Iman Amini

Iman Amini

Irvine, CA, US

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Iman Amini is a master student at UTA. He received a B.Arch from the University of Tehran, Azad where he studied Architecture and graduated at the top of his class. During his undergraduate study, he worked with Architecture For Humanity, Tehran/ Rai Studio. Throughout his academic career, he has been interested in cultural sustainability, Fashion Design and mobility design.

He worked at SOM, Chicago last Summer. Prior to working at SOM, Iman worked at NADAAA in Boston, where he gained extensive experience in digital and manual fabrication, under the supervision of renowned architect Nader Tehrani.


Horst Architects, Laguna Beach, CA, US, Project Designer

Jan 2018 - current

HOK, Chicago, IL, US, Design Professional

Nike Store on Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL: Performing site analysis, Design concepts & 3D modeling in schematic design.
CNA Tower Chicago, IL: Designing the exterior shell, Performing facade analysis, Physical model & technical details.
Oswego PD HQ, Oswego, IL: Performing site analysis, Digital modeling, Physical model-making, Renderings & Diagrams.

May 2016 - May 2017

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), Chicago, IL, US, Intern/ Grade A

Performing site analysis, program layout, schematic design and design development, documentation, material research, 3D modeling and rendering, as well as physical model-making of Roche Asia Manufacturing Facility project, located in Shanghai, P.R. China.

May 2015 - Aug 2015

NADAAA, Boston, MA, US, Intern

Assisting in the following projects:

+Wellesley College Green House proposal: Assistance in preparation of RFP package
-MIT Site S proposal: Assistance in preparation of RFP package
+The University of Melbourne, Faculty of Architecture Building and Planning: Assistance in digital modeling, CD documents.
-MIT Site O: Assistance in physical modeling
+Beaver Country Day School: Assistance in digital modeling, presentation documents, and making the physical model, assistance in design documents and working drawings.
-Euro Med Competition: Assistance in presentation documents, digital modeling (renderings, diagrams, and technical details.)
+Qatar Visitors Center Competition: Assistance in presentation documents, digital modeling (renderings, diagrams, and technical documents.)

May 2014 - Jan 2015

Rai Studio, Tehran, IR, Co-designer

As a co-designer under the tutelage of renowned Iranian artichect Pouya Khazaeli Parsa.

Jul 2011 - Jul 2013

Rai Studio, Tehran, IR, Internship

3D modeling, Physical modeling, graphic design

Aug 2010 - Jul 2011


The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX, US, MArch, Architecture

Arch Alumni Topping Out Scholarship, Spring 2016
RPGA Design Group Scholarship, Fall 2015
Texas Architectural Foundation (TAF) Scholarship, Spring 2015, Fall 2014
Mojy Haddad Scholarship, Spring 2015
Dallas Center For Architecture Foundation- Jean & Bill Booziotis Fund, Fall 2014
Gideon Toal Endowed Scholarship, Fall 2013 & Spring 2014

Aug 2013 - May 2016

Tehran Azad University, Tehran, IR, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2008 - Jun 2013


Arch Alumni Topping Out Scholarship, Scholarship


LEED Green Associate, Other

State of Texas- 11043665- Spring 2016


Texas Architectural Foundation (TAF) Scholarship, Scholarship

George F. Harrell, II Memorial Scholarship


RPGA Design Group Scholarship, Scholarship


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