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Niknaz Aftahi

Niknaz Aftahi

CEO & Founder of aec+tech. AIA Architect & former design technology director. Member of AIA San Francisco design technology committee.

Guest Speaker | Architect, CEO & Founder
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Niknaz has been practicing architecture in the bay area, California, both as a design professional as well as the design technology director for the past six years, after graduating from UC Berkeley M.arch program.


She has experience in designing a wide range of buildings from residential to commercial & healthcare, from concept to construction, and as the design technologist, she has brought new AEC tools (including XR, visualization & energy modeling technologies) into the design workflow.


Her passion in learning and using latest AEC technologies & trends to enhance the design process, along with her lifelong passion for advancement of human rights and advocating for access to resources for all, finally came together when she launched aec+tech, the first online platform exclusively dedicated to featuring the latest AEC technologies & their real-world applications. Niknaz is a member of AIA San Francisco design technology committee, and has also been developing curriculum and teaching architecture courses online to Bahai students in Iran who continue to be deprived of access to universities in their own country.

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