Hanieh Arefian

Hanieh Arefian

Los Angeles, CA, US

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Certified Interior Designer with 10+ years of experience designing projects across all phases from programming through construction administration and FF&E, with a philosophy of enriching, strengthening and building meaningful connections through purposeful and intelligent designs.
With over a decade of management, design, and development experience in various design fields, Hanieh has built her career as a lead designer. A team player skilled at building great relationships with clients and

• working with others in a cohesive, collaborating manner with excellent communication skills. Creative and detail oriented designer, experienced in architecture and

• interior design industry with a proven ability to produce and work within all stages of architectural design process and to communicate new ideas with clients, different trades and consultants. Extensive experience in seeing the big picture and thinking out of the box

• to organize the resources to achieve high quality results and meeting deadlines.



Cuningham, Culver City, CA, US, Interior Designer/Interior Architect Lead Designer

Client interviews, developing relationships, client presentation
Conceptual design and design development of Hospitality, Multifamily, Mixed-use, Workplace and Theme Park projects
Production of design boards, SD/DD drawings & FF&E specs
Coordinating and overseeing design intent within a design team (architecture and interior) and consultants through construction documents and construction administrations
Site visits and punch walks

Jun 2014 - current

Sole Proprietor, Los Angeles, CA, US, Interior Architect/Interior Designer

Design, consultation & development of residential & small retail projects
Production of schematic design drawings and construction documents

3D modeling and project rendering

Kitchen and bath design
Furniture specification, project budget, Management and on-site supervision - FF&E

Jun 2012 - May 2016

Aref & Associates, El Segundo, CA, US, Interior Designer/ Design Associate

Designing and development of medium to small scale commercial projects
Production of schematic design drawings and construction documents

Conducting coordination of design with other disciplines, FF&E
Reviewing project submittals, RFI’s and budget
Meeting with clients and consultants

Construction observation

Jan 2015 - Mar 2016

m_Royce Architecture, AIA, Marina del Rey, CA, US, Architect/ Interior Designer


Assisting with design of residential & retail projects including new construction, addition and remodel

Conceptual and schematic design

Production of schematic design drawings and construction documents

3D modeling and project rendering

Meeting with clients and site visits

Mar 2010 - Jan 2011


New York School of Interior Design (NYSID), New York, NY, US, MArch, Interior Design

Master of fine arts in interior design
2 years of study which focused on interior architecture and developing concepts in the areas of hotel design,cultural center,mixed-use project and residential project.
Furniture design, product and stage design was some of the courses I took during my 2 year program.

Sep 2008 - May 2010

Azad University of Mashhad, Mashhadsar, IR, BArch, Architectural engineering

Sep 2001 - May 2005

Areas of Specialization