About Us

Studio Etude was founded in 2020 by AmirHossein Jafari and Mahram Akhavan two young and passionate designers. 
Amir grew up in Tehran, Iran, received his BA in architecture from the University of Kurdistan. He received his master's degree in Architecture from Syracuse University. He sees architecture as a narrative of our lives. Spaces should be designed to create a picturesque moment to tell the story of livelihood for people, the community, and the city. He has done projects on single-family, multi-family residential retails, and office space design. He is interested in learning more about sustainability projects, labs, data centers, and tech-related space design. He is interested in working on projects sustainability, data centers, labs, cafés, and restaurants. He likes competitions too. He worked in Princeton and New York City before he moves to the Bay Area. His interests are travel, cooking, and archery.
Mahram grew up in Mashhad, Iran where she finds her passion in architecture and graduated from the Ferdowsi University of Mashhad with a BA degree in Architecture. Mahram believes that goal of architecture is to create a space of harmony for people and community. With her goal, she works on multi-family, single-family, clinical design, and prefabricated construction projects. She works on sustainability projects, retail, commercials, and café and restaurants. In addition to architecture, she is a painter. She likes to travel, reading books, and learning French.
Photo by Raha Shirazi
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