Sepa Sama is an architect, researcher, photographer and explorer. His journey has started in Iran continued to the USA and Europe! His transdisciplinary work focuses on architecture, art and urbanism and their relationships. He collaborates with different professionals across the fields to experiment and to formulate new possibilities! Currently, he is working on small cities in the global context in the face of displacement.


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Master of Architecture and Urban Design, 2011
Student and Research Assistant of Thom Mayne and Karen Lohrmann
at University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), Post-Professional Degree

Bachelor of Architecture, 2008
Student and Teacher Assistant of Michael Rotondi and Orhan Ayyüce
at Southern California Institute of Architecture (Sci-arc), Los Angeles, California, Professional Degree


Crossroads Project #3 at The World Gdańsk Reunion, Poland, 2018
Isfahan Collage at The World Gdańsk Reunion, Poland, 2018
Project leader of the Crossroads Project 2.0: Reflection in Norrtälje Konsthall Museum , 2017
Project leader of the Crossroads Project at the Make a Change exhibition, Ronneby, Sweden, 2016
Researcher, upcoming book that deals with Design and Computation , Washington DC, 2016
Researcher and Architect, Think Tank Transbaltic , Baltic Sea Countries, 2016
Explorer, walking 50 million steps in search of new ideas and direction in Blekinge, Sweden, 2016
Lecturer and Instructor at BTH University, Interaction Design, Karlshamn, Sweden, 2015
Design of Think Tank Transbaltic Research Wall, Kulturcentrum, Ronneby, Sweden, 2015
Documents and Voices, Storefront Opening, San Francisco, 2014
Researcher on Arts and Culture, Siamak Pourzand Foundation, 2014
Prozac Photography Art Exhibition, London, 2014
Installation of Fallen Dream at Taipei Neihu Residence, Taiwan, 2014
Studio is the Medium #3: Red Carpet & Black Dandelion , San Francisco, 2014
Researcher in Design, Guillin Mosque, China, 2013
Telegraphy Show, University of Oregon, 2012
Reader at the Resistance in the Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, 2012
Culture Now Project at Little Tokyo Design week, Supra Studio Container Gallery, Los Angeles, 2011
Studio is the Medium #2, Opening: Process of a book at Sepa Sama Studio, Los Angeles, 2010
Studio is the Medium #1, Opening: How to work? Los Angeles, 2010
Researcher, Ibn Batutta Mall, Roto Architects (Michael Rotondi), Dubai, 2009
Researcher, Madame Tussauds Hollywood, Roto Architects (Michael Rotondi), Los Angeles, 2009
Jury, Architecture, Final Reviews, Cal Poly University, Los Angeles, 2009
Jury, Architecture, Final Reviews, Cal Poly University, Los Angeles, 2008
Researcher, Liberty Wildlife Project, Roto Architects (Michael Rotondi), Phoenix, Arizona, 2008
Vision for Just Jerusalem 2050 Competition, MIT, Boston, 2007
Coexistence Installation, Gallery One, San Francisco, 2007
Teacher assistant to Dr. Tulay Atak, Cultural and Critical Studies, Sci-arc, Los Angeles, 2007
Designer, Bridge-Museum Competition, Venice, Italy, 2006
Designer, Green Stop Design Competition, Caltrans, California, 2006
Digital Experimentations, Gallery One, San Francisco, 2006
Teacher assistant to Martin Paull, Structures 1 and 2, Sci-arc, Los Angeles, 2005
Designer, Flight 93 National Memorial Competition, Pennsylvania, 2005
Drawings, Derissi Gallery, La Jolla, California, 2005
Design and Building of 5-story Hafez Residence, Tehran, 2003
Light Installation, Architecture department at Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, 2002
Researcher and Designer, New Approach to Tehran’s Trash Collection System, 2000
Photographer, Workers and Construction, Site of 9,000 unit Housing, Tehran, 1999


Interview with Elin Thornberg in BLT Newspaper , Blekinge, Sweden, 2016
Co-Editor and Photographer of the booklet, Think Tank Transbaltic in Finland , 2015
Co-Editor and Photographer of the book, Apathy , 2014
Interview with Katie Bruhn at The City and the Global Arts in San Francisco , 2013
Co-Editor of the book, Confronting the Clash: The Suppressed Voices of Iran , 2013
Landscape Urbanism, The Culture Now Project , Merced, California, 2012
Scenario Journal, Culture Now Project: High Speed Small Town, 2011
Research Assistant, Thom Mayne’s book: Combinatory Urbanism , 2011
Researcher, UCLA’s book, Culture Now Project , 2011
Researcher and visual artist, UCLA’s Supra Studio Newspaper: Culture Now , 2011
Researcher and writer, UCLA’s Supra Studio Newspaper: Culture Now , 2010
Selected Academic and Independent works of Sepa Sama , Issuu, 2009
Design submission of Arquitectum’s Venice, Senses Magazine, Issue 2, Vol 2, 2007
Entry of Malta International Airport’s Artistic Installation, The Sunday Times, 2006 Researcher, book: Caravansaries , SBU’s Ganjnameh, Yazd, 2003


Graham Foundation Grant, 2011
UCLA’s Fellowship for Graduate Studies, 2010


Member of Think Tank Transbaltic
Member of UC Berkeley Libraries



Tel: 070 – 998 90 30

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