Mohanad began developing his skill for engineering at a young age when his father inspired him to build barns for his horses on their family ranch. He has since found his passion in problem solving and believes it is a critical part of his job to this day. Mohanad’s method involves picking a problem apart and reverse engineering it to examine individual complications. He is driven by his sense of responsibility and dedicated to his client’s vision. With an interest in sustainable modeling, Mohanad looks for alternative solutions in system design to ensure buildings are eco-friendly.
Dribble, Cross, and Goal
Mohanad loves both playing and watching soccer. He played professionally in Egypt and was part of a soccer club. He took to the sport because it’s famous worldwide, and he believes it brings people together. Soccer has helped Mohanad build rapport with his community, and he likes how accessible the sport is. He particularly enjoys the strategy of the game. He can maneuver the ball easily because he is fast, has good ball control, and communicates with his teammates intuitively.
Shaalan, the Big Brown Horse
Mohanad grew up with six horses on a ranch in Egypt. His father loved horses and taught Mohanad how to ride at the age of 15. Mohanad explains that to learn how to ride and to win the horse over, you have to show resilience. This entails getting back up no matter how many times you fall off the horse. He named his favorite horse Shaalan, which means “unstoppable fire.” Since Shalaan was very active, Mohanad would take him out to the ocean and teach him how to swim at dawn.
For Mohanad, the perks of living by Manhattan Beach include frequent runs along the shore at sunrise. He enjoys running on dry sand and swimming in the ocean during the summer. The beach is his ideal workout spot, as he loves looking out over the horizon and finds that the view motivates and energizes him to keep going. The sound of the waves is also calming, and Mohanad uses this time to meditate and prepare himself for the day.