Afshar Naderi picKamran Afshar Naderi


His fields of activity embrace Design, Criticism and Teaching.

Professional career

His professional career started in 1986 in Italy. Until 1993 he collaborated with several well-known Italian and international companies such as Renzo Piano Building Workshop. As a design team member, he was involved in Kansai Airport (Osaka) and Lingotto rehabilitation projects (Turin). During his stay in Italy he worked out several industrial and urban design projects.

In 1993, he established his own office in Tehran. Since that time he performed several projects for international organizations and companies: Italian Embassy, Italian School, Danish Embassy, Austrian Embassy, Netherlands Embassy, Japanese Embassy, Norwegian Embassy, UNDP, World Bank, Nuovo Pignone, Shell, MAN Ferrostaal, Bayer, Festo and Ebara.

In 1995 and 2001-2002, Afshar Naderi, collaborated with Bahram Shirdel (well-known Iranian Architect) as design partner in Ekbatan Cultural Center and Iranian Embassy in Brasilia projects.

Since 2009 Afshar Naderi has collaborated with Intertecno, an Italian engineering firm, on two important renovation projects: Azadi 5 star hotel (55.000 sqm) and Bonyad headquarter offices (30.000 sqm) in Tehran.

Afshar Naderi undergoing projects are, weekend village near Tehran for a group of Iranian famous cinema actors, Villa near Karj (on 10.000 sqm plot), Restaurant in Doha, Qatar, Sanamed pharmaceutical industries in Eyvane Key and Bayer pharmaceutical Company office in Tehran.

Recently, Afshar Naderi has been assigned as the “Branch Manager” of Intertecno Company in Iran.

Some of Afshar Naderi’s projects have been published on the local architectural magazines and reviewed by International web sites dedicated to architecture: Archdaily, MIMOA, Pinterest, Designboom,…

Academic career

Since 1993, Afshar Naderi has taught at Azad and Soureh Universities of Tehran (non continuously).

Afshar Naderi has published about 150 articles and 3 books about Iranian and contemporary architecture. His essays and interviews are published in Iran, Italy, England, Switzerland, Kuwait, Turkey, Cyprus and Germany. His papers about the “design process” are used as university textbook in Faculty of Architecture of Azad University.

In 1998, Afshar Naderi and Soheila Beski, founded Memar Magazine and until know he is a partner and a member of the ditorial board. Since 2009 he collaborates with Iranian Architecture Center for delivering seminars and holding educational workshops related to architecture.

Recently, Kamran Afshar Naderi, Negar Hakim (university professor at University of Vienne) and Mohammadreza Ghaneei (a well known architect established in Isfahan), have founded POL Institute for cultural activities and events in Isfahan.

Afshar Naderi has delivered numerous speeches about architectural criticism and architectural theory in Iran Switzerland, Kuwait, Turkey, Cyprus and Italy.

Competition Juries

Afshar Naderi has been regularly jury member of Memar award. This award, founded by the same magazine Afshar Naderi is a cofounder of, is considered the most important architectural prize in Iran.

Afshar Naderi has been jury member of several other competitions and awards in Iran.

TV and Radio Interviews:

  • TVshow “Scientific Magazine” (19 Jun 2014)
  • TVshow “ TOLOU” (16 January 2012)
  • TVshow “ TOLOU” (15 April 2012)
  • TVshow “ DO GHADAM MANDE BE SOBH” (10th Sept 2008)
  • Radio Farhang, Haft Eghlim Program (10th April 2008)
  • Radio Farhang, Haft Eghlim Program, "Architectural Competitions (25th July 2007)
  • Radio Farhang, Haft Eghlim Program, "Iranian Contemporary Architecture After the Islamic Revolution", (23rd May 2007)
  • Radio Lugano (Swizerland), “Iranian contemporary architecture after the revolution”: (17th May 2004)
  • Radio France International RFI, “Earthquake in Bam” , 20th January 2004
  • Radio Farhang, “Contemporary Iranian Architecture: the last decade” (19th October 2003)
  • TVshow Channel 3, “Profession of architecture and its current problems in Iran” (24 June 2002)
  • Radio Ticino Canale 1 (Lugano, Swizerland) on Islamic architecture (April 14th 2001)
  • BBC Radio: comments on Tehran's Mayor declarations about (15th July 1999)
  • TVshow “Scientific Magazine” (19 Jun 2014)