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Azadeh Mahmoudi

Architectural Portfolio Selected works from academic background & professional experiences; architecture, graphic, sketch

Azadeh Mahmoudi Master of Architecture

My soul is craving for structural art I named it. For me, architecture has been always the balance between imagination and reality. Taking a vision form another world and translate it to the most tangible thing which solves others physical and psychophysical problems, a way which defines how people live and interact.

Contents Works from my architecture adventure at the Art University of Isfahan, Shiraz University and Texas A&M Univeristy, architecture studios.

Designing a pediatric cancer cancer 06 Resilience 14

Revitalization of an Urban Waterfront 24 Translating the Culture into Form 32 Light, View Oriented Cubes 36 Khish-khaneh Residentional Building 40 Negarestani House Renovation 46 A Rural House: Hanjan Village 50 A Familiar Shelter 52

Revit | Dynamo 54 My Drawings, Paintings 56 Resume 58



Excessive factors, high productivity Designing a pediatric cancer cancer where art & nature would be a part of healing process Location | Mueller Str, Austin, Tx Duration | 5 months Academic | Texas A&M University | Kirk Hamilton Year | Fall 2017 - March 2018

The primarily object of this proposal is to design a pediatric cancer center. This center aims to improve its users healing condition by using art as a source of inspiration and productivity, nature as a relaxing and responsibility factor and natural light to reduce the fear. This center is designed for the children who already know that they have cancer and they come here just for getting the medicine

or radiation it is an out-patient facility, which works with different multifunction spaces for almost 50 patients in range of 5 to 12 years old. The location of the site is in City of Austin and this project is defined as an expansion of Dell ‘s Children Medical Center. Here is a place with less fear of attending hospital and a place to joy and production.

Art + Nature


Early Sketches: Alternatives

Producing Art

Being Productive will help the children to conquer the suppressed feelings of useless persons.

Site Analysis


First Floor

Set back from the street: Providing green space as an extension of the Mueller Park Creating two different green spaces, urban and healing.

Curve-like mass: maximize views to the Meuller Park Define main sections in the facility: Radiation (under ground), Radiology, Chemotherapy, Administrative and Art.

Vertical access and egresses as a strong façade feature. Bringing light down to the radiation bays. Light wells’ shape on the top: Strong form to define the corner. Scattered shop and art stores in the site to showcase the produced art and make connection with surrounding.



Second Floor

Third Floor

Section 2

Vertical Connection


Waiting Area

Chemothrapy Section

Consulting Section

Exploded Diagram

Wall Section


Long Section






Resilience Dundas Apartmnets An Approach to Design Mixed Use Apartments Location | Dundas St, Toronto, Canada Duration | 4 months Academic | Texas A&M University | Craige Babe Year | Fall 2016

This site is located near the intersection of Dundas Street W. and Sheridan Avenue in Toronto. The project is to design a mixed use mid-rise building that compliments and augments the street’s vibrancy and diversity. Due to the urban needs of the site, the proposed structure is to provide mixed use with respect to the area. The site is an assembly of four attached buildings, and the program includes residential, commercial, and/ or community uses. The project is a

seven stories high with upper levels reserved for residential. By analyzing and concluding from the land use, shadow, elevation and section studies, that the site can accommodate multitude of functions. However, the challenge was to design a building that does not negatively impact the neighboring buildings or appear foreign in the streetscape, create a pedestrian environment, contextual character, and sense of place.

Maximum allowable height is determined by the width of the public right-of-way (all references to the R.O.W. or R.O.W. widths, denote the public R.O.W.)


Mass Development The entire block space

Splitting the block: enterning the light

Vertical Access

Functions: Art Gallery + Residential Units

The primirley concept of arranging the residential units, was having diffrent types of units, assembing on top of eachothet; just like the sprit of Dundas street. Different people need differnt spaces. These different-scale unites make the facade more playful and respond todivers residential demnds in the Dundas street.

