I am an enthusiastic architectural designer holding a Master degree of architecture and have an outside of the United States Professional License for Architecture Engineering. I finished my IDP requirements and am preparing for the ARE to soon become a registered architect in the state of California. During ten years of work experience in the architecture field, I have experienced different facets of the industry. For the past three years I have been working as a senior designer under the direct supervision of a California registered licensed architect in a boutique architectural firm. My latest job was to design, and manage the project delivery, and the submittal of a 700-unit mix-use apartment building in downtown Los Angeles in collaboration with the office principal, Cad drafters, the clients’ technicians, contractors and manufacturers, and different city departments. Meanwhile, I designed and handled the submittal of the several single and multi-family dwellings in the cities of Los Angeles and Beverly Hills. Prior to my current job I have been designing, remodeling, and building high-end residential units in up-scale areas outside of the United States as an entrepreneur architect.
Project Architect, Safai Architects, Santa Monica CA. 2011 - present
Designed, developed, rendered and submitted major mix-use projects in down-town Los Angeles as well as multiple and single family dwellings in the city of Los Angeles and Beverly Hills under the direct supervision of a thirty years AIA licensed architect for almost three years (NCARB approved work experience):
The design, 3D modeling and submittal of a 700-unit-mix-use apartment building located at 770 Grand Ave downtown Los Angeles. The task was to design and submit a six-story type I-B building over one ground level commercial and parking over four subterranean parking structure. The commercial includes a 42,000 s/f Whole Foods Market, and the total under-construction area is above one million square feet. (Under-construction)The 3D modeling and submittal of a 45-unit condo type V-A apartment building located at 441 Barrington ave, Los Angeles. (Under-construction)
The design of a 24-unit condo type III-A apartment building located at 744 hartford ave downtown Los Angeles.
The design and submittal of a 24,000 s/f single family dwelling located at 718 Canon Dr Beverly Hills. The task was to design and submit a two-story italian revival type V-B building over a basement. (Under-construction)
The preliminary design, code research and site plan development for several prime down-town Los Angeles lots, offered by Astani Enterprise and other developers.
Senior Architect, Arcom co. Inc., Tehran, Iran 2009 - 2010
Concept designer and design team manager of Eyesun mega shopping center in Arcom Co. Inc -- a full discipline architectural and engineering firm. The shopping mall was combined with two high-rises (an office building and a high-end hotel apartment) located in Tabriz, Iran. The project included two 32-story high-rises over a 5-story shopping mall over two subterranean parking levels. The task was to design a contemporary complex base on an architectural and structural concept through extensive coordination with the structural and mechanical engineering teams.
Entrepreneur Licensed Architect, Tehran, Iran 2003 - 2010
Designed, negotiated contracts and supervised a 20-unit-six-story-multi-family apartment building over one subterranean parking level located in an upscale area in Tehran.
Designed, negotiated contracts and supervised a modern/contemporary two-story summer villa over a basement in an upscale suburban area. The task also included an infinity pool combined with a water fall.
Remodeled and interior designed a high-end condominium located in an upscale area in Tehran with full supervision during the construction process.
Remodeled and interior designed a high-end office located in a competitive commercial area. All of the furniture (except the chairs) has been personally designed and supervised during the manufacturing process.
Azad University of Tehran (central art & architecture branch) -- Master of Architecture 2000 - 2003
Azad University of Tehran (central art & architecture branch) -- Bachelor of Architecture 1996 - 2000
3D Rendering & Hand sketch
Interior & furniture design
3D Max/Mental Ray
Architectural License, Grade II, Ministry of Housing and Urban Design, Tehran-Iran. 2006