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Architect , educator , Philosopher , University president , writer

Hamid Shirvani, American Architect, educator, author, administrator. Fax: 718-997-5493. E-mail: ham@qc.edu. M C. Recipient Gold Medal in Architecture and Urbanism, Faculty Honor award, Academy Leadership award, Faculty Research award.

Background

Shirvani, Hamid was born on October 20, 1950 in Tehran, Iran. Son of Majid and Taji (Granpisheh) Shirvani. came to the United States, 1974, naturalized, 1986.

Education

Diploma in architecture, Polytechnic of Center London, 1974. Master of Architecture, Pratt Institute, 1975. Master of Science, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1977.

Modern Language Association, Harvard University, 1978. Master of Arts, Princeton University, 1979. Doctor of Philosophy, Princeton University, 1980.

Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Soka University, Japan, 2003.

Career

Project designer, London Borough of Barnet, 1973-1974; assistant professor architecture, Pennsylvania State University, 1979-1982; professor, director graduate studies, State University of New York, Syracuse, 1982-1985; professor, director, School Urban Planning and Development, U. Louisville, 1985-1986; professor architecture and urban design, U. Colorado, Denver, 1986-1992; dean School of Architecture and Planning, U. Colorado, Denver, 1986-1991; professor philosophy, dean College Arts and Sciences, U. Massachusetts, Lowell, 1992-1995; vice president graduate studies and research, professor urban studies, CUNY Queens College, Flushing, since 1995. Member visiting faculty Southern California Institute Architecutre, University of Southern California. Lecturer numerous universities worldwide including University Texas, San Antonio, Lehigh University, U. Waterloo (Canada), U. Sydney (Australia), Missouri State University, Columbia University, New York City, Amsterdam Academy Art, U. Venice (Italy), Chinese U. Hong Kong, Southern China Institute U., University of California, Irvine, Villanova U., Rutgers University, Arizona State University, Duke U., University of Pennsylvania, Yale University, U. Colorado, U. North Carolina.

Achievements

  • Fax: 718-997-5493. E-mail: ham@qc.edu. M C.

Membership

Fellow World Academy Arts and Sciences, American Society Landscape Architects (recognition award), Royal Geography Society, Royal Society Arts, World Academy Arts and Sciences. Member National Collegiate Athletic Association (president council), American Institute Certified Planners, American Planning Association (chairman urban design division 1987-1989, Distinguished award 1984, Urban Design award 1985), Sigma Xi, Omicron Delta Epsilon, Tau Sigma Delta (Silver medal in architectural education 1988), Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Lambda Alpha, Phi Kappa Phi.

Connections

Married Fatemeh Shokrollahi, October 4, 2002.

father:
Majid Shirvani

mother:
Taji (Granpisheh) Shirvani

spouse:
Fatemeh Shokrollahi