Iranian Architecture Center (IAC) was established in 2006 The first specialty institute of architecture in iran, for promotion of architectural studies both in educational and professional fields. We realized there was an extensive gap between what architectural students learn through their university courses and the knowledge skills they are expected to obtain them when they are entering their professional fields.
As we succeeded to fill this gap through offering and conducting fairly efficient courses by some of very specialist tutors in the past decade, we began to design and offer new specialist courses in both theoretical and practical fields such as: Artificial Intelligence, Lighting Design, Islamic Issues in “A”, Research And Pablish in “A” Issues, Landscape Architecture, Project Management (PMP Exam), AMBA, Sustainable architectural, facade engineer, parametric architecture ( DESIGN FABRICATION ) and BIM. In order to pursue practical and academic matters compose education and professional experience, Iranian Architecture Center was to act as a harmonic cooperation and bridge between the educational institutes and the professional fields to prepare the post- graduate or recently qualified architects entering into professional practice and simultaneously to equip them to continue their studies and to prepare for prestigious positions anywhere in the world, employment fields in designing and executive projects of ATIN company (designing – execution department of IAC) and also other labor markets in the world.
If our primary concern in the past decade, was to act as a bridge between the educational institutes and the professional fields to prepare the students or recently qualified architects entering into professional practice and simultaneously to equip them to continue their studies for post- graduate courses both in Iran and abroad, IAC now intends to prepare the ground for a closer tie with similar educational /professional institutes around the globe.
We truly believe that through certain gradual steps within next few years, we could establish a valuable and sustainable platform in Iran to exchange ideas related to both architectural educational/studies fields and work/professional arena by organizing: joint lectures, seminars, exhibitions, research work and also architectural fields trips (both in Iran and abroad) for architectural professionals, students or even non-architects enthusiasts who like to visit and study highly recognized heritage sites and hopefully organize various kinds of workshops on architectural issues or building materials as well as lighting, furniture or any other accessories related to architectural design or construction/industry. We would like to think that we can provide the activities in 4 fields: 1- Education 2- Events 3- Facilities 4- ATIN Design - Construction
IAC with 80 member of stuff (of whom 40 are full-time and 40 part-time) based in a four story building located in central Tehran (easily accessible by public transport).this building has 10 classes , 3 computer sites , publication unite, catering and beautiful yard with fabricated shell , enjoys some of the best specialist tutors, architects, (mechanical , electrical and structural engineers), urban planners, urban designers, sustainable and urban resilient planners, management experts, soft-ware specialist, researchers, and Admin experts) in Tehran and also has a direct contact with other experts and specialists (heritage and restoration specialist, planning and urban economist, sociologists, art-historians and … ) who can provide consultancy for various research purposes.
We Provideacommodation for bothe student’s and teacher who are not based in tehran.
Research and Development (R&D) of IAC is a general term for activities in connection with corporate or innovation. This part of IAC is a component of Innovation and is situated at the front end of the Innovation lifecycle. Innovation builds on R&D and includes commercialization phases. The activities that are classified as R&D differ from company to company, with an R&D department being either staffed by engineers and tasked with directly developing new products, or staffed with industrial scientists and tasked with applied research in scientific or technological fields which may facilitate future product development. In either case, R&D differs from the vast majority of corporate activities in that it is not often intended to yield immediate profit, and generally carries greater risk and an uncertain return on investment.
IAC has also twenty affiliated branches throughout Iran in major cities such as: Isfahan, Shiraz, Yazd, Tabriz, Mashhad and etc.) Which makes it a unique educational /professional institute in Iran with thousands of students attending similar courses offered in Tehran. This is even expanding further this year in other important cities which makes IAC as a significant national network organization providing a specialist architectural services in both educational and professional spheres.
Because of loss of educational facilities in professional architectural and urbanism fields For improving an education in country and whole of the world, IAC for the first time in Iran, has opened E-learning system for architectural education. The main goal is offering better, faster and easier services to all of the cities and towns of Iran.