BA, MA, PhD                                                       

Researcher, Architectural and Urban Design Consultant

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2005-2009      PhD in Urban Planning and Design, School of Architecture, BIAD, Birmingham City University (BCU), UK
1995-1998      MA in Architecture (Grade A), IAU, Tehran, Iran
1991-1995      BA in Architecture (Grade A), IAU, Tehran, Iran
June 1991      High School Diploma in Mathematics, Razi High School, Tehran, Iran



2011 – 2021                Researcher and Senior Lecturer at IAU, Central Tehran Branch, Iran.  

2013 – 2019                Architectural Consultant at PDP Ltd (Planning & Design Pragmatists Ltd), the main area of expertise in residential complex and housing, highly experienced in implementation                                           of  varied architectural design projects from initial conceptual design to the detailed finishing, construction, and completion stages such as:

A house extension in London South East (Bromely, 2019, Design in Progress); Fresh Market in kish, Iran (appointed in July 2019, Design in progress), Shopping and Sport Center in West of Tehran 2018, Residential Renovation in Harrow and Finchley and (2018, 2019), Edge ware, Golders Green (2017-2018), acting as part of supervisory team at a Multi-story residential complex in Wandsworth Road, SW8 (2016- 2017), and more…

                                    Further information, examples and project images are available at:

2014 – 2015                Appointed as Consultant and Advisor to the Urban Development and Architecture Commission of City Council of Tehran.

2012/present              Director of Planning & Design Pragmatists Ltd, formerly called “Planning-Design-Practice Ltd; The Company registered in England and Wales in July 2012.

2001 – 2012                Member of Management Board at ‘Khesht Aval Memar’, a private architectural consulting company, registered in Iran in November 2000.

2002 – 2005                Supervisor and Project Consultant at OIEC-group (Oil and Industries’ Engineering and Construction), working in the OIEC Headquarter in Tehran, with frequent supervisory visit in Asalooyeh and Ahvaz.

1998 – 2001                Member of Design Team at Farna Architectural Consultant Engineers in Tehran, Iran

1996 – 1998                Construction-Supervisor of ‘Niavaran Residential Building – private Sector – in Niavaran, Tehran, Iran

1995 – 1996                Assistant Architect in some projects at Gueno Consulting Engineers Company, Tehran, Iran

1992 – 1995                Assistant Architect in several private and local authority offices, whilst a student in Tehran.

a) Seminars and Papers

Aug. 2010
(Upcoming Event):
       Fractal Mapping: A new tool for analysing urban morphological complexity accepted paper to be presented at 17th Conference International

                                         Seminar on Urban Form (ISUF): Formation and Persistence of Townscape, Hamburg, Germany.
Feb.2010                   Complexity, Urban Change, and Fractal Morphology Research Seminar, Presented at Environment and Society Research Centre (ESRC), BCU
Nov.2009                   Fractal Analysis of Urban Morphological Complexity Research Seminar, Presented at Urban Morphology Research Group (UMRG), Birmingham University
Jan. 2007                  The Fractal Analysis Tool to Measure the Change in an Urban Environment Research Seminar, presented to the students of Research Method Course BIAD, BCU
Mar. 2006                  Controlling Future Urban Developments by Assessing Fractal Dimensions Paper published in Shahrnegar (An Iranian Journal of Urban Planning and GIS), Tehran:TGIC (Tehran GIS Information Centre), in Farsi
Dec. 2005                 An Introduction to application of Fractal Theory in Architecture and Urban Design Paper presented in a seminar held at Faculty of Architecture and Planning,University of Art, Tehran, Iran.
Nov. 2005                 The Role of GIS in Fractal Approach towards City Planning presented at a seminar organized by Tehran GIS Information Centre (TGIC), Municipality of Tehran, Iran
Dec. 2004                 The Nature of urban Evolution based on Chaos Theory and Fractal Geometry the conference paper published in Proceedings of

                                          The 3rd Great Asian Street SymposiumNational University of Singapore, Singapore
Jan. 2003                 Presenting my research subject, Research Seminar Series at Faculty of Built Environment, BCU, Birmingham

b) Teaching

Feb. March 2007     Visiting Lecturer, 'Sustainable Urban Places Module, MA Urban Design students, BIAD, BCU
Oct. 2006                 Visiting lecturer, Running a lecturing session for BA Architecture course as part of the 'History of Architecture and the City (Subject: Persepolis), School of Architecture, BIAD, UCE
Sep. Nov. 2006        Visiting Lecturer, 'European Urban Design Module, MA Urban Design students, BIAD, BCU
2004 2006                Senior Lecturer at Faculty of Architecture and Planning, University of Art, Tehran Taught following modules:
                                   AApplied Geometry in Urban Planning Year 1 Planning Students at BA degree level
                                   'Architectural Design subject area; Housing and Residential complex Design, Arch. Students of year 4, BA
                                   'Architectural Design II Year 2 Arch. Students at MA degree level
                                    The Examiner of student dissertations both in planning and architecture at BA level
1999 2000                Junior Lecturer and Teaching Assistant (subject area; Architectural Design VI) under Dr H. I. Behbahani, IAU, Tehran
1998 1999                Junior Lecturer and Teaching Assistant (subject area; Urban Renovation) under Professor M. M. Falamaki, IAU, Tehran
1997 - 1998               Teaching Assistant (subject area; Composition & Design I) under Professor Abdol-Vahabi & Dr S. Keynoosh, IAU, Tehran

I have reviewed articles submitted to the following journals:

The Journal of Urban Morphology ( Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design ( The Journal of Architecture and Urban Planning ( The scientific journal of Nazar Research Center, for Art, Architecture & Urbanism (

Fractal Urban Morphology, Complex Systems Planning, Fractal analysis in Architecture and Urban Design, Urban Form and Physical Complexity, Urban Fingerprints and Patterns, Fractal Classification and Assessment, Urban Pattern Identification and Neighbourhood Coding

The abstract of my completed research is available via the following webpages: CASA, Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London (UCL): ID=218

BIAD, School of Architecture, Birmingham City University (BCU): id=336

Mar. 2007              A Certificate under the Professional Development Named Award, Preparing Postgraduate Researches to Teach in Higher Education the course designed by Staff and Educational Development

                                Association (SEDA), Birmingham, England
Oct. 2006              Postgraduate Certificate in Research Practice in Art, Design and Media: Attendance in a course on research methods and skills including Data Collection,

                               Data Analysis & Interpretation, Originality, Critical Discussion, Methodologies in Deductive and Inductive Research
Nov. 2000             Registered Architect and member of 'Council of Iranian Professional Engineers since November 2000

Computer Aided Skills: Obtained relevant Experiences in using software such as: Arc-GIS, Auto CAD, 3D-Modelling, PhotoShop, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Project, Windows & Internet Explorer English Language Certificate from ILI