Sahar Boloorchi

Sahar Boloorchi

Santa Monica, CA, US



Professional and skilled contributor to varied project types; all phases of project development from initial design to construction documents, offering diverse perspectives and innovative solutions for growth.  As a driven progressive architectural designer with 6 years of experience in this field, I’m seeking a full time position where I can utilize my expertise to enhance development of projects. 


Motivated by innovation, process oriented, result driven, and performs well under pressure.  Hard working, meticulous and detail oriented.  Professional and reliable


Software and Others

Over 9 years of experience with widely-used programs such as Auto-CAD, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, and Microsoft Office.  Efficient and familiar with Hand Rendering and 3D programs such as SketchUp, Rhinoceros, Revit, 3D Studio Max, Digital project, Geomagic, Scripting – Processing, Rhinoceros, and tools such as Laser-cutting, and 3D-Printing (Plastic & Powder). 


-University of Southern California, Graduate School of Architecture Scholarship Award for ‘09-‘10 -AIA Associate

-USGBC Associate -NCARB licensing in progress

-Member of Iranian American Women Foundation

-Books and Publication: Contributed in production of ‘Architectural Glass facades and enclosures’ by Mic Patterson and ‘Living Systems’ Volume 2 by Alex Robinson.

-Research Scholar - research material for USC faculty Professor Gail Borden.

-IES Lighting Competition 2011 -USC School of Architecture Renovation Competition 2006

Languages  Excellent reading, writing, and speaking skills in English and Farsi; limited French and Arabic. 


KTGY Architecture + Planning, Los Angeles,CA, Project Designer

Mar 2015 - current

AC Martin/ TSM, Los Angeles, CA, US, Architectural Designer

Contributed to numerous large and medium scale projects in both design and production phases. Primarily involved with mixed use, residential midrise and highrise, hotels and campus housing projects in California and Hawaii.

Collaborates with clients on the transformation of functional and spatial requirements into feasible design solutions.

Coordinated with consultants to solve design, code, and standard issues. Contributes to conceptual design packages.

Assisted in development of construction drawings and details for plan check sets. Creates 3D models as tools for design and coordination with consultants; as presentation aids to clients and the city.

Researched for innovative, sustainable, yet affordable products and systems of design that support the firm philosophy.

Entitled 3 design packages in under a year under the supervision of design principal. Managed 2 of the project packages from site planning and conceptual design through Design development phase.

Coordinated with consultants, clients, and the city for timely and satisfactory quality assurance.

Developed 2 schematic design sets and contributed to 3 RFP sets under the supervision of design director.

Produced 3 Yield studies under the supervision of design director.

Jun 2012 - Mar 2015

Freelance Architectural Design & Consulting, Santa Monica, CA, US, Project Manager, Designer

-Project Manager, Designer [November2013 – January2014] Managed complete renovation of a 2000 sf private single family residence inclusive of interior design.

-Designer, Clerk of the Works [March2012] Supervised and managed minor construction and remodeling of a 2000 sf private single family residence

-Project Manager, Designer [May2007 – August 2007] Managed renovation of a 1000 sf private single family residence under constricted budget and time restrictions.

May 2007 - Jan 2014

American Export Lines, Los Angeles,CA, Marketing Developer and Design Consultant

Provided marketing strategies and architectural services to enhance AEL's sales capabilities.

Created logos, brochures, and business cards for the company as well as enhancing their website.

Remodeled the exterior and interior of both company locations.

Optimized use of interior space resulting in cost saving measures throughout two warehouse locations.

Oct 2008 - Jun 2012

VTBS Architect, Santa Monica, CA, US, Architectural Designer

Engaged in several large scale residential, commercial, and mixed use projects all based in Los Angeles.

Articulated and revised construction documents as well as schematic design drawings. Sourced materials and coordinated with manufacturers.

Developed Color and material boards as well as physical models for in-house use as well as client presentations.

Prepared presentation and marketing material for potential clients, competitions, and project publications and proposals.

Oct 2007 - Aug 2008

Westgroup Designs, Inc., Irvine, CA, US, Architectural Intern

[August 2003 – August 2004, May 2006 – August 2006]
Primarily involved in commercial, educational and private, single family residential projects.

Produced conceptual design and schematic design drawings of a 2,000 sf private barn as well as renovation of a 3,000 sf private residence in Orange County, CA.

Generated and revised construction documents for GTE Middle School, City of Lynwood Annex remodel, and Hugo Boss South Coast Plaza renovation.

Aug 2003 - Aug 2006

JTD Architect, los , Architectural Intern

Assisted the project architect throughout conceptual phase up to Construction Document phase on a 10,000 sf private single family residence in San Fernando, CA as well as renovation of a 10,000 sf hotel rooftop in Santa Monica, CA.

Dec 2005 - Apr 2006


University of Southern California (USC), MArch, Architecture

Studio Courses:
Thesis-Design: Transit Oriented Urban Revitalization and Wasteland Reuse in LA/Geoff Manaugh
Design: Encoding matter emergent architecture / Roland Snooks
Design: Residential Mixed Use Development / Graeme Morland

Special Courses:
Computer Programming in Architecture: David Gerber;
Continuous Matter - Swarm Intelligence: Roland Snooks;
Skin & Bones - Glass Façade Design: Mic Patterson;
Landscape Reclaimation, Construction Materials: Alex Robinson;
Advanced Environmental Systems: Sandra Novales

Aug 2009 - May 2011

University of Southern California (USC), BArch, Architecture( 5yr professional degree)

Aug 2003 - May 2007


USC, Graduate School of Architecture Scholarship Award for ‘09-‘10, 1st Place


Areas of Specialization