Design in Asia: Iranian Architecture - Webinar

  • Date

    Wednesday, March 10 2021

  • Time

    12:00pm - 1:30pm

  • Location


Join AIA|DC's AADU for a panel on Iranian Architecture and Urban Design. Four Iranian designers from Virginia Tech WAAC, with both academic backgrounds in the US and Iran, will share their diverse living/study experience, urban design and architecture research, and cultural oriented research to analyze the architectural and social interaction behind modern Iranian cities.

This lecture will begin by highlighting four Iranian cities: Tehran, Kashan, Kerman, and Isfahan, then zoom into specific public realms to explore their architectural and urban design features. Panelists will briefly analyze each city's general condition and then utilize an architecture case study as an example to illustrate
both the urban and architecture stories. The building histories, design strategies, sustainable considerations, and local demographic conditions behind these cities and designs will be featured during the presentation.

Negar Goljan, Ph.D. Candidate at Virginia Tech.
Golnar Ahmadi, Ph.D. Candidate at Virginia Tech.
Mehraneh Davari, Ph.D. Candidate at Virginia Tech.
Shayan Ghodousi, M.Arch Candidate at Virginia Tech

Learning Objectives: 

  • Learn the urban history of Iranian cities and its diverse geographic contexts
  • Identify the most featured design strategies in the Iranian architecture.
  • Learn the demographic and social interaction between architectural/urban spaces in Iran.
  • Understand the traditional Iranian architecture basics and its design philosophy behind them.