Nader Tehrani was born in England and raised in Pakistan, South Africa, Iran, Italy and the United States. He received his BFA in 1985 and his BArch in 1986, both from the Rhode Island School of Design, after which he attended a post-graduate program in history and theory at the Architectural Association in London. In 1986, he began his own practice.
He received the Young Architects Award in 1997, from the Architecture League of New York. His practice was called 'Office dA.' His research targeted material culture as the basis for speculation—exploring material properties, negotiating materials and their geometric predispositions and challenging the means and methods of building processes.
University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning Fall Lecture Series