Mahsa Vanaki

Mahsa Vanaki

Berkeley, CA, US

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Mahsa Vanaki Studio, Berkeley, CA, US, Designer

Design and research in digital fabrication and digital crafting in architecture.
extensive studies of complex digital forms in response to program of architecture and fabrication methods, as well as efficiency of design using parametric modeling.

Residential interior remodeling projects in Oakland and San Francisco.

Apr 2010 - current

Framestudio, Oakland, CA, US, Designer

Team member in design, development and detailing for remodeling and new construction residential projects in Bay Area, including a high-end, passive house inside a Geo-dome in Napa valley. Coordination with consultants, preparing permit sets for planning and building department.

Nov 2017 - Aug 2018

LEDDY MAYTUM STACY Architects, San Francisco, CA, US, Designer

Part time contracting to assist on schematic phase for
a multi-family housing at Candlestick park, San Francisco.

Sep 2017 - Dec 2017

Mister Important Design, job captain

Job captain for design and develop of CD and SD set for interior design of W hotel in Costa Rica, multiple residential towers in all phases of design process and coordination with consultants.

Apr 2016 - Jan 2017

Fougeron Architecture, Berkeley, Designer- Job captain

Job captain and responsible for creating a DD set for a high-end single family residence in San Francisco,
Participated in choosing specifications and developing details with supervision from project architect, developing built-in custom furniture, communication with structural engineer and landscape architect, building physical model of the house.

Schematic design for single family residence in Napa valley. Participated in Sketch-up modeling, building site model, creating drawing set and presentation.

Schematic design phase for multi- family housing at Parkmerced. Participated intimately in design configuration of the buildings, presentation, preparing drawings for schematic set.

Jan 2015 - Sep 2015

Multistudio, San Francisco, CA, US, junior designer

Assisted in creating construction documents for wineries in Napa Valley, single-family residents, high-end residential complex and medical tenant improvement, Laney College Athletic Fields in Oakland, Construction Administration for a library in San Jose.

Nov 2007 - Jan 2009


California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA, US, MArch, Architecture

Sep 2005 - Apr 2007

Islamic Azad University of Tehran, Tehran, IR, MArch, Architecture

Jan 1992 - Apr 1999

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