As the founder of Qastic, Mahdi Alibakhshian holds masters in Advanced Architectural design from University of Pennsylvania where he studied on a Fulbright Gray Steel scholarship, University of Tehran (M.Arch) and Azad University of Mashhad (B.Arch). In Tehran, he won the national award for designing the Iran’s industrial Trade Centre competition, entrance building for Tarbiat Modares University. Prior to work at PCPA, Mahdi has considerable experience in the design and construction of high profile projects while working in the offices of NADAAA, Koetterkim Associates and Fluid Motion Architects in Tehran. Mahdi’s Design research area is focused on understanding the quality of materials applying computational techniques (CAD/CAM) for achieving dynamic design systems in different scales.
QASTIC, Los Angeles, CA, US, Principal
Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, New Haven, CT, US, Designer
NADAAA, Inc., Boston, MA, US, Designer
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, US, Masters, Post Professional Masters of Architecture