Raha Parsa

Raha Parsa

Architectural/Urban Designer

BArch, March. MUD , University of Toronto

Extensive skills in Design and Construction Drawing

Strong data analysis, mapping, and digital graphic

Proficient in AutoCAD, SketchUp, and Adobe Creative Suite

Expertise in 3-D visualization

Work History

Work History
Aug 2014 - Nov 2014

Programming Coordinator Representative

Senayah Design, Canada

- Responsible for monitoring and controlling the program plan and work streams of Open Streets To and The Laneway Project, City of Toronto, Canada  

  • Monitored the activities at project site
  • Controlled the program with the plan outline
  • Reported on project status to the program coordinator
Aug 2004 - Mar 2014

Architectural Designer

BOMT, Iran

- Responsible for architectural and large-scale urban design projects of Streetscape, Pedestrian Streets, and River Walkways and Trails in phases of design and construction located in Tehran, Iran

Projects Scope: US $62 million- 220,000 m2  

  • Prepared specifications for contract documents and consulting agreements
  • Conducted reviews of tender documents and provided recommendations
  • Coordinated assigned projects with consulting engineers and contractors
  • Provided cost control, financial reporting, and prepared payment certificates
  • Performed site supervision to control the project progress

- Responsible for architectural design projects of public buildings and urban facilities, Recreational Sites and Sport Grounds located in Tehran, Iran.

Projects Scope: US $24 million- 50,000 m2  

  • Collaborated on design projects including schematic design and design development
  • Administered the production of drawings and specifications
  • Coordinated the work of contractors
  • Reported project status to the management
Apr 2003 - May 2004

Project Architect

J.S.Kian Consulting Engineers, Iran

- Responsible for architectural design of residential and Services Complex projects including Motel, Shop, Restaurant, and Gas Station; located in Booshehr, Iran.  

  • Prepared feasibility studies and presented design proposals to clients
  • Coordinated the project team for the finished plans required for construction
  • Provided on-site supervision of construction activities

Education

Education
Sep 2014 - Apr 2015

Master of Urban Design

University of Toronto
Sep 2001 - Apr 2003

Master of Architecture

Iran University of Science and Technology
Sep 1996 - Apr 2001

Bachelor of Architecture

Iran University of Science and Technology

Skills

Skills

  • AutoCAD, SketchUp, 3dsmax, Rhino, Revit Architecture, and Adobe Creative Suite

Languages

English, Full professional proficiency

French, Professional working proficiency

Honors and Awards

Team member holding the First International Urban Lighting Convention in Iran, 2009

Received award for National Heritage Designation of Valiasr Street, Municipality of Tehran, 2012

Certifications and Courses

Certifications
2012

Urban Design and Architecture Ahead 

University of Tehran, Iran

International Conference and workshop, under supervision of Professor Jon T.Lang

2009

The City: Culture, Society, Technology

Simon Fraser University, Canada

International Interdisciplinary Themes Conference  

2009

Unequalplaces-Planning and Territorial cohesion

Newcastle University, England

International Planning and Research Conference

2008

Lights in Alingsas

PLDC, Sweden

International Lighting Conference

Publications

    Effects of Cultural Beliefs on Urban Design and Architecture, The international conference, The City: Culture, Society, Technology, 2009, Simon Fraser University, Canada.

      Old texture, historical value-Monthly "Infrastructure Engineering", Analytic, Investigative, Informative magazine, No 6, Vol.1, Feb-Mar 2009, Printing: Naghsh Iran.

        Practical education and lighting workshop, Architecture and Culture, No.33.Vol.10, 2008, Print and Binding: Naghsh Iran.

          Religious Symbols in Iran Architecture, Ketab-e.Mah, The Arts 35, 36, An Specialized informative & Critical Monthly book review, Aug-Sept 2001, Publisher: Iran Book House.