Pariya Mohammaditabar

Pariya Mohammaditabar

Los Angeles, CA, US

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With a background from both Engineering and Art, I am an architectural designer, 3D artist, and animator. I have 9 years of academic experience in Engineering and Arts coupled with 8 years of professional experience. Currently working as Visualization Manager at NAC Architecture, an award-winning design firm based in four offices throughout United States. Previously, I worked as Design Director at City Design Studio where I was the Lead Designer for King Solomon Village (AIA 2022 LA Award ) and Grand Panorama, while leading the Intuit Dome (Architizer 2022 A+ Award), the largest net-zero project in the state of California as Plaza Arch Project Manager. I am also founder and Art Director at deNorm Labs LLC, a phygital design laboratory that creates collectable art through untamed imagination and experimentation.



NAC Architecture, Los Angeles, Visualization Manager

Provide support in initiation of design concepts through creative and compelling storytelling techniques
Participate actively in R&D for integrating various advanced visualization technologies and media into the everyday practice of company, facilitate value and use of storytelling as a company-wide culture
Provide leadership and direction for visualizing the subtle qualities within each project, bring forth the big idea through highly crafted imagery, drawings, renderings, animations, and post-production.
Early and proactive engagement in design and brainstorming sessions for pursuit projects, RFPs, and RFQs, all the way through the progression of projects into phases of SD, DD, CD, and completion.

Skills: Rhino 3D · Storytelling · Storyboarding · Conceptual Design · Creative presentation · Visual Communication · Creative representation · Unreal Engine 4 · Autodesk Maya · 3D Architectural Rendering · Unity · Cinema 4D · Adobe Creative Suite · Enscape · V-Ray

Aug 2022 - current

City Design Studio, Los Angeles, CA, US, Design Director

Directing design and project management for commercial, entertainment, mixed-use, residential, and urban design projects. Phases involved Pre-design, SD, DD, CD, Bidding, CA. Design concepts and visualizations. Setup for BIM protocols, consultant coordination meetings, client presentations. Arch set Revit documentations, CSI-MasterFormat specifications, site visits and job-site reports. QA/QC and red-mark reviews in Bluebeam, clash detection in Navisworks, review of submittals (product data, shop drawings), answering RFIs, issuing Addenda and CCDs. Responding to AHJ comments, Comprehensive CBC code analysis and approval from AHJ. VE workshops and design alternatives, estimate of hours for ASRs.

Skills: Design Direction · Design Management · Project Management · CSI-MasterFormat · Submittal Review · RFI · VE Exercise · Autodesk BIM 360 · Navisworks · Code Analysis · Site-job Reports · QA/QC · Red-mark reviews · Rhino 3D · Bluebeam Revu · Revit · Adobe Creative Suite

Aug 2021 - Aug 2022

City Design Studio, Los Angeles, CA, US, Architectural Designer

Design and develop contract documents for commercial, mixed-use, and urban design projects for SD, DD, CD, CA. Developed design concepts and visualizations using graphical drawings and renderings. Set BIM protocol for arch sets and Revit documentations. Participated in all consultant coordination meetings and presentations to clients. Performed comprehensive code analysis. Site visits, job-site reports, punch list. QA/QC and red-mark reviews on Bluebeam. Developed UI/UX for the studio website from scratch in WordPress.

Skills: CSI MasterFormat · Specifications · Submittals · Rhino 3D · After Effects · Adobe InDesign · Enscape · WordPress · UI/UX · V-Ray · BIM 360 · Bluebeam Revu · Code Analysis · Qa/QC · Punch Lists · Adobe Photoshop · Microsoft Office · SketchUp · Revit · Grasshopper · Adobe Illustrator

Apr 2019 - Aug 2021


Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles, CA, US, Masters, Design of Cities

Sep 2017 - Sep 2018

Staedelschule, State University of the Arts Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main, DE, Masters, Architecture and Urban Design

Oct 2015 - Jul 2017

University of Tehran (UT), Tehran, IR, Architectural Engineering and Sustainable Design

May 2015 - Oct 2015

Azad Islamic University, Abhar, IR, BArch, Architectural Engineering

Oct 2008 - Jul 2013


2022 Architizer A+ Jury Award for Intuit Dome project, Award

Intuit Dome, the largest proposed net-zero project in California which will be the new home for Los Angeles Basketball team Clippers has won 2022 Architizer A+ Jury Award. I have been the Plaza Architecture Project Manager for this project since 2019. Our design (City Design Studio) included plaza commercial buildings (42,000 SF), Pedestrian Bridge, Outdoor Escalator Canopy, Gateway Canopies, Bandshell structure, and decorative gates.

Project Credits:

AECOM [Arena]
City Design Studio [Plaza Buildings]
Anderson Barker [Plaza]
Hood Design [Landscape]
Walker Consultants [Parkings]


AIA Next LA Award for King Solomon Village [Homeless Shelter], Award

King Solomon Village proposes a prototypical solution to the widespread crisis of Angelenos living unsheltered. Repurposed from the kind of low-slung industrial shed that is found in various parts of our region, this temporary homeless shelter in South LA deploys simple architectural moves to bring in natural light, prioritize community space, and integrate landscape elements to create a strong sense of dignity in a welcoming environment.

Project Credits:

City Design Studio [Arch]
Pariya Mohammaditabar Role: Lead Designer, Concept Creation and Story, All renderings and Visualization
Anderson Barker Architects [Collaborator]


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