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  • Ja Architecture Studio Inc

  • Summer Internship

    JaStudioInc , a Toronto based Architecture practice is looking for an intern for the summer of 2010.We are looking for an Architecture student (second year or higher) who is comfortable with AutoCAD and Rhinoceros and preferably familiar with Adobe Suite.

    To apply; please e-mail your C.V. and a few of work samples to:info@jastudioinc.com

    Applicants should be motivated and tuned with the studio culture. Please review the website to see if your interest is aligned with what we do:www.jastudioinc.com

    170506 1293

    174 Spadina Avenue, Unit 104, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5T 2C2, T:4165942300 F:4165942301 W: http://jastudioinc.com

  • Who we are

    Ja Architecture Studio Incs ProfileCurriculum Vitae

  • Ja Architecture Studio Inc

    Ja Architecture Studio is a Toronto-based architecture practice with great interest in the role that design- oriented practices can play in bringing life and excitement to the projects and cities. The commitment of the firm is in getting engaged with highly ambitious projects that have grounds on buildabil-ity and cultural relevance. Founded by a duo of a registered architect and a landscape designer, supported by a group of passionate designers the studio have been successful in participating in a range of realized projects of differ-ent scales and have been published in numerous international media.

    Our team

    Nima JavidiPrincipalIs a registered Architect in Ontario, Canada with a Master of Urban Design post-professional degree from University of Toronto. Having worked in award winning firms in Toronto he has developed an interest and expertise in crossing the disciplinary boundaries between Architecture and other design practices.

    Behnaz AssadiPartner is a Landscape designer with a bachelor degree in Fine Arts. She is a Partner in JaStudioInc in Toronto. Her interest and expertise in focused on topics and areas of our contemporary landscape that have been left out from the scope of traditional landscape design, mainly Landscape Urbanism.

    Moon Joo LeeMoon Joo Lee is an architectural designer with Master of Architecture degree from University of Michigan with years of professional experience in Korea and the US. His interest in design has brought him from corporate firms to a small design oriented practice while carrying with him an organized and disciplined approach to architecture design.

  • Curriculum Vitae

    Education .

    2005, Master of Urban Design, Faculty of Architecture,Landscape & Design, University of Toronto . 2001, Master of Architecture, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Tehran, Tehran-Iran . 1993, High school diploma in Physics-Mathematics, Alborz high school, Tehran, Iran .

    Registration and Professional Associations .

    2009, Ontario Association of Architects, Registered Architect . 2008, Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC), LEED Accredited Professional .

    Academic Awards and Positions .

    2005, H. Reisman Gold Medal in Design, Awarded annually to one thesis project among three programs of Architecture, Land-scape and Urban Design in the faculty of AL&D

    University of Toronto

    2005, Wegman Fellowships . Wegman2004, U. Of T. Fellowship, ARCLA . 2004, Visual Communication Teaching Assistantship . 2003, U. Of T. Fellowship, ARCLA . 2003, Visual Communication Teaching Assistantship .

    Work Experience . 2009, Ja Studio Inc., Toronto, ON .2005-8, Baird Sampson Neuert Architects, Toronto ON .


    West Don Lands Block 23 (Market & Affordable) Housing, Toronto Canada.Design Project Architect and BIM (Revit) coordinator for parametric analytical studies (massing envelope, density, sun-shadow and program studies; quantity take-offs for consultants and manufacturers) from schematic design and design development phase of the (21,000 m) project.

    Nima Javidi, OAA, MArch, LEED AP

  • program studies; quantity take-offs for consultants and manufacturers) from schematic design and design development phase of the (21,000 m) project.Westside Lofts, Toronto Canada (2005-6) . Design Project Architect for marketing package; Job Captain for Site Plan Approval, Committee of Adjustment and Rezoning Applications (29,000 m) to the city.


    University of Toronto Scarborough Campus Arrival Court (2006) . Job Captain. Construction document phase . University of Toronto Scarborough Campus Science Wing terrace addi-tions (2006) . Design Assistant. Schematic design phase . Cornell University Plantation Visitor Center (2006) . Design Assistant. Planning phase . 2003-5, Prototype Design Lab, Toronto ON . PDLab booth in the Toronto Interior Design Show (2005) . Designer, CAD/CAM modeling and shop supervision . Hammam spa, Interior Design(2005) .Design, CAD/CAM modeling . Various Benson & Hedges stainless steel bars across Downtown Toronto clubs (2003-4) .

