Naseem Alizadeh, AIA, RIBA affiliate


Licensed Architect, State of Massachusetts
Licensed Architect, State of California
licensed architect, state of michigan
LEED Accredited Professional for New Construction
NCARB Certified

professional membership
american institute of architects (AIA)
royal institute of british architects (riba) affiliate member
forum + institute for urban design
detroit design core

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

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

Urban Design Studio Instructor, Stanford University | Spring 2013

Mentor, Global Urban Development Project | 2012 - 2014

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

Perspective Drawing Instructor, Boston Architectural College | Spring 2002

Bureau for Architecture and Urbanism | January 2009 - current

Design and project management for renovation of one bedroom flat, oxford, uk
THackley End

Design for the renovation of a 5 bedroom house, Atlanta, ga

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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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

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

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

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

Member, Palo Alto Architectural Review Board | October 2012 - August 2013
designs for tiny homes, cass community social services (detroit) and north flint reinvestment corporation (flint)