Fariba Khalvati Beighlie, RA, LEED AP BD+ C, NCARB

Fariba Khalvati Beighlie, RA, LEED AP BD+ C, NCARB

Seal Beach, CA, US




Principal FKB Architecture, Seal Beach, CA December 2016  - Present

Neuro-Architectural design firm dedicated to design and development of relevant architecture dedicated to build better and more complete environments applying the knowledge of Sustainability, Accessibility and Neuroscience to all aspects of design.

Box Studios | Orange County - Principal | Managing Director, April 2016- September 2016

Environetics, Los Angeles, CA April 2015 -2016

Consultant Senior Project Director

PBWS Architects, Pasadena, CA June 2007 – July 2009
Vice President, Sustainable Design and Initiatives
Designed and developed sustainability initiatives for the firm. Directed and trained technical staff in USGBC’s LEED programs. Managed multiple commercial and historical projects and developed schematic design and budget packages for the Department of General Services.

KHALVATI & KHALVATI Architecture, Seal Beach, CA 1999 – 2007
Master planned, programmed, designed and space planned projects for renovations and expansions of office buildings, restaurants, retail spaces and veterinary hospitals.

GENSLER, Newport Beach & Santa Monica, CA 1996 – 1999
Project Manager, Project Architect and Consultant
Managed and designed budgets, schedules and proposals for various commercial projects in Los Angeles and Orange County. Led teams responsible for client and consultant relations for commercial and office projects in Orange County.

Wolcott and Associates, Culver City, CA 1995-1996
Consultant, Project Manager 
Designed and developed various commercial projects.

NSP Architects, A Division of Jack. K. Bryant & Associates, Torrance, CA 1990 – 1995
Project Manager
Managed and designed various project types and sizes in the Los Angeles region while working in close collaboration with the principals to ensure execution of project deliverables on time and on budget.

H T B, Inc. Architects Engineers Planners, Oklahoma City, OK 1986 – 1990
Project Designer
Designed and produced working drawings manually and via Microstation for private schools and commercial projects ranging in size from 4,800 to 320,000 square feet. Directed staff of four in the Graphic Design Department and maximized productivity through effective talent identification, development and management aligned with the needs of the organization.
University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 1989 – 1990
Adjunct Visiting Professor
Instructed course in Architectural Graphics.




Masters in Architecture, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 1982 - 1986
Thesis project focused on Sustainability and Structures.

Bachelors in Fine Arts, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 1980 - 1982
Major in Advertising & Graphic Design. Minor in Painting.

Graduate Teaching & Research Assistant, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 1982-1986

Associate Degree in Commercial Art, South Oklahoma City Junior College, Oklahoma City, OK 1978 – 1980




           The American Institute of Architects.

           US Green Building Council, Los Angeles & Orange County Chapters.

           Associate Director, American Institute of Architects, Cabrillo Chapter.

           Associate Director, Central Oklahoma Chapter, AIA.

           Chairperson, AIA/Habitat for Humanity, Oklahoma City, OK.

           Co-Chair, Design Award Committee, Central Oklahoma Chapter, AIA.

           Academic Appeals & Misconduct Board, University of Oklahoma.


            Certificate of Appreciation, The American Institute of Architects California Council for     serving              as the Director of Associates of AIA for three years.

            Outstanding Associate of the Year, AIA, Central Oklahoma Chapter

         Henry Ford Award for General Excellence in the study of Architecture

            Tau Sigma Delta, Honorary Society of Architecture


Box Studios, Chicago, Denver, Orange County, Principal

Mar 2016 - current

Areas of Specialization