Insiyah Badri

Insiyah Badri

West Hills, CA, US




Unified Insurance Services of California, Encino, CA, US, Sales Manager

• Managed a team of 20 sales agents generating over $1.5 M in annual sales
• Developed a working correspondence between health insurance companies,
doctors, patients, and agents
• Handled all finances and commissions using Quick books as well as handling all
incoming and outgoing reports

Nov 2012 - current

Apel Design Inc., Woodland Hills, CA, US, Project Manager

• Coordinated with clients and engineers to complete and provide permit drawings for high-end residential projects.
• Created 3D renderings from SketchUp to help clients visualize space planning.
• Serviced and met with plan checkers to correct permit drawings.
• Created as built drawings, new plans, and corrected plans throughout the permitting process.

Mar 2012 - Apr 2012

Smith & Smith Associates, Inc., Chicago, IL, US, Junior Architectural Professional

• Initiated and lead a design team for the Temporary Outdoor Gallery Space (TOGS) competition
• Created 3D design renderings, visualizations, and animations for marketing and client presentations.
• Expanded market footprint via marketing efforts aimed at highlighting the firm’s unique style and abilities.
• Developed and coordinated design and construction documents for several institutional and residential projects
• Worked first hand with site analysis, envelope design, zoning and code analysis.
• Worked closely with clients, engineers, regulatory officials, and manufacturing companies in order to achieve maximum efficiency and successful completion of each project.

Oct 2006 - Oct 2010

MI-Photos Photography, Chicago, IL, US, Co-Founder and Photographer

• Created a loyal customer base at MI-Photos Studio through building a reputation of integrity, knowledge, and accountability, while providing great customer service.
• Generated sales through networking within the local community and marketing, via social media and word of mouth.
• Photograph retouch and edit, with a specialization within architectural building photography. Additional works include: portraits, small events, and weddings.
• Managed each photo shoot ensuring timely and quality completion of every project, working to exceed customer expectations.

Jun 2006 - Jan 2009

Partners in Community Building, Chicago, IL, US, Project Coordinator

• Coordinated with contractors and clients to assess project eligibility, size, and scope.
• Evaluated the condition of homes before, during, and after each project to ensure project success.
• Organized a team of student and community volunteers to work with the organization.
• Collaborated with material warehouses for material donations on a project basis.

Aug 2007 - May 2008


Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), Chicago, IL, US, BArch, Architecture

CEEB Advanced Placement, Honors, Deans List

Participated in a traveling course thbjrough six European countries studying
historical and modern architecture through the exploration of sketching and
Urban Design

IPRO Interprofessional Program at IIT sponsor - Kranti organization
▪ Designed a home and school for victims of human tracking in Mumbai
▪ Collaborated extensively with a group to create mock prototype walls
▪ Experimented with Compressed Earth Blocks (CEB) through detailed research

Aug 2005 - May 2010


12th Edition Schmaps Brochure, Award

Photograph selected for Online Brochure


Crown Heald Scholarship, Scholarship


Yearbook Competition, 1st Place


Areas of Specialization