ABOUT FAR STUDIO
FARAHI ARCHITECTURE RESEARCH STUDIO IS AN INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURAL PRACTICE WITH A SPECIFIC FOCUS ON CUTTING-EDGE DESIGN, ESTABLISHED 2004 IN THE METROPOLITAN WASHINGTON, D.C. AREA.
FAR STUDIO HAS OFFERED UNIQUE ARCHITECTURAL SOLUTIONS RANGING FROM COMPLEX, MULTI-DISCIPLINARY LARGE SCALE PROJECTS AS WELL AS RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL VENUES.
FAR STUDIO DELIVERS RESEARCH-BASED DESIGN THAT EXPLORES DIFFERENT SCALES OF CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE AND URBANISM.  WE APPROACH DESIGN AS AN ON GOING INTERPLAY BETWEEN CONCEPTUAL INQUIRY AND HARD RESEARCH, SO EACH PROJECT SOLUTION EXISTS ON ITS OWN UNIQUE, NON-FORMULAIC TERMS.  OUR METHODOLOGY REFLECTS INNOVATIVE SYSTEMATIC THINKING WITH ARTISTIC EXPRESSION AT THE FOREFRONT OF ALL OUR DESIGNS.  WE BELIEVE IN A HOLISTIC, SYSTEMATIC PROCESS THAT BALANCES SOFTER, CULTURAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS. REGARDLESS OF WHERE YOU ARE IN THE PLANNING PROCESS, WE WELCOME THE OPPORTUNITY TO DISCUSS WITH YOU YOUR NEXT PROJECT. PLEASE CONTACT US TO SCHEDULE A COMPLIMENTARY CONSULTATION.

FAR ORIGINS

FAR STUDIO’S PRINCIPAL DESIGNER, FARSHAD FARAHI, HAS TWENTY YEARS OF SIGNIFICANT AND DIVERSE EXPERIENCE AS A PRACTITIONER OF, AND THOUGHT LEADER IN DESIGN ARCHITECTURE AND URBANISM.  FAR STUDIO IS THE PRODUCT OF TWO PRIMARY AND DISTINCT ARCHITECTURAL INITIATIVES.

  
NATIONAL EXPERIENCE:
  FAR STUDIO /EXECUTIVE MANAGER AND CHIEF DESIGNER 2004 -2009
  Designed numerous high-end residential and commercial projects.  Created unique contemporary living and working environments utilizing liquid space and flow of light,with the focus on harmonious and aesthetically pleasing results.  Used three-dimensional physical design modeling processes to demonstrate the design concepts.  Focused on the transformation of building technology and materials to allow the incorporation of space and movement with innovative construction trends.  The successful result of one of these projects, Z House, was demonstrated and published in the Washington Spaces magazine, Early Winter 2008 issue. (See: http://www.washingtonspaces.com/2008/6/articles/a-serene-custom-transformation)   

INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE:

  SHIRDEL AND PARTNERS/ PROJECT MANAGER/SENIOR DESIGNER  2000 -2004
Shirdel and Partners is an internationally renowned architectural studio, practicing experimental    architecture as a design research.. This studio provided an exceptional opportunity to develop knowledge of new architectural digital design processes and techniques, which are used by the top ten international architectural firms. These practices provided a solid ability to design complex, multi-disciplinary award winning projects.
              NJP / PARTNER /MANAGER/PRINCIPAL DESIGNER  1993 -2000

As a founding partner, this international firm expanded from a small design office to a large firm undertaking complex multidisciplinary projects.  Mentored and led design teams on a wide variety of large scale and urban design projects, public buildings, as well as commercial and residential buildings.  Used a holistic approach to create design solutions that explored the interface between people, the built environment, and the spacial experience. These included award winning designs.

   SWECO, SWEDEN/ ARCHITECT PLANNER 1992-1993

V CONSULT, GERMANY/ SENIOR DESIGNER 1991

OTHER ACTIVITIES
Architecture Critic
Member of the Editorial Board for "Architecture & Urbanism" magazine
Guest Speaker, Radio France, Paris and BBC Radio, London
Guest Lecturer:
· American University
· Catholic University of America, School of Architecture and Planning
· Faculty of Architecture, Azad University/ Faculty of Fine Arts, Tehran University
· International Architecture Seminar -  “Agha Khan Foundation”  Baku, Azerbaijan
· Society of Iranian Consultants
AFFILIATIONS 
            ASSOCIATE AIA WASHINGTON DC
NATIONAL TRUST FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION
IRANIAN REGISTERED ARCHITECTS
IRANIAN CONSULTING ENGINEER'S SOCIETY (ICES)

EDUCATION

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRAN (Masters Degree in Architecture)SAN FRANCISCO ART INSTITUTE (Art And Photography)
UNIVERSITH OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (USC)   (Urban Studies)
 UNIVERSITY OF OSLO, NORWAY (Comprehensive Studies)