Siamak Hariri: Baha'i House of Worship in Santiago, Chile

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

Siamak Hariri

Siamak Hariri is a founding Partner of Hariri Pontarini Architects, a 130 person practice based in Toronto. His portfolio of nationally and internationally recognized buildings has won over 60 awards, including the Governor General’s Medal in Architecture and the 2013 Royal Architectural Institute of Canada’s Architectural Firm Award. Recent projects include the Bahá’i Temple of South America, the Tom Patterson Theatre for the Stratford Festival, the Science, Research and Innovation Facility at the University of Windsor, and the Nicol Building at the Sprott School of Business at Carleton University.


Hossein Amanat

Architect of the World Administrative Center of the Baha’i Faith in Haifa, Israel and of the Shahyad/Azadi Freedom Monument in Tehran, Iran.

Roberto Chiotti

Principal of Larkin Architect Limited, an award-winning firm specializing in the design of Sustainable Sacred Space

Susan Jones

Founder of alterlierjones llc and Affiliate Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Washington

Phillip Tabb

Professor Emeritus of Architecture at Texas A&M University. He served as Head of the Department from 2001-2005. Tabb is the master plan architect for Serenbe Community, and author of seven books on sustainability, biophilia and sacred space.


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.
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