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Borna Nassab                                                                                                                                                         Architect 

Borna is the founding principal of the Los Angeles-based design studio, Borna Nassab Studio. He was born and raised in Tehran, Iran and moved to Los Angeles in 2009 in pursuit of his childhood dream of becoming an Architect. He holds a 5 year-Professional Bachelor Degree from SCI-Arc (Southern California Institute of Architecture) where he has received multiple scholarships and worked as teacher’s assistant for visual studies courses. Prior to spending a year in SCI-Arc director Hernan Diaz Alonso’s studio, Borna has studied under professors David Ruy (Post-graduate chair at SCI-Arc/ Principal at RuyKlein), and Florencia Pita (Pita & Bloom). Borna has worked as a designer for renowned firms of Xefirotarch and Mayes Office where he was an integral member on variety of award winning projects from international competitions to product design.


Awards and Publications

“The Evil Twin” Project published by Next Top Architects, Super Architects, and underscore – 2017

“The Evil Twin” Project featured in SCI-Arc Select projects publication - 2017

Finalist of IsArch 7th Edition Competition - 2016

“Villa Springs” Project published by Archdaily and Next Top Architects - 2016

“10 Hudson Yards Tower” Project Published by Next Top Architects and Super Architects – 2016

“10 Hudson Yards Tower” Project featured in SCI-Arc Select projects publication - 2016

Invited jury member/critic at CAAI (Contemporary Architects Association of Iran) - 2015

1st Prize Winner of SunCal “FlatFigures” Competition - 2015

Invited to participate as a member of Henry Cobb’s team for exhibition at SCI-Arc – 2014

Recipient of SCI-Arc scholarship award – 2013-2014-2015-2016

Recipient of SLIG Scholarship – 2014-2015-2016

1st Prize Winner of Rosh Student Photography Competition - 2007