongco

Admin Assistant

Joana is our efficient Admin Assistant for Interior Design Department. Her previous experience in various administrative posts help us in putting together most of ID and front office requirements. She is a pro in arranging the mood boards.

Joana has worked in the following companies in the past:

2014 -2015 Overseas Ast LLC, Dubai
2011-2012 GAJ Architects, Dubai
2008-2010 Al Noor Hospital, Abu Dhabi
2007-2008 Bell Canada Account
2007 T-Mobile Account
2006 Sitel Phils, Philippines

Fun Facts:
Joana is a professional baker and loves pencil sketching.

Precious Mpundu

IT Administrator

Precious Mpundu

IT Administrator

Lissa Sarayeva

Receptionist

Lissa Sarayeva

Receptionist

DB Shrestha

Office Assistant

DB Shrestha

Office Assistant