Amir Shouri

Amir Shouri

New York, NY, US



Amir is an award winning designer. He believes that his strengths lie in problem solving as well as brainstorming practical and innovative design solution, which he has exhibited in his works. He enjoyed the challenges of working as a team leader providing friendly and professional environment in team for members. Amir would describe himslef as proactive, dynamic and result-oriented. His works and life experiences in Manhattan, Australia and Iran molded him in to an adaptable, well balanced professional with a sensitive awareness of the different architectural issues and approaches in each specific context.


Chelsea Atelier Architect PC, New York, NY, US, Senior Project Architect

My position at CAA ranges from leading architectural team to on site construction management. I enjoy challenges of design and construction within a professional environment.

Jun 2012 - current

TaShaLab, New York, NY, US, Principal, CEO

@ TaShaLab, we do high quality design for public - social - economical interest. indeed, we invest our times on competitions and adding awards to firm folio. Recently, we've been awarded as winners at Mies van der Rohe Foundation in Bacelona following a title in MoMA PS1 New York and Project at Danish Design Center in Denmark.

Mar 2009 - current

Point Architects, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Project Architect

• Team leader, worked directly with the clients and project managers of developers on Design approvals, Tender and building permit submissions for residential, commercial and cultural projects
• Design and coordination packages for Architectural projects with consultants (structural, services, etc.)
• 3D presentations and Material selection for projects for town planning design and client approval presentations
• Auto CAD expert in office

Jul 2010 - May 2012

Urban Design Architects, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Graduate Architect

• Designing and documentation of high rises (e.g. Zen Apartments, 58 floors, 27 Therry street, Melbourne), from planning permit up to the marketing drawings
• Designing, 3D modelling and documentation of mid-sized residential projects(e.g. 6 fl. height, 132-150 Kerr street, Fitzroy)
• Designing, 3D modelling and documentation of small-sized residential projects (e.g. 2 fl. height,5 Sylvan court, Ivanhoe)

Mar 2007 - Jul 2010

Tajeer Consulting Architects, Tehran, IR, Architect

* Winner of the ZEITOON International residential-commercial projects competition with Dr Saremi
* Design and documentation of Bolour tower in Tabriz, Iran (42 storey building)
* Designing cheap houses in bam for the BOO-ALI avenue (length: 3.2 Kilometre)
* Interior design of various residential, commercial and industrial projects

Urban planning projects
* Improvement of Tabriz city Entrance from south wise
* Improvement of Tabriz city Entrance from west wise

Architectural projects
* Designing Ardebil’s Multi-Floor Parking Space.
* Designing façade’s shells of a Residential complex

Feb 2003 - Mar 2006


Deakin University, Melbourne (Australia), MArch, PhD Candidate in Architecture

Thesis topic:
Promoting Architecture; “Recognizing a good architecture design”
The research addresses the characters of good quality architecture and mainly looks at energy
efficiency in environmentally friendly projects

Jul 2007 - Jul 2012

TAU - Tabriz Azad University, Tabriz, (Iran), Master of Architecture

Main courses:
Modern Architecture/Universal Architecture /Architecture and masonry / Landscape/ Interior, design/ residential complex design/ Primary school design/museum design/cheap houses design/ urban design.

Sep 1999 - Jun 2006


Second Prize Winner @ Mies Van Der Rohe Foundation, 2nd Place

The jury also awarded:
–SECOND PRIZE to the project titled SHADES OF GREY by AMIR SHOURI and FERESHTEH TABE (NEW YORK, USA). ‘By virtue of its delicate variety of vertical proposals and the subtle declination of the final result’.


American Architecture Prize, Award

The Project "Shades of Grey" has been selected by AAP jury as the Bronze Winner in 2016.


Winner @ LAGI 2014 by Danish Design Center, Copenhagen, Denmark, Honorable Mention

The Land Art Generator Initiative and Refshaleøen Holding held the LAGI 2014 ideas competition in Copenhagen in partnership with IT University of Copenhagen, Danish Design Centre, Green Cities, Sharing Copenhagen, Information Studies at Aarhus University, and Alexandra Institute.

My Project has been selected as a winning entry and is published in their bood by Danish Design Center.


MoMA PS1 - Winner entry for ROCKAWAY CALL FOR IDEAS, Award

Hurricane Sandy was a large scale disaster that took place in October 29th, 2012. It caused huge damages to locals businesses and residents. The media mentions the frequency of such a disaster is about 50 years.

Lot of people experienced hard times because of loss of their homes or damages that their loved ones had experienced.

This proposal tries to understand, first, the scale of energy and power that Hurricane Sandy had, and then, the possible solutions to use this natural energy to save shore line residents and produce electricity for national grid using active and innovative public urban spaces.

This project has used the flood energy to lift the urban blocks and let the flooding water go beneath, through the turbines and generators, to produce the electricity.

Indeed, it proposes new canals to guide flood water from two sides of Rockaway and to make them meet each other in a certain point. Then the clash point goes under the water but the flood power controls the counterpart and discharges to the ocean. Residents will be able to witness all the happenings on raised and safe public urban platforms.

New urban blocks are developed based on growth of Rockaway and new forms have been introduced.

This design has been submitted to MoMA PS1’s Expo 1: New York, Rockaways Call for Ideas competition on March 2013 and it has been selected as a winning entry on April 2013. The proposal comes at 57th minute on alphabetical order.


Winner of Zaytoon international competition, 1st Place

I was Employed at: Tajeer consulting architects and urban planners
Project leader: Dr Saremi, PhD from Pennsylvania University
My role: First designer (reporting to leader)


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