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

                    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 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