Zahra Rasti

Position Lecturer




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Areas of Expertise

Adaptive Architecture
Lighting Design
Presentation and Representation


Zahra Rasti joined Cal Poly after working and instructing architecture for more than ten years in the Middle East, Europe and Scandinavia. Living in different countries immersed her in cultures, languages and climates which enriched her architectural perspective.


Educational Credentials:

  • Lahti University of Applied Sciences, Lahti, Finland: International Master of Interior Architectural Design (IMIAD)
  • Zanjan University, Zanjan, Iran: Bachelor Degree of Architecture

Architecture Experience:

  • Project Manager - Banta DESIGN, Emeryville, California, United States
  • Architect - Ramboll Finland Oy, Finland,
  • Architect - Arkkitehtuuritoimisto Ovaskainen Oy, Finland
  • Architectural Project Manager - Green Line Consulting Engineers, Iran, Tehran

Teaching Experience:

  • Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences, Stuttgart, Germany, Teaching Assistant: Lighting Design in Architecture (Master Interior Architecture)
  • Material in Architecture (Bachelor Interior Architecture)
  • Clay Architecture (Bachelor Interior Architecture)
  • Low Tech and High Intelligence (Bachelor Interior Architecture)
  • Baharestan College of Architecture, Isfahan, Iran, Lecturer:
  • Presentation, Visual Communication and Physical Model


Updated 12.07.2022

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