Architectural design is a collaborative process that has the power to transform spatial perception and personal experience. I-Beam is an award winning Architecture and Design firm with over 20 years of professional experience and offices based in the design-centric neighborhood of SoHo. New York City.


2015             Featured for the second year in a row among the top New York Architects and Designers by New York Magazine

2014             Featured among the top New York Architects and Designers, New York Magazine, Design Hunting, Summer, 2014

2012             Iranian-American Society of Architects and Engineers in NY, Appreciation Award

2011             Winner, World's Coolest Offices, Inc. Magazine + Architizer  

                     Winning Project: Andrew Davidson & Co. Offices, New York, NY

                     Featured in the Atlas of World Interior Design, by Braun Publishin AG

                     Forclosed: ReHousing the American Dream, MoMA, New York, NY

                     Nominated to participate in an exhibition organized by the Museum of Modern Art that addresses environmental and urban crises.

                     Haiti Housing Collaborative Charrette, Center for Architecture, New York, NY

                     I-Beam Design's Pallet House is a finalist in this competition organized by the AIANY's Global Dialogues Committee to design new housing

                     prototypes for Haiti.                     

2010             Earth Awards Exhibition and Start/IBM Summit for a Sustainable Future, London

                     Invited to exhibit a full-scale Pallet House in Prince Charles’ Royal Gardens

                     Echoing Green Grant- The Pallet House was a semi-finalist for a $100,000 grant

2009           The Benetton Headquarters Competition, ”A Woven Building”, Tehran, Iran

2007           Winner Future Furniture Competition sponsored by Interior Design Magazine  

                    Winning product: Chemical Light Fixture. Jury: Sergio Pelleroni and Cindy Allen

2004           Ball State University-School of Architecture, Faculty & Student Workshop:  Muncie, IN,  September, 2004

                    Shelter and Beyond Exhibition featuring I-Beam Design’s “Pallet House” solution for transitional refugee housing on display at the Boston Architectural  

                    Center, Boston. MA.

2003           LEF Foundation Grant to develop and build refugee housing prototypes based on ideas initiated during the competition for transitional refugee housing

                    organized by Architecture for Humanity in 1999.

2002           New York State Council on the Arts Grant in the Architecture, Planning and Design Program, to develop and build refugee housing prototypes based on

                    ideas initiated during the competition for transitional refugee housing organized by Architecture for Humanity in 1999.

2000           7th Architecture Biennale, Venice Italy, Theme: LESS AESTHETICS, MORE ETHICS

                    Projects featured in catalog and on-line exhibit include I-Beam Design’s winning entry for the redesign of Lt. Petrosino Park, New York, NY and, “notable

                    entry” for the design of Transitional Refugee Housing, Kosovo.

                    I-BEAM DESIGN with SITE Environmental Design

                    Milano 2001, III Millennium, Project for Piazza Duca D’Aosta Competition Entry, Milan, Italy

                    Proposal for a luminous landmark and integrated millennium park in front of Milan's main train station.  Exhibited at The Palazzo Marino - Galleria Vittorio  

                    Emanuele Secondo, Milan

                    TKTS2K Ticket Booth, Times Square, New York, NY. Exhibited at The Urban Center, NY

1999            Transitional Refugee Housing, Architecture for Humanity (Competition Entry), Kosovo

                    Received “Notable Entry” award for project to design affordable transitional housing for the returning Kosovar refugees and other victims of war and natural


1996             Lt. Petrosino Park Design Competition                                 

                    Received “Winning” project award for the redesign of an existing 7000 square foot park to create a hanging garden connecting the park with the  

                    surrounding neighborhoods. The project was published in numerous newspapers and magazines including The New York Times and Architecture  

                    Magazine and was exhibited at The Storefront for Art and Architecture. N.Y., N.Y.

1995            AZIN VALY the Kwangju Biennale                                                   

                    Exhibition of a short experimental video, “The Blind Owl”, by Azin Valy at the first Kwangju  Biennale, curated by Nam June Paik. Kwangju, Korea

1992            Il Palarch International Competition

                    Fourth place award in creative use of clay in architecture, Florence, Italy         

1995            SUZAN WINES Residuals Project, Steirischer Herbst Arts Festival        

                    Concept Design and Construction of interactive video installation about the dynamic between public and private space in New York City. Sponsored by the

                    Haus der Architektur, Graz, Austria