The School of Art, Architecture and Design this week celebrates two esteemed graduates, Arman Abrahimzadeh and Timothy Angel, both of whom received recognition in last week's InDaily 40 under 40 Awards during a ceremony at the National Wine Centre.
Arman Abrahimzadeh, a graduate of the Bachelor of Interior Architecture, is an Area Councillor for the City of Adelaide and co-founded the Zahra Foundation to support and advocate for domestic violence victims in South Australia.
After graduation from the School in 2009, Abrahimzadeh worked for a number of design and construction companies, including his own. In 2015 he was awarded the Allan Sloane Young Citizen of the Year, in 2016, Young Australian of the Year South Australia, and in 2017 City of Charles Sturt Young Citizen of the Year.
He received an Order of Australia Medal in 2018 for services to domestic violence prevention.
Timothy Angel with David O'Loughlin of KWP! Image: InDaily
Timothy Angel, graduate of the Industrial Design program at the University of South Australia, is Managing Director of Cortex Interactive, a company utilising virtual and augmented reality technology to develop new ways of training and educating.
Tim also received the Creative Thinker Award, presented by KWP!, for his lateral approach to his business, founded in 2016.
The 40 under 40 Awards seek to recognise South Australia's young businesspeople in a number of categories and industries, showcasing their innovation, diversity and dedication. The assessment panel was led by Jim Whalley, the state's Chief Entrepreneur, and investigated excellence across a range of areas including sports administration, hospitality, aeronautics, communications, energy, legal services, healthcare, entertainment, banking, tourism and security