Rouben Mohiuddin

Rouben Mohiuddin

Chico, CA, US



Bio: Rouben Mohiuddin was born in Bangladesh on March 6th, 1973. At the mere age of three, his father took him on a 17-year journey to North Africa, Asia and Europe.This journey instilled in him with a bounty of diversity, which influenced what would become a life long appreciation for Art, Architecture and Design.

He pursued an undergraduate degree in Architecture and Environmental Design (1995) and hasa Masters of Architecture degree from the Southern California Institute of Architecture(1997). His architectural education was a trans-disciplinary education that integrated the arts, sciences, and the humanities through creative and analytical thinking and development. Rouben started his design career at select firms in Los Angeles and New York, specializing in custom residential projects and products.

In 2002 he established Design SI. Although endlessly driven by the practice of design, he has always been inspired by the notion of ‘giving back’ through pro-bono community projects and has served as an educator at the University of California Los Angeles, Otis School of Art and Design, New York School of Interior Design, The Art Institute of California,and currently as Assistant Professor of Interior Architecture at California Sate University - Chico. 

Rouben enjoys fly-fishing, the outdoors and urban forestry. He and his wife, Trina,
have a son, Zayd and reside in Chico, CA.



California State University, Chico, Chico, CA, US, Assistant Professor

Aug 2009 - current

Design SI, Chico, CA, US, principal

Jan 2002 - current

New York School of Interior Design (NYSID), New York, NY, US, Adjunct Faculty

May 2008 - May 2009

UCLA Extension, Westwood, CA, US, Adjunct Faculty

Aug 2004 - Apr 2008

American InterContinental University (AIU), Los Angeles, CA, US, Department Chair

May 2004 - Apr 2008

Art Institute of California-Los Angeles, Santa Monica, CA, US, Adjunct Faculty

Jan 2001 - Apr 2003

Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA, US, Visiting Faculty

Jun 2002 - Jul 2002

John Kaliski Architects (JKA), Los Angeles, CA, US, Designer / Project Manager

Apr 2001 - Jul 2002

Appleton Partners LLP, Santa Monica, CA, US, Designer

Jun 1998 - Jun 2001


Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles, CA, US, MArch, Architecture

Thesis project – Gardens of Hope: Exploring an urban renewal typology, designing for a specific socio-demographics within downtown Los Angeles, which incorporates sustainable urban redevelopment

Aug 1995 - May 1998

University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, US, Architecture

Bachelor of Professional studies in Architecture. (B.P.S. Arch). 1995.

Aug 1992 - May 1995

Areas of Specialization