Parmida Ziaei

Parmida Ziaei

Seattle, WA, US



I am passionate about creating spaces, objects and experiences that can effect people positively even in the smallest way. I believe in design as a cohesive and collaborative innovation process.


Cal Performances, Berkeley, CA, US, Student Curator, Wallace Foundation Project

• Curated two unique performing arts events with 2000 attendees in collaboration with fellow students and staff to bring world renowned leaders and artists to campus

Jan 2016 - May 2016

Cal Performances, Berkeley, CA, US, House Manager

• Managed 200-8000 capacity venues with a range of events from lectures to concerts

• Developed strong communication, customer service, decision making and team work skills with a wide range of patrons and staff

• Lead and trained between 5-50 staff at each event

• Submitted detailed house reports for future references

Feb 2012 - May 2016

Steinberg Hart, San Francisco, CA, US, Architecture Intern

• Collaborated in the schematic design phase for a multi-family housing project and developed presentation materials and drawings

• Researched and developed a material sample board by contacting vendors

May 2015 - Jul 2015

UC Berkeley CED, Berkeley, CA, US, Admissions Ambassador

•Organized outreach events, panels and tours for the college

•Collaborated in teams and presented to a large range of audience from middle school students to University staff members

Aug 2014 - May 2015


UC Berkeley CED, Berkeley, CA, US, Bachelors, Architecture

Theater and Performance Studies Minor

Relevant Coursework:
Arch 100A-B: Fundamentals of Architectural Design
Arch 140: Energy and Environment
TDPS 100: Collaborative Innovation
TDPS 174: Costume Design for Theater
TDPS 173: Scenic Design for Theater
LA 140: Designing for difference- Open Space Design

Aug 2012 - May 2016


Fong and Chan Architects Scholarship, Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to undergraduates in the Department of Architecture who demonstrate academic merit and financial need.


Areas of Specialization