Coming from a mathematics and physics background, Kimia decided to pursue the fine balance between art and science through architecture. She prioritizes process in the development of good design – allowing the exploration of new ideas to define final concepts. She joins WRNS Studio from Perkins Eastman where she worked on Construction Administration phase of New Stanford Hospital project for almost 2 years.
Iranian born Kimia, earned a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Tehran and worked as a designer at VAV Studio before moving to the states to attend the University of Arizona where she worked as teaching assistant. Simultaneously earning her Masters of Science in Architecture and Masters of Architecture, her dual Masters allowed her to conduct research alongside a project-driven education. Winning numerous awards for her thesis, she explored the environmental degradation of the Salton Sea region and proposed palm trees as an alternative building materials to help reverse the deteriorating conditions.