In Residence: Nader Tehrani

January 8, 2018
Nader Tehrani (photograph by Leo Sorel/The Cooper Union)
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Nader Tehrani
William A. Bernoudy Architect in Residence
November 2017–January 2018

Nader Tehrani’s Residency will be reminiscent of the semester he spent in Rome while he was a student at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), which he recalls gave him a foundational understanding of the Roman urban context. “It will also be an opportunity to undertake some analytical work of material and building systems that are germane to the Ancients,” he notes. “My area of concentration over the past 20 years has been on a variety of material systems, so this will be an opportunity to historicize some of that work.”

While at the Academy, he plans to travel to the Roman ruins of Orange, Avignon, and other areas in Provence. In January, Nader will join architectural scholar Nasser Rabbat in conversation to discuss “fluidity” as a paradigm for understanding the built environment of the Mediterranean as part of AAR’s series New Work in the Arts & Humanities: East and West.

During his stay, he will also continue working on several projects, including a house in Southern France, a mixed-use development for MIT, and a new addition to the University of Toronto’s school of architecture, landscape, and design. Nader is a founding principal of NADAAA and dean of the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture at The Cooper Union.