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In 1999, Reza graduated as a valedictorian from Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Tehran, with a Master’s degree in Architecture. After completing a post-professional Master’s of Architecture at McGill University in 2006 and obtaining the license to practice in 2010, he started the Atelier Reza Aliabadi “RZLBD” in Toronto. Since then, he has established a strong reputation in both national and international architectural communities. Local and global media have published many of RZLBD’s projects. He has been invited to exhibit in galleries and museums, sit at the peer assessment committee of Canada Council for the Art, speak at CBC Radio, give lectures at art and architecture schools and colleges, and be a guest reviewer at design studios. He mentors a handful of talented interns in the Greater Toronto Area; while he maintains an ongoing interest in architectural research in areas such as microarchitecture, housing ideas for the future and other dimensions of urbanism such as compactness and intensification. Beside his architectural practice, Reza also publishes a periodical zine called rzlbdPOST. UK publisher Artifice recently released a monograph, RZLBD Hopscotch, which recognizes the past seven years of Reza’s practice by collecting essays, project profiles, and annotated drawings.

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