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Get to know us, featuring Fariba S. Shantiyai, AIA

05/08/2024 9:35 AM | AIAPF Admin (Administrator)

 Fariba S. Shantiyai, AIA, is based in Diamond Bar,  is an AIAPF Past President (2012) and has   been on the Board for AIA California as well.

Specialties: Commercial, Retail, Mixed Use, Residential with focus on Educational projects.

Professional Highlights: Now at LA Design Group (founded in 2011), a family-oriented boutique design firm dedicated to providing the highest level of personal service to our clients. All of our projects have a special place in my mind and my heart as we aspire to bring a fresh, innovative perspective to all of our projects.

Shantiyai has been fascinated with buildings and their impact on our lives since a very early age and has successfully pursued her vision and has a remarkable experience working with significant education architectural firms in California. She became the president and co-founder of LA Design Group, a full service architectural and planning firm, in 2011. Fariba is a licensed architect in California, Arizona and Texas, as well as LEED Accredited professional and CSI certified, with 40 years of experience in a variety of building types. These include educational facilities, institutional, retail & commercial, Mixed-use, and single and multi-family residential projects. Though varied, she has focused the majority of her architectural practice on educational facilities.

Her professional goal is to shape environments that create inspiring places and consider the unique cultural and social context of the community through results-oriented approach to design. Her professional work over the years include gymnasiums, libraries, science labs, and multimedia centers for higher education campuses as well as a brand new high school for 3200 students.

Ms. Shantiyai has been a member of AIA since 1995 and served on 

the board of directors for local chapter as well as the AIA California. She has also served as president of AIA Pasadena and Foothill Chapter in 2012 as the 4t

h female president in the 70 years history of the chapter. 

 Highlighted project: The School of Art +  Enterprise in downtown Pomona. A California State Accredited, non-profit Charter School for ART + DANCE + DESIGN + MUSIC + PHOTOGRAPHY + THEATRE. Transformation of an existing office building to a unique art school for grades 6-12 with a finishing touch of the whole building murals by a local graffiti artist. A Pomona Landmark.



281  E. COLORADO BLVD. #1150
PASADENA, CA 91101-9998

626. 796. 7601
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