Rahi Manavi

Rahi Manavi

Los Angeles, CA, US



In 2009, I earned my Master of Architecture degree from SCI-Arc where I received formal, hands-on and in-depth training with a vast array of the latest technology in the field including, without limitation, 2D and 3D design software, furniture design and digital fabrication. I am an intensely hard worker and will not relent until the task at hand is optimally complete. I am a self-starter and have shown the ability to work well both independently and within a team-based structure. I have experienced various scales of architecture both academically at SCI-Arc, and professionally with the award-winning firm; Hariri Pontarini Architects of Toronto, Canada as well as Fluidity Design Consultants of Los Angeles.




Sulkin Studio, Santa Monica, CA, US, Project Manager

Project manager for small boutique design office specializing in new custom residential design, renovations, and mixed-use buildings. I oversee all drawings, project set compilation, all while communicating clearly with clients and consultants through each phase.

Apr 2013 - current

Bardeaux Mobilier, West Hollywood, CA, US, Designer & 3D Rendering Specialist

(Freelance) Assisting with design and execution of shop drawings for custom furniture, as well as being the main photographer of all designs for Bardeaux's website and publications.

Feb 2011 - Feb 2016

Fludity Design Consultants, Los Angeles, CA, US, Designer

(Full-time position) Designer. Assisting in all phases of design for large-scale water feature consulting firm on international projects.

Apr 2011 - Oct 2011

MCM Group International, Long Beach, CA, US, Designer

(Freelance) Assisted with the design and drafting work of a proposed housing development in the Qingdao Mountains of China. Duties consisted of generating floor plans for the various housing styles
and assisting with the CAD & spredasheet details of the master plan and full proposal.

Feb 2011 - Mar 2011

Tim Durfee & Iris Anna Regn, Los Angeles, CA, US, Designer

(Freelance) Assisted in the design of a small art installation piece & execution of design and fabrication for several aspects for the new Banning Museum in San Pedro, CA

Apr 2010 - Jun 2010


Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles, CA, US, MArch, M.Arch 1

Sep 2006 - Sep 2009

California State University, Northridge, Northridge, CA, US, Art History, Photography

Completed BA in Art History with minor in Photography

Aug 2004 - Jun 2006

Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, CA, US, Sociology / Liberal Arts

Received AA degree in Liberal Arts with plans to transfer and become Art major in preparation for M.Arch program.

Aug 2001 - Jun 2004

Areas of Specialization