Hossein Amanat - AIA MAIBC, established his reputation as a young graduate in 1966 by winning a nationwide competition to design the Shahyad Freedom Monument in Tehran, which has since become the symbol of modern Iran. This first architectural project led to the opportunity to create some of Iran's most prestigious modern buildings including handicraft centres, universities, libraries and a town on the Caspian Sea. He also designed the embassy of Iran in Beijing, one of the distinguished buildings in the diplomatic quarter of that city.
Since moving to Canada in 1980, Hossein's practice has expanded and diversified. He has designed the World Administrative Center of the Baha'i Faith in Haifa, Israel, university libraries and factories in China, mixed-use high-rise buildings in San Diego, residential condominiums in Santa Monica, a temple in Samoa, religious and cultural centers near Dallas, Seattle and Washington, D.C. and residential dwellings in Canada and California. He recently completed a transit-oriented mixed commercial and residential high-rise project along the Vancouver mass-transit line. In all his projects, Hossein demonstrates his particular skill for the application and combination of diverse cultural themes in the creation of distinctive designs. He has received numerous design awards and has lectured extensively on art and architecture at cultural and educational institutions and conferences.
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