Ava Ghiassi

Ava Ghiassi

Los Angeles, CA, US

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As a graduate of the M. Arch I program at SCI-Arc, my interests include the relationship between art and architecture, as well as the link between the discipline and practice of architecture.


Farhad Ashofteh Architects, Los Angeles, CA, Designer

-Assist with design and develop construction documents for residential and commercial projects, i.e. Hendifar Residence, Mehraban Remodel, Lincoln Blvd Tenant Improvement

Nov 2017 - current

Hodgetts + Fung, Los Angeles, CA, US, Intern

• Produced presentation drawings for Nashville Ascend Amphitheater and
Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center.
• Worked on awards submissions for Jesuit High School Chapel and
Nashville Ascend Amphitheater
• Constructed physical models and drawings for prospective projects.

May 2016 - Jul 2016

Lehrer Architects, Los Angeles, CA, US, Intern

• Worked on awards submissions for Unite Here Health and Restore Neighborhood Los Angeles.
• Produced physical models for prospective projects.

May 2015 - Jul 2015

OC Public Works, Santa Ana, CA, US, Intern

• Aiding county planners with completing plan checks and filling out planning memos.
• Assisting with efforts to go paperless by the year 2014 by preparing planning applications and general plans for scanning.
• Shadowing employees at permit processing counter.

Jun 2013 - Aug 2013

A+D Museum, Los Angeles, CA, US, Intern

• Assisted with installation and de-installation of museum exhibits such as the Charles and Ray Eames, Come in! Les Femmes, and Eero Saarinen exhibits.
• Aided in organizing the museum’s fundraiser, Celebrate 2012, by sending invitations, setting up and checking people in at the event.
• Contact schools in the LA area to promote the volunteering department at A+D.
• Organize financial information and mailing information in Excel spreadsheets.

Jan 2012 - Jun 2013

TL Group, Anaheim Hills, CA, US, Intern

• Drafted as-built plans of La Linda Plaza office suite on AutoCAD.
• Visited sites for apartment complexes in Placentia that were under construction.
• Organized the desk drawers and file cabinets in the office.

Aug 2012 - Sep 2012


Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles, CA, US, MArch, Architecture

Sep 2014 - Sep 2017

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA, US, Bachelors, Architecture

Architectural Studies Major
Urban Planning Minor

Sep 2010 - Jun 2014

Areas of Specialization