Ambitious designer with experience in the construction and architectural realm. Thrives in fast-paced environments in which deadlines are the priority and multi-tasking is the norm. An innovative Architect driven to push creative limits by experimenting with cutting edge design concepts.
USC Architectural Guild, Los Angeles, CA, US, Administrative Assistant
As an administrative assistant, I am in charge of doing administrative paperwork, computer work and filing. I also update alumni and donor information while coordinating network relationships with past and current architects in the USC Architectural Guild. Additionally, I help organize and space plan for events, dinners, networking forums, firm fairs, fundraisers, tournaments, and other high quality and expensive events. As a representative for the USC School of Architecture, I work alongside professionals, architecture professors, and other faculty members to connect the Guild to architecture students at University of Southern California.
The Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design, Los Angeles, CA, US, Assistant
During my year and a half with the organization. I played key role in assisting the gallery space during Summer 2012 and Summer 2013 and space plan the gallery with major and highly respected artists and architects. In addition, I helped create design layouts and part drawings using Google SketchUp. While working, I conducted research studies that led to the development of creating exhibition spaces within the gallery. Additionally, I was a video and audio archivist and transcriber for the organization archives.
ACS Architectural Construction Services, Costa Mesa, CA, US, Intern Architect
I played key role in designing interiors, signage’s and space planning for major companies around the USA. In 2011-2012 I was part of a ten-fifteen person group for the Starbucks Company. My responsibility was to be in charge of updating 400+ as-builds by space planning and designing new Starbucks stores. The job was primarily all over California in which I had to deal with permits and speaking directly with the various owners. In 2013, I was in charge of designing the signage’s for Hertz Company while helping create a new modern logo and restoring older Hertz buildings directly with the PA. In 2010, I was part of a larger group in space planning, designing, and creating new signage’s for the US nation-wide Toys 'R' Us stores that resulted in helping the architectural company be back and ahead on their deadline schedules that they were originally behind on. The primary software I used for my three years were: Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign), AutoCAD and Revit/BIM. Additionally, I am able to read plans and construction documents while completing surveys for all the companies listed. I worked alongside the PM and PA for verifying projects for their completion and even recommended major and minor adaptions in order to modify drawing sets and design ideas. By working directly with the PA and PM, I created new and innovative approaches to problems and discussed them with other associates and job captains and coordinated with other team members to review project and their schedules. Although I was an Intern Designer, I was treated as a regular junior architect and attended all team meeting to resolve technical and project related issues.
Università degli Studi di Roma Tre, Rome, IT, BArch, Urban Design
Architecture and Urban Design.
In 2012, I applied in a rigorous all school competition to study aboard in Europe. In 2013, I was selected among twelve other top students to study aboard for a semester in Italy. In conjunction with USC’s School of Architecture, I lived and studied in Europe for a full semester (six months) with other Italian students. In addition, Roma Tre University was ranked number two out of Top Ten European Schools of Architecture by Arch2o in October 2014.
University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, US, BArch, Architecture, Planning and Construction
Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, Minors: Urban Planning and Development, Construction Management and Planning.
Since my start at the University of Southern California, I was immediately placed on Dean’s List that lead me to join the highly respected Phi Theta Kappa and Sigma Alpha Lambda National Honors Society. My involvement in the National Honors Society and other school organizations helped me be part of the USC Senior Gift Advisory Board in 2014-2015 (www.seniorgift.usc.edu). The organization is invite-only for high quality students who have shown their commitment and skills to the University. I am currently Co-Marketing Chair and the Lead Designer for all website, logos, apparel and merchandises. During the beginning of 2010, I have been part of the USC Multi-Cultural Greek Society, Alpha Gamma Alpha (www.uscaga.com), which is a cultural group for smart, intellectual, driven young cultured women who do community events for both the University and the Greater Los Angeles County. I was President in 2013-2014 that lead my sorority to be rewarded for having the highest GPA in all of the sorority and fraternities at USC. I am currently the Alumni Chair and Recruitment Chair (2014-2015) in which I am charge of communicating to alumni and planning events and organizations for the Sorority while recruiting potential young women. Additionally, I am part of the USC Construction Management Student Association (www.usccmaa.com) in where I was invited and interviewed by past top scholars from USC’s School of Engineering. Being part of this organization, I competed in a national four day competition with other highly respected and high quality universities in Sparks, Nevada. I was part of a four person team in where I was the Lead Designer for the Design/Build Team.
Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA, US, Architecture
Drafting and Design Certificate.
In 2007, I showed high quality work in my studies and was placed on both Presidential List and Dean’s List. In 2008, I joined the Honors program at OCC and started taking honors classes. I joined various student organization, which lead me to get a two scholarships in 2009 and leadership awards in 2009 and 2010. In 2008 and 2009, I was President of both the Architecture Club and the Persian Students Society.
Sigma Alpha Lambda, Nomination
National Honor's Society
Phi Theta Kappa, Nomination
Persian Students Society Scholarship, Scholarship
Outstanding Club President
Strong Leadership Skills
Presidential's List, Honorable Mention
Dean's List, Honorable Mention