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A reception, lecture, and discussion with Nima Javidi and Behnaz Assadi of JA Architecture Studio
May 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Join us on Thursday, May 18, 6:30-8:30 pm, for a reception, lecture, and discussion with Nima Javidi and Behnaz Assadi of JA Architecture Studio
In collaboration with the Helms Bakery District and the Cal Poly SLO LA Metro Program in Architecture and Urban Design
Helms Design Center
8745 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
Free Parking is available at the corner of Helms Ave. and Venice Blvd.
Lecture is Free and Open to the PublicRSVP
JA Architecture Studio
JA Architecture Studio, a Toronto-based practice led by Iranian-Canadian architect Nima Javidi and landscape designer Behnaz Assadi, combines the rootedness of a local architecture firm with the broad interests of an international design studio. From small to medium sized buildings that confront detail-level building constraints to ambitious international competitions, the studio’s work tries to find meaningful tangencies between iconographic, geometrical and formal properties of architecture of different backgrounds and invests in inventing new architectural hybrids as responses to the diverse realities of 21st century cities.
Nima Javidi is a registered architect in Toronto and the 2021 Gwathmey Professor of Design at the Cooper Union Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture, where he teaches and coordinates core design studios. Nima’s interest in design is in the intersection of geometry, structure, and typology in architecture. He has a Master of Architecture degree from University of Tehran and a Master of Urban Design from University of Toronto. Prior to joining the Cooper Union, Nima taught architecture design studios at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design.
Behnaz Assadi is a Landscape designer and a founding partner at JA Architecture Studio. She is currently an Assistant Professor at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design at the University of Toronto. Behnaz holds a Master of Landscape Architecture from University of Toronto and a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from University of Tehran.
In 2022, JA received The Architectural League of New York Emerging Voices Award, Architectural Record Design Vanguards, a Progressive Architects Award and the Wallpaper Magazine Architects directory.
Introduced and moderated by Stephen Phillips, FAIA, PhD, Principal of Stephen Phillips Architects (SPARCHS) and professor, director, Cal Poly LA Metro Program in Architecture and Urban Design (California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo).
Photos (left to right): Image of Forno Cyltura Bakery Toronto, Image of Behanz Assadi and Nima Javidi, and Image of One and A Half.