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Yavar Khonsari

Yavar Khonsari

New York, NY, US

 

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About 

I am currently a graduate student in the M. Arch program at Pratt Institute. I also hold a B.A. in Architecture with a Minor in Structural Engineering from UC Berkeley. I have worked in three different Architecture firms, an engineering firm, and as a freelance designer in the past four years. 

During my education and professional experience I have developed strong skills in architectural design and drawing (Autocad, Adobe Master Suite), and proficiency in 3D modeling (Revit, Rhino/Grasshopper, Sketchup, Maya, 3ds Max) and computer rendering(VRay, Mental Ray, Maxwell). I have also worked on interior design and renovation projects where I have been involved in the process of design and execution. My most recent professional experience was working as a 'architectural designer/product developer/digital drafter/ 3D modeler' for Aditazz, a San Bruno based Architecture firm which works mainly on health care projects. Besides my architectural design tasks, I was involved in the R&D team which works on developing software tools that serve the design process through simulation, information management, and design optimization. I also worked on generative design tools which enable integration between the design intent and fabrication techniques and improves the process of assembly.

I am self-motivated and highly organized on individual projects and have the experience of working in intense charrettes and design teams to develop projects of different types, levels, and scales. I have the ability to adapt myself to different work conditions and project types and have developed effective social skills through exposure to multiple client interactions.

Employment 

Aditazz Inc., San Bruno, Design Consultant

Architectural design and development of the Lancaster Kaiser Permanente project
Advanced 3D modeling, Animation, Parametric design of the structural and architectural components of the building using Rhino/Grasshopper
Conducting design research studies for the competition proposal
Preparation of architectural presentations
Visual presentation of construction methodology using Sketchup
Translation of functional and spatial requirements into feasible design solutions incorporating urban design, masterplanning, and sustainable design principles

Product development of software applications and building components,
Conducting research for application and functionalities of the product
Creation of product requirement documents,
Taking the product through different phases of development
and evaluating it at each stage,
Collaboration with engineers and manufacturers to develop workflows for fabrication and assembly techniques

Aug 2011 - Sep 2013
 

ENGEO Incorporated, San Ramon, CA, US, Graphics Intern

-Design, development, and visualization of technical gure sets, using Autocad, Rhinoceros, & Sketchup
-Preparation of reports and design of the graphics
-Worked independently to create a new department in the company, adding new visual and presentation elements to the graphics department

May 2011 - Sep 2011
 

Guallart Architects, Barcelona, ES, Intern Architect

-3D Modeling using Rhinoceros and the corresponding pluggins and render engines,-
Worked as an Integral member of the design team on number of projects, producing schematic designs, working drawings, and illustrations.

Feb 2010 - Aug 2010
 

Polytech Associates, San Francisco, CA, US, Design Consultant

-Intense work condition for a competition, charrettes
-Designing and developing in small amount of time as a team
-Advanced 3D modeling using Rhino and Adobe programs, producing schematic designs, working drawings, and presentation boards.

Dec 2008 - Feb 2010
 

Education 

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, MArch, Masters in Architecture

Sep 2013 - current
 

University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, US, Bachelors, Architecture

Bachelors of Arts in Architecture
Minor in Structural Engineering

Aug 2007 - Dec 2010
 

Areas of Specialization 

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