Was born in Doha Qatar, both his parents are Lebanese Armenian descendants. His Family immigrated from Lebanon to Doha, Qatar in 1975, during the start of the civil war in Lebanon. His father Avedis Guiragozian worked for a large Architecture and construction company in Doha, in which he had a significant role in the foundation of Qatar's infrastructure. Aram was exposed at a young age to Architecture and construction, and grew to have a deep passion for the field. After moving to the United states with his family in 1988 and finishing high school. Aram attended Southern California Institute of Architecture. Sci-Arc and graduated in 2010. Currently working as a consultant for Michael Rotandi at ROTO Architects. He has served as guest critic for East Los Angeles College, Woodbury University and California State polytechnic University Pomona. Starting 2013 became a member of LA forum of Architecture and Urban Design. His interests are in architecture, urban design, critical theory, design media, philosophy, geopolitics, network design, poetry, art and film. Currently working on his own short film project named Dede in Glendale, CA. The film is due to finish in late 2014 early 2015 for entrance in short film festivals. The short film describes the significance of the urban social interaction of immigrated communities juxtapose to the reality's they face and their American dreams. His future plan is to start a multidisciplinary design firm based in Los Angeles in 2014.
Aram's General Blog on Archinect:
The Los Angeles Biennale in Shenzhen is an experimentation in creating a nomadic biennale on urbanism, hosted by the Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture. This blog will cover the preparation, activities and findings from this experiment.
Roto Architects, Los Angeles, CA, US, Architecture Design Consultant
Designer on a 308 acre project in Frazier Park owned by SEA Inc. Responsibilities is leading a team of designers in all aspects of design from the conceptual and diagrammatic stages to a physical and tangible stage. The project desirers not only a structural designing, but co exists with designing a business model that can project SEA Inc. into its future endeavors.
The Vernon City Project at Rotterdam biennale, Los Angeles, CA, US, Project Manager
Orhan Ayyüce Architecture, Los Angeles, CA, US, Urban Designer
On going investigation in design theory, and urban development projects, that's focused around documenting the existing and nonexistent urban infrastructure of Los Angeles.
INABA Inc, Los Angeles, CA, US, Intern
Managed the business development department. Conducted market research, analyzed data and executed strategies. Responsibilities included drafting RFQs and RFPs with a win rate of 46%. Developed business relationships with high profile businesses.
Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles, CA, US, Publishing Assistant
Responsibilities included photographing events, creating business relationships with high profile architects, as well as working with the graphic design team
Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles, CA, US, BArch, BArch
Honorary mention, Honorable Mention
Journal of Architectural Education. Volume 60 issue 2 page 58-62