Davood Shahin RA. LEED AP. President and Founder.

Davood has 40 years of experience in building design, technology and construction. He has worked on all scales of projects, both in the U.S. and internationally with emphasis on housing, office and retail.

Davood is a firm believer that the quality of our wellbeing is tightly connected with the quality of the built environment surrounding us. “As architects, it is our responsibility to make sure that the built environment is in harmony with the end user’s needs, its surroundings, and the natural environment while satisfying functional and financial demands and constraints inherent in each project. That is the essence of our passion and profession, and a key to a successful project.” This belief led him to establish DSH Design Group in 2001.

Prior to forming DSH Design Group, Davood served as Senior Associate Project Designer and Manager for two prominent Boston architectural firms, Sumner Schein and Carter & Burgess. He continues his hands-on management role daily ensuring each project’s success and client satisfaction through a smooth process. His priority at work, the result is an outstanding design –always on time and on budget.

Davood is a frequent presenter at the MFA for contemporary Persian calligraphy. His sense of form and space as an architect are reflected in his skillful application of ink to paper. He graduated with Honors from National University of Iran with a Master’s Degree in Architecture and Urban Planning.

Davood enjoys family life with his wife and two children, a son and a daughter.

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Charles Mooney, RA. Senior Project Manager

Over the course of his 30-year career, Charles has worked on various projects ranging from multi-family, mixed- use, commercial, and educational developments. He brings a comprehensive experience to DSH Design Group as Senior Project Manager with his knowledge on code, construction, and cost estimating.

He utilizes his strong organizational, leadership, and project management skills at DSH Design Group and enjoys working closely with clients on programming and planning of projects in the early project stage.

Previous work experiences immersed him in the world of construction detailing and forensic investigation of building failures. Charles continues to deploy forensic investigation by making paper models to explain intricate complex construction details that can’t be seen in 2D drawings.

Sharing his passion for architecture and philanthropy, Charles teaches architecture to third and fourth graders in a local elementary school in his spare time. He encourages students to learn about the people, culture, history, art, geography, nature, materials and methods of construction, structure, and economics when discussing architecture. Charles studied architecture at Pratt Institute in New York City with an emphasis on design.

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AmirAli Mojahed, Project Associate

Amir serves as a Project Associate, playing a key role in the design and construction management of commercial and retail projects. With 12 years of experience in mixed-use, commercial office, retail, industrial, and multifamily and single family residential projects.

He plays an integral role in the project development and communication. He is extremely detail-oriented and collaborative resulting in well-coordinated and thorough project documents.

Amir’s past experience with his own successful design/build firm has given him the skills and the ability to meet clients’ goals with the most efficient solutions to complex challenges  within the constraint of the projects. He employs his skills in 3D applications and modeling software, to allow our clients to realize their projects in a realistic context. He earned his Master’s degree in architecture in 2005. Amir’s Thesis project was in Disaster Management and has presented several papers at international seminars.

Outside of work, he can be found spending time with his wife and young daughter.  

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Azadeh Khallaghi, Junior Designer

Azadeh provides oversight in our design process to reflect our commitment to design which is respectful and strives to enhance the social fabric of a neighborhood. As our Junior Designer she is integral in our preparation of 3D renderings and construction documents.

She is interested in learning all aspects of design and construction and especially with use of 3D modeling and digital applications for presentations and marketing to effectively communicate the design intent.

She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Urban Design and City Planning in 2009 and completed her Master’s degree for Urban Affairs from Boston University in 2014. She has prepared studies on affordable housing, public transportation, and the socio-economic transformation of Dorchester’s Codman Square and Roxbury’s Dudley Square neighborhoods.

Azadeh’s past experience in other firms in Iran allowed her to collaborate in the design of new master planned communities through use of residential, mixed-use, commercial and public transportation projects. She believes that design can have a lasting impact on the vitality of a neighborhood, so it should carry a responsibility to its economic, social, and cultural changes that a neighborhood or community would encounter.

She experiences everyday life as a work of art and enjoys spending time with family and close friends, watching movies, learning new languages, and cooking and tasting new and different foods.

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