Pegah Jalaly

Pegah Jalaly

Brooklyn, NY, US

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A project designer with a MArch and MUD from UCL & CUNY also 5+ years of international experience in architectural and urban design, coordination of and active involvement with different phases of projects. An NCARB candidate with fully approved AXP Hours, looking forward to take ARE exams to become licensed.  

                Experienced in cooperating with internationally award-winning architects and projects; working in different phases of project design, development and documentation; coordinating in-house and external teams of specialty consultants and designers and all relevant tasks also resolving issues; preparing professional presentation packages for various stakeholders including mayors and supervisory bodies, clients of top rank, juries etc.; working directly with top managers and principals of my workplaces. 

                As a designer and coordinator, I have achieved a proven track record of successes, delivering quality design projects results, meeting highest standards, requirement & deadlines to make clients fully satisfied. For instance, winning the first place in professional competition for Baoan Waterfront Development project in Shenzhen, China and fulfilling our commitment from concept to construct to the client, where I have performed all previously mentioned tasks. 

A goal-oriented committed team player who takes initiatives, understands projects’ needs and priorities and perform multi tasks easily under pressure with a collaborative manner also strong communication and project management skill set.


LaguardaLow Architects, New York, NY, US, Associate-Project Designer

Managed and coordinated a team of 5-8 people along side with senior project managers for Schematic Design and Design Development phase. Coordinated several International consultant teams for Design Development phase. Developed the design solutions in further detail under the leadership of senior designers and principals. Reviewed construction documents.

• OCT Dali Harbor Master plan (Commercial, Residential & Cultural)
Location: Dali, China / Size (GBA):300,000 m2 / Phase: Conceptual Design, Master plan
• OCT Baoan Waterfront Development (Commercial, Residential & Cultural)
Location: Shenzhen, China / Size (GBA):135,000 m2 / Phase: Schematic Design, Design Development and Construction Document

Sep 2018 - current

Laguarda.Low Architects, LLC, New York, NY, US, Project Designer

Helped management team to coordinate several teams involved in project development. Worked on design and documentation of the project under supervision of seniors and principals. Worked on material pallet of design. Assisted senior designers to review construction documents.
• OCT Baoan Waterfront Development (Commercial, Residential & Cultural)
Location: Shenzhen, China / Size (GBA):135,000 m2 / Phase: Schematic Design and Design Development
• Baoan Library & Book Market (Commercial & Cultural)
Location: Shenzhen, China / Size (GBA): 30,000 m2 / Phase: Conceptual Design
• Guangming Town (Commercial, Cultural & Residential)
Location: Guangzhou, China / Size (GBA): 1,870,000 m2 / Phase: Master plan, Conceptual Design

Feb 2017 - Sep 2018

Laguarda.Low Architects, LLC, New York, NY, US, Designer

Prepared the base analysis and program studies to start the design process. Assisted lead designers to develop architectural and urban design in master plan and conceptual phase. Drafted/Produced and visualized architectural drawings. Prepared presentation package for client/mayor presentation.

• OCT Baoan Waterfront Development, First place winner of competition,(Commercial, Residential & Cultural)
Location: Shanghai,China / Size(GBA):180,000 m2 / Phase: Conceptual and Schematic Design
• Nanjing Mixed Use Complex (Commercial & Residential)
Location: Nanjing,China / Size(GBA):370,000 m2 / Phase: Master plan , Conceptual Design
• King world Mixed Use Complex (Commercial & Residential)
Location: Hengyang,China / Size (GBA):2,106,400 m2 / Phase: Master plan, Conceptual Design
• YMCI Kunming Villas (Residential)
Location: Kunming,China / Size (GBA):360 m2 / Phase: Conceptual and Schematic Design
• Luneng Shopping Mall & Tower ( Commercial)
Location: Chengdu,China / Size (GBA):210,000 m2 / Phase: Conceptual Design

Sep 2015 - Feb 2017

Bagchee Architects, New York, NY, US, Architectural Intern-Research Assistant

Gathered and analyzed research materials. Drafted and visualized architectural drawings. Designed graphic of the presentation package.

Jan 2015 - Jun 2015

Afsarmanesh Architects, Tehran, IR, Assistant Architect

(project based / freelance):
Long Island Cinema in NYC 2011: First prize winner for suckerPUNCH’s Long Island Cinema Competition in NYC
-Generated the idea of design
-Developed schematic Design
Central Mosque of Pristina in Kosovo 2013
-Developed Schematic design
-Made physical model
-Drafted architectural drawings
Zaferanie Residential Building in Tehran 2010
-Drafted architectural drawings
-Designed graphic of the work

Nov 2009 - Apr 2014

Bright Company, London, UK, Managing Director Assistant

Interior Design and Decoration Projects
-Participated in managing the office administrative works
-Generated the 2D drawings of design products
-Designed graphic of the work and ran different printer and plotter machines.

Jun 2012 - Jan 2013

Fluid Motion Architects, Tehran, IR, Junior Architect

Prepared the base analysis and program studies for lead designers to start the design process. Drafted and visualized architectural drawings

• Jaam Tower (Multi functional)
Location: Tehran, Iran / Size: 64,000 m2 / Phase: Conceptual Design
• Darmanyab Building (Office)
Location: Tehran, Iran / Size: 4,000 m2 / Phase: Conceptual Design
• Vali-e-Asr Mosque (Cultural)
Location: Tehran,Iran / Size:220,000 m2 / Phase: Conceptual Design
• Chamestan Complex (Commercial)
Location: Chamestan,Iran / Size:55,000 m2 / Phase: Conceptual Design

Jan 2010 - Mar 2011


City College of New York (CCNY), New York, NY, US, Masters, Urban Design

Aug 2014 - Jun 2015

University College London (UCL), London, GB, MArch, Architectural Design

Graduated with Merit

Sep 2011 - Sep 2012

Islamic Azad University of Tehran, Tehran, IR, BArch, Architecture

Graduated with GPA of 3.75

Sep 2005 - Sep 2010


Recipient of Academic Scholarship, The Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture, Scholarship


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