January 27, 2014 Nader Tehrani: “Catalytic Structures: Transformed Types”
The event will take place on Monday, February 3, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. To receive continuing education credit, participants may attend the lecture or view below.
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Nader Tehrani will present “Catalytic Structures: Transformed Types.” Tehrani is a professor and head of the Department of Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also principal of NADAAA, a practice dedicated to the advancement of design innovation and interdisciplinary collaboration. His work has been recognized with notable awards, including the Cooper Hewitt National Design Award in Architecture (2007), the United States Artists Fellowship in Architecture and Design (2007), and the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Architecture (2002). It also has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston.
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Nader Tehrani is a Professor and Head of the Department of Architecture at MIT. He is also Principal of NADAAA, a practice dedicated to the advancement of design innovation, interdisciplinary collaboration, and an intensive dialogue with the construction industry.
Tehrani received a B.F.A. and a B.Arch from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1985 and 1986 respectively. He continued his studies at the Architectural Association, where he attended the Post-Graduate program in History and Theory. Upon his return to United States, Tehrani received M.A.U.D from the Harvard Graduate School of Design in 1991. Tehrani has also taught at Harvard Graduate School of Design, Rhode Island School of Design, Georgia Institute of Technology where he served as the Thomas W. Ventulett III Distinguished Chair in Architectural Design, and University of Toronto as the Frank O. Gehry International Visiting Chair.
As the principal and founder of Office dA, Tehrani’s work has been recognized with notable awards, including the Cooper Hewitt National Design Award in Architecture (2007), the United States Artists Fellowship in Architecture and Design (2007), and the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Architecture (2002). He has also received the Harleston Parker Award for the Northeastern University Multi-faith Spiritual Center (2002) and the Hobson Award for the Georgia Institute of Technology Hinman Research Building (2012). Throughout his career, Tehrani has received fourteen Progressive Architecture Awards as well as numerous AIA, Boston Society of Architects and ID awards. In September 2013, NADAAA was ranked no. 1 in design for Architect Magazine’s Top 50 Firms in the United States.
Tehrani has lectured widely at institutions including the Guggenheim Museum in New York, Harvard University, Princeton University and the Architectural Association. Tehrani has participated in many symposia including the Monterey Design Conference (2009), the Buell Center ‘Contemporary Architecture and its Consequences’ at Columbia University (2009), and the Graduate School of Design ‘Beyond the Harvard Box’ (2006).
The works of Nader Tehrani have been widely exhibited at MOMA, LA MOCA and ICA Boston. His work is also part of the permanent collection of the Canadian Center for Architecture and the Nasher Sculpture Center.
Tehrani has served as the principal-in-charge of a variety of projects in different arenas: in digital fabrication (Raemian Model Home Gallery, Helios House, Banq), institutional projects of complex programmatic order (RISD, Harvard and Northeastern University), and residential projects of large and small scale (Macallen Building, Dortoir Familial and Tongxian Arts). Having won the commissions of three Schools of Architecture, Tehrani has completed the Hinman Research Building at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and is currently working on completion of the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning at the University of Melbourne, and the Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto.