Ardavan Tookaloo

Ardavan Tookaloo

Salt Lake City, UT, US


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After graduation from Master of Architecture program, I have started working for a sub-contractor specialized on aluminum and composite panel siding for buildings in San Jose, Bay Area. There, I worked as the main architect managing the drafting office, supervising the construction site, providing the shop drawings and helping the shop employees to craft specific pieces for challenging projects. There, I learned a great deal of responsibilities and realized how vital is detailed precision to satisfy our client request

After this experience I was eager to get back to architectural world, soon I became part of a mid-size architectural firm in Utah. Being part of a team fostered the role of teamwork in me. My keen perspective about the construction site and design allowed me to be involved in variety of projects. Working in a fast-paced environment, jumping from one project to another with many deadlines helped me to improve my management skills and easily adapt to any kind of circumstances. Both of which are one of the most valuable characteristics of any excellent employee.

Additionally, I have a degree in architectural studies focusing on Post Occupancy Evaluation (POE) which lead me to develop and run a POE plan. This specialty provided me with the skills to launch and manage different meetings, study more about the building function how satisfy our client more successfully. I presented my study in two international conference (ICSDEC, Chicago 2015 and BTES, Utah 2015). Not everyone in a firm has the ability to execute this practice and that is another key factor that distinguishes me from my peers.



The University of Utah ITAC, Salt Lake City, UT, US, Research Assistant

Working on Post Occupancy Evaluation

Jul 2014 - current

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM), Chicago, IL, US, Design researcher

Working on Chicago Public School Closure

May 2015 - Aug 2015

EDA Architects, Salt Lake City, UT, US, Intern Architect

Jan 2014 - Jul 2014

AlumTile, San Jose, Intern Architect

Construction documents, Shop Drawings, Detailing, 3D modeling, Cut sheet, biding,

Aug 2013 - Jan 2014

Archolog, Tehran, IR, Intern Architect

Schematic design, design development, construction document, 3D modeling, rendering.

Jan 2011 - Aug 2011

CYBON, Tehran, IR, Junior Architect

Interior design, Design development, construction document, 3D modeling

Mar 2010 - Oct 2010

Gostareye Parasia, Tehran, IR, Intern Architect

It was a part time job. I was involved in Schematic design, design development, construction document, 3D modeling, rendering and presentation.

Jan 2008 - Feb 2009


The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, US, Masters, Building Technology

Aug 2014 - current

The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, US, MArch, Architecture

Aug 2011 - May 2013

University of Art, Tehran, Tehran, IR, BArch, Architecture

Sep 2005 - Feb 2010


Prescott Muir Scholarship, Grant


Areas of Specialization 


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