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Portfolio (last updated: 04/17/2009)

Soheil Tavakoli
New York, NY
Mobile (646) 247-3456
Email: soheiltavakoliart@gmail.com
Website: http://www.soheiltavakoli.com


EDUCATION

Beheshti University
Master of Architecture, Graduated with honors, 1996. Tehran, Iran. (Full Scholarship)


PROFESSIONAL STATUS

2001 - Present:
Licensed and Registered Architect in Tehran, Iran


ARCHITECTURAL EXPERIENCE

2009 – Present
Soheil Tavakoli Studio (Architecture, Furniture): Principal
Project Architect, Iran's freedom memorial monument.
- U.S.A
Design and create live-drawing and painting on clothing.


2008
Sussan Lari, Architect P.C.: Full time
Project Architect,
- First Ave, 68 St, Manhattan Residential Building’s remodeling,
- Long Island, Two Residential houses
Design development, drawings, and 3D renderings
Company manager: Sussan Lari (516) 625-2916

2006 - 2007
Platinum Realty & Development: Full time
Project Architect
- Las Vegas NV, commercial projects,
Sole architect and interior designer of the company owner’s residence
Design development, Auto Cad drawings, and 3D Max Studio renderings
Company manager: Ali Kaveh (702) 277-0194
http://www.platinumrealtylv.com

2004 - 2006
Saeed Design Studio: Freelance
Project Architect
-Orange County, CA 9 single family homes,
Design development, Auto Cad drawings, and 3D Max Studio renderings
Company’s manager: Saeed Kamkar (949) 955-0357 (Office)

1996 - 2004
Soheil Tavakoli (Architecture, Furniture): Principal
Project Architect, residential design
- San Diego, CA, Beach House

Project Architect, Auto Cad drawings, and 3D Sketches & renderings
- Tehran, Iran, A commercial complex including Movie theaters

Design development, Auto Cad drawings, and 3D renderings
- Lavasan, Iran A residential House
- Tehran, Iran A residential House (Tree House)
Project architect, principal designer and builder
Responsibilities included: project management, construction management, construction, schematic design, design development, construction drawings

Project Architect, Auto Cad drawings, and 3D Sketches & renderings
- Tehran, Iran Australian Embassy
Design development, drawings, and 3D renderings

Project Architect, Iranian poet’s memorial building (Part 1)
- Tehran, Iran
Design development, hand drawings, sketches and 3D renderings

1995
Asar Consultant Engineers: Full Time
Principal in design/build freelance practice with residential, corporate and commercial projects
Responsibilities included: project management, schematic design, design development, construction drawings, bidding/negotiation.

Project Architect, Principal in design residential, commercial & entertainment Center
- Tehran, Iran
http://www.asarconsult.com/


INTERNSHIPS

1992-1993
IJAD GROUP Architects and Engineers: Part Time
Partner/Project Architect, commercial and entertainment projects
Schematic design, design development, and freehand sketches
- Tehran, Iran
http://www.ijadgroup.co.ir/

1991-1992
Sinam Architects: Part Time
Partner/Project Architect, residential and commercial projects
Schematic design, design development, and freehand sketches
- Tehran, Iran


FURNITURE EXPERIENCE

2007 - 2008
Soheil Tavakoli (Architecture, Furniture): Principal
Interior & Furniture Projects
Art Furniture Design & Manufacture
- Las Vegas, NV – Scottsdale, AZ

1997 - 2004 (Iran)
A Fast food Restaurant, A Travel Agency, Nomadic Theme House
- Tehran, Iran


HONORS AND AWARDS

1995
- The Central Park, Mashhad, Winner of Judges Prize for the "Grand Architectural Competition"
A residential complex including a commercial and entertainment center

1993
- Tehran, Winner of the second prize for a residential architecture from National University of Iran
A residential house


EXHIBITIONS

2007
Furniture Exhibition, Textures Gallery at “Artspace”
7127 E. Sixth Ave, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 (480) 423-0888

2004
Exit Exhibition, (Contemporary Hand Crafted Furniture), Arasbaran Culture Center, Iran

1998
Sale Exhibition, Architecture, Furniture, Painting, Barg Art Galleries, Iran

1997
Furniture Exhibition, Golestan Art Gallery, Iran

1995 - 1996
Troubled Nature (37 Oil Paintings), Golestan Art Gallery & Khorshid Art Gallery, Iran


COMPUTER SKILLS

3D Studio MAX 8, AutoCAD 2008, Photoshop CS3, Lightroom, InDesign: 5 years of experience on all programs for presentations and design.


OTHER SKILLS

- Working skillfully with Wood and Metal
- Art Painting