BJ

Bahareh is a Planner and Architect at Concordia. Her role on the Concordia team includes community engagement, schematic and design development, construction documentation and graphic presentation. She received her Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and Master of Architecture from Tulane University.

Bahareh grew up in Chicago, where she learned to survey the city with curiosity and mindfulness. Her passion for cities and for making place was brought to focus in New Orleans, during her graduate work at Tulane. In 2013, she was awarded a travel fellowship to study and document Guerrilla Urbanism in 14 cities across the United States. Her Masters Thesis, Bottom Top Urbanism, was selected for the Thomas Lupo Award for Excellence in Metropolitan Studies. Bahareh has co-taught design studios at Tulane University and at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Beyond her work at Concordia, Bahareh volunteers as a youth mentor and teacher, makes art and is an avid swimmer.

Memberships

WIA New Orleans
PlayBuild NOLA, Volunteer
Kids Rethink New Orleans, Architecture Mentor