Bahar Afshar

Bahar Afshar

Los Angeles, CA, US



Accomplished Architect with extensive background in management and design of domestic and international projects, iconic landmarks as well as fine interior spaces.

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Managed a number of large concurrent projects across multiple international offices including 82-story Ocean Heights in Dubai marina and 57-story Empire Tower in Abu Dhabi. Ocean Heights is the 5th tallest residential building in the world.

As the chief Architect for an international retail store chain quadrupled the architectural design efficiency, improved the construction process and significantly reduced the average overall cost of new store opening and remodeling.

Designed an Iconic landmark: Designed Tornado, a 60-story iconic landmark for an oceanfront prime property in Abu Dhabi / UAE. 

Conceptualized a mixed-use themed complex: Developed the concept design of Aqua Dunya’s themed hotel, shopping center, restaurants and residential complex. The project comprises of four 55-story mixed-use high rises as well as encompassing townhouses constructed around a manmade lake. The structures’ fluid design portrays water shooting skyward to create this oasis in the middle of the desert in Dubailand.

Spearheaded the design of numerous interior spaces including luxurious hotels, modern corporate offices, fashionable retail stores, trendy mixed-use buildings and magnificent palaces.



CannonDesign, Los Angeles, CA, US, AVP

CannonDesign ( ) is an integrated global design firm that unites a dynamic team of strategists, futurists, researchers, architects, engineers, and industry specialists driven by a singular goal—to help solve our clients’ and society’s greatest challenges.

As the process leader for corporate/commercial market in Los Angeles, spearheaded the design and led the project management of several key national accounts including:

Samsung Electronics America, Inc. National Account
Provided architectural, design and project management services to accommodate rapid expansion of Samsung Electronics’ creative offices throughout the United States. Samsung leads the global market in high-tech electronics, manufacturing and digital media
University of California, Merced, CA
Led the design of a brand new 3 story, 75,000 sf. office building to accommodate roughly 500 university staff off-campus in downtown Merced.
Ross Stores, Corporate offices. National Account
Directed architectural design and provided project management for all new corporate offices of Ross Stores across the united states.

Jun 2015 - current

BaharDesign, Los Angeles, CA, US, Principal

BaharDesign ( is a boutique architectural & interior design firm in Los Angeles with major activities concentrating on design of luxurious residential houses and exclusive apartment buildings. Hallmark of the firm is their holistic approach, seamlessly integrating architecture and interior design to create astonishing spaces that are a delight to look at and a pleasure to live in. By harnessing years of international experience in development of iconic landmarks, mixed-use megaprojects, large hospitality as well as major commercial developments and applying it to local projects, the firm has emerged as a highly sought after design house in LA.

Jul 2011 - Jan 2015

bebe, Los Angeles, CA, US, Chief Architect

Mar 2009 - Jul 2011

Aedas, Dubai, UAE, Project Director

Feb 2005 - Jun 2008

Archdome, Dubai, UAE, Senior Architect

Jul 2004 - Feb 2005

NJP, Architect l Architect Assistant

Jan 1998 - Jan 2002


Lund University, Växjö University, MArch, Interior Architect

Feb 2002 - Jun 2004

University of Tehran (UT), MArch, Architecture and Fine Arts

Sep 1994 - Jan 2000

Areas of Specialization