With over a dozen years of professional architectural, interior and urban design experience, Arman’s work encompasses a diverse portfolio of projects. He’s worked on large institutional and educational programs, high-rise and mixed-use buildings, and multi- and single-family residences. Whether he’s undertaking a major construction project or a smaller renovation, he merges adept communication with technical and design knowledge, to achieve architectural intent.
Prior to joining WRNS Studio in early 2019, Arman worked at both large and mid-sized firms, managing consultants and stakeholders, while coordinating complex building systems under tight budgetary and time constraints. A self-described obsessive contemporary designer, his work is fueled by a repertoire of material science, sustainable thinking, and philosophical inquiry. His innovative design ecology, led to his winning the Architizer / Sunbrella Future of Shade grand prize 2017, for creating a responsive shading system that is as striking as it is functional. Throughout his career, his work has been widely published in architectural publications including Architectural Record and Architect Magazine and recognized with prestigious industry awards. Arman is one of the directors of San Francisco Computational Design User Group and holds regular computational design workshops at AIA San Francisco.
Arman is a licensed architect in California and Texas. He received his Master of Architecture in computational design from the University of Texas at Austin, Master of Urban Design from Iran University of Science and Technology and his Bachelor of Architecture from Shahid Beheshti University in Tehran. He spends his free time with his family, watercoloring and hand sketching, or hiking nature trails in the Bay Area.