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About

Nima Farzaneh  (born 1981, Iran) is an Iranian designer, originally from Tehran, he has been living and practicing in NY for the last 10 years.  An architect by profession, he is also an artist working in music, photography, visual arts, and literature.  Utilizing the tools of contemporary social media, his recent experimentation with short-form narrative and multimedia comics have ruminated on society, politics, and art, with a unique approach to multiculturalism and global audience.

Nima studied architecture in his home country Iran and moved to the U.S. after several years of practicing architecture in Tehran. In 2011 he graduated from Pratt Institute with a Master's degree in architecture. After 8 years of working as an architect, he went back to school in 2020 and studied Architectural Acoustics at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) with the hope of creating a bridge between his design skills and passion for music and sound.

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EDUCATION

Master’s degree candidate Architectural Acoustics                                                                                                                            2019 - present
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Thesis Project: Simulation of Extended Sound Sources with Wave Field Synthesis


Master of Science in Architecture (honored graduate)                                                                                                                              2010 - 2011  Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY


Bachelor in Architecture                                                                                                                                                                             1999 - 2003
University of Guilan, Rasht-Iran

WORK EXPERIENCE

Perkins Eastman Architects  - New York, NY                                                                                                                                              2015-2019 
Associate Architectural Designer


Perkins Eastman Architects  - New York, NY                                                                                                                                               2011-2015 
Intermediate Architectural Designer


Acconci Studio - Brooklyn, New York                                                                                                                                                                      2011
Architectural Designer

Harmonic Trend [Link] Architects - Tehran-Iran                                                                                                                                          2007-2010
Senior Designer


Metamorphosis Method Architects -  Tehran-Iran                                                                                                                                       2006-2007 
Intermediate Architectural Designer 


DC4S Architects & Urban Designers - Tehran-Iran                                                                                                                                      2004-2006
Junior Architect


Artek Consulting Engineers Co.  - Tehran-Iran                                                                                                                                             2003-2004
Intern Architect

MUSIC AND SOUND

Composition                                                                                                                                                                                                   2015-2016
Scent of Geranium (animated short film; director: Naghmeh Farzaneh)

Mina’s Dream (shadow play; directed by Hamid Rahmanian)

Koubeh Band : Kook and Aabi (two original songs)                                                                                                                                                  2019


Performance
Collaboration with multiple ensembles and bands in New York City:

Koubeh Band (Founding member)                                                                                                                                                                  2018-2019

Fellaheen ;

Omni tribe Collective;

Pardis Ensemble


Leadership / Production                                                                                                                                                                                2016-2017
Creative director and producer of a multimedia ensemble: “No-land Bands” Project
Managing and directing a team of seven musicians, two visual artists, and one political scientist. Live shows:
Exodus, WKCR studio, Journey to Aleppo: Marlboro College, Spectrum NYC


Instruments
Piano, Accordion, Melodica

SKILLS

Modeling

Rhino and Grasshopper, 3D Max, Sketch-up, AutoCAD, Revit , MAYA

Acoustics

CATT- Acoustic, Matlab, Understanding of acoustical measurement techniques, acoustical standard values (STC, TL, NC, RT, etc.)

Understanding of acoustical design standards and preparing specifications, and design criteria for projects.

Audio

Digital Audio workstations, Max MSP, Wave Field Synthesis

Video

Illustrator, After Effects, Videoleap

Graphics

Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign

HONORS AND AWARDS

Graduate assistantship, GAUD, Pratt Institute
Pratt Institute Scholarship for Masters of Science in Architecture
Featured in Pratt’s 2011 and 2012 In Process publications
The 88 Hotel, architecture competition, 
(4thprize) collaboration with Bjarke Ingels Group-BIG
House of Light Competition, 
Third Mirmiran Award (honorable mention)
International poster design contest finalist, 
Montreal Film Festival Poster Contest