Navid Ghasemzadeh

Navid Ghasemzadeh

Toronto, ON, CA



Recently registered as an architect in France, I have five years of experience in diverse architectural projects; from commercial and residential to health care design. While being a good team player, especially in intense work environments, I can perfectly work independently. My objective is to pursue my career using my fresh international experience in an office and to provide them with my rich multicultural vision in order to come up with innovative ideas able to conquer the market.


Atelier Ar-ché, Paris, FR, Freelance architect

- Preparation of Final design and building permit amendments for an office building project of 161,000 sf entitled Périmètre de la gare at Levallois Péret, France. Coordination of a group of four designers in production of architectural drawings.

- Public form 2014 : Competition for creation of urban furniture at La Défense. Brainstorming, preliminary design for the competition phase, attending reunions before the execution phase.

- Preliminary design and building permit for rehabilitation of Ampère tower (161,000 sf) at la Défense. Coordination of a group of three designers in production of architectural drawings. Attending reunions with all engineering departments.

May 2013 - Jul 2014

ALC Architects & Associates, Paris, FR, Intern architect

- Rehabilitation and extension of a nursing home for elderly people for la Congrégation des Sœurs Augustines in Paris 13th arrondissement. Coordination of architectural and technical drawings, assistance in the tender management, preparation of tender documents.

Sep 2012 - Apr 2013

Parc Architectes, Paris, FR, Summer intern

- Preparation of construction permit documents for 43 social housings in Saint-Denis
- Design development of cultural center for world music in Paris 18th arrondissement

Jun 2011 - Sep 2011

Darafzin Consulting Engineers, Tehran, IR, Junior architect

- Design development for the extension of Kish Free Zone Trade Center consisting of 247 residential apartments and 227 offices with total surface of 1,045,000 sf.
- Visual graphic presentation of active projects

Mar 2010 - Oct 2010

Iran's Cultural Heritage, Handcrafts and Tourism Org., Tehran, IR, Marine corps second lieutenant (Compulsory military service)

- Design and installation of electronic protection devices (CCTVs and fire alarm systems) with respect of architectural aspects of museums and historical sites

Jun 2008 - Nov 2009

New Wave Architecture (Lida Almassian / Shahin Heidari), Tehran, IR, Junior architect

- Design development of the 66 beds Cardiovascular Department of the Hajar hospital in Shahrekord, IRAN
- Alteration of the Norafshar general hospital to a Burnt intensive care unit
- Feasibility studies of several healthcare and educational projects
- Participation in two architectural competitions both rewarded honorable recognitions (see Awards)

Aug 2006 - Jun 2008


Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Versailles, Versailles, FR, Practice license as project manager

Oct 2012 - Oct 2013

Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Versailles, Versailles, FR, MArch, Master of architecture

Oct 2010 - Jul 2012

Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, IR, BArch, Bachelor of Architecture

Sep 2002 - May 2007


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