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Mohsen Khamechian

Mohsen Khamechian

Los Angeles, CA, US

 
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About 

I have experienced (9+4=) 13 design studios covering a wide spectrum of topics and scales. Through my education and other personal interests and projects, I am proficient in Revit, Sketchup, AutoCAD, Enscape, Photoshop and other software (and I am very quick in learning new ones if needed); however, digitizing my work is never my first step, I tend to keep the progress hand-operated as long as possible. My designs are concept-driven, concepts generated from the question itself: the container and the contained, the context and the people. We either design for the people, or we are just doing it for ourselves!

Employment 

Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), Chicago, IL, US, Teaching Assistant

I was in charge of daily tasks and helping students with tools and materials.

Aug 2019 - May 2021
 

Self Employed, Tehran, IR, Acting / Set Design

After Design, Acting is the very close second on the list of my interests and skills. It started as a hobby in high school and got more and more serious along the way, with two public performances on my record.
Of course Architecture found its way onto the stage as well, and I ended up designing and making the sets for several plays.

Jan 2011 - Feb 2019
 

Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, IR, Teaching Assistant

Along my favorite professor, I guided the second year students in the studio, all the way throughout their design process.

Jan 2018 - May 2018
 

Rah Shahr International Group, Tehran, IR, Summer Intern

I became part of the 3D modeling group, working with Revit and SketchUp.

May 2016 - Sep 2016
 

Padide Samet Architects and Engineering Consultants, Tehran, IR, Summer Intern

I designed plan alternatives for several small residential projects, working with AutoCAD and SketchUp.

May 2014 - Sep 2014
 

Education 

Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), Chicago, IL, US, MArch, Architecture

Aug 2019 - May 2021
 

Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, IR, BArch, Architecture

Living in the Middle East, I feel blessed to have studied architecture at the birthplace of human civilizations. Throughout my 5 years of studies, I experienced a wide variety of 9 design studios and got to visit more than 15 provinces of the country.

Sep 2012 - May 2017
 

Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, IR, Mechanical Engineering

Transferred after a year. I admire engineering mindset and in so many ways it continues to govern my ideas, but I knew what fascinates me lies deeper than just engineering.

Sep 2011 - May 2012
 

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