photo courtesy of Lisa-Marie Halpin

photo courtesy of Lisa-Marie Halpin

Les yeux cherchant le ciel, mais le coeur mis en terre.

— Charles Aznavour

Adorina Beit-Tchoutcheca, an Assyrian-American born in Tehran, is an MBA graduate -with Academic Excellence- from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. She earned her Bachelor of Architecture degree as a Magna Cum Laude from Cal Poly with minors in Architecture Engineering and Math. She was awarded the graduate equity fellowship, the distinguished scholastic scholarship, and the undergrad thesis award. Her thesis: The Feretory of Architectural Catastrophe was published in the 9th issue of FM Journal of University of Illinois at Chicago. She interned at architecture firms in Los Angeles. She also worked as a project designer and an engineering intern at architecture and engineering firms abroad.