Mrs. Tara Imani, AIA

Tara Imani Designs, LLC
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Tara Imani Designs, LLC


I am a sole practitioner in the business of architecture and interiors since February 2002, when I obtained my architecture registration in Texas. I specialize in a variety of project types such as medical specialty clinics, corporate office suites, ecclesiastical administrative offices, custom home renovations, vacation property remodels, home staging and re-design. Please visit my company's website at:

I enjoy meeting clients' unique program, site and budget requirements by providing creative, elegant design solutions using the latest technologies.

I also enjoy preparing homes for resale markets. My re-design and home staging efforts have helped sell houses at premium prices in tough market conditions.

I am also a partner in a commercial land development company and assist with facility management services.

My strengths: creating beautiful interiors, space planning and design, research, organization, client relations, and strategic planning.


***Update as of 02-08-2016 (yes, it's been that long since I've participated on this forum): I am now an NCIDQ-certified Registered Interior Designer in Texas and a member of ASID. I have not yet written a book nor sat for the CDT exam. Priorities changed as workload increased.

New update: 01-11-12 Completed the Architecture 2030 40-hour course.

Goals for 2012: Co-author a book. Become a registered Interior Designer. Earn CDT certification through CSI. Continue publishing regular content on my blog to educate both seasoned and emerging architects on latest trends and help improve public awareness of what architects do.


Highlights of 2011:

Last 2/24/11:

I attended the 2011 LEED (trademark) v3 AP Building Design + Construction Professional Accreditation Exam Preparation Course presented and taught by Richard Andron, AIA, LEED AP. I highly recommend this course to anyone seeking to renew or initially gain their LEED GA and subsequent accreditation(s). (Recently, I've been made aware that Everblue is also a very good source for LEED prep courses).

Favorite event of the year was last January, 2011:

I had the good fortune and pleasure to participate in the Design Futures Council's Leadership Summit January 12-13th, 2011 in beautiful La Jolla, CA, as one of 75 delegates from all over the world. I look foward to writing a series of related blogs on AIA KnowledgeNet sharing my experiences and what I learned there from such leaders as Frank Gehry Technologies, McDonald's VP of Design, and Michael Schrage among many others. My first blog was posted on 4-14-11: "Visioneering: What is the X-Prize for the Built Environment?"- based on the Opening presentation by Jane Poynter, Biosphere scientist and CEO of Paragon Space Development Corporation .


The Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio, United States
Bachelor of Science, Architecture, 1987
1982 To 1987

Job History

Creator of Indigo Architect blog
September 2011 - present

Wells Stone Development, LLC
VP, Owner
Houston, TX, United States
June 2002 - present

Tara Imani Designs, LLC
Sole Proprietor
January 2002 - present

2008 - 2009 Heights Venture Architects, LLP
Architect / Job Captain II
Houston, TX, United States
March 2008 - January 2009

Infinity Infusion Care, Inc.
Co-Founder, Strategic Partner
October 1992 - April 2002

Homemaker, Stay-at-home Mom; and Sabbatical: studying for the A.R.E. (Aug-Nov 2001)
June 1999 - January 2002

Heights Venture Architects, LLP
Project Coordinator; Fueling station prototypes, food store planning
Houston, TX, United States
June 1998 - June 1999

Intern Architect
Houston, TX, United States
February 1998 - June 1998

Secure Home Health
October 1997 - February 1998

Infinity Care, Inc.
VP of Human Resources, Co-Founder, and Board Member
October 1992 - October 1997

IB Christian Abel Architects
Senior Draftsperson
Laguna Beach, CA, United States
November 1990 - March 1993

Kennard Herbage Design, LLC
Senior Draftsperson
Custom Restaurant Design, CA, United States
January 1990 - October 1990

Larry W. Gibson, Architect
Senior Draftsperson
Tustin, CA, United States
October 1989 - January 1990

Firestone Jaros Mullin- Architects & Planners
Junior Draftsperson
Columbus, OH, United States
June 1988 - October 1989

John Kincheloe & Associates, AIA
Columbus, OH, United States
October 1987 - June 1988


Architectural Design, Building Measurement, Coordination of Designated Services, Interior Design, Program Management, Programming, Record Drawing, Site Development Planning, Space Planning, Tenant-Related Services


Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), Texas Architects


Traveling, reading, music, biking, snow skiing, jet skiing, boating, swimming, pilates, yoga, gardening