Houman Attarha

Houman Attarha

Los Angeles, CA, US



Houman Attarha is a functionally and aesthetically focused professional with a Master degree in Architecture combined with 12+ years of experience driving design, development, and construction of building projects in the U.S. and abroad.  He has entrepreneurial leadership skills along with strong design and construction knowledge in delivering excellent Construction Documents & Administrative services to high-profile clientele for large-scale state-of-art buildings.
Houman has hands on experience in communications with clients and coordination of a team of experts who cater to the design, permitting, and construction of mixed-use buildings which include residential, retail, and recreational spaces as well as subterranean and above grade parking garages together with a variety of interior & exterior architectural features.  He has a solid background in design and presentation of cutting edge single-family and multi-family dwellings in cities with strict design criteria.   He has, personally, defended projects against Design Review Board Commissioners and secured approval.



Adamson Associates, Inc., Pacific Palisades, CA, US, PROJECT MANAGER II

Coordinated design and development of elaborate mix-use projects in the state of California and neighboring states. Worked with different construction systems, building codes, and technical complexities as an executive architect in collaboration with super star design firms, high-profile clients, and world-class consultants.

Aug 2014 - current

Safai Architects, Inc., Santa Monica, CA, US, PROJECT DESIGNER I

Created design, 3D models, and permit sets for large scale mixed-use projects in downtown Los Angeles, as well as single family and multi-family dwellings in cities of Los Angeles and Beverly Hills. Created preliminary design, site plan development, and entitlement for downtown Los Angeles prime lots in a boutique architecture firm.

Feb 2011 - Aug 2014

Arcomco Inc,, Tehran, IR, PROJECT ARCHITECT

Provided concepts, and led the design team through design and development of large scale residential and mix-use projects in coordination with structural and mechanical teams in a full-discipline architecture firm.

Jan 2010 - Jan 2011


Directed a sole proprietorship design and construction business. Negotiated contracts, designed, and developed lavish ground up and remodeling residential projects. Supervised construction and engineering teams throughout projects to ensure adherence to plans. Conducted business development and marketing.

Mar 2006 - Jan 2010

Tehran Architectural Group, Tehran, IR, INTERMEDIATE DESIGNER

Contributed to a variety of projects through design of detailed construction documents, and production of 3D models, while working under direct supervision of professional registered architects. Projects included a shopping center, a high-rise, and residential and commercial building in Tehran as well as Kish Island in the Persian Gulf.

Sep 2003 - Jan 2006


Art & Architecture University of Tehran, Tehran-Iran Central Branch, MArch, Architecture

Degree Accredited by EESA-NAAB

Sep 2001 - Sep 2003

Art & Architecture University of Tehran, Tehran-Iran Central Branch, BArch, Architecture

Degree Accredited by EESA-NAAB

Sep 1996 - Aug 2001

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