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Raffi Tomassian, AIA

Raffi Tomassian, AIA

Cincinnati, OH, US

 

About 

  • Leadership in design and production of S, M, L and XL sized architectural projects. Bridging and blurring the boundaries between the practice of architecture, academic research and the arts. Expertise in leading small to mid-size teams to project completion. Cost management through advanced technology and creative solutions to support advanced design ideas. Consultant team cohesion.

  • Seven years of lecturing and studio instruction at upper and graduate level in US and abroad.  Recognized with exhibit invitations and design awards. Conference involvement and presentations. 

  • Always interested and deeply involved in the cross-insemination between the arts and design disciplines.

  • Specialties: Concept design, analysis, optimization and visualization, client interaction, design team leadership, consultant interaction and cohesion in architecture and construction.
    Parametric design and Building Information Modeling.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

RT Design Studio, Cincinnati, OH, US, Owner/Principal

Private architectural practice with focus on residential, mixed use, retail, transportation, and urban design.

Jul 2008 - current
 

Faithful+Gould, Alexandria, VA, US, Project Manager

Project management and owner’s representation at various projects: office, industrial plant, including secure access sites (SCIF) for Rolls-Royce in the Indianapolis area.

Oct 2012 - Dec 2013
 

DNK Architects, Cincinnati, OH, US, Lead Designer/Project Architect.

Responsible for developing projects from concept through completion, design team management, client interaction, consultant coordination, BIM design and management, IPD process synching, marketing, client and review agencies presentations

Dec 2006 - Dec 2011
 

Safdie Architects, Somerville, MA, US, Project Designer

Project Designer on a portion of a $ 3.8 Billion Integrated Resort project. Primary responsibilities for two 2000 seat Broadway roadhouse style theaters.

Jul 2006 - Dec 2006
 

GBBN Architects, Cincinnati, OH, US, Senior Designer

Project Designer responsible for developing multifamily residential and mixed use projects, from concept through DD for the company’s China division. Team management. Work at GBBN China in Beijing. Marketing responsibilities;

Oct 2004 - May 2006
 

glaserworks Architecture + Urban Design, Cincinnati, OH, US, Project Designer

Project designer for one of firm’s studios. Responsible for project development from schematics through DD. Leading the digital modeling and multimedia presentations of the studio. R&D in proto-BIM: methods for interfacing digital design and construction technology. Leadership in continuing education and data management.

Jul 1997 - Oct 2004
 

Education 

University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, US, Masters, MSArch

Oct 1995 - Jul 1997
 

University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy (UACEG), Sofia, Bulgaria, MArch, Professional Degree in Architecture (MArch equivalent)

Oct 1989 - Jul 1994
 

Awards 

AIA Cincinnati Honor Design Award, 1st Place

Kids’ Shop at Cincinnati Zoo.

2011
 

AIA Cincinnati Design Award, Honorable Mention

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center: Harvey Ave. Parking Garage.

2010
 

ACSA Cash prize, 1st Place

ACSA Cash prize for advisory function in helping the student team win the AIRPORT. SECURITY. CIRCULATION competition. Student Winners: James Diewald, Michael Frederick

2006
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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