Gelareh Arbab is an architectural designer at VTBS Architecture in Santa Monica. She graduated with distinction from SCI-Arc and received her bachelor of architecture in 2014. While completing her BArch degree and after graduating from SCI-Arc, she worked with architects and designers who have always pushed the boundaries and limitations of design farther. She has worked with Individual architects and designers such as Chris Genik and Greg Walsh on competitions, With Firms such as Patrick Tighe Architecture – an award winning Firm in Santa Monica and with companies such as STEREO.BOT.
FLIPPED is the tittle of her undergraduate thesis which seeks not a reading or a reference but the aggressive use of a pattern as a formal device for creating the city. A pattern, in some ways like the ubiquitous grid, is overlaid on an urban swath. Urban connectivity is achieved both through the complexity of the pattern and its unifying capabilities across the site.