Arman Salemi

Arman Salemi

New York, NY, US

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Design professional with more than 4 years work experience in New York City and abroad as a project leader, designer, and manager. Known among clients for completing projects fast and under budget, leading to repeat clients. Flexible and able to quickly adapt to new challenges and changing client needs. Thrive in a fast-paced, complex environment with a bold and forward-looking perspective.



Michael Neumann Architecture, New York, NY, US, Designer

- Participated in all phases of design from conceptual design through construction documents to FF&E selection on various projects.
- Produced drawings, presentations, and digital models aligning with design intent and complying with all project and code requirements.
- Engaged in client meetings.
- Worked directly with the founder 80 percent of the time on design development of high-end villas and retails.

Nov 2018 - Feb 2020

Derak Architectural Office, Bushehr, IR, Designer

- Worked on various projects, including designing a waterfront, programming spaces, developing a new urban design, and testing ideas through models and drawings.

Sep 2014 - May 2015

Self Employed, Dubai, UAE, Design and Development

- Managed project timeline, developed an idea through all phases of design, and directed communication between team members, technical team, and construction team.
- Led a team of 12 employees in demolition, design, and construction of a tiny space. Selected FF&E, materials, and appliances.
- Designed and manufactured an exposed stair by recycling auto parts inspired by a notorious salvage yard urban context.

Jul 2012 - Jul 2014

Self Employed, Bushehr, IR, Design and Development

- Adapted a facade; selected materials, modified existing structure, and customized details while prioritizing time management.

Jan 2012 - May 2012

Niazi, Bushehr, IR, Architecture Intern

- Developed conceptual, schematic, and construction documents
- Created sketches, drawings, physical models, and renderings

Jul 2010 - Sep 2010

Mehrdad Iravanian and associates, Iran, Shiraz, Shiraz, Architecture Intern

- Developed design presentation by sketching and using modeling software for various projects including residential, performance spaces, and offices.

Jul 2009 - Sep 2009


Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, US, MArch, Architecture

Sep 2015 - Aug 2018

Azad University, Bushehr, IR, BArch, Architecture

Sep 2008 - May 2011


eVolo 2019 Skyscraper Competition, Award

Vertical City For New York
Editors’ Choice


Laka Competition 2018, 3rd Place

The Platform of Motion


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