Faryar Javaherian is an Iranian architect and curator, born in Mahshad, Khorassan, raised in Paris, France and educated in the United States. She studied at the University of Texas at Austin, where she earned a Bachelor of Architecture with High Honors in 1973, then at MIT and Harvard where she received her Master's in Urban Design in 1976. She co-founded Gamma Consultants recognized as the leading office in Museum and Persian Garden design in Iran. Her buildings have been widely published in Iranian architectural magazines and established her as having a recognizable Iranian-Modern style. Most recently she has won the competition to build the new French School in Tehran, and is working on several museum projects. The exhibitions she has curated cover the fields of architecture, landscape, photography and cinema. She has been the Art Director for ten films including Hamoon and The Pear Tree, which are cult-films in Iranian cinema. She is the author of GARDENS OF IRAN: Ancient Wisdom, New Visions (Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art Publication, 2004) and THIRTY YEARS OF SOLITUDE (Cambridge University Publication, 2007), and numerous articles in MEMAR to which she contributed as an editor as well as other architectural magazines. She has served as Jury member on many national and international competitions, and was a member of the Master Jury of the Aga Khan Award in Architecture in2010. She has widely lectured in Iranian universities, as well as Oxford and Cambridge universities. In March 2013 she was invited by the State Department in the International Visitors Leadership Program to confer with colleagues on Museum curatorship and management. She also won the Best Designer Award in 2013 from the Iranian Cultural Heritage Organization (Miras). She is presently completing the Greater Khorassan Museum in Mashahd. She is a Visiting Scholar at MIT in 2014-15 to do research for her next exhibition, The Art of the Iranian Picnic.
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