21 Questions from New York Magazine’s Curbed

Posted on October 3rd, 2022 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: Press, Things We Like

Curbed’s Diana Budds asks Nader about his first job in New York, his favorite places in the city, what he would change about the field of architecture, and what to do in a creative rut. Check out Nader’s 21 Questions HERE.

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Join us at ACAW!

Posted on August 9th, 2022 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: Events, Installations + Exhibitions, Lectures, Things We Like

NADAAA will be joined by BKSK, bnim, fx collaborative, Pelli Clark & Partners, Steven Holl Architects, WJE, and Woods Bagot to present our teams’ terra cotta prototypes for this year’s Architectural Ceramic Assemblies Workshop in Buffalo, NY. The prototypes have been developed over the last ten months with support from Boston Valley Terra Cotta, Carnegie Mellon University School of Architecture, and the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning. The presentation of the prototypes will begin at 1:00 pm EDT on August 18th and will be followed by a closing keynote address by Nader at 5:00 pm EDT. Register HERE to join virtually!

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WE’RE HIRING!

Posted on June 23rd, 2022 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: Things We Like

NADAAA is currently seeking an Architect with 5-10 years of experience to join its architectural team in the design of progressive projects ranging from gallery installations to large institutional buildings.

Applicants must have the following qualifications to be considered for the position:

• Bachelor of Architecture degree or a Master of Architecture degree
• At least 5-10 years of professional experience
• Experience with construction documents and high-level presentation production.
• Computer expertise in Revit, AutoCAD, and Rhino3d

Other position qualifications include:

  • Strong design and graphic skills
  • Knowledge of space programming, contract documents (including detailing, specifications, production management, design production), and contract administration
  • Excellent written, verbal, and visual communication skills with various levels of individuals including clients, consultants, and architects
  • Experience as team leader and project manager
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks, collaborate on large teams and work well under deadlines

Start date: ASAP

Please submit qualified resumes and portfolios in PDF format under 20 MB to nada@nadaaa.com. Please mention your years of experience in the email’s subject line. Please no phone calls or hard copy portfolios.

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NADAAA named 2022 Best Public Projects Firm

Posted on June 7th, 2022 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: Awards, Things We Like

NADAAA has received the Architizer A+ 2022 Jury Award for Best Public Projects Firm!

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NADAAA IS HIRING!

Posted on June 1st, 2022 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: Things We Like

NADAAA is currently seeking two full-time Designers to join our architectural team in the design of progressive projects ranging from gallery installations to large institutional and commercial buildings.

We are looking for an Architectural Designer with 3-5 years of experience, a Bachelor of Architecture degree or a Master of Architecture degree, and experience with BIM management, AutoCAD, and Rhino3d.

We are also looking for a Junior Designer with a Bachelor of Architecture degree or a Master of Architecture degree.

Start date: ASAP

Please submit qualified cover letters, resumes, and portfolios in PDF format under 20 MB to nada@nadaaa.com. Please no phone calls or hard copy portfolios.

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Vote for NADAAA!

Posted on May 17th, 2022 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: Awards, Things We Like

NADAAA is a Finalist for Best Public Projects Firm in the 2022 Architizer A+ Awards!

Please take a minute to Vote for NADAAA!

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Nader reviews ‘Thirteen Ways of Looking at a House’

Posted on April 10th, 2022 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: Things We Like

The new book by Stella Betts and David Leven of LevenBetts is reviewed by Nader for Architectural Record.

“This book is a testament to how the ethic of iteration in architecture evolves into discipline […] with 13 themes and houses, each replete with wider cultural contexts that include literature, art, architectural precedents, and film. Open House, Campsite, Doors and Windows, Steps and Stairs, Corridors, Courtyards, Curtains, Plumbing, House Plants, Plans, Structures, Thick and Thin, Home—when listed like this, they appear as nothing more than benign architectural elements. But in the authors’ minds, each is conceptualized as an indispensable element of a mis-en-scène that anticipates the events that invariably get acted out, with each one serving as another protagonist onstage.”

Read on HERE.

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‘My House is Better than Your House’ is out!

