Raffe Khazadian, AIA, Joins CI Design as Principal, leading life science facilities architect will expand the global design and architecture firm's science and technology capabilities / by ci design

BOSTON and BALTIMORE (February 11, 2019) - Noted science and technology facility architect Raffe Khazadian, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, O+M, CDT, has joined CI Design as a principal, the international architectural design firm announced today.

As a leader in designing life sciences facilities, mixed-use complexes and other commercial buildings, Khazadian will strengthen and expand the capabilities of CI Design's science and technology practice, said John Larsen, AIA, NCARB, president of CI Design. Khazadian will be based out of the firm's Boston office.


"Raffe's vast experience in science and tech design, working in both the private sectors, will strengthen our already solid team in this ever more important sector," Larsen said. "We are delighted to welcome him to CI Design."

"We've had the pleasure of working with the same clients as Raffe in recent years," adds Christopher Ladd, AIA, NCARB, CI Design vice president and principal. "His joining CI Design will complement our practice, and deepen already strong relationships."

Prior to joining CI Design, Khazadian served as an associate principal and senior project manager with Boston-based TRIA Architects, overseeing day-to-day operations while developing the firm's niche in science and technology. Previously, he was a senior associate/senior project manager with Perkins+Will Boston, where he was responsible for a variety of projects for private and public sector clients. His earlier experience includes roles with Signer Harris Architects and Cubellis. His projects include a wide variety of cGMP and non-cGMP facilities, oncology-based research laboratories, clean rooms and vivaria, as well as utility and infrastructure projects. Clients include Procter & Gamble, Integra Life Sciences, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Biogen, Novartis, Sanofi, Ipsen, Pfizer, Alexion and UCONN Health Center, among other notable companies in the S&T sector.  

For more than 25 years, CI Design's team has offered innovative, sustainable and value-creating design solutions for S&T and other commercial facilities, including wet and dry labs, specialized testing facilities, and control rooms for chemical storage, distribution and treatment. Clients have included GT Advanced Technologies, Insulet Corp., Merck/Millipore, Gillette and other private and public companies and educational institutions.

"There is so much potential for growth in the science and technology arena," Khazadian said. "After seeing CI's award-winning work in so many sectors, I'm excited to expand its reach even further into this category."

A LEED-Accredited Professional with more than 21 years of experience, Khazadian is a member of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), American Institute of Architects (AIA), Boston Society of Architects (BSA) and International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE). He is a Registered Architect in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Ohio, Connecticut, New York, Georgia, Texas, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Maine. Khazadian is the author of the April 2017 article "The Costs of Building a Cleanroom" in Laboratory Design, and the June 2011 article (with Carl Nelson) "The New Massachusetts State Building Code: What You Should Know." He earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Wentworth Institute of Technology. 

He resides in the Boston area with his wife Angel Khazadian, also an architect, and their two daughters.



CI Design is an international architectural design firm offering award-winning planning, architecture and interior design services to a diverse base of clients. For more than 25 years, CI Design has been a recognized leader in mixed-use, retail and advanced facility project design across the globe.

The CI Design team served as architect and interior designer for Insulet Corporation's new U.S. manufacturing facility in Acton, Massachusetts and is currently working with Insulet on phase two. Other projects include our continuous design support on multiple projects for Millipore, IPG Photonics, Raytheon and other various confidential life science projects.  

CI Design has offices in Boston and Baltimore, for additional information, go to  www.ci-designinc.com .