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Mehruss Jon Ahi

Mehruss Jon Ahi

Bay Area, CA

 

About 

"I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it."

– Pablo Picasso

One might suggest that Picasso is referencing his inherent desire to not only challenge himself but his audience as well. By pushing the boundaries, he found himself at a unique juxtaposition; celebrated and revered by some, criticized and confused by others. 

However, what his critics failed to realize is that the act of taking a risk, no matter how big or small, is a feat that many are never able to achieve. 

Throughout my architectural education in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Rome, Italy, I have been able to constantly challenge myself and push the boundaries of architectural inspiration, representation and production. I have carried these lessons into the early stages of my architectural career. 

Currently, I am the Vice President of MBI Groups and the Design Director for EXT Design Collective, as well as the Co-Creator and Creative Director of the critically-acclaimed online journal, INTERIORS

For inquiries regarding my design services, please email contact@mehruss.com

Elsewhere:

Employment 

EXT Design Collective, Bay Area, CA, US, Design Director

Jul 2014 - current
 

ArchDaily, New York, NY, US, Contributing Writer

In June 2013, INTERIORS Journal launched an exclusive column for the website, Archdaily. (http://www.archdaily.com/author/interiors-journal/). My business partner, Armen Karaoghlanian, and I analyze and diagram the architectural space of various forms of media, including film, music videos, and television.

My responsibilities include the graphic branding and representation for exclusive, bi-monthly posts for the website.

Jul 2013 - current
 

MBI Groups, San Jose, CA, US, Vice President

May 2012 - current
 

INTERIORS Journal, Burbank, CA, US, Co-Creator & Creative Director

INTERIORS Journal is an online journal, published on the 15th of each month, in which films are analyzed and diagrammed in terms of space. INTERIORS focuses on how space is used throughout a particular scene and how the architecture of the film impacts its narratives and characters.

My responsibilities include the graphic branding and representation for INTERIORS, as well as the construction of architectural drawings for each issue.

Jan 2012 - current
 

BCA Architects, San Jose, California, Project Designer 2

My responsibilities included Master Planning, Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Documents, Drafting, 3D Modeling, Rendering Presentation Graphics and Project Management.

I worked on the Schematic Design and Design Development phase for several projects. These projects include Secondary Education Facilities in Oakland, California, Senior Living/Healthcare Facilities in Santa Cruz County and Santa Clara County and Primary Education Facilities in Southern California. In addition, I have successfully completed multiple Facilities Master Plans for several School Districts in Northern and Southern California.

BCA Architects is California's premiere educational architecture firm.

Oct 2012 - Jul 2014
 

Woodbury University, Burbank, CA, US, Teacher's Assistant

Responsibilities included grading papers, inputting grades, and preparing occasional lectures.

Jan 2012 - May 2012
 

BCA Architects, San Jose, CA, US, Intern

Responsibilities included updating construction drawings and addendums.

Jul 2011 - Aug 2011
 

Education 

Woodbury University, Burbank, CA, US, BArch, Architecture

Graduated Cum Laude

Aug 2008 - May 2012
 

Pantheon Institute (Rome, Italy), Rome, Italy, Architecture

Jan 2011 - May 2011
 

University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, US, Architecture

Aug 2006 - May 2007
 

Awards 

Official Selection: Hero Complex Gallery "Imagined Worlds" Exhibition, Other

Architectural Diagram created for INTERIORS Journal was selected to be exhibited at the "Imagined Worlds" Exhibition at the Hero Complex Gallery in Los Angeles, California.

2014
 

Official Selection: Hero Complex Gallery "King for a Day" Exhibition, Other

Architectural Diagram created for INTERIORS Journal was selected to be exhibited at the "King for a Day" Exhibition at the Hero Complex Gallery in Los Angeles, California

2014
 

Official Selection: Drylands Design Exhibition, Other

Project was selected to be exhibited at the Drylands Design Exhibition at the A+D Museum in Los Angeles, California.

2012
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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