Tannaz Fotowatjah

Tannaz Fotowatjah

Los Angeles, CA, US


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I describe myself a self-starter who takes the initiative and welcomes the hard work and responsibility that follows. I completed my education 2 years ago, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, and have been steadily active since, including additional training.

I am currently employed at Arka Construction Inc., a truly challenging experience in which I have grown tremendously. Working long and unexpected hours, I have learned to exercise flexibility and perseverance, especially when working on multiple projects at the same time. Emphasis on teamwork has helped me develop and maintain superb professional relationships with colleagues, mentors and clients, while maintaining my ability to perform independently.

At this point of my career, I have been involved in many completed projects. My experiences range from preparing as-built drawings, to design and creating AutoCAD/Revit permit sets, as well as construction documents, all under guidance of the Architect. I’m also proficient in 3D modeling and rendering.


• Digital architecture -- College Certificate for Revit, Maya And 3Ds Max, Excellent knowledge of AutoCAD,Rihno, Sketch Up, ArchiCAD, Adobe Photo Shop and Microsoft Office


Arka Design/Build, Los Angeles, CA, US, Designer

• Design and renovation for costume residential housing and condominium
• Site visits to verify existing conditions and field verification
• Preparing background drawings, schematic design, construction documents,
• Assisting project manager during construction with job site coordination
• Collaborating with project architect, consultants, clients and contractors
• Processing of plan check and permit, Preparing as-built drawings

Jul 2014 - current

AIA Pasadena & Foothill Chapter, Pasadena, CA, US, Intern

•Create graphic designs, concepts, and sample layouts based on knowledge of layout principles and esthetic design concepts
•Working closely with the board of directors to generate graphics for events flyers
•Assisting the executive directors with office administration
•Attend weekly meetings
•Speaker and sponsor coordination for each events and its requirement
•Assisting with the event registration and welcoming attendees, providing directions and general information

Jan 2014 - Aug 2014

pitaQ, Sacramento, CA, US, Interior Design, Graphic Design

• Designed graphics for the Menu and journal for advertising
• Sketched idea, drafted plans, and basic interior design
• Selected products, finishes and colors and ordered samples

Jun 2013 - Aug 2013

Marjan Mehr Residential Complex, Tehran, IR, Architectural Intern

• Involved in the reconstruction project of the Marjan Mehr residential complex located in northern Tehran
• Performed field measurement and verified existing condition
• Created as-built drawing using AutoCAD

Jun 2012 - Sep 2012

Ehsan Raof, Architect, Tehran, IR, Architectural Intern

• Developed conceptual design package for a restaurant
• Work included drafting the plans in AutoCAD, 3D modeling in ArchiCAD, presentation graphic in Photoshop, diagrams, and renderings in 3Ds Max

May 2010 - Sep 2010

H&M Hennes & Mauritz, Tehran, IR, summer Intern

• Attended coordination meetings with owner representative, consultancies and project manager in order to remodel the H&M store
• Directed activities of workers engaged in preparing drawings and specification
• Photographed and recorded existing conditions, completed field measurements
• Designed and drafted plans, elevations, sections, and details for design development

Jun 2009 - Sep 2009


Santa Monica College, Los Angeles, CA, US, Rihno-3DS Max

Jan 2015 - current

Glendale Community College, Glendale, CA, US, Revit 2014

Jun 2014 - Aug 2014

Pasadena City College, Pasadena, CA, US, Maya ( 3D modeling and rendering ) - English (Advanced Writing)

Maya ( 3D modeling and rendering ) - English (Advanced Writing)

Jan 2014 - May 2014

University of Tehran (UT), Tehran, IR, BArch, architecture

The 4 Year professional program consists of 144 credits with an emphasis on practical architecture.

Sep 2008 - Jun 2013


Ranked 2nd GPA at University class 2010, 2nd Place


Ranked 3nd GPA at University class 2008, 3rd Place


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