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Siamak Hariri

Siamak Hariri was educated at the University of Waterloo and Yale University (M.Arch. 1985). As a Founding Partner of Hariri Pontarini Architects (1994), Siamak has been the Partner-in-Charge of projects garnering over 50 national and international awards of excellence in architecture including the 2013 Royal Architectural Institute of Canada’s Architectural Firm Award. His acclaimed projects include the Canadian headquarters of McKinsey & Company at the University of Toronto’s Victoria University Campus (the youngest building to ever receive heritage landmark designation by the City of Toronto), the Governor General’s Medal-winning Schulich School of Business and Executive Learning Centre at York University, the Weston Family Learning Centre at the Art Gallery of Ontario, and the recently opened the international competition-winning Ivey School of Business at Western University.

He is currently the Partner-in-Charge of the international competition-winning Bahá’í Temple for South America in Santiago, Chile; the competition-winning Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto; the renovation and expansion of Casey House Hospice, Toronto; and the ROM’s Welcome Project and Plaza Public Realm.

Siamak also sits on the board of the ROM Contemporary Culture (previously, The Royal Ontario Museum’s Institute of Contemporary Culture), the Toronto Community Foundation and the Waterfront Design Review Panel. As an architect and critic, he has taught at the University of Toronto’s Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design, and has participated as a juror and has lectured extensively in the Americas and in Europe.


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