Cima Malek-Aslani


Cima leads teams across a range of project scales, from tenant improvements to campus plans. Her passions lie in evolving trends for learning and working environments – she believes that students should learn in modes that prepare them for how they will work after graduation. She is research-oriented, digging into the underlying institutional, programmatic and aesthetic trends that inform planning and design.

Cima has 39 years of experience in the renovation of existing buildings with a focus on historic structures. Her ability to balance the preservation of historic structure features with a client’s need for a modern work environment contributes to her role as leader in historic adaptive reuse projects.


  • University of Washington — Master of Architecture
  • Texas A & M University — Bachelor of Environmental Design


  • A4LE, Member
  • AIA Seattle Historic Resources Committee, Past Chair
  • Bellevue College Foundation, Board Member
  • King County Landmarks Commission, Past Commissioner
  • Society of College and University Planners, Member
  • University of Washington Professional Advisory Committee, Member