Our Team


Sam Arasteh, P.Eng.

As a licensed professional engineer in Ontario, Sam has extensive experience in a wide range of project types and has provided top tier engineering and architectural design services for all client types ranging from individual home-owners to national recognized development firms.

He has worked on all the various building types in the office’s portfolio including industrial, healthcare, pharmaceutical, educational, leisure, commercial and residential projects from inception to completion. He also has extensive site and project management experience and adopts a hands-on approach to all projects.

Sam has the experience to provide leadership for the design team to ensure pro-active coordination between disciplines, resulting in more accurate construction documents with minimal or no change orders. He has the experience to provide guidance to the client through the process in selecting the right HVAC, electrical and plumbing systems for their project. He knows how to help the team meet deadlines and produce designs that meet construction budgets.

“I believe successful collaboration between clients, owners, contractors and my team will build a strong future for the company.”

His focus is on integrating MEP/FP engineering design with architecture to create as seamless a system as possible. He is an advocate for green design and technologies, and has designed to both Passive House and Net 0 energy standards.


Yas Arasteh, B.Arch.

Yas is a creative and talented designer who often surprises her clients with the ideas that she put on the table. She always goes above and beyond in bringing new design ideas to her projects which would make her a solid fit in ”ara Design & Engineering” team. Yasaman is head of the architectural and interior design team with extensive experience in different phases of design from schematic design to design development and construction  documentation. She finds working at  ”ara Design & Engineering” to be simply a thrill. “Everyday I learn new things and am rewarded by seeing ideas go from paper to reality. We have a very collaborative, relaxed work environment that puts clients at ease”, she remarks.


Moin Roohparvar, P.Eng.

Moin has been working alongside others and supervising projects for ”ara Design & Engineering” since 2015. A structural engineer certified as a member of Ontario Professional Engineers, Moin has more than thirty years of experience working in different areas of civil engineering, always with the goal of satisfying clients. His expert level knowledge of all things related to structural engineering makes him capable of solving any structural dilemma. He takes pride in having specialized himself in curtain wall and FAÇADE engineering. Moin’s favourite hobbies include spending time with family, watching movies and hiking.


Amirsalar Jamalzadeh, P.Eng.

With more than 10 years of MEP design and managing experience in the construction industry, Amir is one of the most accomplished talents at ”ara Design & Engineering”. His multifaceted skills include working on engineering contracts, leading the dedicated professionals at the firm and managing projects of every type. These projects range from large commercial and industrial programs to small residential tasks.

His experience includes knowledge of new and existing facilities and how to make them the most efficient and cost-effective choice for the owner. He strives to accomplish the goals and objectives of the owner set forth in the early evaluations and assessments. Amir knows the importance of the relationship between owner and consultant and has a motivated staff at ARA Engineering striving to listen, respond, and guide the owner to a successful outcome.


Fred Bizh, P.Eng.

Fred is a senior mechanical engineer at ARA Engineering with more than 10 years of professional experience in the field. He has worked in many Mechanical engineering firm globally and finally joined ”ara Design & Engineering” team. He is accomplished as a mechanical engineer, and his professional portfolio includes a strong technical background in design and manufacturing projects in HVAC, plumbing and fire protection. Since Fred  joined ARA he has been a great asset to the company, respected for his competent skills driving projects forward independently or within the team.


Moe Karimi, B.Eng.

With More than 10 years of experience in Engineering, Construction Project Management, Estimating and Quantity Surveying, Moe is a great asset to ”ara Design & Engineering”.

He is the head of ara’s construction management team and his tasks are not limited to, estimating, planning, scheduling, budgeting, bidding and cost controlling, site preparation, excavation, industrial foundations, heavy civil, concrete paving, steel and concrete structure work to Landscaping. “Every day I learn new things about my field and I’m lucky to work with a skilled team made up of very good people. I also enjoy meeting clients and believe the personal touch matters,” says Moe.