About MehranStudio

MehranStudio is a Los Angeles based collaborative studio focused on concept development, design, and construction of projects in architecture, interior, fine arts, industrial design, media and technology.  Every project commissioned to MehranStudio is developed through the concerted efforts of a select group of cross disciplinary teams of fabricators, artisans, craftsmen, engineers, and contractors to produce a high quality and cost effective outcome that embraces the art of making.

The Studio’s approach to every design pivots on ecologically sensitive siting strategies, historical context, and innovative use of materials that reflect a creative integration of design and technology. The designs demonstrate thoughtful sensitivity to details and involves extensive research into the site conditions and surrounding context. The works of MehranStudio combines a strong conceptual and theoretical approach with a thorough study of programmatic needs and practical conditions to achieve a design that is both spatially compelling and pragmatically responsive.

The firm’s design and consulting services cover a full spectrum of works in architectural, interior, and product design with added focus on visioning, strategic guidance, research and feasibility analysis, master planning, branding strategy, lighting, furniture and graphics design.

The firm has successfully completed over 1.8 million square feet of diverse body of architectural and interior projects including creative workplace, hospitality, education, retail / commercial, institutional, and residential in Europe, Asia and the US.  Past and present clients include: Airbus (formerly Cassidian), Al Jazirah Press, HSBC, Jeep, Kingdom of Saudi Arabian Ministry of Education, Kingdom Tower, Pepsi, Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC), The Saudi British Bank (SABB), Sheraton Hotel (Starwood Hotels), Steelcase, Tawuniya Insurance Company, amongst others.


Selected Past and Present Clients: 


Mehran Ayati

Mehran Ayati is founder and principal of MehranStudio, a Los Angeles based collaborative studio focused on concept development, design, and construction of projects in architecture, interior, fine arts, industrial design, media and technology.   

Since 2008, Mehran has also been a senior consultant for Interactive Development Company (IDC), managing, conceptualizing, designing, and implementing various governmental, educational, and commercial projects in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Prior to forming MehranStudio, he was a founder and Managing Partner at iCPU a leading Automation and Embedded Computing company in the US. As a senior executive, he was the visionary behind brand development, marketing strategies, product development and product lifecycles at the company. Mehran also spent three years as a structural engineer at Thornton-Tomasetti (formerly John Coil Associates) designing and overseeing structural analysis, building design, and construction inspection of various civil, commercial, and residential projects in California.

Mehran’s education at Harvard University, UCI, UCLA and SCI-Arc covered wide interdisciplinary territories ranging from art, architecture, and engineering to real estate development and investments. He has received Master of Architecture from Harvard University Graduate School of Design and holds concurrent Bachelor of Arts with Distinction in Studio Art and Bachelor of Science with Distinction in Structural Engineering from University of California at Irvine (UCI).  He has also received UCLA Certificate in Real Estate (earned with distinction) with emphasis in commercial real estate development and investment.  Early on in his educational studies he also attended SCI-Arc and completed two years of undergraduate studies toward Bachelor of Architecture.

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