Master of Science, Environmental Science, Loyola Marymount University
Bachelor of Arts, Biology, California State University, Northridge
Councilor, Armenian Engineers and Scientists of America (AESA)
Chair of the AESA Young Professional Committee (YPro)
Mr. Kirikian is a Senior Project Manager and the Air Quality/Noise Group Leader responsible for conducting air quality, traffic, and noise assessments with specific expertise in various computer models such as AERMOD, CalEEMod, SoundPLAN, and TNM.
Mr. Kirikian provides environmental reports and technical studies pursuant to the full spectrum of California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) documentation. He oversees project execution and serves as the lead dust control supervisor for the Castaic High School project to ensure mitigation implementation set forth in the Final EIR.
Mr. Kirikian has experience with the California Emissions Estimator Model (CalEEMod) emissions analysis software to provide air quality assessments for local air district compliance, GHG inventories, emission inventories, and stationary source permitting. He also has experience with the AERMOD air dispersion model to prepare health risk assessments (HRAs) evaluating toxic air contaminants for impacts on human health.
Mr. Kirikian evaluates noise from a variety of mobile and stationary noise sources taken in accordance with accepted methodologies utilizing computer models such as SoundPLAN and the FHWA Traffic Noise Model (TNM) associated with urban development and infrastructure projects.
His previous experience with the City of Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation includes coping with complex problems of water and air pollution, flood control, water supply, solid waste and hazardous materials management, and overall environmental management. He has assisted in the development of numerous environmental documents, including best management practices (BMPs), coordinated monitoring plans (CMPs), and quality assurance project plans (QAPPs) to meet the requirements of the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB).
In addition, Mr. Kirikian has assessed and analyzed physical, chemical, biological, and bacteriological parameters of watersheds, urban lakes, and wetlands; and conducted numerous field surveys and environmental assessments under the Clean Water Act 303(d) list. Mr. Kirikian also solves environmental problems related to stormwater pollution to help implement Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) wet- and dry-weather wasteload allocations.