Ali Jeevanjee, Principal
Ali Jeevanjee has a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Cornell University and a Master of Architecture degree from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University. Ali has taught architecture at Cal Poly Pomona and at USC, and is also serving on the editorial team of the internationally recognized website Archinect.
Prior to founding LOC with Poonam Sharma, Ali worked in the office of Frank O. Gehry where he worked on The Art of the Motorcycle exhibit, on which he worked closely with the Guggenheim Museum, and the Vincor Winery in Ontario, Canada. Prior to this, Ali gained extensive experience with the Los Angeles office of Ellerbe Becket, where he worked on several large-scale sports and entertainment projects. He also worked very closely with landscape architect Kathryn Gustafson on the bridge and garden terrace at South Coast Plaza. Prior to which he was a studio assistant to Venice based artist Laddie Dill.
Poonam Sharma, Principal
Poonam Sharma has a master’s degree in Architecture from SCI-Arc and a B.A. in Literature from Scripps College, Claremont. While at SCI-Arc, Poonam was the assistant teacher for many undergraduate and graduate level seminars and visual studies courses.
After completing her graduate studies at SCI-Arc, Poonam worked with former advisors Robert Mangurian and Mary-Ann Ray of StudioWorks on two large new urban campuses for the Los Angeles Unified School district. She then worked with the Jerde Partnership in Venice Beach on several large multi-use projects.
Prior to founding LOC with Ali Jeevanjee, Poonam worked with the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston as an Exhibition Designer on several major exhibitions and gallery redesigns.
Previous Collaborators : Naif Altouri, Ara Hovsepyan, Vedi Vartani