Newsletter | Nov/Dec 2017


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Member Spotlight : Nastaran Mousavi

by Nastaran Mousavi

A few months ago I came across OWA and I am so pleased to announce that I am officially a member of this organization! I have recently become a licensed architect in California and came a long way to be a practicing architect and a founder of my own architectural firm in San Francisco.

I was born and raised in Sari, Iran and made my way to the United States to continue my education in Architecture. All my life, I had hopes to become an influential individual and contribute something to the world that will last long and make a change. Having the platform of my own company is allowing me to think more freely about opportunities to advance the architecture industry for a safer and more sustainable world we live in.

I am proud that with my husband, we were able to contribute to our community by working on a range of small projects on a pro bono basis for non-profit organizations in the Bay Area and have been making more conscious design decisions towards a more efficient and sustainable built environment.

I am sharing a few sketches that I have done through design process of some of our recent projects:


Competition entry to design a Civic Center for city of Sadra in South-West Iran. We were selected among 10 best design proposals.

Sketch of a leasing office addition for a multi-family residential in Walnut Creek, CA

Sketch for a facade of a mexican restaurant in Oakland, CA


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