Nastaran Mousavi

Nastaran Mousavi

San Francisco, CA, US



_an Iranian native from a seaside town. Her childhood is rich with stories as she grew up in a household full of wild animals as well as under a household of architects.

_her passion for designing and pursuing master of architecture in San Francisco, has led her to theoretical aspects of architecture and the bridge that fills the gap between architecture and other fields of art.

_particularly passionate about middle scale architectural qualities, nuances of space in vernacular built environment which are normally overlooked and how these could be defined as elements/thresholds that link smaller and larger urban scales to each other.


Studio W Architects, San Jose, CA, US, Project Designer

Jan 2014 - current

SAW // Spiegel Aihara Workshop, San Francisco, CA, US, Consultant Designer

Sep 2013 - Jan 2014

California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA, US, Software Coach

Assisting CCA students, in different fields of study, from graphic design and illustration to architecture, in using particular softwares, such as Adobe Creative Suite, AutoCad and Sketchup.

Feb 2012 - May 2013

Khane-Sazan Architectural Firm, Sari, Iran, Assistant Designer

Assisting the principal with technical 2D and 3D drawings and presentations as well as generating initial concepts and ideas.

Sep 2008 - Mar 2011


California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA, US, MArch, architecture

Sep 2011 - current

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

Sep 2006 - May 2011


Jury prize, CCA Spring 2012, Nomination


Full Scholarship, University of Tehran, Scholarship


Areas of Specialization