Born in the north of Iran, between the Caspian Sea and the Alborz mountain range, I grew up among the beautiful cottages, wonderful scenery, amazing sea sunsets and the artist colonies of my country. Beauty made my soul an admirer and advocate of everything connected with art and aesthetic senses.
As my first step of progress I started my professional painting at age fourteen in a painting studio and continued developing my painting skills for more than three years. Years passed by pursuing my interests, doing lots of volunteer social and artistic activities, and obtaining Bachelor's degree in English Language. Moving to USA for postgraduate education purposes, my portfolio at the date was good enough to be admitted in master of Interior Architecture 2012-13 in distinguished Department of Architecture at University of Oregon. Thanks to my cultural activity experiences that I had in Oregon, I was granted U of O International Cultural Service Program (ICSP) scholarship. Although I started as a graduate student in Interior Architecture program my enthusiasm in this field and recommendations of department’s Professors encouraged me to become a concurrent graduate student in Architecture and Interior Architecture.
In past school years I have tried to be involved in the architecture world as much as possible. Job shadowing in Broadleaf Architecture, Cooperating more than four years with Dr. Ihab Elzyadi in High Performance Environments laboratory (HiPE), and being a coordinator in the Material Resource Center (MRC) of the Department of Architecture in University of Oregon are part of professional activities I have done so far. I learned in depth that how daylighting in built environment can effect on health, comfort and productivity of its occupants. I learned about sustainable design strategies, high performance and energy efficient buildings. I learned about sustainable and green materials and available brands in the market.
I believe in designing buildings the occupant’s health and comfort is one of the most important criteria and it has been always a driving factor through my projects. I try to create atmospheres such that reflect the values of those who occupying the space.