Behzad Atabaki Studio
Behzad Atabaki Studio

Behzad Atabaki Studio

Architects from Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Established by Behzad Atabaki in 1999, “Behzad Atabaki Studio” is recognized for its work in architecture, urban design, landscape architecture, interior design and furniture design. Team members come from multidisciplinary backgrounds including architecture, computer presentation, model making, landscape design and fine arts.


In the studio there has always been a workshop for making models, experimental pieces and prototypes. With this resource, it has been possible for “Behzad Atabaki Studio” to act as a contractor on its projects.


Believing in the multidisciplinary approach to architectural design, Behzad Atabaki has earned three master’s degrees in three interrelated fields of “architecture” ( 1998), “urban design” (2002) as well as “landscape architecture” (2006).


Winning the 1st prize in the competition, he has been elected as the curator of the Iran Pavilion at Venice Architecture Biennale 2016.


He is a member of the Iranian Construction Engineers Organization and the ministry of road and urban development.


In 2007 he participated in the fellowship program as the individual Iranian representative for the Japan Foundation Intellectual Exchange 2007-2008, surveying the Japanese contemporary architecture through visiting several architectural projects in Japan and meeting a number of prominent Japanese architects.

He has been nominated for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, tenth cycle (2005-2007) and finalist in WAF 2017.

He has also been awarded in a number of architecture, Interior design and urban design competitions.


EDUCATION:

Master’s Degree in Architecture 1991-1998 Azad University, Tehran Branch, Tehran, Iran
Master’s Degree in Urban Design 1998-2002 Tehran University, Tehran, Iran
Master’s Degree in Landscape Architecture 2002- 2006 Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran
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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Established by Behzad Atabaki in 1999, “BEHZAD ATABAKI STUDIO” is recognized for its work in architecture, urban design, landscape architecture, interior design and furniture design. Team members come from multidisciplinary backgrounds that include architecture, computer presentation, model making, landscape design and fine art.


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:

A member of Iranian Architects Society
A member of Iranian construction engineers organization, Tehran province.
Ministry of road and urban development, license for practicing architectural design.


HONORS AND AWARDS:

2017 Finalist, World Architecture Festival (WAF) 2017, Berlin, Germany

2017 Finalist, Middle East Architects Awards 2017, for Architect of The Year, Dubai, UAE

2017 First place, Kish Residential Tower competition, Kish Island, Iran

2016 Elected as the curator of the Iran National Pavilion at Venice Architecture Biennale 2016

2016 First place, Iran National Pavilion at Venice Architecture Biennale competition

2015 Nominated as the boutique Middle East Architecture Firm of the Year 2016

2015 Participating in Venice Biennale 2015 – Iran Architecture Pavilion, Venice, Italy

2015 Selected project, Exhibition of Iranian Contemporary Architecture in Rome,Italy

2015 Special mentioned, Architizer A+Awards

2014 Shortlisted, Middle East Architects Awards, Dubai, UAE

2014 Honorable mentioned, Lighting design competition, Tehran, Iran

2013 Shortlisted, Public buildings competition, Memar Award, Tehran, Iran

2007 Fellowship Program for Intellectual Exchange 2007-2008, Tokyo, Japan

2007 Nominated for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture; tenth cycle (2005-2007), for Dena Cassette Building, Tehran, Iran

2005 Honorable mentioned, Tehran Book Garden (competition), Tehran, Iran

1999 Second place, Insurance office, 2nd. Building (competition), Abadeh, Iran

1995 Honorable mentioned, A New Façade for Hilton Hotel (competition), Tehran, Iran


ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES:

from 2010 Faculty of Architecture, Azad University

Lecturer and BA thesis supervisor, Architectural design studio
2004-2005 Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism, Dep. of Landscape Architecture, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran

Teaching Assistant, landscape design studio
2002 Fine Art Faculty, Department of urban design, Tehran University, Tehran, Iran

• Teaching Assistant, urban design studio
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