saba khalili

saba khalili

Los Angeles, CA, US



I am a passionate designer, whose constantly seeking new challenges to further my career. My background includes over two years of experience in the architecture industry in both multinationals and award-wining consultancies.

As an applicant to this position, I offer practical experience which I've gained in many parts of the world;  Los Angeles, Dubai, Vienna, Ottawa and Tehran as well as graduate level architectural knowledge and design skills. I also have seven years background in working with multiple architectural computer programs such as AutoCAD, ArchiCAD, Sketch-up, V-Ray, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop and recently Revit. I specialize in schematic design and working drawings for small to large-scale projects, 3d renderings and graphic demonstrations for presentations. Much of my experience has involved the design development and construction of residential, commercial and landscape design projects.

I would welcome the opportunity to discuss your company, the position and more about my experience - including my portfolio - with you in person. I am confident that I can be an immediate asset for any project team. Thank you for your time and consideration. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or comments. I look forward to hearing from you.



Keating-Khang Architecture, Los Angeles, CA, US, Design Architect

Responsibilities: Design development, Construction documents, 3D modeling for high-rise commercial buildings.
Projects: Helms AutoParkIt; 78,340 GSF parking + 10 100 SF of office. “Lead Design Architect and Project Manager” for one of Los Angeles first automated parking structure with office space, located in Helms Bakery, Culver City. Client/Consultant coordination, problem solving, overviewing the consultants work and attending regular meetings.
525 Market St; San Franscico; Lobby and Plaza renovation. 6100 GSF Lobby and 13440 GSF Plaza. Preparation of demolition plans and new construction documents.

Jan 2014 - current

Winnie Lam (Freelance), Los Angeles, CA, US, Design Architect

Responsibilities: Roof Top Concept Design, Design Development and renderings for a multi-million dollar residence in Hollywood Hills. Project: Lam Residence, Los Angeles 10 000 SF

Oct 2013 - Apr 2014

William Adams Architects, Los Angeles, CA, US, Design Architect

Responsibilities: Design development, presentation drawings, final construction documents, specifications, ARB package, LADBS experience with clearances, permits, plan checks for high-end residential homes and small lot sub-divisons. working closely with the principal architect and client, attending site meetings.
Projects: California Project; Santa Monica, 7860 SF, 3-unit high-end town house.
Alvarado; Los Angeles, 9570 SF total of 6 units.

Jan 2013 - Sep 2013

Perkins+Will, Ottawa, Intern Architect

Responsibilities: Providing Deficiency Reviews/ Punch list for Carleton Residence, documenting the contractor’s incomplete work at Carleton University student residence
Project: Lennox and Addington Residence, 10 storey, 800 000 SF.

Sep 2011 - Mar 2012

Stiefel & Company Architecture, Vienna Austria, Architect’s Assistant

Responsibilities: Physical models, Cad Drawing, presentation Board, Hand Sketch, 3D model, translating documents
Project: Swiss Chancellery Competition in Nairobi, Kenya. 7100 SF Honarable award Prize winner.

Jun 2011 - Aug 2011

Hyder Consulting, Dubai UAE, Landscape Architect/Urban Designer

Responsibilities: Cad, Designing, design development, construction documents, 3D modeling, regular client meetings and coordination with major developers in the middle East such as Emaar and Nakheel. Projects: “Samarah” in Jordan; “Al-Fattan” in UAE; “Messaied” in Qatar; “Escape Equine” in Ajman and various other projects, consisting of 6000 SF to 200 acres.

Feb 2008 - Feb 2009

Ottawa General Hospital, Ottawa, ON, CA, Research Assistant

Research Assistant for Dr. Rasuli and Dr.Mutairi

Jul 2005 - Jul 2007


Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, CA, MArch, Architecture

Sep 2010 - Jun 2012

Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, CA, BArch, Architecture

Sep 2002 - Jun 2007


Prize winner of the Ankauf Award 2011 in the design competition for the Swiss Chancellery in Nairobi, Kenya while working for Stiefel & Company Architecture, Honorable Mention


Recipient of the 2010-11 Maxwell Taylor Scholarship, awarded for outstanding achievement in the field of architecture, 1st Place

This scholarship, which was endowed in 1998 by a bequest from the estate of the late Mabel Leona Taylor, is awarded annually to a student in his/her final year of the Master’s Program in Architecture who incorporates building technologies into his/her thesis project.


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