Born in La Jolla, California and raised in Los Angeles, California, from an early age Ariana Vardi was brought into a world with saw dust, power tools and creativity surrounding her. Both her parent's owned and operated Vardi Construction when they were in San Diego which eventually developed into a construction forensics company called XL Services. Her material grandfather, also in San Diego is still working as an Interior Designer at a ripe young age of 79. Still dapper in his suits he showed Ariana the ropes of shopping for fixtures and speaking with clients when she was a mere 13 years old.
While in school at UCLA Extention for Professional Interior Design, Ariana worked full time at architecture firms and construction companies. She wanted a well rounded real world education while she was obtaining a formal one as well. During those years, her passion grew and her knowledge of the industry progressed.
Today, Ariana feels her best asset to a client and their project is this all inclusive education. She feels the collaboration with contractors and architects is the key to any successful venture.
AVID Concepts, Los Angeles, CA, US, Owner/Founder
Run and operate an Interior Design and Construction Project Management Company.
Berry/Keller Architects, Los Angeles, CA, US, Architectural Designer
Project Management, Substitue for Principal for extended leave of absence, Building Department permit procurement, Field Observation, Drafting and 3D model creator and balanced and prioritized multiple projects.
Hinerfeld-Ward, Inc. (HWI), Los Angeles, CA, US, Construction Estimator
Cost estimate new and tenant improvement for commercial and residential projects. Upgrade estimating department by integrating CAD and Timberline into the bid process. Correspond with sub-contractors, organize bids and answer inquiries. Conduct client meetings on-site and in the office.
UCLA Extension Arc-ID Program, Los Angeles, CA, US, Professional Level Program in Interior Design
When I graduated in July 2007, the program gave a masters level certification.
As of 2009 the program was re-rated as a Masters in Interior Architecture.
Course curriculum with details, project management and (2) thesis courses remained the same.