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. The office has a commitment to technology, utilizing state of the art software and information systems. As a member of the Green Council of Canada, the firm is experienced in sustainable design and has designed projects to LEED certification.

Amanat Architect and its principal have won numerous awards and several projects have become cultural landmarks. The firm’s success lies in finding unique and consistently thoughtful solutions to what are often highly complex projects with difficult site restraints, all while delivering project on time and within budget.