"opa" is the New York City-based, Architecture office of Aria Jahanshahi, established in 2015.

We aim to provide Architectural services accessible to all client bases through minimal and thoughtful design interventions. With a wide range of experience in residential, commercial and art installation projects, we distinguish ourselves through our collaborative approach to design and our ability to guide clients through each step of the permitting and building processes; all the while contextualizing our design within our client's lives aesthetically and functionally.


• Pre-Lease Consultation
• Schematic Design & 3D Visualizations
• Interior Design
• Department of Buildings Permitting Drawings
• Construction Documents
• Construction Administration
• Project Management
• Architectural Graphics & Signage
• Branding


Aria Jahanshahi, AIA

Principal and Architect

After graduating with a Bachelor of Architecture and a Minor in Philosophy from the University of Kentucky, Aria moved to the Adirondacks to work for the Arts and Crafts architecture firm of Andrew Chary. Aria took part in the renovation and alteration of several historical great camps. After transferring to the firm's Westchester branch, Aria's projects consisted of new, modern weekend estates. In 2011, he relocated to Manhattan to work with Richard H. Lewis Architect, a firm which created the modern template for New York City restaurant design. Aria worked at Brooklyn based MESH Architectures, a hybrid architectural practice which pushes the boundaries of traditional architecture by fostering interactions with new technologies. As a designer and project manager, he oversaw the development and completion of a multitude of projects including the Made in New York Media Center. Aria has been a volunteer with Storefront for Art and Architecture.

Camilo Padilla


Master of Science in Architecture - Pratt Institute 2018 (New York)
Bachelor of Architecture - Pontificia Universidad Javeriana 2013 (Bogota/Colombia)

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