AMIR SHOURI
Founding Partner
Assoc AIA
 

Amir Shouri is the Co-founder of Tabe Shouri, a studio for architecture, urbanism, and design, rooted in sustainability and humanism. He is an experienced architect, author, and activist who outside his office holds a seat in the leadership council at the National Small Business Association. On his arrival in New York, he collaborated with Prof. Kenneth Frampton at Columbia University on his book “A Genealogy of Modern Architecture: Comparative Critical Analysis of Built Form”. Spanning over seventeen years, Amir has an international career across three continents; designed and delivered landmark projects in the US, Australia, and the Middle East in collaboration with renowned national and international architects.
Together with Fereshteh Tabe, he established Tabe Shouri in New York in 2017. Over the last few years, the practice has evolved and proposed a wide range of public infrastructure, faith and cultural buildings, museum, and exhibition spaces, educational, offices, and workplaces to private houses and furniture design.

Education:
Amir Shouri (1980, Iran) studied Architecture at Tabriz Azad University (M.Arch, 2006) and continued to the P.H.D. program at Deakin University in Australia (2007-2011).

Professional Experience:
Amir has an international career with leading architects in New York City, Melbourne, and Iran. Beginning in Tehran, he worked on some of the region’s most prestigious developments with Ali Akbar Saremi (1943 – 2017) who got his doctorate in architecture under the supervision of Louis Kahn from the University of Pennsylvania. Amir expanded an extraordinary set of skills working with Saremi was the main designer behind the architectural competition of Zeitoun Residential Complex which won the first prize worldwide. In 2007, he moved to Melbourne and joined Urban Design Architects. As a senior architect, he worked on a broad range of high-rise projects including mixed-use residential and commercial tower projects across Australia. In New York, from 2012 to 2017, Amir worked in collaboration with Chelsea Atelier Architects as a senior project manager and later with Fischer + Makooi Architects (formerly Karl Fischer Architecture) as an associate; delivering design, documentation, presentation, and construction administration for a wide range of projects well as working as owner’s rep. (OR) for Sedesco Inc. on their commercial property developments, in particular, the 34 W 51 Street project designed by Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM) and built by Sciame. Amir also worked with OMA in New York on their Washington Bridge Project in 2022. Outside his professional career, Amir established TaShALab (Tabe Shouri Architecture Lab – 2013-2017) with Fereshteh Tabe in New York; to develop their design manifesto through international architectural competitions. This path led them to architectural thinking to create an atmosphere, where its architectural characteristics aim to raise the consciousness of its users. Following receiving several prestigious distinctions in the US and Europe, they launched their architectural practice, TABE SHOURI.