    2001-3, Independent practice with A.Farzin, Tehran Iran . BM Residence (2001-7) .Design Architect. From schematic design through to construction draw-ing and one year of site review . 2002, A.Tec Consultants, Tehran Iran .VIP Terminal for IKIA (Tehrans new international airport) . Competition Designer; First phase design . 1998, Draftsman in Aga Khan Award for Architecture . Redrawing the documents of the winner projects for AKAA publication by Thames & Hudson .

    Competitions .

    2003, Designing the High Line Competition, Manhattan-New York . 2003, Grand Egyptian Museum Architecture Competition, Egypt . 2002, VIP Terminal for IKIA airport (Tehrans new international airport) . 2000, Student Design charrette, Tehran-Iran .

  • Behnaz Assadi, MLA, BFA

    Curriculum Vitae

    Education .

    2008, Master of Landscape ArchitectureFaculty of Architecture Landscape and Design, University of Toronto2002, Diploma in Interior DesignFaculty of Fine Arts, Tehran University, Tehran Iran2001, Bachelor of Fine ArtsFaculty of Fine Arts, Tehran University, Tehran- Iran1996, High school diploma in SciencePaknejad school, Tehran-Iran

    Work experience

    2009, JaStudioInc, Toronto, ON2008, Full-time employment in Centre for Landscape Research at Faculty of AL&D ,University of Toronto.Design assistant in Columbus Re-wired (AIA competition), Heights of Design (Competition organized by UnioncamerePiemonte and the Piemonte Region Authority in Northern Italy), Venice Lagoon Competition( 2G in collaboration withSanta & Cole, Citt di Venezia, and Parco della Laguna di Venezia).Design coordinator, on Ontario Food Terminal Project, Toronto, Ontario.2007, Internship at Office for Metropolitan Architecture, Rotterdam.3D modeling and rendering for Almaty science center in Kazakhstan, De Rotterdam in Rotterdam.Four of the drawings are uploaded on the Project section of OMA web site: http://www.oma.eu/2005-6, Research Assistant, Al&D University of TorontoWorking with Professor Pierre Belanger on the Underground Project 3D mapping and modeling of the Toronto under ground pathway system.2001, Full-time employment, Ayandeh Pardaz Co.Tehran-IranArt director and Graphic Designer.

    Competition and Awards

    2007, Special Mention in 2G International Design Competition for Venice Lagoon.Organized by 2G in collaboration with Santa & Cole, Citt di Venezia, and Parco della Laguna di Venezia.Design Team: Pierre Belanger,behnaz assai, Ed Zec, Hoda Matar.2007, Honorable Mention in AIA Columbus Re-Wired CompetitionOrganized by the American Institute of Architects.Design Team: Pierre Belanger, Behnaz Assadi, Ed Zec.

  • 2007, Second Place Prize in Heights of Design CompetitionOrganized by Union camere Piemonte and the Piemonte Region Authority in Northern Italy.Design team: Pierre Belanger, Behnaz Assadi , Ed Zec.2006, Professional Experience Program award, AL&D University of TorontoA portfolio based award for student internship in five outstanding architecture and design offices; one student is selected for each firm.2004, Brickstop awards, AL&D, University of Toronto2002, Jury Selection, High Line Competition, NewYork. Collaborating with Nima Javidi

  • ArchitectureInterior DesignLandscapeCompetitionFurnitureArchitect: Nima Javidi, Afshin FarzinOffice(s): Ja Architecture Studio Inc, Tadj Farzin Studio Location: Astalak, Iran Date: 2002-Present

  • BMs Residence,Astalak, Tehran, 2003-2008

    The project is a single family residence located on a hill-top in a region that is about 20km away from Tehran. The general concept is about a series of spaces that are organized around a central circulation core and follow the slope of the site and engage in a dialogue with the site while maintaining a straight forward circulation prin-ciple. The exposed concrete structure of the project has been the biggest construction challenge of the project as it has been one of the very few projects in the resi-dential sector of Iran that has used this system and man-aged to deliver proper execution of this delicate system for a complex structure.Other than the main building there are a few ancillary functions in the program that have all been embedded into the topography of the site.

  • BMs Residence

    ArchitectureInterior DesignLandscapeCompetitionFurnitureArchitect: Nima Javidi, Afshin FarzinInterior Design: Nima Javidi, Antonio TadrissiOffice(s): Ja Architecture Studio Inc, Tadj Farzin Studio, Prototype design lab Location: Astalak, Iran Date: 2009-2010

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  • The Fireplace of the party room of Bms Residence

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  • The fabrication process of the great rooms fire place

  • Family rooms Kitchen of Bms Residence

  • The fabrication process of the family rooms kitchens Island

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