About ARK

Founded in 1987 by Faramarz Jabbari as “ARK Architects & Planning”, ARK Architects Inc. has provided professional services in the preparation of design and construction documents as well as master planning. We have been involved with many projects over the years in California as well as the states of Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, and Oregon. For more details about these projects, please refer to the Projects section of the site.

A native Iranian, Mr. Jabbari received his Bachelors of Architecture and Masters in Architecture from Tehran University in 1973. From 1972 to 1974, Mr. Jabbari held a position with the government of Iran as Head of the Building Department of Red Lion & Sun (the Iranian equivalent to the Red Cross), designing and constructing various hospitals and housing projects. In 1974, he started his own company located in Tehran, and for five years specialized in both commercial and residential architecture.

Upon his migration to the United States in 1979, Mr. Jabbari became affiliated with Hope Architects and Engineers (formerly the Hope Consulting Group) for two years. In 1981, Mr. Jabbari joined Naegle and Associates, Inc. in La Jolla, California, as Senior Designer. Then in 1983, Mr. Jabbari became an Associate in, and one of the founding members of, the M.W. Steele Group, Inc. During his time at the M.W. Steele Group, he was involved with the design of, and the master planning for, several major projects in San Diego.


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