Nader Ardalan: Shams-i-Tabrizi Mausoleum in Khoy, Iran

From the 2021-2022 Online Speaker Series: On the Spiritual in Contemporary Architecture. Other events in this series.


Saturday, April 9 at 3pm EST

Nader Ardalan

Nader Ardalan is an Architect with a long and distinguished international career in the fields of Planning, Architecture and Historic Preservation. His work and research reflects his particular concern for cultural and ecological aspects of architecture. He has previously held positions at Harvard, MIT, Yale and Tehran University and is the co-author, with Lahli Bakhtiar, of the book, “The Sense of Unity: The Sufi Tradition in Persian Architecture.” He serves on the Board of Directors for the Arts, Culture, and Spirituality Forum.


Maryam Eskandari

Founder of MIIM Designs has taught at Harvard University, Boston Architectural College, and California State Polytechnic University Pomona.

Tammy Gaber

Assistant professor at the School of Architecture at Laurentian University in Ontario, Canada.

Bruce Lawrence

Nancy and Jeffrey Marcus Humanities Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Religion at Duke University.

Alberto Perez-Gomez

Saidye Rosner Bronfman Professor of History and Theory of Architecture at McGill University.


Michael J. Crosbie

Michael J. Crosbie, Ph.D., FAIA, studied architecture at The Catholic University of America and his currently Professor of Architecture at the University of Hartford. He is editor of Faith & Form: The Interfaith Journal on Religion, Art, and Architecture. Dr. Crosbie is the sole author, editor, or contributor to more than 75 books on architecture (including six on religious architecture). The author of hundreds of articles on architecture, design, and practice, he lectures throughout the US and abroad. He is the recipient of the Edward S. Frey Memorial Award, “in Recognition of the Contributions Made to Religion, Art, and Architecture,” bestowed by the American Institute of Architects.

2021-2022 Online Speaker Series

On the Spiritual in Contemporary Architecture

This series explores how the material medium of architecture facilitates transcendent experiences. Each event features a virtual talk and visual presentation by a distinguished working architect, followed by a panel discussion moderated by Michael J. Crosbie. Sponsored by the Architecture, Culture and Spirituality Forum, the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University, the Institute for Public Knowledge at New York University, and COMIT.
Other events in this series