Perhaps now more than ever before, we are all aware of the built environment that surrounds us, and of the impacts it has on the health of individuals, communities, and the planet. The Architecture of Place series brings together the established and emerging voices working to create a better built future.
From October through December 2023, the ICAA, INTBAU, and The Prince's Foundation will co-host The Architecture of Place: In Conversation with..., a series of interviews featuring three architects from different backgrounds and points of view: Alireza Sagharchi, Wesam Al Asali, and María Fernanda Sánchez. Over the three-part series, each speaker will have the chance to play the role of both interviewer and interviewee. In each installment, one of the three architects will be interviewed by one of the others about the influences, experiences, and projects that have led to their design perspective on the architecture of place. At the end of each session, students from partnering university departments will pose additional questions to the speakers, followed by an open Q&A with attendees.
The programs are free and open for public registration, and recorded versions of the programs will be made available to all.
In this iteration of the series, Wesam Al Asali will interview Alireza Sagharchi about his work, background, and design perspective.
Alireza Sagharchi R.I.B.A., FRSA is the Principal of Stanhope Gate Architecture. He is an internationally renowned and a leading practitioner and an exponent of contemporary classical architecture and traditional urban design. During his professional career, he has been responsible for major master planning and building projects in the UK, Europe, North America and the Middle East.
His work has been published in a recent monograph titled, ‘Classicism at Home: Architecture of Alireza Sagharchi’ published by Rizzoli New York, edited by Clive Aslet with a foreword by HRH ,The former Prince of Wales and Leon Krier. He is also the co-author of books titled ‘New Palladians’ and 'Traditional Architecture' and features in the book, ‘The Intellectual Life of the Architect: Vol 1’ edited by Samir Younés.
Alireza is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts and a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Chartered Architects. He is a trustee of the International Network for Traditional Building Architecture and Urbanism (INTBAU) and a member of the Prince’s Foundation. He was the Chairman of the Traditional Architecture Group at the Royal Institute of British Architects for over 7 years and a Built Environment Expert at The Design Council CABE.