Shadi Azizi Architects & Urbanist

Shadi Azizi is an Iranian urbanist, urban designer, and architect whose works address a multitude of social issues including empowerment of minority groups in urban areas (i.e. women, refugees, youth, etc.). She holds a master of architecture from Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST), 2000, and a Ph.D. in Architecture from IAU Science and Research University, 2007 Tehran. She is also an assistant professor of IAU Central Tehran University in the school of art and architecture.

She is a co-founder of NESHA, an architecture, landscape, and urban planning and design firm with over 140 employees (Established 2000). She has accomplished over 25 projects in her career. She is an award-winning woman architect and urbanist and her research work has been featured in several periodicals and peer-reviewed journals. She speaks in public and private venues, reviewing her work and expanding her agenda of inclusivity and empowering the socially marginalized groups.

Selected Projects

Nahjolbalagheh Park Development

Farahzad River Valley is a ten-kilometer long north-south natural axis that is located in the north west of Tehran. Three urban sequences are…

Mahallat Bazaar Restoration

Mahallat bazaar is located in the historic north of the city and near the gardens and natural resorts of Sarcheshme. This bazaar is the…

Si-E-Tir

‘Si-e-Tir’ Street is one of the few vibrant urban axes with tourism and recreational activities that despite being in the Historic Centre of Tehran, occurs over a…
Three architects, founders of an architecture and urban design firm, with almost 20 years of experience set to equip a new building to be their new central office...

NESHA Office & Future City Innovation Lab

Three architects, founders of an architecture and urban design firm, with almost 20 years of experience set to equip a new building to be their new central office…

Development & Restoration of Tehran Former Military Airport (Ghal e Morghi)

Immediate land lot of Velayat Park has an area of approximately 221 hectares. This lot is a section…

UN Competition

Over the last 30 years the policies and the process of construction in urban manage-ment in Tehran, has been in such a way that has converted the social and environmental edges…

Publications

  • Adjustment the Characteristic of Leisure Concept Based on the Cultural

    SHADI AZIZI, 2019
    PAPER | Social and Economic Approaches in Three Generations of Commercial Centers


    Evaluating the Effective Factors on the Quality of Women Leisure from Interactionist Approach in Urban Mixed-use Centers (Case study: Kourosh mixed-used center)

    S Shirmohamadian, S Azizi, 2019
    PAPER | Hoviatshahr, Summer 2019


    Explaining of the roll of the guiding principles in design problem understanding by vernacular architecture (Case study: Seraj-Mahaleh village)

    M Nouri, S Azizi, M Nasirsalami, 2019
    PAPER | HOUSING AND RURAL ENVIRONMENT

  • Presenting a New Approach to Architectural Design with the Semantic Approach of Umberto Echo

    M Vaezi, S Azizi, H Mousavi, 2018
    PAPER | Journal of new approaches in human geography


    Space, Consumption and Streaming Contemporary Architecture of the World

     

    SHADI AZIZI, 2016
    PAPER | Tarh Journal


    Who are the real agencies of creativity in the city? (The urgent of attention to citizens and artists as the main agencies of creativity in the city and space producer)

    SHADI AZIZI, 2014
    PAPER | The Special Issue of Beautification and Creativity

  • Tehran is Alien to Tourists!

    SHADI AZIZI, 2014
    PAPER | Special Issue of Beautification City and Tourism


    Hierarchy of contemporary architecture in the world

    SHADI AZIZI, 2014
    PAPER | Clip presentation in The Conference of Architecture, Shiraz


    Evaluation of Successful Pavement Characteristics Based on the Concept of Flexible Spaces Case Study: Lalezar Street

    SHADI AZIZI, 2014
    PAPER | Conference on Civil & Architecture Engineering & Urban Sustainable Management


    An Introduction to The Relation Between Gender and City

    SHADI AZIZI, 2013
    PAPER | Journal of Tehran’s Culture and Art Magazine, Special Issue of Woman Conferences

  • Recognition of Color Pattern Cognition in Iranian Architecture

     

