Masum Azizi was educated at the Department of Architecture, Kabul University in Afghanistan. After his graduation in 1978, he went on to complete his post-graduate studies at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Masum has over 20 years of management and technical experience in all phases of architecture including planning, construction, and environmental and historical preservation. He has practiced architecture in the US since 1980 and has directed the environmental and historical preservation efforts of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the California Office of Emergency Services (OES). In 1997, Masum was given the California Historic Preservation award for his work on the restoration of the Powel Library at UCLA.
Before moving to California, Masum worked in Atlanta with one of the leading architectural firms doing work on Golf Course Clubhouses. He has designed some of the most prestigious Clubhouses on the PGA circuit. Masum Azizi is a Licensed Architect in the State of the Georgia and the State of California.