kiana memarandadgar

kiana memarandadgar

New York, NY, US

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Mycotecture Lab_Syracuse University, Researcher

Working with the faculty PI on the design and study of sustainable material from the Mycelium network, and designing the architectural application suitable for the material.

Jul 2021 - current

DE+ (Dilworth Eliot Studio), San Francisco, CA, US, Architectural Designer

At DE+, I worked closely with the firm partner and other team members on the design and documentation of modular education projects, as well as residential and civil design.

Dec 2020 - Jun 2021

KieranTimberlake, Philadelphia, PA, US, Architectural Designer

I have been part of several project teams, ranging in size and complexity, including a master plan for the Kennedy Center in D.C., and an academic lab building at Carnegie Mellon University, from planning and schematics to construction document set. My responsibilities included but were not limited to initial design studies for programming and concept design phases, rendering and graphics, code research, consultant coordination, keynote managing and working with specs, envelope studies and detailing, design development, and documentation production under demanding deadlines.

Aug 2018 - Oct 2020

Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, San Francisco, CA, US, Architectural Intern

While interning at BCJ, I worked on site analysis and concept design for an education building at the UC Davis campus, renovation of Dominican University library, and interior space for offices in two levels of Salesforce tower, San Francisco. my assignments ranged from surveying the library building, MEP coordination, preparing renderings, site analysis and mass diagrams, construction documentation.

May 2017 - Aug 2017

Lehman Smith McLeish LSM, Washington, DC, US, Architectural Intern

At LSM, I worked on an aviation headquarter office design, from facade and envelope studies and digital modeling to design development and construction documentation. Additionally, I prepared test fit documents for interior design, product submittals, material, and fixture selection.

Sep 2016 - Dec 2016

FRCH Design Worldwide, Cincinnati, OH, US, Architectural Intern

During my four months of interning at FRCH, I prepared the survey and construction documents for commercial design.

Jan 2016 - Apr 2016


Syracuse University, Masters, Design | Energy | Future

Aug 2021 - current

University of Cincinnati, MArch, Architecture

Aug 2015 - Apr 2018


Graduate Assistantship for both Masters, Scholarship


AIA Ohio Student Award 2018, Honorable Mention

Thesis Projects selected as an honorable mention


DAAPCares 2018, Award

Projects selected for the humanitarian solution


Directors’ Choice Award, Award

Group project “the Cloud” selected for the best project


Areas of Specialization