Ladan Zolfaghari

Ladan Zolfaghari

Irvine, CA, US

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A dedicated, enthusiastic, and skillful Master of Architecture Student with 5+ years of experience in the field of architecture. Capable of working toward any step of an architectural project, including developing conceptual designs, delivering ideas through presentational skills, preparing construction documents, and managing the process of construction. Curious individual who aims to uncover what is possible when architects prioritize people's desires over buildings' aesthetics. 


Derek Raithby Architecture, Sydney, Designer

-Producing Architectural documentation at all stages, from sketch design to Council submission for Development Application & Construction Certificate
-Carrying out coordination with requirements of Council, client, & consultants
-Reviewing designs to make sure compliance with codes such as BCA, DCPs, LEPs, & Australian Standards

Mar 2021 - current

Hootan & Associates Design Studio, Irvine, CA, US, Designer

-Surveyed projects’ sites
-Was involved in the design process of T.I. and new construction projects
-Developed construction documents
-Coordinated with MEP and structural engineers
-Filled out due diligence reports and contacted agencies for submittal
-Coordinated with the contractor in the construction process

Sep 2014 - Dec 2019

KEC ENGINEERS, Chino, CA, US, Architect's Assistant

-Work with civil & structural engineers
-Designed residential houses in 2D & 3D
-Depicted detailed drawings
-Reviewed plans to be submitted to City Hall

Jun 2013 - Sep 2014


The University of Sydney, Sydney, AU, MArch, Master of Architecture

Feb 2020 - Feb 2022

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA, US, Bachelors, Architectural Studies

Major: Architectural Studies
Minor: Environmental Systems & Society

Sep 2010 - Jun 2014

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