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Ardavan Tookaloo

Ardavan Tookaloo

Salt Lake City, UT, US

 

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About 

After graduation from M.Arch program I started working for a sub-contractor in Bay area, CA. As an only architect I had variety of duties. I had people who were working for me on the field. Besides that, I was the person in charge to communicate between shop and field regarding what is happening on the site. Also I was responsible for communication between architectural firms and our company. There I learned and practiced leadership and management and I realized that the differences between these two. I believe I will contribute to any firm with my leadership and management skill.

As part of my internship I have worked for EDA architects in SLC, UT. During my short internship I got a chance to hands on variety of projects from programing and master planning to all phases of architectural drawing as a solo intern with least amount of supervision which is an excellent skill for an intern to fit in faced paced environment. My background plus my computer skills together are my super power to keep up with work. Besides that, I am a multi-task person who may handle different responsibilities at the same time and still get the best result.

Last but not least, my research and writing skill is another key factor which distinguishes me from my other peers. Currently I am conducting a “Post Occupancy Evaluation” research which makes me responsible for different meetings and interviews to gather enough and valuable information. Also, my paper has been approved and I will present my research on an international conference in Chicago. I believe my research and writing skill is what any firm would seek these days.

Employment 

The University of Utah ITAC, Salt Lake City, UT, US, Research Assistant

Working on Post Occupancy Evaluation

Jul 2014 - current
 

EDA Architects, Salt Lake City, UT, US, Intern Architect

Jan 2014 - Jul 2014
 

AlumTile, San Jose, Intern Architect

Construction documents, Shop Drawings, Detailing, 3D modeling, Cut sheet, biding,

Aug 2013 - Jan 2014
 

Archolog, Tehran, IR, Intern Architect

Schematic design, design development, construction document, 3D modeling, rendering.

Jan 2011 - Aug 2011
 

CYBON, Tehran, IR, Junior Architect

Interior design, Design development, construction document, 3D modeling

Mar 2010 - Oct 2010
 

Gostareye Parasia, Tehran, IR, Intern Architect

It was a part time job. I was involved in Schematic design, design development, construction document, 3D modeling, rendering and presentation.

Jan 2008 - Feb 2009
 

Education 

The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, US, Masters, Building Technology

Aug 2014 - current
 

The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, US, MArch, Architecture

Aug 2011 - May 2013
 

University of Art, Tehran, Tehran, IR, BArch, Architecture

Sep 2005 - Feb 2010
 

Awards 

Prescott Muir Scholarship, Grant

2012
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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