Team

I’m inspired by

Books as objects and their contents.

When I’m not working you can find me

Daydreaming.

Ball point or felt tip?

Felt forever!

Go-to unit of measurement

Anything metric

Favourite object

Pens, pencils, chalk, paints — let’s just say art supplies

On my playlist

Radiohead, David Bowie, Franz Liszt, Erik Satie

Go-to morning drink

A latte in my own cup

Nazlee Markowsky

BID /

 

I grew up

In Tehran, Iran.

Education

Master of Architecture, 2012 / The University of British Columbia

Graduate Diploma in Spatial Design, 2007 / University of the Arts, London, England

Bachelor of Industrial Design, 2006 / Azad University of Art and Architecture, Tehran, Iran 

Notable accomplishments/awards

Painting/drawing exhibition at Assar and Behzad art galleries in Tehran

Member of the International Council on Monuments and Sites

Designed light fixtures for a charity auction for Children’s Hospital in Tehran

Presented a Christmas centrepiece for Buckingham Palace that was showcased on the BBC

Won design commission to design and build centrepiece for the City Inn Hotel lobby in London, England

Honourable Mention in the 2010 Fast + Epp Arch/Eng Design Competition for “The SkyTrain Station Never Built”

Why Measured?

I have always admired Measured for the compelling design aesthetics, materiality and space making as well as the precision — exciting work. Plus, I collect tape measures!  

Earliest architectural memory

I remember drawing a floor plan of a doctor’s office that we’d visited when I was five using my mother’s drafting table.

Architect I admire most 

Petre Zumthor for his choices in material and space making. Enrique Miralles for material and space and the most amazing drawings. Also Aldo Rossi and Lina Bo Bardi.

Preferred era in architecture

Modernist

A space that has affected me

Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art

Materials that excite me

Concrete and vellum paper

I love working with clients because

They put a deadline to our design. Otherwise we would keep designing forever.

I wish I’d designed

A better paper clip.

 

 

I’m inspired by

Books as objects and their contents.

When I’m not working you can find me

Daydreaming.

Ball point or felt tip?

Felt forever!

Go-to unit of measurement

Anything metric

Favourite object

Pens, pencils, chalk, paints — let’s just say art supplies

On my playlist

Radiohead, David Bowie, Franz Liszt, Erik Satie

Go-to morning drink

A latte in my own cup