Nader Tehrani is a Professor and Head of the Department of Architecture at MIT SA+P. He is also Principal and Founder of NADAAA, a practice dedicated to the advancement of design innovation, interdisciplinary collaboration, and an intensive dialogue with the construction industry.
Previously Tehrani was a Principal and Founder of Office dA (1986-2011), where he designed award-winning projects such as Tongxian Art Gatehouse in Beijing, Fleet Library at RISD, the LEED-certified Helios House in Los Angeles, the Multi-faith Spiritual Center at Northeastern University, Banq restaurant and the LEED-Gold certified Macallen Building in Boston. Examining spaces of pedagogy, Tehrani recently completed the renovation of the Hinman Building at Georgia Institute of Technology, and is currently redesigning schools of architecture at the University of Melbourne and the University of Toronto.
Tehrani's research and installations have been exhibited in venues such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, and the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas. He has authored several articles including 'Aggregation' and 'Difficult Synthesis' in Material Design: Informing Architecture through Materiality by Thomas Schropfer and 'Versioning: Connubial Reciprocities of Surface and Space' in Architectural Design. And his work has been internationally reviewed and published-- in periodicals such as Architect, Architectural Record, Icon, Wallpaper, Monitor, The Plan, Abitare, Mark, Frame, I.D., Contract, Archiworld, the Boston Globe, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times, among others.
Masters of Architecture in Urban Design, with Distinction, Harvard University, Graduate School of Design,
Post-graduate Program, Architectural Association, Graduate School of History and Theory
Bachelor of Architecture, Rhode Island School of Design
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Rhode Island School of Design
Harvard Graduate School of Design
Rhode Island School of Design
Professional Fellow, University of Melbourne, Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning
Frank Gehry International Visiting Chair in Architectural Design, University of Toronto, John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design
Thomas W. Ventulett III Distinguished Chair in Architectural Design, Georgia Institute of Technology
Top U.S. Design Firms, No. 1, ARCHITECT Magazine
The American Architecture Award, The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design
Hobson Prize for Interior Architecture/Interior Design, Boston Society of Architects
Architecture Design Award, Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum
Architecture and Design Fellow, United States Artists
Harleston Parker Award
Academy Award in Architecture, American Academy of Arts and Letters
Young Architects Award, Architectural League of New York
20 National/Local AIA Awards
5 I.D. Annual Design Review Awards
15 Progressive Architecture Awards