AWARDS & COMPETITIONS
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.
AWARDS & COMPETITIONS
2018 Nominated for The National Design Award / Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2017 Short listed for the American Architecture Prize for the Firm of The Year Award, Residential Interiors
2016 Featured among the top New York Architects and Designers by New York Magazine, Design Hunting
2015 Featured among the top New York Architects and Designers by New York Magazine, Design Hunting
2014 Featured among the top New York Architects and Designers, New York Magazine, Design Hunting
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 online exhibit include I-Beam Design’s winning entry for the redesign
of Lt. Petrosino Park, 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
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 disaster.
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