Sasan Niknam

Sasan Niknam

Shanghai, China



I began my studies in March of 2006 in Architecture and graduated from the University of Applied Sciences in Frankfurt, Germany in February 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture. Pursuing professional experience I started my career with U+A an architectural firm in Dubai (United Arab Emirates) in 2009. Projects and responsibilities with U+A included but were not limited to mixed-use as well as conceptual master planning in the region.

In 2010, continuing my education within a unique program yielding a double Masters in Architecture and in Urban Design offered by University of Technology Berlin, Germany and Tongji University Shanghai, China. The two year program combines experience in both China and Germany in the field of urban design, development, and conservation. I saw an opportunity to learn, study, and thrive in a challenging new multi-cultural context in preparation for an international career in a time of growing importance of China in the global market; which led to a career at Albert Speer & Partner in November 2012.


Albert Speer & Partners, Shanghai, CN, junior architect - urban designer

working in the design team on various mix use, tourism and residential master plan projects

Mar 2013 - current

Albert Speer & Partners, Frankfurt am Main, DE, junior architect

working on the new premises of the European Central Bank.

Nov 2012 - Mar 2013

u+a architectural consultants, Dubai, UAE, junior architect

worked in the design team on commercial and mix use developments.

Aug 2009 - Aug 2010


Technische Universität Berlin, Berlin, DE, Masters, Urban Design

Sep 2010 - current

Tongji University, Shanghai, CN, Masters, Architecture

Sep 2010 - current

University of Applied Sciences Frankfurt am Main, Frankfurt am Main, DE, BArch, architecture

Mar 2006 - Mar 2009

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