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Nima Javidi


Nima Javidi is a registered architect and a lecturer at John H Daniels faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design, teaching Design Studio I. His interest is in geometry, form, and iconography and their relationship with cultural contexts and construction constraints.

He is a partner at Ja Architecture Studio, a Toronto based architecture practice that tries to combine the rootedness of a local architecture firm with the openness of a design studio working on themes and topics that would make its portfolio internationally relevant.

He has a Master of Architecture degree from University of Tehran and a Master of Urban Design from University of Toronto where his thesis with George Baird as the advisor won the prestigious Heather Reisman Gold Medal of Design in 2005. Nima has worked for a range of local and international practices including Baird Sampson Neuert Architects and became a licensed architect with the Ontario Association of Architects in 2009 and established Ja Architecture Studio with his partner.

As part of his work at Ja, Nima has realized a range of small and medium scale projects as test grounds for the themes of the practice and has also worked on a range of international competitions; the firms’ projects have won awards and have been widely published.

In 2015 Ja Studio has won the Honorable Mention Award for Guggenheim Helsinki Competition among 1715 international entries and became the fourth prize winner in Bauhaus Museum Dessau, a two stage international architecture competition to design the Bauhaus Museum in Dessau, Germany celebrating 100th year anniversary of the Bauhaus school. The competition received 831 entries across the world.