EDUCATION  

 

Czech University of Life Sciences [CULS] • Prague, Czech Republic                                  Fall 2015 - Spring 2017

Faculty of Environmental Sciences | GPA 4.00 | Honors Diploma

Master of Science in Landscape Engineering [EU Degree] or Landscape Planning [US Accreditation] 

 

2017 Rector’s/Dean’s Award Recipient [CULS] 

2017 Rector’s/ Dean’s Award for Excellent Master Thesis [CULS] 

Rector’s/ Dean’s International Student Scholarship Recipient • All Semesters [CULS]

University of Maryland [UMD] • College Park, Maryland, USA                                                   Fall 2011 - Fall 2014

School of Agriculture & Natural Resources | GPA 3.89 | Magna Cum Laude

Bachelor of Landscape Architecture + Sustainability Studies Minor + College Park Art Scholar Citation

2015 Landscape Architecture Foundation [LAF] University Olmsted Scholar [UMD]

2014 Maryland ASLA Merit Award Winner [UMD]

2014 Student Graduation Commencement Speaker Nominee [UMD]

School of Agriculture & Natural Resources Ambassador, SASLA Board Member, Deans List • All Semesters [UMD]

WORK EXPERIENCE 

Dorsa CorporationVarious Locations                                
CEO - Landscape Planner + Designer

Fall 2016 - Present

Consulting services for several international landscape architecture and planning firms with projects around the globe. Services range from site analysis, market analysis, schematic design, construction documentation, and construction administration. A variety of projects include: Arlington National Cemetery Southern Expansion [USA], Oaks Town Development and Master Plan [CZ], winning proposal for the Certosa Island Master Plan competition [IT], The Peninsula Hotel Istanbul [TR], bio-tech campus proposal [DE/CH], private arts compound [RU], and countless high end mixed use and residential projects [varying locations]. 

Sogol Décor • Miami Beach, FL + Maryland/ Washington, D.C. USA  

Managing Director + Project Manager 

Fall 2017 - Present

 

Working with the founder/principal designer to establish a Florida LLC in an effort to expand operations from DC to Miami. Main role includes administrative management, proposals, contracts and invoicing, as well as project management of all design-build interior design projects. Projects ranging from Florida, California, DC, and NY with project budgets from $20k-$2mil. Scope of work ranges from furniture selection to full property renovation, remodel and re-design, with tasks including but not limited to proposal development, budgeting, project coordination, deliverables and construction administration.

Platform by Sogol Décor • Miami Beach, FL USA   

Co-Founder - Managing Director + Curator 

Fall 2017 - Present

 

Working as a co-founder to establish a unique lifestyle concept house and gallery. Participation includes creating a comprehensive business plan, business strategy, contract development, state licensing and local permitting. Daily tasks include management, concept curation, artist collaboration, inventory, invoicing, event curating/ management and execution, as well as all back of house accounting, book keeping, and marketing efforts. 

RHI Rhodeside & Harwell • Alexandria, VA USA     

Landscape Designer + Jr Project Manager 

Winter 2017 - Fall 2017

 

Worked as a landscape designer and junior project manager for a variety of projects including several US Embassy sites, a community park and aquatics facility, a religious landscape and playground design, and a historic Olmsted arboretum and cemetery design. Tasks range from concept and schematic design up to 100% construction documentation and construction administration. Additional responsibilities include internal and interdisciplinary project coordination, project planning, scheduling and deliverable production.

Enea Gmbh • Rapperswil-Jona, Switzerland    

Planning Intern 

Summer 2016

 

Worked on the planning and concept design of several large scale master plans including an expansive resort and town development in the Czech Republic, The Oaks, as well as a waterfront, multi-building 5-star hotel and residential complex in Istanbul, Turkey.

LSG Landscape Architecture • Vienna, VA USA   

Landscape Designer

Winter 2015 - Fall 2015

 

Collaborated on a variety of projects nationally and internationally ranging from large scale master planning to detailed site design and construction documentation for corporate campuses, mixed-used housing developments, parks, cemeteries, hotel/resort complexes and US government sites.

Sustainable Futures Studio • Monteverde Institute, Costa Rica   

International Student - Landscape Architect 

Summer 2014

 

Participated in a multidisciplinary community design studio focused on water systems and land management in collaboration with the national AYA Aqueducts & Sewage Co. in the nation’s Cloud Forest Reserve.

Enea Garden Design • Miami, FL USA  

Design Intern

Summer 2013, Winter 2014

 

Worked on concept presentations and graphics for high profile hotel, condominium and private landscape design projects in the US, South America, and Asia.

DOPA Consulting • Washington, DC + Miami, FL USA   

Property Manager

Winter 2011 - Summer 2013

 

Responsible for the rentals and management of several rental properties in Miami, FL.

Wolfgang Roth Art Gallery • Miami, FL USA 

Intern

Summer 2010

 

Assistant camp director teaching elements of graffiti, public art, and gentrification to pre-teens in Miami’s still up and coming Wynwood and Design Districts, now a heavily gentrified international art destination. 

Florida International University’s Wolfsonian Museum • Miami, FL

Intern

Summer 2010

 

Intern for the Museum Director’s office, assisting with administration, exhibit curation and marketing.

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS

 

Programs

Adobe Creative Suite [Photoshop/Illustrator/InDesign]

AutoCad 

ArcGIS

Google SketchUp

Google Suite

Land F/X

Microsoft Office

QuickBooks

Microstation 

Noteworthy Coursework 

Spatial Planning, Land Management, Landscape Ecology, Land Reclamation, Applied Soil Science, Soil Erosion Control, Water Resources Protection, Permaculture + Agro Forestry, Aquatic Ecosystems Restoration 

Qualities 

Resourceful

Self-motivated + Self-starter 

Strong Interpersonal Skills

Leadership Experience

Adaptable

Universal Background 

Goal Oriented + Decisive 

Excellent communicator

[written, verbal + graphic skills]

Languages

Native English

Native Farsi [Persian]

Intermediate Spanish Proficiency

Travel 

Dorsa grew up outside of Washington DC but has since lived in various cities and locations including Miami, Fl, Monteverde, Costa Rica, NYC, NY, Prague, Czech Republic and Zürich, Switzerland. 

 

Dorsa is a passionate traveler whose exploration has taken her through:

 

Albania, Austria, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, England, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Jamaica, Mexico, Montenegro, Morocco, Nicaragua, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Western Sahara, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, The Bahamas, The Netherlands