Masters of Architecture
New York, NY

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Work Experience

Intermediate Architectural Designer | May 2019 - Present

Worked on multiple phases of projects involving modular steel construction. Put together complete sets and details and coordinated with contractors on a variety of project types. Designed multiple iterations of modular homes to be developed upon purchase. Worked closely together with engineers and architects to coordinate drawings for production in our factory and ensured correct detailing of connections and overall building assembly throughout the various stages of fabrication.


Graduate Assistant | Dec 2017 - May 2019

Managed multiple levels of Structural Engineering courses with over 140 students each working under Shahin Vassigh. Instructed multiple weekly lab sessions in which students were asked to apply concepts learned in lecture to real world problems, and were often asked to conduct experiments to better grasp key concepts. Created exams and quizzes to test students knowledge of the subject and held office hours to answer any questions on the material.


Head Designer | May 2017 - Jul 2017

Worked as head designer for Thomas Spiegelhalter and Peter Drecker to propose an entry for a competition in which participants were asked to redesign a street and its surroundings in a village in Germany. The street was transformed into a location for vendors and artists, and a power generating water playground for children was designed in Fusion 360, featuring complex organic geometries and high tech power generating techniques.


Manager + Graphic Design Consultant | May 2015 - Dec 2016

Franchise Creator is a company which helps other businesses transform themselves into franchises. I worked to ensure that employees were performing up to company standards and maintaining good client relationships. My responsibilities also included consultations with clients to generate ideas for graphic design solutions. These designs were ultimately used for marketing and distribution materials used to sell franchises for the company.

Education

Florida International University | Masters of Architecture | Aug 2014 - May 2019

Accepted into the highly competitive accelerated masters of architecture program. Graduated with a 3.91 GPA. Typical courses included Design Studio, Graphics Studio, Structural Engineering, Environmental Building Design, Architectural History, Architectural Theory, Advanced Computational Design, Business Communication and Professional office Practice


University of Miami | Bachelors of Biology Track | Jan 2013 - May 2014

Completed 40 credits of Biology with a minor in Chemistry on a Pre-Med track while earning a high GPA before deciding to study Architecture at FIU due to their higher ranked program. Typical Courses included Advanced Biology, Chemistry, Evolution and Biodiversity, Calculus II, and Genetics. 


Florida International University | Bachelors of Biology Track | Aug 2012 - Dec 2012

Studied Biology with a minor in Chemistry on a premed track before deciding to transfer to University of Miami for a better chance of acceptance into a medical school after graduation

Awards and Achievements

AIA Bronze Medal Award | Aug 2019

Awarded to one thesis student from each of 6 Florida Schools


Excellence in Masters Thesis | May 2019

Awarded for best Masters Thesis project in class


Summa Cum Laude | May 2019

Awarded to those graduating with above 3.90 GPA


University Honors College Member | Aug 2012

Membership offered to those with excellent academic standing


Tau Sigma Delta National Honors Society Member | Feb 2019

Sigma Xi Chapter, personal Selection by chair and faculty


Presidential Scholarship Recipient | Aug 2012

Highest scholarship in the University, for excellent academics


AIAS Member | Dec 2018

Member of the AIAS Florida International Chapter ID 38833517

Technical Proficiency

Software

Revit

AutoCAD

Rhino

Grasshopper

Maya

3DS Max

VRay

Sketchup

Photoshop, 

InDesign, 

Illustrator, 

Premier Pro

Fusion 360


Fabrication + Misc

English, Spanish, Farsi, Italian

Woodworking

3D Printing

Metal Work

Laser Cutting

CNC Milling

Model Making

Guitar, Drums, Piano