Spaces-In-Between Urbanism & Architecture


                  BIJAN ARMANDPOUR, AIA, ARA, SIAP


Rethinking the Border-Towns as Spaces-in-Between New Frontiers in a Global World








Masters in Architecture with Honor, 1973

California Architect License C-15034

Member of American Institute of Architects Los Angeles Chapter

Member of Society of American Registered Architects

Member & Co-founder of Society of Iranian Architects & Planners

Three terms President Society of Iranian Architects & Planners


Mr. Armandpour is Design/ Managing principal and founder of Bijan & Associates. He has over 39 years of experience in master planning, commercial / office, hospitality, industrial, entertainment and residential projects. Prior to establishing Bijan & Associates, Mr. Armandpour served as project designer and job captain with Leon J. Myers, Architects, Savannah, Georgia. He was responsible for Client Liaison and design of his projects.

Mr. Armandpour believes that “balance between technology and nature leads to excellence in architecture.” This belief has led the firm to maintain world-class design at a most efficient cost. The high and consistent quality of performance and management are the reasons for repeat clients who believe in Mr. Armandpour’s ability to manage their projects from site analysis to post construction services.

Mr. Armandpour has worked on several projects in Los Angeles within CRA jurisdiction. His previous notable accomplishments in providing Design/ Management include: rehabilitation of two hi-rise office buildings in Los Angeles; several housing developments in City of Los Angeles and Los Angeles County; an old theatre building on Hope Street. He has led the firm in gaining extensive experience in dealing with local communities as well as Neighborhood Councils and Los Angeles Housing Department staff and personnel.

In 2002, Bijan & Associates became a successful entrant on the Metro Mall Building and Paseo Project in Westlake MacArthur Park, Metro Red Line Station. In 2005, Bijan Armandpour as a senior architect has worked with 1010 Wilshire Residential Live/Work project team, a 227 unit complex completed in June, 2008. Mr. Armandpour completed the design of a mixed use affordable housing project in South Central, Los Angeles. The project includes 50,000 square feet of commercial space and 85 apartment units, completed in the spring of 2009. Bijan Armandpour is currently designing three other mixed use affordable projects in the City of Los Angeles, including one 65-unit and one 75-unit apartment building with commercial spaces to serve the community. Recently, he has been able to obtain entitlements for two mixed use developments, one consisting of 540 live/work units and the other 230 apartments, and a 65-unit live/work complex in City of Glendale. Bijan & Associates was also successful in obtaining entitlements for another mixed use project in City of Oceanside. The proposed project will include 120 hotel rooms, 94 live/work units, and a retail center.

Mr. Armandpour believes that the spatial quality of architecture, indoor and outdoor, is something we often begin to feel before we pass through the door; careful attention has to be paid to design a project in order to create movement and interaction of indoor and outdoor spaces.




Frank Sabouri, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB

Director of Design


Professional Registration: New Jersey, New York & Massachusetts

Professional Experience: 35 Years



University of Pennsylvania, Master of Architecture

(Louis Kahn Studio), City Planning and Urban Design

Tehran University,

Masters of Architecture Specialized Courses at GSD, Harvard University


Professional Affiliations:

  • American Institute of Architects
  • National Council of Architectural Registration Boards
  • World Bank Consultants
  • US Green Building Council


  • Town of Dover Municipal Building Complex, Dover, NJ
  • New Jersey Community College Dorms/Mixed Use, Building 2, Jersey City, NJ
  • St. Peter’s University Dormitory Tower at Montgomery Street, Jersey City, NJ
  • Union County Sports Complex, Oak Ridge Park, Scotch Plains, NJ
  • Warinanco Ice Rink Union County Park System


Mr. Sabouri brings to the team decades of experience and expertise as an architect and urban designer. His master planning work includes multi-use complexes, campuses and corporate headquarters on urban, suburban, and greenfield sites. A commitment to ecological design and sustainable architecture has led him to explore and research design and technologies to establish guiding principles, prototypes and innovative solutions for clients’ projects, both LEED and non-LEED certified.

As the Director of Design, his approach looks for opportunities to create compelling and sustainable design solutions for projects of all sizes, and he brings this enthusiasm to our clients and the design teams he leads. His knowledge about historic buildings and interest in context enriches the dialog we have with clients about aesthetics, materials and scale, and enhances the firm’s ability to deliver great architectural designs.

In a career spanning over 35 years, Mr. Sabouri has worked nationally and internationally on projects of all types and scales. He has led the programming and design of office, civic and public safety buildings, sports stadia, resorts, recreation, health and wellness communities, hospitals, senior living villages, casinos/hotels, schools and dorms, mixed-use communities and large-scale sustainable developments.

For a decade, Mr. Sabouri was Principal and Director of Design for a major multidisciplinary firm in New Jersey. He has worked for a number of east coast firms and has award-winning projects for schools, dormitories, historic renovations, and corporate headquarters to his credit. His international experience includes work in Shanghai where he completed the master plans and preliminary design for a numerous of urban design projects across China.

Mr. Sabouri began his career as a student and apprentice of Louis Kahn at the University of Pennsylvania, where he received a Master’s Degrees in Architecture, City Planning and Urban Design.



Please mark your calendars for this event on:

Thursday, July 26th, 2018 @ 7:00 pm

Colorado Center Community Room

2500 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90404