AIA, LEED AP® BD+C
Mitra Memari has over 26 years of professional experience in architecture. Her work represents a mix of large-scale and technically complex projects, ranging from research laboratories, academic facilities, and healthcare buildings to high-performance commercial and mixed-use developments. Born in Iran, Mitra emigrated to the United States when she was a teenager. Her experiences adapting and learning in a new country fostered a strong passion for diversity, inclusion, and equity. In her practice of architecture, she has channeled this passion into fostering a culture of respect and support, and implementing changes to encourage all employees to reach their full potential. Throughout her career, Mitra has taken a collaborative approach to project leadership, guiding multidisciplinary teams and diverse client / user groups from programming through construction, while paying attention to the nuances of each design challenge to successfully deliver impactful projects. Her portfolio encompasses projects for The University of Arizona, The University of Texas at Arlington, City of Hope, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, and the University of Southern California, where she was responsible for the Eli and Edythe Broad CIRM Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research—a recipient of the American Architecture Award from The Chicago Athenaeum & The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and the Laboratory of the Year High Honors from R&D Magazine. Mitra graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture. She currently serves as Treasurer on the AIA Los Angeles Board of Directors and also serves on the AIA California Board of Directors.