Nastaran first came to Hickok Cole as an intern in 2008 while earning her Master of Architecture from the University of Maryland. She has worked in the DC Metro area throughout her professional career, establishing strong ties in the local community. She returned home to HC in 2016 and is now a member of the education committee.

She is passionate about design – her background in Industrial Design has evolved into her approach to architecture, which is less about rectilinear lines and spaces and rather centered around human experience and interaction with surroundings. She believes that embracing innovative and green technologies in our built environment is the key to a sustainable future.

Her hobbies include baking, dancing, traveling to and exploring new places – especially ones with an abundance of excellent cafés. She is a great believer in healthy living and healthy eating.

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