BERNARD ZIMMERMAN LECTURE SERIES: Nader Tehrani, NADAAA/Dean, Chanin School of Architecture

Friday, February 15, 2019 - 6:00pm
Melbourne School of Design, NADAAA (Image by Peter Bennett)
Melbourne School of Design, NADAAA (Image by Peter Bennett)

Nader Tehrani, CPPARC's inaugural Paul Helmle Fellow, is the dean of the Chanin School of Architecture at Cooper Union. He is the co-founder and design principal of of NADAAA, a practice dedicated to advancing design innovation and interdisciplinary collaboration with the construction industry. He previously served a professor of architecture at the MIT School of Architecture and Planning, where he led the as its Head of Department (2010-14).

Over the past six years, NADAAA has consistently ranked as a top design firm in Architect Magazine's Top 50 U.S. Firms List. Tehrani's work has received accolades, among them the 2012 Hobson Award by the Boston Society of Architects; the 2007 Cooperr Hewitt National Design Award in Architecture; the 2007 United States Artists Fellowship in Architecture and Design (2007); and the 2002 American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Architecture (2002). Throughout his career, he was honored with 18 Progressive Architecture Awards as well as numerous AIA, Boston Society of Architects and ID awards.

Tehrani's research and installation work have been showcased in exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art in New York; the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston; and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. Currently, his work is part of the permanent collections of the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas and the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal.


Nader Tehrani

Design Principal