Jila Keshavarz

Jila Keshavarz

New York, NY, US

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                                                                            JILA KESHAVARZ

                                                Landscape Architecture Graduate & Urban Designer

OBJECTIVE: To use my skills, experience, and knowledge collectively as a driving force to positively catalyze evolution within the Urban Design and Landscape Architectural industries. Simultaneously emphasizing the importance of sustainable and progressive design work.



Art & Culture Group, West Palm Beach, FL, US, CAD Drafter

-Completed construction & fabrication drawings for various public art designs

-Produced CAD details for client meetings & approval process.

-Worked remotely from NYC, while attending grad school.

Oct 2015 - May 2016

Laguarda Low Architects, New York, NY, US, Model Making Intern

-Created 1:500 massing model for Taiyuan Lakefront Master Plan project in Shinxi China.

-Evaluated the various building typologies alongside lead project designers and principals.

-Prepared massing model for client's viewing & final design approval.

Mar 2014 - Oct 2014

Imrey Studio, New York, NY, US, Design Intern

-Plan drawing, red line edits, graphics, and furniture design for ongoing projects.

-Handpicked color schemes for various exhibits currently being installed.

-Communicated these schemes with curators and contractors.

-Projects included; Corning Museum of Glass Rene Lalique exhibit, Martha’s
Vineyard, Witchwood Residence, Hammerstein Residence.

Dec 2013 - Jul 2014

Westgate CRA, West Palm Beach, FL, US, Volunteer

-Observed initial planning and design process of stormwater beautification and green infrastructure project known as 'Babbling Brook' in the neighborhood of Westgate/Belvedere Homes CRA within West Palm Beach County.

-Visited project site several times throughout the planning phase and then ultimately the construction phase. Eventually participated in compiling a cohesive maintenance plan for the site.

Dec 2013 - Jan 2014

Gentile Glass Holloway O'Mahoney and Associates, Jupiter, FL, US, Summer Intern

-Observed & contributed to several projects ranging in size & complexity for various clients in both the private & the public sector.

-Assisted & learned a great deal from hands on teaching opportunities in the studio as well as fieldwork.

-Produced plans, presentations, sections, elevations & 3D models while working alongside engineers, planners & architects.

Jul 2013 - Dec 2013

The Human Impacts Institute, New York, NY, US, P.R and Marketing Intern

-Responsible for event management, community outreach, social media marketing
strategies and fundraising, such as grant writing and sponsorship recruiting.

-Focused on developing, organizing and implementing several new programs that properly aligned with our mission statement.

May 2012 - Aug 2012


City College of New York (CCNY), City College in Manhattan , MArch, Landscape Architecture

CCNY Master of Landscape Architecture students explore design, planning and policy-making to promote civic engagement in complex urban landscape systems, and to advocate for social and environmental equity in response to globalizing economic forces and diminishing natural resources.

The Graduate Program in Landscape Architecture in the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture of the City College of New York prepares students to meet the challenges of future city design within the dynamic environmental scenario of climate change and the exploding growth of metropolitan areas around the nation and the globe.

Aug 2014 - May 2017

Florida Atlantic University, Fort Lauderdale , Bachelors, Urban Design

Oct 2012 - Jan 2017

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