1 1. Northern Residentials Blocks 2. Southern Residentials Blocks

Analysing the current street elevation and its features



Applying setbacks on fronts, according law

Shadow Analysis



First Floor

Long Section


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All units and their inside spaces get natural

complex, three-bedrooms, two-bedrooms


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Construction Details



1. Aluminium Window 2. Concrete Slab 3. Gypsum Board 4. Insulation Barrier 5. Waterproofing Membrane 6. Heat Insulation 7. Drainage gradient 8. Wad 9. Mortar

10. Mosaic Tile 11. Plastic Staple 12. Water Outlet 1. Aluminium Window 13. Spacer 14. Stone 2. Concrete Slab 15. Steel Hanger 3. Gypsum Board 16. Soil 4. Insulation Barrier 17.Masonry

5. Waterproofing Membrane 6. Heat Insulation 7. Drainage gradient 8. Wad 9. Mortar

10. Mosaic Tile 11. Plastic Staple 12. Water Outlet 13. Spacer 14. Stone 15. Steel Hanger 16. Soil 17.Masonry





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Revitalization of an Urban Waterfront Bandar Abbas Cultural Center An Approach to Design a Cultural Center Location | Shahed Blvd, Bandar Abbas, Iran Duration | 4 months Academic | Shiraz University | Kazem Memarzia Year | Spring 2013

Bandar Abbas is a city on the northern coast of Persian Gulf with many natural and cultural attractions. These days, fortunately, paying attention to the sea wais a crucial task for everyone but other aspects of the natural potential of the city are eliminated, such as urban coves, Baran ponds and mosques. Therefore, this study attempts to identify other natural urban potentials and cultural potential of the city and the region. This is a cultural design at the edge of an urban watercourse flood, with the goal of being able to introduce culture and nature of

the city by designing a cultural center at its waterfront. This study began by researching about Cultural Centers and Waterfronts at the same time. Regarding to the importance of leisure and urban problems in Cultural Centers, searching to approach a cultural urban solution continued and the result was using the Cultural Quarters ideas in designing this Cultural Center. Further researches were done on the culture of the city to find a cultural form and physical planning that are relating to the culture of the region. With study of case studies and executive matters, this project was fully elaborated.

Natural and Cultural Features of Context



Concepts Strong relationship between open and close spaces. - Cultural spaces: large volumes - Economical & Commercial spaces: Empty spaces around large volumes Palm leaves: Symbole of the city Connencting the the repetetive palmslike elements: Resembling the fishing net Using the penumbra of the vernacular faรงades and their proportions.

Site Analysis Natural habitat Civic/School

unfavorable wind

Recreation Civic/Religious

favorable wind

Residential Area Commercial Area Main Street

Mass Development

Specifying the zones, according to the different activities: - Active & Night Zone - Main Zone - Calm Zone

Connecting the zones with the shopping corridors. These corridos can act such and wind corridors during the good seasons.

Using the palm leaves to identify Designing the lanscape and the entrance. The prportion of public space indivitual masses are driven from Propertion of local wind catchers.


Second Floor

A view to large, open and mutli-purpose outside spaces.


Basement Floor: parking

Structure Plan





First Floor

1. Gallery, Retail Stores and amphitheater were placed in the hearth of complex to make the complex active.

2. Creativity Workshops and children area were placed in the active edge of site in order to have a better communication with its surrounding.

3. Library, offices and learning classes were placed in the north of site where is calm and quite.

4. Outdoor spaces such as coffee shops, galleries and an open theater make an active space outside.



The oveall view shows how the building interacts with the surronding and creates live and active atmosphere.




Translating the Culture into Form Bandar Abbas Local Library An Approach to Design a Place Location | Emam Khomeini Blvd, Bandar Abbas, Iran Duration | 4 months Academic | Art University of Isfahan | A. Moeini Year | Summer 2011

This project was about designing a local library. An active space with the other correlated function such as amphitheater, gallery, group studying and etc. The main concept of design was having a decorum and calm looking structure which reflects the culture of the native people. The External Motifs were inspired from Traditional Motifs of the region. The palm tree is a strong indicator of the city which as a native person is inspired me so much; specially the light that passes through its branches, so I designed the roof of building in a way that represents that feeling. The main structure of the

building was an enlonged rectangle cube such as vernacular building of the region in order to catch the better light and wind circulation which comes from the sea. The enlonged cube defines public and spaces of the library. The additional cube defines the offices and small spaces area such as repository library, offices and research area. For gerenal and inner lighting a huge void was devised. its design was inspired from the palm trees. South windows were covered by the shaders which were inspired by the vernacular building.

Ideas & Mass Development


First Floor 1. Entrance 2. Information 3. Computer Searching 4. Waiting Area 5. Giving and Receiving Books 6. Introducing New Books 7. Reading Magazines 8. Gallery 9. Children’s Library 10. Multi-purpose Room 11. Coffee Shop 12. Repository Library 13. Preparing Book 14. Praying Room

Second Floor 1. Study Room 2. Book Shelves 3. Group Study 4. Internet 5. Offices

Third Floor 1. Offices 2. research area


North Elevation

Long Section

Due to Iranian government policy, men and womens› areas should be totally separated. Therefore, the building was designed symmetrical to provide equal opportunity for both.




