Bahram Shirdel is an Iranian architect internationally known as one of the most influential architects dealing with interdisciplinary field of architecture & science & also Fold/Folding Architecture. Jeffrey Kipnis, Greg Lynn, Peter Eisenman & Bahram Shirdel are among the architect-theoricians who accept topology as a cultural & scientific resource of folded, curved, undulated & twisted architectures. They are concerned with the dynamic aspects of topological geometry – that is, with the more general processes of continuous transformation.
Bahram Shirdel has been the director of Graduate Design program at the Architectural Association School of architecture, London, & has taught design & theory at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard university, university of Houston, Texas, Georgia Institute of Technology, university Chicago, university of Miami, Ohio state university & Southern California Institute of Architecture. Bahram Shirdel was a recipient of Christopher Wren Medal from Canada & CGA Gold Medal city planning from China. His work has been widely exhibited worldwide; Venice Biennale of Architecture 1984 & the Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 1992.
Shirdel & Partners office in Tehran was established in 1997, after practicing in London as Shirdel & Kipnis Architects & practicing as Aks-Runo in Los Angeles. During these years this practice designed projects in the U.S., Canada, Japan, China, & Brazil & worldwide; where the firm applied its research & theory to the spatial organization of large scale & complex projects.He left Tehran for Dubai in 2007 after doing many significant projects never built, after many young Iranian architects got taught in his office & after years of continuously being challenged & criticized by majority of Iranian conservative architects. It seems that he has hired lobbying individuals to win new contracts; The Shargh Newspaper (one of the leading newspapers in Iran) has started a compain by publishing more than six report about him in less than six months.