Seyed Hadi Mirmiran, born in 1945 in Qazvin, received his M.A in architecture from the faculty of fine arts, Tehran University with a first rate ranking, in 1968. His professional life can be divided into three periods: from 1968 to 1979 he was the chief architect in architectural workshop of National Iranian steel Company, Town planning Department; from 1980 to 1988 he was the chief architect in design department of Khanesazi-e-Iran Company and the chief architect in the design department of Isfahan's General office of housing and urban development; and, from 1988 to present he has been the director and the principal architect of NJP Consulting Engineers.
Source: Official Website of the Naqsh,e,Jahan Pars Consulting Engineers. http://www.njp-arch.com/. [Accessed January 17, 2007]
Mirmiran, S. Hadi. 2004. Public Buildings in Iran: 1920 to the Present. In Iran: Architecture for Changing Societies. Philip Jodidio (ed). Torino: Umberto Allemandi & C.
This publication is a result of an International Seminar held in Tehran and Yazd, Iran, between 11-17 October 2002, sponsored by the Aga Khan Award for Architecture. "The Aga Khan Trust for Culture and the Aga Khan Award for Architecture had been considering for some time the organisation of a meeting in Iran that would provide the opportunity of engaging in meaningful dialogue between national architects, teachers, and students in the fields of historic preservation and contemporary design, and their counterparts from other countries." (Luis Monreal, from the preface)
"The meetings in Iran marked the first time that an Award seminar has been split into two different but complementary subjects: historic preservation and contemporary architecture and planning. This dual structure closely reflects the realities that most Muslim societies face today. On one hand, there is an urgent need to protect and revitalise historic urban heritage and the contexts in which it is located; on the other, there is a massive need for new construction, including housing, industrial and corporate structures, public facilities, and planning and infrastructure initiatives." (Luis Monreal, from the preface)