FKP Architects Expands Dallas Team
FKP Architects recently expanded its programming and design team in its Dallas office with the addition of Shayan Baradaran, Rachel Hardaway and Jeff Maladouangdock, all University of Oklahoma graduates. The new team members bring versatile experiences to FKP’s architecture and programming projects across the firm.
“These three individuals have shown a high level of design creativity and commitment to the architecture profession early in their careers,” said Diane Osan, Chief Visionary Officer. “These additions allow for a further increase in our capacity to deliver ‘more than architecture’ for our clients.”
Shayan Baradaran brings an integrated point of view to the FKP team. In addition to a bachelor of architecture degree, Baradaran holds a minor in Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Environment (IPE) and an associate degree in construction management. During his education, Baradaran managed the architecture school’s model shop, and he built bicycles for retailer BikeOne. Baradaran began his career in Oklahoma City as a technical drafter first for a civil engineering firm, then for local architecture firm Strider Associates. Most recently, Baradaran worked with a subcontractor to gain experience in construction techniques.
For recent FKP hire Rachel Hardaway, the ability to tackle challenges helped her self-fund two design degrees. While working toward her first Environmental Design degree at Texas A&M University, Harding interned for two consecutive architecture firms. She later attended The University of Oklahoma. To fund her bachelor of architecture degree, Hardaway interned with a Dallas construction firm. In this position, she coordinated shop drawings and installations with contract documents, and she coordinated construction activities to meet project schedules. In 2012, Hardaway placed third in G.E.’s Innovation Competition, a design competition for a new corporate administration building.
Also joining the FKP Dallas team is multi-lingual Jeff Maladouangdock. Fluent in Laotian and German, Maladouangdock’s passion for learning and perfecting languages extends into his design career. He has learned many types of architectural software, and
he skillfully translates designs from hand-sketches into building information models. Prior to joining FKP, Maladouangdock’s experience included healthcare and education projects for Architectural Design Group, Inc. as well as residential design for an architect in Norman, Oklahoma. Like Baradaran and Hardaway, Maladouangdock is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Architecture.
About FKP Architects
FKP Architects delivers more than architecture in the healthcare, research and education market sectors. The firm engages its promise of Transforming business by design across all core services of architecture, interior design, equipment planning and operational consulting. FKP clients include top-tier pediatric healthcare institutions, community and academic medical campuses, and life science and higher education institutions. Recent representative projects include Texas Children’s Hospital Pavilion for Women in Houston, TX; Cook Children’s Medical Center North Tower and Dodson Medical Office Building in Dallas, TX; Children’s Hospital of Orange County Bill Holmes Tower, Orange, CA; and The University of Texas of the Permian Basin Science and Computer Technology Building, Odessa, TX. For more information, visit www.fkp.com.