IIDA, CID, M.ARCH
Rouben Mohiuddin, is a design practitioner and has over 25 years of experience in architecture and design. Growing up internationally instilled in him a bounty of diversity, which influenced a lifelong appreciation for art and design. With a B.A. in Environmental Design and an M. Arch. from the prestigious Southern California Institute of Architecture, Rouben launched his design career working at award winning residential design firms in New York and Los Angeles. He then founded Design SI in 2014. Endlessly driven by the practice, he has always been inspired by the notion of ‘giving back’ through volunteering, which he does through community oriented projects. Currently Rouben is an Associate Professor of Interior Architecture at CSU-Chico, and he has previously served as an educator at UCLA, Otis School of Art and Design, and the New York School of Interior Design. Rouben enjoys fly-fishing, the outdoors and cars. He and his wife, Trina, have a son, Zayd, and reside in Chico, CA.
Alyson Meucci was born in Washington and raised in California. She always knew she wanted to be a designer and started shaping her skills at a young age by designing homes on computer programs for hours at a time. Alyson pursued a BFA in Interior Architecture at CSU Chico and has LEED experience. During her time at CSU Chico, Design SI principal Rouben Mouhiddin took notice of Alyson’s work in an architecture course called “creative thinking” which he considers a litmus test for student’s future success and asked her to join the Design SI staff. She has grown from a young intern to a full time designer and project manager. Her primary responsibility is to work closely with clients helping them with all aspects of projects, which range from predesign to selecting and specifying finishes, fittings, furnishings and accessories to construction management. She prides herself in the details of a project and getting to know her clients well enough to know exactly what they are looking for.
Marissa Millan is a Northern California native, born and raised in Stockton. From a young age, she was fascinated by design and architecture, which drew her to follow an education in the arts. Once in college, she was unsatisfied with the education she had been receiving in her hometown and decided pursue a BFA in Interior Architecture at CSU Chico. Along the way, she’s received certification in LEED and Career Development Facilitation as well as degrees in Liberal Arts & Sciences and Family & Consumer Sciences and Humanities. During her time at CSU Chico, Design SI principal Rouben Mohiuddin took notice of Marissa’s work while being her professor in interior architecture and asked her to join the SNEHA staff as an intern. Since graduation she has be come a full time Interior Designer and spends her time at DSI making physical models, Auto CAD drawings, 3D digital model and digital renders.