Dr. Shazad Ghanbari

Dr. Shazad Ghanbari - Trustee

Dr. Ghanbari is the Design Principal at Westgroup Designs, an award-winning design firm whose work has been recognized and published nationally and internationally. Dr. Ghanbari served on the AIA/OC Board of Directors from 2002-2006 and devoted his time as Director of Education. He was part of the Steering Committee for AIA/ Chapman University which inspired his involvement in the Steering Committee AIA/ San Diego School of Architecture. This collaboration catalyzed the research, vision and planning for Orange County’s first School of Architecture to be opened in September 2011.

Dr. Ghanbari is a graduate of the six-cycle Ph.D. Architecture Program, Sapienza University of Roma, Italy. He spent the last 10 years of his 25 year journey in Italy as a researcher and professor for the School of Architecture and his work was selected as virtuoso for the prestigious Venice Biannual International Exposition. He also served as Director of Cultural Activities and Promotions at Pescara University.