Siberian Retreat, 5 stations by Kamvari Architects

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CDS Nord

Omid Kamvari

Omid Kamvari. BA(Hons), AADipl, PgDip, AAMsc, RIBA, ARB. Omid studied for his architectural degree at the University of Greenwich before moving to the Architectural Association to complete his diploma and masters degree. For his masters he specialized in emergent technologies and design and was the digital coordinator for the AA canopy which was constructed on the college’s terrace.

While studying he spent a year working at Allies and Morrison where he became part of the London 2012 Olympics masterplanning team. On completing his masters Omid took up a position at Foster and Partners as a specialist modeller within Design Group 4. He contributed to numerous schemes including a retail park in Bratislava, a mixed used development in Santa Guilia, Italy, commercial offices in Morocco and hotel developments in Italy and Libya.

In 2008 he joined Hamiltons Architects where he established an advanced modelling group, specialising in computational processes and incorporating them into the practice’s design structure. He later became a group leader, applying his expertise in the field of parametric modelling analysis to a number of projects including the Tree of Life, a high end residential development in the UAE; Amby Valley, a mixed use development in India; and numerous commercial projects in the City of London.

In 2009 he joined Make architects, initially to work on Cherry Orchard Road, a 1 million sqft mixed use scheme which aims to transform the area surrounding East Croydon Station into a vibrant new civic focal point. He also contributed to the design of a marine conservation resort located off the coast of Dubai. The 40-acre floating archipelago will become an aquatic research centre, eco park and leisure resort which will be connected to the mainland via an underwater rail system. He later became a key member of the design team working on two new research institutions at Oxford University’s Old Road Campus, which sits alongside Make’s existing research building which was completed in 2007.

Omid joined Skidmore Owings and Merrill’s London office in 2010 to work on a high rise residential scheme near the Olympic park in Stratford which achieved planning prior to the Olympics. In addition he also contributed to a number of international projects, including the design of a hotel resort in Egypt and a residential tower situated near canary wharf in London.

Omid Is currently the Director of Kamvari Architects  which he established in 2011, He is currently working on a unique residential scheme in London as well as a boutique hotel in Tehran.

In addition to his work at Kamvari Architects, Omid is the programme Director of the Architectural Association’s Tehran and  Baku visiting schools, aimed at investigating architecture and urbanism in the Middle East. He previously directed the AA Muscat Visiting School and  has Taught on the AA Dubai Visiting School and is a senior lecturer at the University of Brighton and also sits on the RIBA validation and membership committees.

 

Bijan Kamvari

Bijan Kamvari studied Architecture at the University of Tehran Graduating in 1971.

Over a carrier spanning 40 years he has worked on numerous projects within the public and private sectors. He has served on the board of directors of the association of Mass developers, the syndicate of construction companies and had acted as advisor to the housing ministry in Iran.

He is currently the Chairman of KamKav Property Investment and Development Company where he has overseen the design and delivery of close to 1million sqm of residential, commercial, and retail space within Iran.

He currently sits on the board of trustees of the Iranian association of architectural prominent figures, and was a member of the board of founders for Karafarin bank and insurance company.

He was also a founding member of Namavaran international investment company and served on the boards of directors of this company as well as Namavran Bana a subsidiary specialist development company.

In his previous role with this company he served as their CEO overseeing a period of unprecedented growth, which saw the company get listed on the Tehran Stock Exchange.

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