    SHADI AZIZI, 2013
    PAPER | City Architecture Magazine, Number 2


    Cultural Anthropology, A mean for analyzing forming factors of architecture

     

    S Azizi, A Delpazir, P Moghadam, 2013
    PAPER | Hoviateshahr, Winter 2013, Volume 6, Number 12


    Post-industrial cities and the role of the creative class in urban development

     

    S Azizi, F Dawlat Abadi 2012
    PAPER | Creative City Summit, Tehran Municipality

  • Cultural anthropology as a way of analysis the shaping factors of architecture

    SHADI AZIZI, ALIREZA DELPAZIR, 2012
    PAPER | Hoviateshahr winter 2012


    Holistic attitude in architecture creation and sustainable architecture education

    SHADI AZIZI, 2011
    PAPER | Honar-su, Azad University, faculity of art and architecture, Volume 1, Number 1


    Using Cultural Tourism Network in Sustainable Development of Desert Villages in Iran.Case study: khor o Biyabanak District, Esfehan

     

    SHADI AZIZI, 2010
    PAPER | 3rd World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies (WOCMES), Barcelona (Catalonia, Spain)

  • The necessity of flexible architecture education system for responding to the global and local challenge of sustainability

    SHADI AZIZI, 2010
    PAPER | Hoviatshahr Journal


    A Study of Cultural landscape as a potential for sustainable development of Local scale: A case study of Garmeh village redevelopment.

    SHADI AZIZI, 2009
    PAPER | International Conference of World Heritage and Cultural Diversity-Challenge for University Education, Cottbus, Germany (presentation paper)


    The role of architects in the design and construction of earthquake resistant buildings

    SHADI AZIZI, FARIBORZ NATEGHOLAHI, 2003
    PAPER | First Construction Seminar in Capital, University of Tehran

  • Basics Design Ideas

    Bert Bielefeld & Sebastian El Khouli,
    Translation: Shadi Azizi and Parisa Moghaddam, 2018
    BOOK TRANSLATION | Fekr-e-No Publication


    Basics Spatial Design

    Dietrich Pressel & Ulrich Exner,
    Translation: Translator: Shadi Azizi and Safoora Olanj, 2017
    BOOK TRANSLATION | Fekr-e-No Publication


    Basics in Design and Living

    Jan Krebs,
    Translation: Shadi Azizi and Safoora Olanj, 2017
    BOOK TRANSLATION | Fekr-e-No Publication


    Basics Urban Analysis

    Gritt Schwalbach,
    Translation: Shadi Azizi, 2017
    BOOK TRANSLATION | Fekr-e-No Publication

Highlights

  • 2019 | Shadi Azizi talked at TEDx Amirkabir University, Tehran.
  • 2019 | NESHA won the Memar Award for NESHA Office & Future City Innovation Lab.
  • 2019 | Shadi Azizi talked at Four Decades of Iranian Architecture and Urban Design.
  • 2019 | Shadi Azizi and the NESHA team won the Zarjoob river bank design competition.
  • 2019 | Shadi Azizi and the NESHA team won the second place at Tehran-Tabriz Railway Tunnel Design Competition.
  • 2018 | Shadi Azizi talked and joined panels at The 5th Asian Mayors Forum General Assembly.
  • 2016 | Shadi Azizi and the NESHA team won the International competition in the context of the UN-HABITAT III.
  • 2016 | Shadi Azizi talked and joined panels at The 11th session of “100 Architects, 100 Decisions.”
  • 2014 | Shadi Azizi holds the first national conference; Women, Architecture, and City.
  • 2012 | Shadi Azizi talked and joined panels at The 5th “Architects’ Night” event.
  • 2012 | NESHA won the Memar Award for Rehabilitation of Mahallat Bazaar.
  • 2010 | Shadi Azizi presented her paper at the 3rd World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies (WOCMES), Barcelona (Catalonia, Spain).
  • 2009 | Shadi Azizi presented her paper at the International Conference of World Heritage and Cultural Diversity-Challenge for University Education, Cottbus, Germany.

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