Sama Jafarnejad

Sama Jafarnejad

San Jose, CA, US

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Dynamic architectural designer with 3 years of experience in retail, merchandising, and residential projects, specifically focusing on Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs). Proficient in CAD and design software, adept at optimizing spaces for functionality and aesthetics. Experience includes high-profile retail projects for tech companies. Collaborative team player and mentor, committed to design that prioritizes the end user's experience and needs.



The Argonaut US, San Jose, CA, US, Cad Designer

Utilized Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software to create intricate architectural models, technical drawings, and visual representations for various retail projects targeting a leading global technology company, while maintaining strict confidentiality.
Collaborated with multidisciplinary teams to ensure designs aligned with project requirements, brand aesthetics, and industry standards, resulting in the successful execution of retail spaces across international locations.
Applied ergonomic principles and design expertise, optimizing spatial functionality, user experience, and brand alignment in retail environments for a discerning customer base.
Implemented rapid prototyping and iterative design processes, meeting tight project deadlines and ensuring timely implementation of architectural designs in the dynamic retail sector.
Ensured precise documentation of designs, revisions, and specifications, promoting seamless communication and effective collaboration within the design team and with client representatives
Trained and mentored newly hired junior CAD designers, imparting essential skills and knowledge to ensure their successful integration into the team and efficient project collaboration.

Apr 2021 - Jul 2023

William Bagnall Architects, Santa Cruz, CA, US, Entry level - Architectural Designer

Collaborated with senior architects and project teams to develop architectural designs, including conceptual drawings, plans, and elevations, for a variety of projects.
Utilized design software and drafting tools to produce accurate and detailed architectural drawings, ensuring adherence to project specifications and design intent.
Assisted in the preparation of presentation materials for client meetings, design reviews, and project proposals, effectively communicating design concepts and ideas.
Participated in design discussions and brainstorming sessions, contributing creative input and solutions to design challenges.
Actively involved in the coordination of project documentation, ensuring accuracy and completeness in construction drawings and specifications.

Oct 2019 - Sep 2020

Bonkouhsazan consultant Engineering, Tehran, IR, Architect intern

Assisting in the design process by creating sketches, 2D drawings, and 3D models under the guidance of senior architects.
Assisting in the preparation of architectural drawings, plans, elevations, and construction documents using CAD software.
Collaborating with various stakeholders, including engineers, contractors, and interior designers, to ensure seamless coordination and integration of all project elements.

Jun 2014 - Mar 2016


University of Illinois Chicago, Chicago, IL, US, Masters, M.Arch

Aug 2016 - May 2019

Bachelor of Architecture, Department of Art and Architecture, Tehran Central Branch of Islamic Azad University, Tehran, IR, BArch, Architectural engineering

Sep 2009 - Jun 2014

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