parshia Qaregozloo

Parshia Qaregozloo was born in 1974. In 1999 she graduated from Azad University, Tehran Branch in the M.A. course of architecture after defending his thesis “Yazd Community Hall and City Council”. From 2007 to 2015 she operated from her own architecture firm, “Faragard” and in 2015, cofounded the Architecture, Urban, and Landscape design firm “Atabaki, Gharagozlo, and Partners”with Behzad Atabaki. She has abundant experience in architecture design and studies, design, architecture project management, urban studies and landscape design and interior architecture with various functions. In 2015, after ranking first in a national architecture competition, she became the representative of the Iranian Architecture team and the art director of National Iranian pavilion in 2016 Venice Architecture Biennial.
She has participated in many architecture competition, having won awards in some of them. In addition to her professional activities, she is also a university lecture


Background in lecturing, studies, and discourses.
- Lecturer at the Faculty of Architecture, Azad University, Central Tehran Branch (since 2013)

-Lecturer at the Azad University, Rudehen Branch (2012-13) - Lecture at the Azad University, Robat Karim Branch (2009-12)

- Director of the “Proposal for Tehran” competition for four periods (Tehran Institute, Metropolitan Studies), (2013-16)

- Executive secretary of the Tehran Festival (2014)

-Member of the strategic Committee of Architectural Discourses in Tehran Institute (2014-15)

- Member of the scientific committee for selecting the architecture works in the Iranian Community of Architecture Engineers, architecture department of Venice Biennial (2015)

- Member of the scientific and strategic committee for the First Tehran Architecture Biennial (2016)

- Secretary of the “The City After Petroleum” discourses, House of Discourses on Architecture and City (2016)

- Curator in the “Triangle 2 – Being Contemporary, from Theory to Practice” program (2016)


Organizational background
- Member of the secretary board of the Iranian Community of Architecture Engineers (2014-17)

- Member of the board of directors and executive director of the Tehran Institute, Metropolitan Studies (since 2014)

- Member of the Architecture and Urban Plan Committee of Tehran City Council (since 2017)


Professional background

- Founder of “Faragard Architecture Firm”, (2005-2014)

- Co-founder and director of the architecture department at the RAI Studio Engineers (2004-2005)

- Project manager and architectural designer at Saze Memari Emrooz Consulting Firm (2003-4)

- Design Colleague at Shridel and Partners Co., Tehran (1999)

- Member of a architecture design team  at Amood Consulting Firm, (designing the urban façade of Enghelab St.)


Awards and honors
- Ranking second in the competition  for designing the adjoining area between Chitgar Lake and Chitgar Forest Park (2018)

- Director of the competition for designing the Mosque and Urban Square for Golshahr, Karaj (2018)

- Judge position at the competition “Ideas for Imam Khomeini Airport, (2018)

- Finalist in the house (villa) design section, World Architecture Festival (WAF), (2017)

- Ranking first in the limited-entry competition for designing the “Pars Kala Residential Complex” in Kish Island  (2017)

- Iranian architecture representative, designer and art director of National Iranian pavilion in 2016 Venice Architecture Biennial (2016)

- Creator of one the chosen designs in the Persian Gulf Memorial Competition (2010)

- Azadi Cinema competition, chosen contestant in the first round  (the 13th design, showcased among the top designs by the Ministry of Roads and Urban Development)