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Melika Ghavvas

Melika Ghavvas

Maineville, OH, US

 

About 

A highly ambitious designer and planner with hopes of improving urban environment and urban issues through various skills acquired from advanced education and internship experiences. I have two years of experience in the development of projects for University of Cincinnati related to master planning, space planning, sustainability, and design.

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Employment 

University of Cincinnati Planning+Design+Construction, Cincinnati, OH, US, Planning & Architectural Intern

I have nearly two years of experience in the development of projects for University of Cincinnati related to master planning, space planning, sustainability, and design. I learned and developed valuable professional skills such as interpreting observation and analysis into maps and diagrams, developing solutions from ideas and concepts into design, programming and planning through various software programs such as SketchUp, AutoCAD, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and ArcGIS. I also learned how to communicate verbally and graphically with clients and general audience in an easily understandable way. I gained valuable social experience from attending several client meetings.
I was involved in different types of projects such as:
• Space planning for several campus buildings, such as McMicken classrooms, University Pavilion, Title IX office, Student service center, etc.
• Designing and planning proposals for outdoor and interior spaces on campus such as Clermont dining & lounge, and Bearcat plaza statue for UC Bicentennial,
• Preparing two comparable proposal packages for two sites, including site plan, zoning map, floor plan, program of space, and cost evaluation for new sculpture studio,
• Revising GIS maps for bike racks on campus,
• Updating art installation data in GIS,
• Drafting new master plan categories,
• Drafting scooter policy on campus,
• Revising two chapters of university climate action plan with sustainability coordinator,
• Researching comparable precedents to inform project consideration,

Aug 2017 - current
 

Education 

University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, US, Masters, Community planning

City, Community, and Regional Planning

Aug 2017 - current
 

Azad University of Tehran, Tehran, IR, BArch, Architectural Engineering

Sep 2009 - Feb 2014
 

Awards 

Scholarship, Award

Awarded Scholarship from University of Cincinnati School of Planning

2018
 

Scholarship, Award

Awarded Scholarship from Karma Tri-State Organization

2018
 

Scholarship, Award

Awarded Scholarship from University of Cincinnati School of Planning

2017
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills