Sepideh Bigdeli

Sepideh Bigdeli

Sunnyvale, CA, US



I'm a recent M.Arch graduate from the accredited Architecture program at Virginia Tech University. My undergraduate degree is in Interior design and photography from San Jose State University, California. I am a dynamic and ambitious designer with sufficient experience in various projects involving residential, historical preservation, commercial, retail, institutional development, corporate and hospitality facilities.
I am coming from a diverse background, both culturally and educationally. During the past ten years I have been studying, travelling, and working in different parts of the world and collected sufficient knowledge about different cultures and experienced the life and architecture of various regions first hand. I am a U.S. citizen and currently I’m living in the bay area. I am willing to relocate to the Sacramento region.
Prior to and while studying at Virginia Tech University, I have worked in several nationally and internationally well known design and architecture firms. I am adept at carrying out a wide variety of design and development project, and readily conceptualize new ideas as needed. The scope of my experience includes but not limited to creating conceptual designs, developing architectural drawings using hand and computer drafting methods, generating detailed construction drawings and specifications.
I posses impeccable design technical and computer skills with advanced knowledge of Auto Cad, Microsoft Office , Adobe Photoshop, Premier, InDesign, Illustrator, and Sketch Up. Also I have intermediate knowledge of Revit, Rhino, and Grasshopper with general understanding of 3D Studio Max. Also, I have an outstanding graphic design and digital photography skills.
My attention to detail and excellent problem-solving skills ensure that every project I work on is done accurately and to the highest standard. I am comfortable working as part of a team but also have the ability to take an authoritative role when the situation arises. My verbal communication skills and positive attitude make me an effective communicator with all clients I work with.


Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), Blacksburg, VA, US, Research Assistant

helping my advisor/professor Gene Egger preparing materials for the
undergraduate studios. Also, preparing materials for various exhibitions at the school of
architecture in Riva San Vitale, Switzerland and Blacksburg, Virginia.

Aug 2011 - Dec 2012

IAWA (International Archive of Women in Architecture), Blacksburg, VA, US, TA

Under the supervision of Ms. Donna Dunay, IAWA director and chair, and William Galloway, director
of the school of architecture at Virginia Tech, I have been responsible to document the history of under-represented women’s contributions to the field of architecture.

Sep 2010 - Dec 2012

TSSM Architects, Tehran, IR, Architect Intern

Worked as an intern, researching on the traditional bazaars and houses across Iran and Turkey.

Apr 2010 - Aug 2010

IA Interior Architects, San Francisco, CA, US, Interior Design Intern

Worked as an interior design intern on commercial and historical preservation projects. I have been
responsible for site analysis, communication with manufacturer representatives, preparation of
construction documents, and assisting with choosing finish materials.

Jan 2008 - Jun 2008

Steinberg Hart, San Jose, CA, US, Interior Design Intern

Prepared specific and detailed construction drawings for a public interest project. Helped with the graphics on the post design phase.

Dec 2007 - Jan 2008

Bill Gould Design, San Jose, CA, US, Interior Design Intern

Studied the regulations for K12, and the educational facilities. Assisting designers with CAD
drawings, graphics for layouts, and model making.

Aug 2007 - Dec 2007

Naghsh Jahan Pars, Tehran, IR, Interior Design Intern

Worked on the interior section of design development package for a residential project located in
Lavasan, Iran. Generated a set of construction drawings. Prepared specifications. Helped with
selection of materials for floorings, kitchen, and bathrooms. Direct interaction with the contractor

Mar 2007 - Sep 2007


Aug 2009 - Dec 2012

San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, US, Bachelors, Interior Design and Photography

Sep 2005 - Aug 2008


ISVT Honorary Award, Honorable Mention


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