Nader to speak at Historic New England Summit

Posted on October 6th, 2022 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: Lectures

Nader will give a special presentation entitled A Civic Gateway: Revisioning the Otis House next Friday morning at Historic New England’s Summit 2022. Join us to “explore the theory and conceptual approach to revitalizing the oldest home in Boston’s West End as a center for community activity and a gateway to Historic New England.” More info and registration can be found HERE.

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Congrats to the 2022 National Design Award Winners!

Posted on October 4th, 2022 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: Awards

We recently celebrated the winners of this year’s National Design Awards at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York. Big congratulations to CW&T, Nader Tehrani, Emily Adams Bode, KDI, Giorgia Lupi, WEDEW, Rural Studio, Willy Chavarria, and Felecia Davis!

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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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Aga Khan announces Award for Architecture 2022 winners

Posted on September 23rd, 2022 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: Uncategorized

This summer Nader served on the Aga Khan architecture awards jury alongside Nada Al Hassan, Kazi Khaleed Ashraf, Amale Andraos, Francis Kéré, Sibel Bozdoǧan, Kader Attia, Lina Ghotmeh, and Anne Lacaton. The final winners, selected for making a difference in the “lives of people and local communites”, were announced today. Congratulations to the six winning projects and teams!

Read more about the winning works from AKDN HERE, from World Architecture HERE, ArchDaily HERE, and CNN HERE.

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DECARBONIZING THE CURRICULUM

Posted on September 20th, 2022 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: Academic

Photo © Sam Dufaux

Fred Bernstein writes for Architectural Record this month on widespread changes to architecture schools’ curricula that are attempting to right the ship in terms of architecture’s role in global warming. Bernstein interviews several deans, chairs, and professors about ways their schools are pushing students to frame their work around climate change. Nader shares that “For too long, we’ve been teaching students how to integrate mechanical systems into buildings, when we should be looking at how to create building envelopes that reduce reliance on those systems.”

Read on for how schools like the Daniels Faculty at the University of Toronto are approaching their design projects with net zero as a primary constraint HERE.

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Columns up at the new Kendall/MIT station!

Posted on September 19th, 2022 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _MIT Site 4, construction

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Nader Tehrani Receives Prestigious National Design Award

Posted on September 7th, 2022 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: Awards, Press

Today, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum announced the 23rd class of National Design Award winners, honored for design innovation and impact. The 2022 Design Visionary award has been given to Nader Tehrani for his “profound contribution to advancing the field”.

“This year’s National Design Award winners reflect the central role that design can play in addressing some of the most urgent needs of our time. Attuned to increasing social and planetary challenges, all awardees, regardless of their category, have a regenerative approach to design work that takes into account our shared future. I’m grateful to our thoughtful jury this year for their selection. Their deliberations revealed that behind each winner is a philosophy of work that expertly weaves together technological innovation while elevating traditional craft, or that prioritizes preservation and reparation processes, ultimately designing for citizens, and not consumers—a reason for hope in today’s complex world if there ever was one.”

– Maria Nicanor, director of Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

More information on the National Design Awards and this year’s awardees can be found on Cooper Hewitt’s website HERE and in Smithsonian Magazine HERE.

Press coverage: ARCHITECT | Surface | Architect’s Newspaper | Archinect

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Now Open at the GSD: ‘Unprecedented Realism’

Posted on August 29th, 2022 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: Uncategorized

Porta per Venezi Piazzale Roma, Venice, Italy, (Perspectives) [1990]; Machado, Rodolfo (Buenos Aires, 1942), Silvetti, Jorge (Buenos Aires, 1942); Project Coordinator Tehrani, Nader; Project Team Becker, Daniel and Gutierrez, Gerard and Ponce de Leon, Monica.

The Harvard University Graduate School of Design’s Loeb Library has acquired the Rodolfo Machado and Jorge Silvetti Collection which will be on display until October 7th in the Drucker Design Gallery in honor of Jorge Silvetti’s retirement from the GSD. The collection includes hundreds of pieces of material that demonstrate the advancement of the Machado Silvetti practice including drawings and models spanning the last five decades.

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Approaching Architecture: Three Fields, One Discipline

Posted on August 25th, 2022 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: Uncategorized

Miguel Guitart’s new book Approaching Architecture: Three Fields, One Discipline has been released for pre-order and includes a foreword by Nader Tehrani and contributions from 18 globally diverse teams of architects.

Purchase Approaching Architecture HERE.

More on Guitart’s work HERE.

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NADAAA makes Dezeen’s Longlist for Studio of the Year

Posted on August 12th, 2022 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: Awards

NADAAA is longlisted for Architecture Studio of the Year! See all the longlisted firms, from architecture to interior design to product design, HERE.

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