Sadra Tehrani

Sadra Tehrani

State College, PA, US

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I'm a graduate Master of Science candidate at Penn State, ultimately enthusiastic about design and specifically about how the formation of space affects human perception, and the way spatial narratives are experienced and implied. My research is about looking at the urban experience through a filmic lens, bringing in ideas from narrative and film theory in order to come up with new readings of the city.

I have always been interested in working across overlapping disciplines and have challenged myself to develop an extensive visual design skillset that would, through spatial and visual storytelling of spaces and graphics, excel in communicating ideas and concepts. This is visible in my multidisciplinary background of activities, which includes architecture, graphic design, fabrication, film and animation.



Hord Coplan Macht, Baltimore, MD, US, Architecture Intern

During my internship at HCM I had the chance to work in the Healthcare studio and work on a variety of related projects. My responsibilities included Revit modelling, Architectural graphics and design development.

Supported by the firm, I also had the chance to initiate a film project directed towards the AIA 2017 iLookup Film Challenge, which sought to highlight projects that reinvigorated neighborhoods through community design. can be found at:

Chris Lange (Production Assistant) and Justin Manongdo (Drone Pilot) helped me with this project.

Jun 2017 - Aug 2017

Metamorphosis Method Architects, Tehran-Iran, Tehran, IR, Architecture Intern

- Early Design Development (Proposals for Spatial Planning and Landscape Design)
- Produced Drawings and 3D Models

Jun 2015 - Aug 2015


The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State), State College, PA, US, Masters, Master of Science In Architecture

Aug 2016 - current

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

Aug 2011 - Aug 2016


Graduate Travel Grant, Grant

Funding for travel to Albuquerque to present my work at the 39th Southwestern Popular American Culture Association Conference


Graduate Travel Grant, Grant

Funding for travel to Albuquerque to present my work at the International "Moving Images – Static Spaces: Architectures, Art, Media, Film, Digital Art and Design" Conference


2017 Corbelletti Design Charrete, 3rd Place


Graduate Assistantship with Tuition Payment for the duration of Masters Studies, Scholarship


The Graham Endowed Fellowship, Scholarship

The Graham Endowed Fellowship fund is used to give Penn State a competitive advantage in recruiting outstanding graduate students


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