Mehrdad Yazdani

Design Director - Yazdani Studio, CannonDesign

As Design Director of the Yazdani Studio, Mehrdad has succeeded in bringing a consistent and clear design sensibility characteristic of small design studios to a broad portfolio of significant education, institutional and cultural buildings both domestically and internationally. He has developed a reputation for design excellence within the often-challenging realm of public architecture and has been instrumental in applying innovative new process strategies to achieve design excellence. His work continues to exhibit the delicate balance between art and function.

Mehrdad has worked on significant projects around the world, marrying cultural sensitivity with the advancement of his clients’ objectives in a thriving global context. His ability to champion a design voice consistent with shared vision crosses cultural and geographic barriers, incorporating local customs, technologies and materials into forward-thinking design. Mehrdad’s work has garnered more than 120 major design awards and publications in national and international media, including the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Architectural Record, Dezeen, Fast Company, BusinessWeek and more. His work has been exhibited around the world and is held in permanent collections at the Albright Knox Gallery, the Library of Congress, MoMA and SFMOMA.

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