Hossein Amanat - AIA MAIBC, es­tab­lished his repu­ta­tion as a young gradu­ate in 1966 by win­ning a na­tion­wide com­pet­i­tion to design the Shahy­ad Free­dom Monu­ment in Tehran, which has since be­come the sym­bol of mod­ern Ir­an. This first ar­chi­tec­tur­al pro­ject led to the op­por­tun­ity to cre­ate some of Ir­an’s most pres­ti­gi­ous mod­ern build­ings in­clud­ing han­di­craft centres, uni­versit­ies, lib­rar­ies and a town on the Caspi­an Sea. He also de­signed the em­bassy of Ir­an in Beijing, one of the dis­tin­guished build­ings in the dip­lo­mat­ic quarter of that city.

Since mov­ing to Canada in 1980, Hos­sein’s prac­tice has ex­pan­ded and di­ver­si­fied. He has de­signed the World Ad­min­is­trat­ive Cen­ter of the Baha’i Faith in Haifa, Is­rael, uni­versity lib­rar­ies and factor­ies in China, mixed-use high-rise build­ings in San Diego, res­id­en­tial con­domin­i­ums in Santa Mon­ica, a temple in Sam­oa, re­li­gious and cul­tur­al cen­ters near Dal­las, Seattle and Wash­ing­ton, D.C. and res­id­en­tial dwell­ings in Canada and Cali­for­nia. He re­cently com­pleted a trans­it-ori­ented mixed com­mer­cial and res­id­en­tial high-rise pro­ject along the Van­couver mass-trans­it line.

In all his pro­jects, Hos­sein demon­strates his par­tic­u­lar skill for the ap­plic­a­tion and com­bin­a­tion of di­verse cul­tur­al themes in the cre­ation of dis­tinct­ive designs. He has re­ceived nu­mer­ous design awards and has lec­tured ex­tens­ively on art and ar­chi­tec­ture at cul­tur­al and edu­ca­tion­al in­sti­tu­tions and con­fer­ences.

Foun­ded in 1966 and based in Canada since 1980, AMANAT ARCHITECT, formerly known as Arc Design In­ter­na­tion­al, is a Van­couver-based firm of­fer­ing mas­ter plan­ning, ar­chi­tec­tur­al and in­teri­or design ser­vices world­wide. The firm is proud of its com­mit­ment to ex­cel­lence in design and ex­e­cu­tion, sens­it­iv­ity to the en­vir­on­ment­al and cul­tur­al con­text of each pro­ject and ad­her­ence to state of the art stand­ards.

Hos­sein Aman­at per­son­ally dir­ects the design of each pro­ject un­der­taken by the firm. The re­sources of the firm and ex­tens­ive ex­per­i­ence of its staff are avail­able to as­sist and carry through the design and ex­e­cu­tion ef­fort. The firm provides com­pre­hens­ive ar­chi­tec­tur­al ser­vices from de­vel­op­ment of pro­ject briefs and con­cep­tu­al design through to design de­vel­op­ment, pre­par­a­tion of con­struc­tion doc­u­ments, con­tract ad­min­is­tra­tion, site re­view and pro­ject man­age­ment. In close co­oper­a­tion with a net­work of world-renowned con­sult­ants, the firm also of­fers the full range of struc­tur­al, mech­an­ic­al and elec­tric­al con­sult­ant ser­vices, as well as quant­ity sur­vey­ing and site su­per­vi­sion. The abil­ity and in­genu­ity of the firm’s prin­cip­al and staff have been tested not only by a di­versity of sites and coun­tries, but also by a di­versity of build­ing and con­struc­tion forms.