IAAC Alumni Farshad Mehdizadeh is the Middle East Architect of the Year 2017

IAAC is proud to announce that the award of Middle East Architect of the Year 2017, was given to its Alumni Farshad Mehdizadeh, founder of Farshad Mehdizadeh Architects.

Born in Isfahan, Iran Farshad started his professional career at the Fluid Motion Studio in Tehran. Later he went on to work for the Lab Architecture Studio in Melbourne, Australia.

In 2011 received the Master in Advanced Architecture degree at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, in Barcelona after which he returned to Iran and established his own firm, Tehran Architecture Studio.

Farshad has designed award winning projects, namely his Abadan residential building which won first prize in the national Memar awards of Iran and high recognition in the Middle East Awards.

His research focuses on geographically context-based architecture and the impact of geography on architecture in general.

The 10th annual Middle East Architect Awards recognizes the best projects and people in the architecture community across the Middle East.

With projects ranging from the world’s tallest towers to one-off villas, and individual nominations from veteran designers as well as bright young architects just starting out, the event is seen as a yardstick of success in the region’s architecture industry.