Light, View Oriented Residentional Complex An Approach to Design a Cultural Center Location | 3rd Moshtagh Str, Isfahan, Iran Duration] 4 months Academic | Art University of Isfahan | Ramin Madani Year | Spring 2011






Recieving best light and best view for every house were the main goal of project, private, semi-private and public yard were designed to adapt with the residens need. The fringe of stream was designed to be a place for gathering and playing.




This residential complex was designed in a fabulous location in Isfahan City; near the Zayandehrood River and with a little stream passing trough it.



Semi-private green spaces



Getting proper Light from South-West and proper view from South-East

Getting proper Light and view from same direction. (South-West)

Getting proper Light from South-West and proper view from North-East

First Floor Entrance


South Elevation




Khish-Khaneh Residentional Building Nominated for the Building of the Year 2017 Link: Location | Kerman City , Kerman, Iran Duration | 1 Year Professional | Facade design; Partner: Behzad Yaghmaei Year | 2015 -2016

hough designed in a modern form, the Khish-khaneh residential building maintains traditional design concepts. Its interactive façade, which draws design elements and materials from diverse, incongruous surroundings, creates a unifying identity for the area. The building’s red rods, frames and louvers echo the color of neighboring brick structures, while its pale yellow

walls harmonize with the use of similarly colored highlights on the adjoining buildings. Yellow is also picked up in stone flower boxes, randomly placed outside bedroom windows. The flower boxes, attached to the façade with modern construction methods, help enhance lighting and provide natural ventilation into interior spaces.


Cross Section


Mass Development

North Elevation

South Elevation


The south facade employs a bilateral concept with randomly arranged columns framing windows that supply residents with both active and serene views. City life unfolds outside of the wide window views, while the tightly placed columns filter the outside world, providing privacy and calm relaxing space. The rhythmic column pattern, a nod to traditional Iranian residential architecture, also moderates the intensity of light that comes from the south.





NEGARESTANI HOUSE RENOVATION Residential Renovation Semi-Finalist of Memar Magazine Awards Location | Kerman City, Kerman, Iran Duration | 9 months Professional | Intrior design; Partner: Behzad Yaghmaei Year | 2014

Entrance is not just a doorway, it gives the sense of passing. Crossing over one level to the next step, from noisy urban space to the home calm space. Light, color, greenery, and materials all have their own effect on its quality. In order to have more privacy, Visual contact with the outside should be limited. On the other hand, green space and lighting should be added to make it an extraordinary place for visitors. To achieve this goal, Semi-closed vision has been provided by synthesizing remained pipes which were retrieved from old installation of house. Flower box was added in different parts and the quality of lightening was improved in order to make a more welcoming space.

Featured in prestigious architecture magazines in Iran. Before







A Rural House : Hanjan Village Winner of Special Vision Award in Research and Design First Competition in Designing Rural House Location | Hanjan, Esfahan, Iran Duration | 1 months Academic | Art University of Isfahan Year | Spring 2013

HANJAN village which is placed in Isfahan’s environs, has mild climate. Residents’ local job is agriculture and ranching. Besides, weaving carpet and making handicrafts are also two common financial activities in their woman’s lives. The idea of competition was to design a residential building model which should be based on their lives habitat. The main concept of designing a residential

model which is related to the area’s climate and its concerns, should also responds to the people’s demands. So, the first step was recognizing the dwellers’ habitats. The researches reveal that the village-mans commonly spend their time outside of the house. In the other hand, their wives usually do housekeeping. It was pleasant to design a house which can be flexible and support their requirements.

Living Rooms Closets Kitchen W a l k i n g Cl o s e t WC & Bath




Generating a pattern for the sides, allowing the inside to be seen.


Grasshopper formulas


A Familiar Shelter Thomas Park Pavilion A place compatible with surrounding Location | Thomas Park, College Station, Tx Duration | 2 weeks Academic | Texas A&M University | Marcel Erminy Year | Spring 2017

Basketball court Play Ground

IDEAS Compatible with the surrounding Stay, Watch, Relax Keep it simple CHARACTER Resemblance of existing buildings Light structural frame

Best View


Best View Pool

Existing Buildings

ATITUDE Respect the trees Not to show off


Time| 7:00 am

Time| 8:45 am

Time| 11:00 am



Revit | Dynamo Adaptable forms Advanced modeling in Revit Duration | 2 weeks Academic | Texas A&M University | Wei Young Year | Fall 2017

The primary aim of this project was to learn parametric modeling in Revit and experience the Revit plug-in Dynamo. As a case study, the National Assembly for Whales building was chosen. The two main elements of the building were modeled with changeable parameters and then they were linked to an external factor (here the current sun path.) As a result, the building elements change regarding sun position. Website: Watch videos: Parametric - Dynamo -

Domes and centeral element are done by creating one single dome in the conceptual mass model area.

