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Nader Tehrani Named Dean of Architecture at The Cooper Union

12:26 - 2 July, 2015
Nader Tehrani Named Dean of Architecture at The Cooper Union, © NADAAA
© NADAAA

Nader TehraniMassachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) architecture professor and founding principal of Office dA and NADAAA, has been appointed dean of The Cooper Union's Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture. From 2010 to 2014, Tehrani served as the head of MIT's Department of Architecture, while leading two offices in Boston and New York City. He will now join Cooper this month and focus his efforts on speculative research and interdisciplinary collaboration. 

2014 "Piran Days of Architecture" Explores the Complexities of Vision

00:00 - 18 November, 2014
2014 "Piran Days of Architecture" Explores the Complexities of Vision , Courtesy of PIDA
Courtesy of PIDA

"What is the role of the architect as a visionary; can the architect (or should the architect) assume the position of social or urban orchestrator? Can architecture’s presence in a technocracy promote a vision outside of its intentions?" - Professor Paul Robinson

Aesthetic Fillup: Gas Stations

13:00 - 15 August, 2011
Brandon Baunach
Brandon Baunach

The design of gas stations is mostly stripped down to that required for bare function. The inextricable relationship of the aesthetics of modernism to that of the automobile begs a different approach, one that fulfills the traditional function of a gas station but also reflects shifting movements within design. Just like the cars that have driven up to utilize them, these gas stations represent design principles contemporary to the time in which they were constructed.

Hinman Research Building / office dA + Lord, Aeck & Sargent

00:00 - 30 March, 2011
Hinman Research Building / office dA + Lord, Aeck & Sargent, Courtesy of  georgia tech coa
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  • Architects

    office dA and Lord, Aech & Sargent
  • Location

    Atlanta, GA, USA
  • Construction Manager

    The Beck Group
  • Area

    35000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2011

Office dA coming to an end?

16:40 - 3 December, 2010

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

3rd Prize at Taipei Pop Music Center Competition / office dA

12:28 - 15 February, 2010

Office dA (design architect) with Y. Lin Architect (joint tenderer) and CAZA (design consultant)  received third prize at the Taipei Pop Music Center Competition.

Located in the Nangang District, the principal space design comprises of an indoor performing hall with 4500-6000 seats, an outdoor performing space with 15000 standing seats, exhibition space for reputed musicians, a digital library, a medium and small indoor exhibition and performing live house, industrial communities and incubation space, etc.

More images and architect’s description after the break.

BanQ / Office dA

00:00 - 3 December, 2009
BanQ / Office dA, © John Horner
© John Horner

© John Horner © John Horner © John Horner + 15

  • Architects

    Office dA
  • Location

    Boston, MA, USA
  • Project Design

    Nader Tehrani, Monica Ponce de Leon
  • Principal In Charge

    Nader Tehrani
  • Project Architect

    Dan Gallagher
  • Project Team

    Harry Lowd, Richard Lee, Lisa Huang, Remon Alberts, Janghwan Cheon, Jumanah Jamal, Aishah Al Sager
  • Project Coordinators

    Catie Newell, Brandon Clifford
  • Structural Consulting Engineer

    Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc.
  • Mep Consulting Engineer

    Wozny/Barbar & Associates, Inc.
  • Lighting Consultant

    Collaborative Lighting
  • Contractor

    Homeland Builders
  • Acoustical Consultant

    Acentech
  • Kitchen Consultant

    TriMark USA, Inc.
  • Building Code Consultant

    Hal Cutler
  • Area

    446.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

Macallen Building Condominiums / office dA

00:00 - 25 November, 2009
Macallen Building Condominiums / office dA, © John Horner Photography
© John Horner Photography

© John Horner Photography © John Horner Photography © John Horner Photography © John Horner Photography + 48

  • Architects

  • Location

    Centre-South, Boston, MA, USA
  • Architect Of Record

    Burt Hill
  • Principals In Charge

    Monica Ponce de Leon, Nader Tehrani
  • Project Architect

    Dan Gallagher
  • Project Team

    Ghazal Abassy, Remon Alberts, Hansy Luz Better, Scott Ewart, Katja Gischas, Anna Goodman, David Jeffries, Krists Karklins, Ethan Kushner, Christine Mueller, Julian Palacio, Penn Ruderman, Ahmad Reza Schricker, Harry Lowd
  • Project Manager

    Lisa Huang
  • Area

    32516.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2007
  • Photographs

University of Melbourne Announces Winners / John Wardle Architects + Office dA

21:00 - 3 September, 2009

A few months ago, we shared the University of Melbourne’s six short-listed finalists for their new Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning building (short list can be read here).  Of the six finalists, the team of Melbourne-based John Wardle Architects and Boston-based Office dA have been named the winners.  Professor Tom Kvan, Dean of the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, stated, “The winning design showed a detailed understanding of the teaching and research activities of the Faculty and the potential for contribution to research across the campus.”

More images and more about the winning project after the break.