WBA Project Coordinator Golie Ebrahimian is a Houston native who moved to Mississippi in 2016 from St. Louis, where she earned her Master of Architecture from Washington University. She went on to work for a firm in St. Louis where she specialized in healthcare design and planning. Since joining the WBA family, she has found her home in a collaborative environment with team members who are willing to share their knowledge. Join us as we dive a little deeper with Golie.

What spurred you to pursue architecture as a career?
Since I was a child, I have always wanted to be an architect. I can remember my family and I traveling abroad and I was always fascinated by the architecture and how it varied from place to place and how local culture and history influenced the design.

How did you end up at WBA?
My husband and I moved here from St. Louis after he took a new job in Vicksburg with the Army Corps of Engineers. When I first started looking for a job after we moved, WBA stood out amongst all the firms because of their diverse projects, open studio environment, and the talented people.

What has been one of most challenging projects you’ve worked on so far in your career?
My most challenging project was Mercy Hospital Jefferson Cancer Center located in Crystal City, Missouri, with a firm in St. Louis. The biggest challenge was gaining the knowledge on patient experience and the technical aspects of oncology design.

When you aren’t designing and building, what can we find you doing?
You can find me outside with my husband, Brian, whether it be gardening, running, hiking, or just watching the birds in our backyard.