Farhaan Khan

Farhaan Khan

San Francisco, CA, US



Self-motivated Architectural Designer with experience in professional firms. Skilled at communicating and developing ideas from conception to fruition. I am interested in developing knowledge of the architectural process from concept to final product. Excellent team player with a strong independent work ethic.


William Duff Architects, San Francisco, CA, US, Designer

- Perform document production by developing design and technical drawings, and researching relevant information. Conduct code and product research.
- Prepare design illustrations or rough sketches and presentation graphics, and create digital models.
- Assist in maintaining well-organized project digital and physical files.
- Work with senior staff to evaluate individual project needs and coordinate with consultants.
- Source material/project samples, obtain cost estimates from outside vendors and develop strong vendor relationships.
- Take notes and prepare meeting minutes.

[Taken from WDA website]

Nov 2018 - current

A23 Studios, Tucson, AZ, US, Student Intern

- Created diagrams for several projects during their design development phase
- Collected drawings and red-lines from various clients and made edits as required
- Collaborated on technical drawings with co-workers and edited drawings as necessary for evaluation by client

Aug 2017 - May 2018

Farhan Rod Design Consortium - LLC, Phoenix, AZ, US, Summer Intern

- Created design development and detail drawings for single story residential projects
- Delivered documents for review from city and learned design proposal process
- Delivered plan drawings of existing establishments to owners after personal inspection and measurement of premises

Jun 2016 - Aug 2016


University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, US, BArch, Bachelor of Architecture

"Critical Practice: Relative to other schools in the United States, we claim the terrain of “critical practice,” meaning that we take more seriously the job of professional education and, beyond that, the training of young architects who will significantly contribute to the advancement of our discipline.

Extreme Climate Design: Using our own Sonoran Desert setting, we teach students to design to its extreme conditions; then, we teach them to extrapolate these skills to other climates. Although the architectural academy is aware of the threat that global climate change poses to civilization as we know it, relatively few schools teach both the leading sustainable principles while also stressing simple fundamental strategies, such as passive climate design, downsizing programs, and getting more architecture with fewer materials. Our setting offers the perfect opportunity to focus on radical climate; moreover, climatologists predict that arid climates will cover more of the globe, making our work increasingly relevant. Thus, our School values design that is highly climate responsive.

Sustainability: Because the construction and operation of the built environment is responsible for 48% of global greenhouse gas emissions, we are vigilant about first instilling an ethical orientation, i.e., the architect’s responsibility for transforming the built environment, and then teaching the technical and aesthetic lessons that support those ethics. Technology and strategies for sustainable will change; ethics should not. Thus, our School values professional ethics and sees it as an increasingly important trait in next-generation architects. We are the first B.Arch degree in the country to adopt a sustainability protocol integrated through all studios.

Hands-on Education: Because professionals make, rather than merely think about, the built environment, we have developed a hands-on pedagogy: learning by doing. From our innovate structures curriculum (in which students build-and-break components in order to develop an intuitive sense of building physics) to our design/build studios (in which students build furniture, shelters, and small buildings), our educational environment is analogous to the world of practice and construction. With one of the best Materials Labs is in the country, we are well equipped for this approach. Thus, our School values experiential, as well as intellectual, learning.

Settlement: Because density has a huge impact on carbon footprint, the design of settlement as well as individual building is a primary concern. Arizona’s population will double by 2040; our Sun Corridor, the developing metropolis between Tucson and Phoenix, is the second fastest growing of 11 mega-regions in the nation. Growth-related development of this magnitude, in a fragile desert ecology, will require a new, compact, and more conservation-oriented approach—not traditional sprawl. Our School casts its mission within the needs of our region and values public service."

(Taken from UofA, CAPLA website)

Aug 2013 - May 2018


Design Excellence, Award

2017 Design Excellence Award for the Design Build studio for the Sentinel House.


ARCHITECT Magazine: International 2018 Studio Prize, Award

2018 Studio prize for Capstone Projects. Published in ARCHITECT Magazine.


Abitare Magazine, Other

Design Build studio, Sentinel House. Published in Abitare Magazine.


Areas of Specialization