Zhulang Huagai: A Figure for the Nantau Urban Village
© Jeremy Son
NADAAA is a Boston-based architecture and urban design firm led by principal designer Nader Tehrani, in collaboration with partners Katherine Faulkner and Daniel Gallagher. NADAAA is a platform for design investigation at a large scale and with a great geographic reach. NADAAA’s projects range in scale from furniture to architecture to urban design, with a focus on architectural craft, construction, and fabrication. NADAAA progresses professionally on two specific fronts: the dedication to advancing construction and green development. The integration of landscape and building is part of NADAAA’s foundational standards, binding it to our design process, and finding innovative ways in which to intertwine it into systems and plans.
As the founding principal of Office dA, Nader Tehrani directed twenty-five years of intensive design research, was widely published and exhibited, and received numerous awards. With Office dA, Tehrani completed the first LEED Gold certified, multi-family housing building in Boston, and the first LEED rated gas station in the United States. He received the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award in Architecture, the American Academy of Arts and Letters Architecture Award, the Harleston Parker Award, numerous AIA awards, and 13 Progressive Architecture awards. His work has been exhibited at institutions including the Museum of Modern Art, the Boston Institute of Contemporary Art and LA MoCA. Tehrani is also the Head of the Architecture Department at MIT where he collaborates with other disciplines in support of the building sciences and continues to be recognized as a global leader.
NADAAA’s staff of twenty designers brings expertise from academia, graphic design, construction, and business. NADAAA is developing a portfolio of projects around the world that requires optimized project delivery, currently with projects in the US, Korea, China, Australia, Canada, Kuwait and France. Our technical expertise with production technologies enables our teams to operate on many fronts with tight budgets and deadlines. The firm successfully develops projects by collaborating closely with local architects and engineers to ensure clear communication and strong project management, and working with state of the art digital fabrication processes and locally available manufacturing crafts.