Originating from Algeria, Mr. Makhlouf completed his undergraduate studies at the Polytechnic School of Architecture in Algiers, Algeria. Based on his performance, Mr. Makhlouf was awarded a full scholarship to study at any university in the United States; he chose the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. After completion of his Master’s degree in Building Sciences at the University of Michigan in 1984, he began as a drafter at Robert Darvas Associates. He was employed for one year at RDA before moving to California and working as a Junior Architect on military and commercial projects with Hoover Associates in Palo Alto, California. Mr. Makhlouf returned to Algeria to fulfill his two-year military service requirement and served as a project manager on various design and construction projects for the Algerian government. Receiving an honorary discharge, Mr. Makhlouf taught drafting and design for first year Architecture students at the University of Blida, Algeria.
Upon his return to America in 1992, Mr. Makhlouf rejoined Robert Darvas Associates as a Junior Designer. He is involved with the design and detailing of numerous projects, including Dearborn’s Henry Ford Community College Library, the Ashley Mews office building in Ann Arbor, the Block 89 mixed-use complex in Madison Wisconsin, the Albion Science Complex at Albion College, and the Resurrection Life Church in Grand Rapids Michigan. Recent projects include the EnV and 1401 South State Street towers in downtown Chicago. Mr. Makhlouf manages projects, produces CD’s and co-ordinates with architects and consultants.
Diploma of Architecture, Polytechnic School of Architecture, Algeria, 1981
Master of Science, Architecture, University of Michigan, 1984