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nastaran ghaidar

nastaran ghaidar

Los Angeles, CA, US

 

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About 

Aesthetically-inclined architect with strong passion and appreciation for design and detail; inspired by the nuances of urban and community designs that both enhance and complement the existing neighbourhood and incorporate the best of modern technologies for efficiency and sustainability. An analytical thinker; acknowledged throughout academic training for capacity to absorb information, develop innovative and imaginative solutions, and communicate concepts clearly. Focused, well organised and have refine creative ingenuity and technical craftsmanship in preparation for professional role.


Participated in various internationally renowned architectural design competitions and showcased the most innovative, the most ultra-modern designs that defines architecture in this century and improves way of life. Gained excellent skills in design development, architectural design, documentation, and detailing on a wide variety of projects; knowledge of materials and their characteristics, detailing, construction techniques related engineering principles and building codes and ability to translate complex designs into clear, concise details and construction documents; Expert understanding of designer and graphic software applications.


Excellent ability to identify client needs, review architect design works, perform planning, design, construction, site analysis, make a recommendation and suggest improvements;
Effective communicator; convey technical and non-technical concepts in clear terms; develops long lasting relationships with clients, consultants, contractors and peers.  Able to work under pressure in fast-paced environments, quality conscious, committed to organizational success and delivers excellent client service.


Works effectively independently and with demonstrated commitment to team results; excellent problem-solving and organizational skills; Enjoys the challenge of managing projects from inception to completion; 

Employment 

CK Architecture, Los Angeles, CA, US, Junior Designer

Jan 2012 - current
 

Education 

University of Brighton, Brighton, GB, MArch, MA in Architecture and Urban Studies,

Thesis:

Design (Live between the Senses) – Created a program for visual people to explore space on a variety of levels, still in its experimental stage;

Key Achievements:

A number of my MA thesis images and research results are being used for the book by Dr. Ivana Wingham (who leads the Masters program in Architecture and Urbanism studies and is the leader of Architecture department at University of Brighton) and Mr. Ruderick Lumsden (Co Author). This book is expected to be published in the UK in the coming year). “The Reticent City”, a second semester design produced by me was selected to represent the MA in Architecture and urban studies course in University of Brighton forum during the art and architecture festival at University of Brighton in UK and was selected in the top 3 among all the Architectural schools in England.

Jul 2007 - Jul 2009
 

Areas of Specialization 

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