Naseem Alizadeh, AIA


 

CREDENTIALS 
Licensed Architect, State of Massachusetts
Licensed Architect, State of California
LEED Accredited Professional for New Construction
NCARB Certified

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP
American Institute of Architects
Forum + Institute for Urban Design

EDUCATION
Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Boston, MA | June 2002
Post-Professional Degree: Master of Architecture in Urban Design

Cornell University, College of Architecture, Art & Planning, Ithaca, NY | May 1998
Professional Degree: Bachelor of Architecture

Thesis: Building the Absence: Performer’s Hostel, Hall, and Public Space, Detroit, MI | Spring 1998
Cornell-in-Rome Program | Fall 1996

HONORS AND AWARDS
National Merit Award Winner of the Builder's Choice and Custom Home Design Awards - Affordable Green Home | 2013

1st Place, Contemporary House under 4,000 sf, Detroit Home Magazine Awards | 2013

Distinction,”Symmetrical Performance” Mack Scogin Architecture Studio, Harvard University | Spring 2002

Community Service Fellowship Program, Harvard University: The Parks Council, New York | Summer 2001

Suzanne Sheng Memorial Prize for Architectural Design Excellence and Commitment to Craft, 
Cornell University | June 1998

Thesis Selected by Faculty for Archives, Cornell University | May 1998

Dean’s List, Cornell University | Fall 1994 - Spring 1997

TEACHING EXPERIENCE 
Urban Design Studio Instructor, Stanford University | Spring 2013

Mentor, Global Urban Development Project | Fall 2012 - current

Graduate Level Architecture Studio Instructor, Boston Architectural College | Fall 2009

Perspective Drawing Instructor, Boston Architectural College | Spring 2002

WORK EXPERIENCE
Principal
Bureau for Architecture and Urbanism | January 2009 - current

Design of new LEED™ Platinum 1740 square foot house, Ann Arbor, Michigan
The Matchbox House

Design and Project Management for renovation of 300 square foot apartment, Milan, Italy
A Space Between (two courtyards)

Architect/Urban Designer
Kohn Pedersen Fox Architects, London, England | January 2006 - August 2007

Responsible for analysis and schematic design for Covent Garden Masterplan, London

Completed Schematic and Detail Design of 13 Storey Commercial Development, Moscow

Architect/Urban Designer
Antonio Citterio and Partners, Milan, Italy | January 2004 - September 2005

Participated in Schematic and Detail Design of Ermenegildo Zegna Headquarters, Milan
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Participated in Analysis and Design for Large Scale Urban Rejuvenation Project, South-East Milan

Produced Design and Construction Documents for Subway Entrance Pavilions, Milan

Created Design for Residential Towers, Greenway Team, Milan Fairgrounds Redevelopment Competition more information

Architect/Urban Designer
Cesar Pelli and Associates, New Haven, Connecticut | February 2003 - December 2003

Participated in Design and Development of Winning Urban Design Competition Entry, City of Fashion, Milan
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Participated in Schematic Design of Three Mixed-Use Towers, IFC, Shanghai
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Architect
Asfour Guzy and Associates, New York, New York | February 1999-May 2000

Completed Design and Supervised Execution of Blue Hill Restaurant, New York
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Assisted with Construction Drawings for Residence, Photography Studio, Shandaken, NY

COMPETITION AWARDS
Honorable Mention: Little Free Library | 2016
Honorable Mention: Embassy Park Design Competition | 2010
First Prize: Urban Studies and Architecture Institute International Competition | 1999: “Subversive Insertions: Industrial Archeology and the Future of the City”, Verona, Italy

PUBLICATIONS
Harvard University Studio Works 9: Urban Design Elements Studio Project: Vertical Public Space, NYC | 2001
Urban Studies and Architecture Institute: Subversive Insertions Competition Publication | 2000
Area 48: Urban Studies and Architecture Institute Competition Project | January 2000

LANGUAGE SKILLS
Fluent in English; Proficient in Italian; Basic Knowledge of French, Persian, German

COMMUNITY SERVICE
Member, Palo Alto Architectural Review Board | October 2012 - August 2013