I was born in Doha Qatar, both my parents are Lebanese Armenian descendants. My Family immigrated from Lebanon to Doha, Qatar in 1975, during the start of the civil war in Lebanon. My 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. I 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 my family in 1988 and finishing high school. I attended Southern California Institute of Architecture. Sci-Arc and graduated in 2010. I have 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. My interests are in architecture, urban design, critical theory, design media, philosophy, geopolitics, network design, poetry, art and film.
Currently I am a design consultant for a few organizations in and out of the United states and I'm working on my own short film project named Dede in Glendale, CA. 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.
The Vernon Project at Rotterdam biennale, Los Angeles, CA, US, Project Manager
Architecture, Orhan Ayyüce, AIA, Los Angeles, CA, US, Urban Designer
Roto Architects, Los Angeles, CA, US, Architecture Design Consultant
INABA Inc, Los Angeles, CA, US, Intern
Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles, CA, US, Photographer
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