Office dA coming to an end?

: Nader Tehrani and Monica Ponce de León

Office disputes happen all the time, it’s in our architect’s DNA.

You might have heard about office dA’s ongoing dispute. Sad, as office dA has done such great buildings, such as the awarded Macallan Building, the BanQ restaurant and Helios House, among a long list of projects of which innovation in terms of materials and fabrication are a common thread. I won’t get into much detail, as it’s all covered in the Boston Globe (and Monica Ponce de Leon´s reply on Archinect), and this is not a gossip blog. However, I wanted to share this quote from Nader Tehrani, which highlights the collaboration and fluidity a practice can have:

“Monica and I made presentations to the public that were like Sonny and Cher. When you are able to finish each other’s sentences, there is clearly a collaborative spirit there.”

I recommend you to watch our interview with Nader Tehrani (now head of the architecture department at MIT) to know more about the (soon to disappear?) firm.

Cite: Basulto, David. "Office dA coming to an end?" 03 Dec 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 28 May 2015. <>
  • Holcim Awards

    I loved their work. It is really too bad it had to come the this…low blows sent through the media.

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  • ali poolad

    i am iranian architect an i am so glad too see nader tehrani’s architecture in scale odf the world
    thank you nader

  • miri

    mr tehrani i want your mail for your work with italy