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Mahsa Khanpoor SiahDarka

Mahsa Khanpoor SiahDarka

Melbourne, AU

 
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About 

An industry expert in Architecture Design, Drafting and Environmental Engineering with an excellent understanding of Sustainable Urban Development and Runoff Mitigation, Heat Island Effect Solutions, mechanical equipment used in buildings, and construction cost reduction. Approaching Sustainability with a focus on an analytical aspect and using numerical simulations to predict the behavior of each design method. Experienced in software-simulation and surveying. Predicting the energy consumption of an existing or under-conception building with the help of different software packages and practices.
• Comprehensive knowledge of evaluation of building energy consumption through building energy profiles on an hourly basis. Computer simulations can be used to obtain this information but generating simulations requires a significant amount of experience, time, and effort to enter specific building parameters using a variety of software, as well as strong math and physics skills.
• Expert in Estimation and analysis of construction's energy demands and supply costs.
• Extensive knowledge of Natural Water Treatment Systems for Safe and Sustainable Water, as well as green infrastructure and utilizing it to mitigate urban heat island intensity
• Experienced in adept business operations by following projects from conceptualizing phase to construction, including system design, incorporation of customer needs, and technical support.

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Employment 

MK Design, Tehran, Architect and Sustainable Consultant

Freelance Architecture Projects for customers based in Tehran. Designing Buildings, usual apartments for employers with energy efficiency concerns. Devising several Renovating plans for existing office buildings with high-energy consumption. Coordinated the analytical side of sustainable design with the aesthetic demands of the customers. Re-evaluating construction plans designed elsewhere to reduce building cost and/or incorporate more environmentally friendly materials. Developed new technical solutions to actual projects to save money and improve the building's life cycle.
Accomplishments:
• Saved several thousand dollars by Energy Consumption Analysis and implementing renewable energy alternative sources. (Tested by Energy Plus and Design-Builder)
• Stopped several kilowatt-hours worth of energy being wasted, through reduction of Internal heat gains and improving the thermal performances of existing buildings.
• Saved a substantial amount of energy by running each lighting design plan through DIALux.

Feb 2017 - current
 

Ghorbani Architecture Firm, Babol, IR, Architect

Junior Designer
Ghorbani's Architecture Firm- Babol
Surveying, Modeling and Rendering, Designing Projects, and Translating
Documents for the firm. Architecture Post-production, and Rendering
using 3Ds max (V-ray) and Photoshop. Along with computing the costs.
Also managing the payment of the firm's construction workers.
Accomplishments:
• Helped in designing one of the most significant monumental structures
in Modern Time Iran (Amir Kabir's University's Gate)
• Designed and rendered a project that was a modern take on the
"Bazaar," A High-school, several houses, apartments and villas and one
Housing Complex. (saw these projects through to the point of
construction)

Sep 2012 - Sep 2013
 

Kheshte Aval, Babol, IR, Architectural Draftsperson

Teaching Architecture software courses (AutoCAD, 3Ds Max, Rhino 5).
Interior designer in several renovation projects. Building Architectural
Models. Designing, Modeling and Rendering architectural models for
freelance projects.

Sep 2010 - Sep 2012
 

Education 

University of Tehran (UT), Tehran, IR, MArch, Architect and Sustainable Design

A very sought-after major, also known as "Energy and Architecture" that is
only offered in Iran's best University. Each year the faculty accept 18
people from almost 9 thousand applicants that take its entrance exam.
The program attempts to teach these students about interdisciplinary
methods of sustainable design, Mechanical Engineering, Architecture
and Environmental Analysis. It is a comprehensive course that before
accepting its students, ensures that they have all the knowledge
required to take on two different major's course-loads in a postgraduate
caliber.

Sep 2014 - Feb 2017
 

University of Mazandaran, Babolsar, BArch, Architectural Engineering

After passing the college Entry Exam (Konkoor) in Math and Physics and
finishing in the Top 5%, studied Architectural Engineering in one of the
oldest universities of Iran, with a full scholarship.

Sep 2008 - Jan 2013
 

Awards 

Winner of the 2nd Exhibition for the Selected Works of the Students of Architecture "From Workshop to Exhibition.", 1st Place

My Environmental Engineering and Architecture Design 2 Project which was selected in the academic year 2014-2015 as one of the Top Projects for Master of Science Degree to be shown in "From Workshop to Exhibition II" exhibition was also awarded the CEAT Award of Excellence.

2015
 

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