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About Elaheh Demirchelie : Elaheh Demirchelie, is a real estate developer and an architect, currently serving as the Director of Real Estate Predevelopment at Greystar.
Previously, she held the position of Chief Creative Officer at Mark Cavagnero Associates. She has served as Design and Creative Director at various firms associated with the built environment and has worked on large-scale, global projects during her time at Mark Cavagnero Associates, John Portman & Associates, and HKS Inc., among others.
In addition, Elaheh is the founder of Demirchelie LLC, a practice focused on integrating design and impactful investment strategies as instigators for positive change.

Elaheh’s work has been recognized with numerous awards, including the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design Award, The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies Award, and the Hermes Creative Gold Award.

Elaheh’s educational background includes a Master of Science in Real Estate Development from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she was distinguished as a CRE Fellow and was the recipient of the Sandbox Innovation Fund. She also holds a Master of Architecture and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Georgia Institute of Technology with her academic research focused extensively on sustainable design, innovation, technology, multifamily and micro-housing. The same principles of social and environmental responsibility exist in the ethos of every project she takes on, while collaborating with like-minded clients, users, contractors, and stakeholders.

As part of her personal investment to continually support education, she has served as faculty and invited juror of architecture and real estate development in multiple collegiate settings such as MIT, Georgia Tech, U.C. Berkeley, Harvard University, KSU, and various others, seeking to foster innovative pedagogies and methodologies.

Her passion for the built environment and the community transcends her professional endeavors. As a guiding force in several community-oriented projects, she has embraced the art of creating spaces that encapsulate the essence of community, fostering unity and embodying the unique spirit of a place. In her most recent contribution, she created Restore49 with San Francisco nonprofits and donors amid the COVID-19 pandemic to activate various contextual layers and regions within the Bay Area. The project was recognized by Architizer and published in various media outlets.

Elaheh is certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards and a member of the American Institute of Architects and Urban Land Institute. To spearhead new initiatives that pave the way for transformative progress, she serves as a board member for multiple nonprofit organizations and as an advisor to startups operating in the built environment. She has been a speaker on various topics related to business, real estate, technology, and architecture at many universities and conferences such as the Real Estate Forum, the International Design Academy, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association Forum and CRETECH.
Elaheh’s academic research focused extensively on sustainable design and environmental strategies. The same principles of social and environmental responsibility exist in the ethos of every project while collaborating with like-minded clients, users, contractors, and stakeholders.

Elaheh believes in the power of design as an instigator for change. As part of her personal investment to continually support education, she has served as faculty and invited juror of architecture in multiple collegiate settings, in pursuit of innovative pedagogies, specifically those applied to the beginning design students.
ORGANIZATION:
DEMIRCHELIE

EDUCATION:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Master of Real Estate Development

Georgia Institute of Technology, Master of Architecture

Georgia Institute of Technology, Bachelor of Science in architecture

EXPERIENCE:
Demrichelie, Founder
LEONOEL, Founder
Mark Cavagnero Associates, Chief Creative Officer

MIXED EXHIBITIONS:
San Francisco, New York, Atlanta

AWARDS:
Sandbox Innovation Fund, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

CRE Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

First Award in Rethinking the Future Awards 2021, LEONOEL, Sustainable Fashion.

2021 A Design Awards Grand Jury Panel of the International Design Academy in Lake Como, Italy.

Build Magazine 2021 Design & Build Awards, California

2020 A Design Awards Grand Jury Panel of the International Design Academy in Lake Como, Italy.

2020 International Design Awards Gold, LEONOEL, Sustainable Fashion.

2019 GOOD DESIGN® Award by The Chicago Athenaeum, Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Center for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies, Awarded for Corporate Identity, Architecture and Design Industry.

2019/2020 Award, Gold Recipient of the 13th International Design Awards, IDA, under the category of Sustainable Fashion.
Demirchelie received gold for her fashion startup LEONOEL; a San Francisco based sustainable fashion label, which intersects design, environmental science, and technology, contributing to the transformation of the fashion industry by inserting digital design in the process and striving to achieve the smallest environmental footprint throughout the entire life cycle of garments.

2019 Hermes Creative Award – Gold Award, Judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals, Awarded for branding and market positioning companies in the Architecture and Design industry.
Hermes Creative Award is constructed by Society Awards’, which includes the Golden Globes, Emmy’s, MTV, Academy of Country Music, The Voice and Dancing with the Stars.

2019, A’ Design Award Jury Member, Lake Como, Italy

2019 International Creative Competition – LEONOEL
LEONOEL is a San Francisco based sustainable fashion label that launched in 2019 intersecting design, science, and technology, contributing to the transformation of the fashion industry by inserting digital design in the process and striving to achieve the smallest environmental footprint throughout the entire life cycle of garments.

2019/2020 International Creative Competition, under the category of Architectural Design, for our Mill Valley Private Residence project in Mill Valley, California.

2019/2020 International Design Awards, IDA, under the category of Architectural Design, for our Micro-housing development project in the city of San Francisco.
The proposal tackles the problem of housing in the city of San Francisco, by carefully studying it through the lens of urban planning, environmental sustainability, social and psychological behavioral patterns and opens a new dialogue towards a more sustainable future inclusive of the many layers of individuals that help enrich our cities.

MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS:
American Institute of Architects
National Council of Architectural Registration Boards

JURY MEMBERSHIPS:
Georgia Institute of Technology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Harvard University
University of Munich
University of California Berkeley
California College of Arts
Stanford University
A Design Awards

WEB SITE:
https://www.demirchelie.com/

REGISTRATION DATE:
2019-03-12 08:47:38

COUNTRY/REGION:
United States of America

ACCOUNT TYPE:
Professional

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