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Nima Nikroo

Nima Nikroo

Los Angeles, CA, US

 

About 

Curious in the development and evolvement of architecture with respective relation to conceptual risk taking, design evolution, and build-ability. Interested in the principles of architectural design and theory to approach and integrate the development of conceptual and practical skills and critical thinking. Thus creating a fluid approach with holistic values to create contemporary architecture and bringing to question design questions of Practicality, Build-ability, Intelligent Materiality, and Sustainable approach to current practices of architecture.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Danielian Associates, Irvine, CA, US, Intern Architect

-Converting hand sketch to CAD drawings.
- 2D CAD Drafting, plans, sections, elevations. Single Family Duelings, Multi-Family, Mixed use housing.
- 3D Modeling with sketchup and rhino, from 2D plans, sections, and elevations.
- Rendering, Plans and Elevations according to pre-selected color scheme from designers.
- Schematic Design.
- Design Development Drawings.
- Construction Drawings.

Jul 2013 - current
 

California Department of Transportation District 12, Irvine, CA, US, Intern Volunteer, Landscape Architecture Department

-Site survey: Mitigation measures (land-fill project)
-Site survey/ Design Proposal: Land revitalization (natural preserve park project)
-Construction Documentation and Technical Detail Drawings (Highway wall expansion)
-Highway lane expansion and erosion control (Traffic reduction/ land revitalization project)
-Field reports submittals to city officials for approval (road expansion, sound walls, vegetation preservation)

Jul 2012 - Aug 2012
 

Santa Barbara International Film Festival Volunteer, Santa Barbara, CA, US and Costa Mesa, CA, US, Student Volunteer as part of Class from Orange Coast College

Helped with initial design concept ideas.
Created scaled physical model of final design based on 3d digital file.
Build actual final design in 1:1 scale at the Santa Barbara Film Festival Site.

Jan 2010 - Mar 2010
 

Education 

Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles, CA, US, BArch, Architecture and Design

Studio 1: Material Strategies for physical world, Conceptual Strategies for physical world
Studio 2: Fromworks (Site, Contexts, and Programs)
Studio 3: Static Architectural Systems, Dynamic Architectural Systems (Anabolic, Metabolic, and Catabolic)
Fabrication and Delineations
Structures
Urban Systems
Environmental Systems
Tectonics
Philosophy of Technology

Oct 2010 - current
 

Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA, US, Architectural Studies and Architectural Drafting

Drawing and Design Visualization
Architectural Design Theory
BIM for Architecture
Architectural Construction Documentation
Architectural Fabrication
General Education

Aug 2007 - Jul 2010
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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