Maker Spotlight: Arman Mizani

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Maker Spotlight: Arman Mizani

Name: Arman Mizani
Home: Baltimore, MD
Makerspace: Station North Tool Library
Day Job: Program Director, Surface Project

Arman Mizani headshot

Construction : Furniture : Repurposing

Having spent many summers working for his Dad’s construction company, Arman left a teaching career to start his own design and construction business. After moving to Baltimore in 2013, he switched gears to furniture and found his tribe at the Station North Tool Library. After a year of helping run their community workshop, he joined the staff to launch an in-house workforce development program, Surface Project. Surface Project teaches individuals with barriers to employment how to build tables and surfaces from reclaimed materials. He doesn’t get to build as much these days but when he does, “It’s usually kind of weird and very cool.”

You can find Surface Project online:

Surface Project

Bookcase with writing surface. Reclaimed wood and ceiling tiles


Live-edge Walnut headboard

Palletwood Coffee Table

Station North Tool Library Toilet Bowl Racer

Surface Project's first client

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