Narineh Mirzaeian is a Los Angeles based designer whose work focuses on the development of ideas integrating design and advanced fabrication techniques. Through a multidisciplinary practice she engages in design work at multiple scales, across a range of disciplines to study and cultivate works of spatial and material interest.
Prior to establishing her own practice she was an Architectural Associate at Gehry Partners for nine years where she played a key role on numerous projects completed and under construction internationally. During her time at Gehry Partners, Narineh was project leader for an array of projects guidingdesign efforts from concept to construction. Previous to her tenure at Gehry Partners, she was designer and project manager at Graft, an architectural collaborative based in Los Angeles, Berlin and Shanghai.
Narineh holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Southern California and a Master of Architecture degree from the University of California, Los Angeles where her thesis project was published as part of LA Now Volume 3, garnering numerous awards, including the prestigious P/A Award Grand Prize. She has previously taught design courses at the Southern California Institute of Architecture and Woodbury University and is currently design facultyin the Department of Architecture and Urban Design at UCLA. Her work has been published and exhibited widely.
Narineh’s interests led her to partake in a Land and Culture campaign in Armenia from 1996 – 1998 where she lived in various villages and contributed to the reconstruction efforts of a school and 13th century monastic complex. This engagement with the land and culture of her ancestral home planted the seed and she continues to travel to Armenia on a regular basis to lecture, teach and to dream up new projects with like minded individuals.