Posted on March 3rd, 2022 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _Villa Varoise, Press, Things We Like

NADAAA is happy to announce that ‘My House is Better than Your House’ has been released by ORO Editions. A special thanks goes to all who helped make this book happen!

‘The house is commonly used as a vehicle to get at larger architectural debates. Such is the case in this book, with a dialogue between Nader Tehrani and Preston Scott Cohen whose collaboration in academia has often resulted in two very different approaches to pedagogy. In this discussion, Tehrani draws from central themes within Cohen’s pedagogy to design a house as a response to the preoccupations that drive many of these debates. Adopting Villa Varoise as the main protagonist, the book draws on many architectures to situate the predicaments behind geometry, typology, and the architectural anomaly, among other things, as productive instruments for a broader cultural discussion on architecture.’

Purchase your copy HERE. For a limited time, the book is available at 20% off HERE.

Read Stella Betts’s book review HERE.

And watch the original ‘My House is Better than Your House’ talk between Preston Scott Cohen and Nader Tehrani HERE.

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NADAAA to Renovate the Met Museum’s ANEC Galleries

Posted on February 9th, 2022 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _The Met, Press, Things We Like

Rendering by NADAAA, courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art

NADAAA is pleased to announce our work with The Metropolitan Museum of Art to redesign their Ancient Near East and Cypriot galleries. NADAAA is working in collaboration with Moody Nolan on the $40 million, 15,000 square foot project. Our team is working closely with Museum construction leadership and curators Kim Benzel and Seán Hemingway to develop the design.

“At The Met, architecture serves as the cultural armature for the display of art. Nader Tehrani and NADAAA’s contemporary approach to materials such as clay and metal—which are foundational to the world views of both ancient West Asia and Cyprus—and their partnership with Moody Nolan, a firm renowned for their work with peer institutions and marginalized communities, make this team ideally suited for this complex project.”

-Jhaelen Hernandez-Eli, Head of Construction at The Met

“It’s an honor to be selected for this project, which will address the need for more diverse narratives in the displays of art from the Ancient Near East and Mediterranean regions. In bringing disparate layers of the Museum’s architectural history into dialogue, the proposed design hopes to bring the formal, spatial, and material properties of these galleries into alignment with The Museum’s mission. By working in collaboration with The Met’s curatorial and construction teams, we’ll be able to recondition these spaces while facilitating the connection between cultures, civilizations, and geographies to tell a whole new story.”

-Nader Tehrani

Read The Met’s Press Release HERE.

Read the New York Times article about the project HERE.

Read Architect’s Newspaper piece HERE.

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NADAAA selected to Reimagine Otis House

Posted on February 4th, 2022 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: Press, Things We Like

NADAAA is thrilled to announce our collaboration with Historic New England in an exploration of the Otis House Complex. The complex is located in Boston’s West End and is comprised of a 226-year-old mansion designed by Charles Bulfinch and two connected row houses built c. 1840. The original house is a National Historic Landmark and serves as a house museum with the row houses offering support spaces.

historic B&W photo of a building in boston
Otis House in 1911. (Public Works Department photograph collection, Collection 5000.009, City of Boston Archives, Boston/Public Domain)

“We’re excited about NADAAA’s understanding of the context and potential of Otis House, how it could become an exciting, fully civic gateway visitor experience for Historic New England, and play a meaningful role in the vitality of the neighborhood.”

-Vin Cipolla, President and CEO of Historic New England

“Beyond its importance for Boston, Otis House represents something for New England more broadly as it embodies a piece of urban fabric in all its facets: its architecture, interiors, furniture, and artifacts all tell a story that extends the social importance of a dynamic community that is always in a state of transformation. The diversity that is embedded in the site is an important reminder of who we are today, how we interpret our history, and moreover, how we allow this special institution to tell new stories to future generations. We strongly believe that the combination of strategic planning, creative programming, and thoughtful transformations will bring a renewed sense of relevance to this historic jewel.”

-Nader Tehrani

Read Historic New England’s press release HERE and read Architect’s Newspaper article HERE.

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