Behn Najafi

Behn Najafi

Los Angeles, CA, US



Project designer with experiences in hospitality, commercial and residential architecture. 

Research and practice focuses on public realm of design and Placemaking for vibrant public spaces through programming, design and policy. 

Believer in teams collaborating towards holistic project delivery.



NCA Studio, Los Angeles, CA, US, Associate | Project Designer

Oct 2017 - current

Preen, Inc., Los Angeles, Project Designer

● Leading the project progress, communication and documentation from schematic design through construction administration ● Generating sketches, as builts and documentation of design intent and construction details ● Leading the communicating with architect of record, general contractor, government agencies, client and vendor to ensure coordination of efforts for ensuring the success of projects
● Regular meetings and presentations of project phases to client and stakeholders ● Providing the specifications for materials, methods, furniture and lighting used in a project ● Generating schedules, project estimates, and timelines ● Overseeing the project through construction and responding to RFIs ● Assigning tasks, supervising and mentoring student interns

Jan 2015 - Oct 2017

Woodbury University, Burbank, CA, US, Teaching and Research Assistant

● Instructed weekly seminars for Architectural Theory class, leading discussions on the theory behind the architecture and significant buildings ● Provided critique, feedback and formal assessment in oral and written formats ● Assisted the professor and mentored 1st-year students on learning concepts and application of computational modeling with parametric tools

Aug 2013 - May 2015

GAD ARCHITECTURE, Istanbul, TR, Architectural Intern

● Produced drawings, models and renders for a low density residential and master plan of 6.5 acre mixed use residential/hospitality ● Supported the project architect in different stages of design from schematic design to design development, and construction documentation ● built density study topo models and conceptual massing models

Oct 2010 - May 2011


Woodbury University, Burbank, CA, US, MArch, Masters of Architecture

Aug 2013 - May 2015

Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, GB, Bachelors, BA Architecture

Sep 2007 - May 2012



Commendation Prize, Honorable Mention

Oxford Brookes Pavilion Design Competition


Areas of Specialization