Nasrine Seraji AA DIPL RIBA
Founding Partner

Nasrine Seraji founded Atelier Seraji in 1990. Formed by her early experience at London’s Architectural Association, she subsequently worked in large architectural offices in England and the United States before coming to France. Over the years, Seraji has pursued a path constantly enriched by her simultaneous engagement in architectural practice, teaching, and research. She directs the Institute of Art and Architecture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, as well as the École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture (ENSA) Paris - Malaquais. Seraji has lectured and exhibited widely in Europe, the United States, and Asia. In addition to having written numerous essays and catalogues on architecture and urbanism, she has been awarded the Médaille d’Argent de la Formation by the French Academy of Architecture, and named Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres and Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite in France.

1957  Born in Tehran, Iran.

1974  Entry to Medical School - Isfahan University, Iran.

1983  Diploma, Architectural Association School of Architecture and RIBA part II-London.

1985  Registered architect in Great Britain, Royal Institute of British Architects- part III (RIBA)

1990  Registered architect in France, Member of the French «Ordre des architectes».

1990  Sets up Atelier Seraji in Paris.

2003  Elected member of French architectural experts on architectural research and pedagogy for the Ministry of Culture, commission for the reform of architectural education.

2006  Elected Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et Lettres by the Ministry of Culture of France.

2008  Elected Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite

2008  Awarded Médaille d’Argent de la Formation by the French Academy of Architecture

Professional Affiliations

RIBA Royal Institute of British Architects, UK, 1983

ARB Architects registration Board, UK, 1983

Ordres des Architectes Français, 1990

Teaching Experience

2006   École d’Architecture de Paris-Malaquais, Paris, France.

2006   Appointed director of the Akademie der bildenden Künste in Vienna, Austria. Professor of the Institute for Art and Architecture.

2001–2005  Cornell University College of Architecture Art and Planning, Ithaca, USA, Professor and chair, department of Architecture. Tenured Professor of architecture.

1996–2001  Princeton University School of Architecture Princeton, New Jersey, USA. Visiting Professor.

1996–2001 Akademie der bildenden Künste, Vienna, Austria. Professor and Director of the Institute for Art and Architecture.

1993–1998  Architectural Association School of Architecture, London, England. Diploma Unit Master - Conducting the unit with two assistants (one tutor and one teaching assistant).

1995   École Spéciale d’Architecture, Paris, France. Visiting Professor.

1994  Columbia University School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, New York, USA, associate professor. Paris-New York program, spring 1999. Visiting Professor.

1994  Tulane University School of Architecture, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Visiting Professor.

1988–1991  University of Toronto, Study Abroad Program, Paris, France. Visiting Professor.