NADAAA is a Boston-based architecture and urban design firm led by principal designer Nader Tehrani, in collaboration with partners Katherine Faulkner and Daniel Gallagher. NADAAA is a platform for design investigation at a large scale and with a great geographic reach. NADAAA’s projects range in scale from furniture to architecture and urban design, with a focus on craft, construction, and digital fabrication.
As the founding principal of Office dA and NADAAA, Nader Tehrani directed over twenty-five years of intensive design research, and has been widely published and exhibited, receiving numerous awards. The office has completed the first LEED Gold certified, multi-family housing building in Boston, the Macallen Building, and the first LEED rated gas station in the United States, Helios House. The firm has received the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award in Architecture, the American Academy of Arts and Letters Architecture Award, the Harleston Parker Award, the Hobson Award, numerous AIA awards, and 16 Progressive Architecture awards. The work has been exhibited at institutions including the Museum of Modern Art, the Boston Institute of Contemporary Art and LA MoCA, and is part of the permanent exhibit at the Nasher and the CCA. Tehrani is professor of architecture at MIT, where he served as the Head of the Department from 2010-2014. For the past four years NADAAA has been placed in the top three design firms in the United States by Architect Magazine’s Top 50 Firms ranking.
NADAAA’s staff of twenty designers brings expertise from academia, graphic design, construction, and business. NADAAA is developing a portfolio of projects around the world that requires optimized project delivery, currently with projects in the US, Korea, China, Australia, Canada, Kuwait and France. Our technical expertise with production technologies enables our teams to operate on many fronts with tight budgets and deadlines. The firm successfully develops projects by collaborating closely with local architects and engineers to ensure clear communication and strong project management, and working with state of the art digital fabrication processes and locally available manufacturing crafts. With the recent completion of the Melbourne University School of Architecture and Hinman Research Building at Georgia Tech, NADAAA has also broken ground on the University of Toronto Daniels Faculty, making innovative spaces of learning part of its expanded portfolio.