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Pamela and Ramin Shamshiri founded Los Angeles-based Studio Shamshiri in 2016. With deep backgrounds in production, art direction, and set design, the brother-sister team oversees a broad range of residential, commercial, and hospitality projects, both domestic and international. The studio’s portfolio includes restoration work for homes designed by iconic architects such as A. Quincy Jones, Stanford White, Nigel Coates, Rudolph Schindler, Myron Hunt, and Buff & Hensman, as well as ground-up projects with notable contemporaries including Marmol Radziner and Johnston Marklee. Outside the residential arena, the studio has completed signature boutiques for L.A. tastemakers Irene Neuwirth and Sonia Boyajian, as well as the Maison de la Luz hotel in New Orleans.

Prior to opening their firm, Pamela and Ramin were two of the founding partners at Commune, where they received a National Design Award from the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum for their body of work completed from 2004 to 2015. Studio Shamshiri is located in the Thomson Building, a historic 1920s Hollywood landmark restored by the Shamshiri team in 2017.



Design Principal


Managing Principal
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Mia Williams

Purchasing Coordinator
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Jeff Trachtman

Senior Director, Interiors
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Angeline Tong

Chief Financial Officer
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Marisa De Montreuil

Director of Hospitality
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Arnaud Grumel

Director of Architecture
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Caitly Balthazar

Designer, Interiors
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Fernanda Tarr

Senior Director, Architecture
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Joyce Contreras

Staff Accountant
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Gilda Hariri

Junior Designer, Architecture
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Joseph Saccomanno

Artistic Director
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Gabby Gertel

Designer, Architecture
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James Burkhammer

Director of Operations
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Katherine Tabor

Designer, Interiors
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Zach Barr

Senior Designer, Architecture
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Lisa Tarlow-Thurnauer

Designer, Interiors
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Linette Chang

Senior Designer, Architecture
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Eugene Ong

Designer, Interiors
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Justin Kennedy

Designer, Interiors
Renee Gutierrez

Renée Gutiérrez

Designer, Architecture

Erin Galpern

Artistic Director

Eric Barr

Designer, Architecture

Katherine Adams

Junior Designer, Interiors

Angie Han

Senior Designer, Architecture

Diana Barkhoudarian

Designer, Interiors

Sharon Lancaster

Designer, Interiors

Hiroshi Kaneko

Senior Designer, Architecture

Nathan Warkentin

Senior Designer, Interiors

Gabriela Zappi

Rendering Artist, Architecture

Anamaria Perez

Senior Designer, Interiors

Jaya Williams

Junior Designer, Interiors

Yitan Sun

Designer, Architecture

Laura Pugh

Junior Designer, Interiors

Nicole Dancel

Executive Assistant

Isaac Currey

Designer, Architecture


To apply, send resume, cover letter, and portfolio to careers@studioshamshiri.com

The Role

Studio Shamshiri is seeking a Senior Designer with extensive experience in luxury/ boutique hotels and commercial projects. This role will support the Director of Hospitality on multiple hotel projects in the US.

They will contribute to the studio culture with design references, technical resources, and leadership. The ideal candidate is creative, self-motivated, and is able to collaborate seamlessly with clients, other designers, fabricators, artisans and developers.

Job Description / Essential Functions

• Developing client presentations.

• Extensive knowledge of furniture, rug, and accessory sourcing including custom design development of products across all FF&E categories.

• Responsible to the preparation for contract documents including drafting all FF&E and Interior Specifications.

• Purchasing Agent coordination following release of specifications.

• Construction administration including submittal review and processing of shop drawings, materials, strike-offs, and CFA’s.

• Internal peer review relating to drawings and documents documentation.

• Maintaining budgets and project timelines.

• Project Management.

• Maintaining and training hospitality tagging standards.

• Interest in development and growth in responsibility.

• Travel to furniture manufactures to review prototypes as needed.

• Travel to installations and model rooms as needed.


• 6-10 years professional experience demonstrating excellence in design & implementation on several completed hospitality projects.

• US Resident.

• Bachelor’s Degree.

• Proficiency in AutoCAD, Sketchup, Rhino, V-Ray, Adobe Creative Suite.

• Strong graphic presentation skills.

• Knowledge of the full design process including Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Documentation & Administration & Installation.

• Knowledge hospitality codes and standards.

• Excellent communication & interpersonal skills and a willingness to adapt to the daily needs of the immediate design team and studio.

To apply, send resume, cover letter, and portfolio to careers@studioshamshiri.com

Job Description

The Architectural Designer will support the Design Principal and report to Senior Designers on multiple projects. They are creative, self-motivated, capable of mentoring and guiding junior staff, and able to work in a fast-paced design environment.

Essential Job Functions

• Maintain confidentiality of all proprietary information as required by Shamshiri.

• Follow all Company Policies, and be on time to work, as scheduled.

• Meet with the immediate manager to review assignments, changes in projects, and other information pertinent to the job performance.

• Support the team in all areas of architectural design: Concept, Design Development, Construction Documentation & Administration under the supervision of a Senior Designer.

• Serve as a contact with suppliers, consultants, and other third parties as directed by the Senior Designer.

• Work closely with teams to help produce and coordinate highly detailed project drawing sets that will be redlined by others under the supervision of a Senior Designer.

• Produce renderings, layouts, and graphic presentations.

• Keep clear and accessible records of correspondence and meetings.

• Communicate potential problems to the Senior Designer and alert when deadlines or milestones might not be met ahead of time.

• Use technical manuals to ensure compliance with required codes and standards.

• Research and develop design and produce solutions to be presented for consideration to the team, while keeping faithful to the design intent and direction of the Studio.

• Record and produce timely and accurate timesheets weekly.

• Other duties as assigned by supervisor and management.

Job Requirements

• Four years minimum of professional experience demonstrating excellence in design and implementation on several completed projects.

• Proficient in AutoCAD, Sketchup, Rhino, V-Ray, Adobe Creative Suite and related software used to create design and contract documents within the Designer’s discipline.

• Ability to collaborate comfortably with new and existing clients.

• Strong graphic presentation skills.

• Interest in development and growth in responsibility.

• Bachelor’s degree in Architecture or related field.

• US Resident.


• Display a strong work ethic and honesty and adhere to the Company’s Mission and Values, policies, and procedures.

• Be reliable, responsible, and dependable in fulfilling obligations.

• Displaying a good-natured, cooperative, and professional attitude.

• Understand and be sensitive to others’ needs, feelings, and reactions, and be helpful on the job.

• Remain positive and open to change (positive or negative) and react calmly and effectively in high stressed situations.

• Work cohesively with all levels of management, all departments, and co-workers as part of a team.

• Be a clear thinker, remain calm, and resolve problems using good judgment.

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, talk, see, and hear. Stands for extended periods of time; uses hands, fingers, arms, legs and moving the whole body, such as bending, lifting, balancing, etc.; occasional lifting (up to 20 lbs.); exposed to office environment conditions. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perceptions, and the ability to adjust focus.

Mental Effort

Ability to work independently, prioritize duties to ensure timely completion of job duties. Requires active listening, critical thinking, making decisions, and time management skills. Ability to interact in a courteous and professional manner at all times.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying the position. Employees will be required to perform any other job-related duties assigned by their supervisor.