Dynamo scripts for linking the building and sun path.




My Drawings & Paintings Painting was always something inspiring and special to me, I have started it at early ages and as an architect, I have learned so much about my surrounding through it. Here are some of my paintings.

An Old Building, Abyaneh Village, Esfahan, Iran | 2015 | Water color & Marker | Real Size: 15*15 Amaryllis Flowers | 2011 | Water color & Pencil | Real Size: 30*40 New Year Fishes | 2009 | Watercolor & Pencil | Real Size: 20*20 St Stepanos Monastery, East Azerbaijan, Iran | 2015 | Pencil | Real Size: 20*30




My Resume Azadeh Mahmoudi

Mastern of Architecture Address: 1600 Welsh St, College station, TX. Tel: 979 985 8977 Email:

Education Master of Architecture Texas A&M University, College Station, TX [Sep 2016 - Now] * Graduate Assistant, Communication Office, Dept. of Architecture

Master of Science/ Architecture Shiraz University Shiraz, Iran [Sep 2013 – 2011] *Exceptional Talent Scholarship for Studying M.A. at The Shiraz University Bachelor of Architecture Art University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran. [Sep 2011 - 2007]

* Exceptional Talent Student, ranked 4th top student

Awards Special Vision Award In research and design - Isfahan first competition in «Designing Rural House» -Partner: Behzad Yaghmaei [Mar 2011]



Shahid Ashrafi Esfahani

Iran Architecture Award Competition, Partner:Behzad Yaghmaei. [Sep 2014]

Instructor Isfahan, Iran [Sep-Dec 2015]

Selected as the Best Paper 1st National conference of Construction & Project Management. [ Nov 2013]

Skills 3D Modeling REVIT/ Dynamo, Autocad, Rhinoceros / Grasshopper, Skatchup.

Professional Experience

Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Premiere.

RASM Studio

Model making & fabrication 3D printing,

Intern Architect Isfahan, Iran [Dec 2013 – 2016] *As a Drafter, working with CAD & Revit; Doing post production and finalrendering. As an Architecture Designer, Interacted with clients and interdisciplinary team to develop and refine concepts.

Honar Pooya Architects Architectural Intern, Bandar Abbas, Iran [Sep- Dec 2013] Azad University Instructor Bandar Abbas, Iran [Sep-Dec 2013] * Course: Enviromental Perception and Expression (Sketching and Project Presenting Skills). Danesh Pajouhan Institute Instructor Isfahan, Iran [Sep 2014 -2015] * Course: Enviromental Perception and Expression (Sketching and Project Presenting Skills).

Volunteer Student Health Environment Association [SHEA] / Director of events [Sep 2017 - Jun 2018] Facility Guidelines Institute [FGI] Workshop / Participant Austin, Texas [Sep 2017] Healthcare Expo & Conference [HCD] [Nov 2016] Houston, Texas [Nov 2017] Orlando, Florida

Extra-Curricular Activities

Languages English / proficient Persian / proficient German / intermediate [B1]

Publications Memarzia, Kazem; Mahmoudi, Azadeh (Aug 2013).“Cooperation among Culture, Economy and Social activities in Rehabilitation of Urban Spaces“; Gozaresh Quarterly Journal of Fars Organization for Engineering (Order of Building), Spring-Summer 2013.No 77-76, Pp 78-63 Haghighat, Farangis; Mahmoudi, Azadeh; Maghareh, Mohammad.R (Nov 2013). “Evaluation of Management Indexes in the Private Construction“,1st National Conference of Construction Project Management, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran (giving presentation). Mahmoudi, Azadeh; Haghighat, Farangis (Dec 2013). “Double-Skin Façade Systems, a Sustainable Building Policy (An Approach in the Hot and Humid Climate)”. International Conference of Civil Engineering, Architecture & Urban Sustainable Development, Islamic Azad University (Tabriz Branch), Tabriz, Iran.

Sketching / pen, pencil and marker Painting / pencil, water Color Photography Persian Calligraphy


Thank You


Azadeh Mahmoudi


Master of Architecture

Azadeh Mahmoudi - Portfolio  
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