Saeed Dornajafi, LEED Green Assoc.

Saeed Dornajafi, LEED Green Assoc.

Blacksburg, VA, US

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Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), Blacksburg, VA, US, Graduate Teaching Assistant

First year: Assisted Professor David Dugas with his Professional Practice class.
Third semester: Assisted Professor Frank Weiner at Virginia Tech’s Steger Center for International Scholarship in Riva San Vitale, Switzerland.
Fourth semester: Worked with Professor Rengin Holt in her Graphics course.

Aug 2015 - Aug 2017

Stantec, Washington D.C., Architectural Intern

- Prepared and modified 2D and 3D construction documents and renderings.
- Conducted research for a project on its path to LEED certification.

May 2016 - Aug 2016

Martins Construction Corp, Falls Church, VA, US, Assistant Construction Manager

- Prepared plans and drawings for installation of steel and precast concrete girders for highway and bridge construction projects.
- Responsible for project correspondence between field staff, sub-contractors and structural engineers.

Jan 2015 - Aug 2015

Polygon CG Studio, Shirazi, IR, Architectural Visualizer

- Worked with architects to produce rendered imagery of multiple projects.
- Instructed 3ds Max and VRay to junior 3D artists.

May 2014 - Nov 2014

Freelance Architectural Designer, Shirazi, IR, Designer

- Founded a three-person design-build team after completion of bachelor’s.
- Designed and constructed two boutiques and a portable kiosk in Shiraz, Iran over the course of ten months.

Jan 2014 - Nov 2014

KSP Architects, Shirazi, IR, Architectural Intern

Summer of 2009 - 2010 - 2011 - 2012

- Prepared schematic design, construction documents and 3D renderings.
- Conducted on-site inspections for multiple residential projects.

May 2012 - Aug 2012


Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), Blacksburg, VA, US, MArch, Architecture

Academic Experience:

School of Architecture + Design I Student Jury Member
May 2017 I Blacksburg, VA - Las Vegas, NV
Participated in the selection of the finalists of Virginia Tech’s Pella Prize for Excellence in Architecture 2017.

HKS I Design Fellow
March 2017 I Washington D.C.
Participated in HKS Mid-Atlantic’s three-day annual Design Fellowship where I worked closely with HKS professionals and other student fellows to work on solving a challenge affecting the D.C. metropolitan area.

Virginia Tech Center for Design Research I Research Associate
Nov 2015 - May 2016 I Blacksburg, VA - Las Vegas, NV
Participated in construction of the LO-FAB Autodesk University Pavilion in Las Vegas in collaboration with MASS Design Group and Autodesk BUILD Space.

Aug 2015 - current

Shiraz Azad University, Shiraz, IR, BArch, Architecture

Sep 2008 - Jun 2013

Areas of Specialization