On Friday, April 22, 2016, immediately following a student design awards ceremony, architect and educator Nader Tehrani will deliver a National Concrete Masonry Association lecture titled, "The Variable Bond" as part of the Stuckeman School lecture series. This event is free and open to the public.
Working on interdisciplinary platforms, Nader Tehrani’s research has been focused on the transformation of the building industry, innovative material applications, and the development of new means and methods of construction – as exemplified in his work with digital fabrication. As the founding principal of Office DA, Tehrani received many prestigious awards for his work, including the Cooper Hewitt National Design Award in Architecture, the United States Artists Fellowship in Architecture and Design, the American Academy of Arts and Letters Architecture Award, and sixteen Progressive Architecture Awards. His work has been exhibited at institutions including the Museum of Modern Art, the California College of the Arts, the Boston Institute of Contemporary Art, and La Moca.
Tehrani is dean of the Cooper Union’s Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture and former professor in the Department of Architecture at the MIT School of Architecture and Planning, where he served as the department head from 2010 to 2014.