We had the good fortune of connecting with Maha Bazzari and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Maha, what led you to pursuing a creative path professionally?
Ever since I started thinking about my future and what career to pursue I knew it was going to be in a creative field. I saw self expression through art and design as a mission, and self fulfillment. Design allowed me to create environments and spaces that influence people day to day, while art fulfilled the need of self expression and that was a necessity.

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
With over a decade of experience working as an architectural designer and with a passion for the fine arts, I use my intimate knowledge of both disciplines to create powerful and dynamic creations that capture my clients’ vision, from architectural design work, to creating imagery or visual arts…My work has been featured in publications such as Dwell, Coastal San Diego, Reader, National Geographic, Eater, Architecture Magazine, and the Business Journal.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I have lived in San Diego for 14 years and it has many hidden gems that I continue to discover. The city is situated by the ocean yet the mountains are a half hour drive away. We have it all.  Watching the sunset at Sunset Cliffs and exploring the “secret” caves is a must. Going on a 6 miles walk throughout the city to see all seven bridges through and around Balboa Park is a full day adventure.

For longer day trips, a drive to Julian and having a fresh pie and ice cream at Julian Pie Company, visiting Idyllwild when it snows, and definitely a trip to Joshua Tree. A camping trip at the National Park is highly recommended.
But my favorite San Diego sites are the architectural gems such as The Salk Institute, UC San Diego’s Geisel Library, Carlton Hills Lutheran Church, Bell Beach Pavilion, and The Neurosciences Institute, just to name a few.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I am thankful for our small and closely knit creative family in San Diego and my clients who become close friends. They trust and give me the opportunity for repeated collaborations through the years to create amazing work together.

Website: www.studioMAHA.com
Instagram: studioMAHA
Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/mahabazzari

Image Credits
studio MAHA

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