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Mahzad Soheili

Mahzad Soheili

Brooklyn, NY, US

 
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About 

Design is exploration, exploration into space, exploration into inspiration, culture, landscape, and function. Interior Design is the extension of our surroundings, allowing us to touch feel and grasp the world. As an Interior Designer I continue to challenge the concept of space and explore solutions to design problems that are innovative and progressive. I implement contemporary approaches of sustainable design, focusing on the ways design and material selection can function as a means to reduce the environmental impacts prevalent in the construction process. I have great interest in how craft, materials, lighting, and colors can uplift and change a space and allow users to experience the ephemeral quality of their environment.

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Employment 

Pratt Material Lab, Brooklyn, NY, US, Research Assistant

Conducted research on materials and their properties.
Developed categorization methods for library.
Rearranged and relabeled material placement.
Checked-out and checked-in materials for students.
Helped students get a better understanding of their
material choices.

Mar 2018 - May 2020
 

HDR, New York, NY, US, Interior Design Intern

Acted within all junior designer duties
Developed stair design for entrance lobby of Hospital
building.
Developed design strategies for elevator approach and
vestibule
Selected materials, equipment and rendered public
bathrooms.

May 2019 - Aug 2019
 

TPG Architecture, New York, NY, US, Interior Design Intern

Assisted in schematic space planning of corporate
offices.
Selected materials for a variety of projects.
Contacted vendors for material requests and
assistance.
Researched and presented design solutions for
space and aesthetic problems.
Prepared digital drawing and renderings for client
presentations.

Jul 2018 - Aug 2018
 

Education 

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, Sustainability

Minor Studies

Jan 2017 - May 2020
 

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, Bachelors, Interior Design

Aug 2016 - May 2020
 

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