Zeinab Shirani

Zeinab Shirani

Queens, NY, US



Through various professional and academic opportunities both in Rome and New York I have gained valuable experience designing architecture, interiors and urban masterplans at a variety of scales. I have effectively contributed to several intensely design oriented studios, engaged in dynamic collaborative work environments. I am excited for future opportunities to continue to build on these experiences.



Frydco Capital Group & Deluxe Building Solutions, New York, NY, US, Architect

At Frydco Capital Group, a development firm focused on modular
residential construction and mixed use projects, I’ve served in
the role of architect - with responsibilities including design, space
planning, general contractor and manufacturer coordination. This
role has allowed me to work collaboratively with manufacturers
and diverse professionals in a development context.

Jul 2018 - Aug 2020

Robert A.M. Stern Architects, New York, NY, US, Architectural Designer

Being an architect at RAMSA exposed me to a wide variety of scales,
typologies, and project contexts. This fostered a great deal of adaptability
as I worked with lean teams on smaller residential projects,
and large groups on complex institutional and masterplan endeavors.
During my tenure I also participated in RAMSA’s QA&QC internship
project, which allowed me to deepen my knowledge of technical and
regulatory project parameters by working closely with the heads of
QA&QC to review the work of and advise project teams across studios
in the firm.

Aug 2014 - Jul 2018

D+DSao, New York, NY, US, Architect

With D+DSao I held a wide range of duties for various commercial
and residential projects, both regional and international, from project
design to project management. My primary responsibilities included
design and documentation, consultant coordination, marketing and
business development, publication management and design presentations.

Nov 2013 - Jul 2014

Labics, Rome, Italy , Project Architect

In an intense design studio I led a small team in the development
of an international pavilion design competition and contributed to
a high-density housing competition. My primary responsibilities
included concept development, design development and documentation,
production of presentation drawings and submission
boards, and development of final 3D and physical models.

May 2013 - Aug 2013

Architensions, New York, NY, US, Architect

In a small studio environment I worked independently on a variety
of projects with a wide range of responsibilities, including
various phases from concept development through construction
documentation. My primary responsibilities included concept
development, design development and documentation, construction
drawings, vendor research and correspondence, publication
management and correspondence with international publishers,
coordination with consultants and associate architects.

Oct 2012 - Feb 2013

Studio Pietrolucci, Rome, Italy , Project Designer

In a collaborative setting I was a part of two design teams on two
design competitions. My primary responsibilities included the production
of design and presentation drawings, development of the final 3D
models, and the post-production of final presentation renderings.

Sep 2011 - Feb 2012


Sapienza - Università di Roma, Rome, Italy , Masters, Architecture and Urban Design

Oct 2009 - Jul 2011

Sapienza - Università di Roma, Rome, Italy , Bachelors, Interior and Architecture Design

Oct 2004 - Feb 2008

Areas of Specialization