Foad Rafii Architect

Foad rafii

Foad Rafii M.Arch. Architect AAA, MAIBC, MRAIC (born March 8, 1947) is a Canadian architect. In 2001, The Vancouver Sun in a headline article, named Foad Rafii as one of the 10 architects who shaped the Vancouver of today. Foad is a graduate of Alborz High School (Old American College) in Tehran, who received his master’s degree in architecture with Distinction from the University of Tehran, School of Architecture in 1972. In 1976, he attended the University of Oslo, and completed a course in “Urban and Regional Planning and Environment Protection”. In 1987, he completed work on “Urban Waterfront Development” at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. In 1973 together with some colleague friends he started the consulting firm ORBIS Institute for Environmental Design, Foad being the Managing Director. While practicing in Tehran, in addition to multiple residential projects, he worked on two major department stores and a few hospitals. Foad moved to Vancouver in 1979, and after working for an architectural firm for a couple of years, established his practice in 1983. The name of the practice was changed to Rafii Architects in 1985.

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March 8th, 1947


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