PariSima Hassani, CEO, founded Westgroup Designs (WD) in 1989, with a vision and desire to share her passion and expertise in the fields of design and architecture. Her mission has been to enrich the lives of people through design, improving the way they live, learn, work, play and heal. An award-winning Architecture, Planning and Interior Design firm headquartered in Irvine, California, with offices serving the Los Angeles area and abroad, Westgroup Designs continues to shape its progressive mission; building trust, creating innovative and memorable experiences and providing design solutions whose message is simple and universal. The firm’s staff uses leading edge technology as standard process, from BIM Revit to photorealistic 3D imagery, VR and project animation as well as drones to capture details for larger campus projects. WD is well-positioned to help usher the industry into the next decade of sustainable design practices, with sophistication and construction excellence. Westgroup Designs has been recognized in the 2017 Top 4 Places to Work by the OCBJ, and is the recipient of many awards and accolades for both project work, and social responsibility. PariSima, herself, is the recipient of the coveted Entrepreneur of the year, Orange County Global Woman Award, and looks to creative visionaries for her inspiration, like Zaha Hadid, for the confidence she brought to her work and for pushing the boundaries of design with every opportunity. In her spare time, PariSima advances her own boundaries of exploration with meditation, yoga, travel and the arts. PariSima holds a Certificate of Campus Design from Harvard Graduate School of Design, Bachelor of Architecture from Kansas State University and Bachelor of Art & Science from the University of Houston.