5401 WESTBARD AVE, SUITE 911
BETHESDA, MD 20816
(301) 661-2345 | farshad_farahi[at]hotmail.com
INTEGRITY CREATIVITY QUALITY
Highly experienced and innovative architectural designer, with national and international experience is seeking a position where I could share my experience and employ my unique creative talents to blend cutting edge contemporary architectural designs.
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS
Experienced in creating breath taking architectural and interior designs.
Completed award winning multidisciplinary projects with national and international recognition.
Strong freehand sketching and physical model making skills.
Superior knowledge of new architectural design processes and techniques.
High sense of design creativity.
Exceptional problem solver with strong interpersonal skills.
Visionary, goal oriented and inspirational leader.
Ability to work in a team-based environment promoting peak performance and productivity.
Results oriented designer with strong attention to the building economy.
Ability to weigh various options for each project.
Solid ability to design numerous projects simultaneously with clear vision to achieve company goals.
FAR STUDIO /EXECUTIVE MANAGER AND CHIEF DESIGNER 2004-2009
Designed numerous of high-end residential and commercial projects, created unique contemporary living and working environments, utilizing liquid space and flow of light, with the focus on harmonious and aesthetically pleasing results. Used three-dimensional physical design modeling processes to demonstrate the design concepts, focus on the transformation of building technology and materials to allow the incorporation of space and movement with innovative construction trends. The successful result of one of these projects, Z House, was demonstrated and published in the Washington Spaces magazine, Early Winter 2008 issue.
Light HouseGreat Falls, VAResidential
Z House Mclean, VAResidential
Dental Office Mclean, VACommercial
Be Villa Bethesda, MDResidential
Interior with InteriorMclean, VAResidential
SHIRDEL AND PARTNERS/ PROJECT MANAGER/SENIOR DESIGNER 2000-2004
Shirdel and Partners is an internationally renowned architectural studio, practicing experimental architecture as a design research laboratory (DRL). This studio provided an exceptional opportunity to develop knowledge of new architectural digital design processes and techniques, which are used by the top ten international architectural firms. These practices provided a solid ability to design complex, multi-disciplinary award winning projects. A representative sample of these projects is listed below:
Technology Center(Competition, 1st prize)
ATI Center mixed use complex(International Competition, 2nd prize)
Great Egyptian Museum (International Competition)
Research and Science Town(Competition, 2nd prize)
NJP / PARTNER /MANAGER/PRINCIPAL DESIGNER
As a founding partner, this international firm expanded from a small design office to a large firm undertaking complex multidisciplinary projects. Mentored and led design teams on a wide variety of large scale and urban design projects, public buildings, as well as commercial and residential buildings. Used a holistic approach to create design solutions that explore the interface between people, built environment, and spatial organization. These included award winning designs.
SWECO, Sweden/Architect Planner
V Consult, Germany/ Senior Designer
Member of the Editorial Board for \"Architecture & Urbanism\" magazine
Visiting Professor, Azad University
Guest Speaker, Radio France, Paris and BBC Radio, London
Catholic University of America, School of Architecture and Planning
Faculty of Architecture, Azad University/ Faculty of Fine Arts
International Architecture Seminar - AGHA Khan Foundation Baku, Azerbaijan
Society of Iranian Consultants
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRAN (Masters Degree in Architecture)
SAN FRANCISCO ART INSTITUTE
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (USC)
UNIVERSITY OF OSLO, NORWAY
Detailed Portfolio and Sample of Projects Available Upon Request