SHABOFFICE is a research/design/build practice founded by Shabnam Hosseini. Influenced by modernism and science fiction, the office is focused on notions of craft, iterative design, and fabrication in a diverse range of projects.

SHABNAM HOSSEINI holds an MEng (Master of Engineering) from the University of British Columbia and an MArch (Master of Architecture) from the University of Toronto. She has worked in offices in Toronto and in Europe including Philippe Chaimbaretta Architecte in Paris, SGA/IBI Group Architects in Toronto and the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) in Rotterdam. She was the co-curator of the first official Iranian participation in the 14th International Architecture Exhibition- la Biennale di Venezia. Her work has been published in Log 25 – Reclaim Reis[lience]stance, as well as Bracket 3: At Extremes and exhibited in Toronto and Berlin.

Prior to starting SHABOFFICE she worked as an Architect and Senior Designer at OMA’s Dubai branch where she was leading various projects in the region including the Concept Design Phase of the newly opened “Concrete” at Alserkal Avenue – Dubai’s up and coming cultural district.

She is also a Co-Founder at TRAM (Tehran Robotic Architectural Matters) – a design to robotic production practice based in Tehran


She started SHABOFFICE in 2017 upon her return to Tehran.


AVA DEHGHANI holds a BA in Architecture from Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, and an MA in Cultural Studies from Science & Culture University, Tehran. From 2010 to 2015 She worked as an Architect and Interior Designer for Bonsar Architects. Since 2015 she’s been working independently as an architect and also researcher in the field of urban sociology. She has been collaborating with SHABOFFICE since spring of 2017.

MAHDI GHOTBI received his MArch (Master of Architecture) and BArch (Bachelor of Architecture) from the Azad University of Tehran (Central Branch). He has worked in creditable offices in Tehran, including LED Architects, EMA Architecture Studio and Bonsar Architects. He worked as Project Manager and Senior Architect at Bonsar Architects and was in charge of the construction phase of Park Center Commercial Building, a large mixed-use tower in northern Tehran. He started to collaborate with SHABOFFICE in spring of 2018.


Hamish Rhodes

Ali Dehghani

Somayeh Derakhshanfard

Sarvenaz Dadgar