Mana is an impassioned designer with a wide range of skills ranging from residential and commercial developments to infrastructure planning. Originally from Tehran, Iran, she brings a unique design perspective informed by a rich traditional Middle Eastern architecture and emboldened by a modern sustainable approach based on her experience in Europe. 

Mana has been with John Lum Architecture since 2014 and during her tenure has proudly worked on some amazing projects in San Francisco! Her passion for blending color and texture with modern design is the basis for her artistic work. Her educational background, along with her work experience in Iran and Germany, provides a strong bedrock of knowledge on which her work is built upon. 

Bachelor of Architecture, Shahid Beheshti University, Iran
Master of Infrastructure Planning, Stuttgart University, Germany

Our home is a mirror reflection of who we aspire to be.”


This bridge is called Nature Bridge.  It is from Mana’s hometown, Tehran, and was designed by a friend, who was a classmate as an undergraduate.

An avid sushi lover, Mana referenced the fish as her spirit animal when interviewing for her internship.

The sushi and cucumber sandwich fish were created and photographed by Mana.