Hamid Shahi


I am an architectural designer and mentor from Toronto, Canada, with a passion for collaborating with others.

I am currently studying Masters of Architecture at the Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism, Carleton University.  I have previously earned my Bachelors of Environmental Design at OCAD University. 

Through exploring the boundaries between architecture and our existing world, I am seeking to design innovative, sensory, cost effective, and sustainable structures for creating positive social change in people’s lives around the world.

Outside of my academic achievements, I am fortunate to have collaborated with major firms and organizations such as OCAD University, Parks Canada, Kengo Kuma and Associates, Riken Yamamoto & Field Shop, II BY IV DESIGN, TYYZ, and plusFARM all of which have inspired me in learning to continue my pursuit of architecture, innovation and design. 

Awards + Recognition

2019 ein&zwanzig - World’s finest design talents by German Design Council, Pulse, Shortlist 

2018 Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism, Selected to go on Exchange in London, UK

2017 Kengo Kuma & Associates, Certificate of Experience, Tokyo, Japan

2017 Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism, Directed Study  Independent Study in Tokyo, Japan

2017 Architizer A+Awards 2017 Best Pavilion, Steam Canoe, Finalist

2017 Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism, Directed Study in Barcelona, Scholarship

2016 Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism, Graduate Scholarship, Ottawa, Canada

2016 University of Tokyo, Four Facets of Contemporary Japanese Architecture: Theory, Certificate

2016 Winter Stations Design Competition, Steam Canoe, Winner

2016 Materialica Expo Award, Steam Canoe, Munich, Germany

2016 Canadian Wood Award, Steam Canoe, Canada

2016 Kentwood IDS Design Challenge, Dynamic Landscape, Second Place, Toronto, Canada

2016 Lexus National Design School Challenge, Diamond Motion, Second Place, Canada

2015 Riken Yamamoto & Field Shop, Certificate of Experience, Yokohama, Japan

2015 Jiangnan University Social Innovation Design, Certificate of Experience

2015 Ontario Jiangsu Student Exchange Scholarship

2015 McMaster University, Certificate of Research Ethics

2015 Parks Canada, Certificate of Research Design Experience, Leamington, Canada

2015 Bigger than a Breadbox Competition, Kissing Sparrows, Finalist, United States 

2013 Ryerson Wearable Art Show Design & Build Competition, First Place, Toronto, Canada 


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