Hamid Shahi





Canadian Chinese Alumni Association

For the second time, I had a pleasure meeting The Consul General of the People’s China in Toronto, Mr. XUE Bing and Mrs.XUE, their wonderful team as well as some of the talented Canadians, who participated in studying and researching in China. In addition, I’d like to congratulate my lovely friends Christine and Shannon for being chosen to be the ambassadors of CCAA. 



The 2016 Convocation Ceremony of OCAD University

Congratulations to all Spring 2016 graduates. Completing an undergraduate degree is an important and significant achievement and I am very proud of all of us. 

I would like to take this opportunity once again and officially thank my family, my professors and mentors as well as my amazing talented friends. May love and peace always bless our path.  





Craig Harris, Pouria Amidi, Dayna Saba and Hamid Shahi

Hamid Shahi , Ahmed Bokhari and Pouria Amidi

Hamid Shahi , His Father and Professor Colleen Reid

Hamid Shahi , Bruce Hinds and Mark Tholen

Hamid Shahi , His Father and Professor Doreen Balabanoff

Hamid Shahi and His Father

Hamid Shahi , Jaewon Kim and Chris

Ben Behnia , Hamid Shahi and His Father


GradeEx 101

I would like to take this opportunity and invite all my lovely friends to take some time to visit OCAD University Graduation Exhibition. I promise it would be an amazing inspiring experience.  I personally experienced a great journey at OCADU and met a lot of wonderful and talented friends who inspired me everyday to continue what I do in the field of architecture and design. I also want to take this time send a great appreciation to all of my professors and mentors at OCAD who inspired and supported me at all the time. In addition, kudos to all the graduating lovely friends for their creativity and dedication to make this year a super GradEx 101. Thank you and looking forward to see you all on the opening night.


An Ed / Id Silent Auction

Video documenting some of the amazing moments of our last night’s silent auction at the Umbra store. Thanks to our dedicated Events Committee, Faculty as well as everyone who attended to support. Looking forward to a successful Graduate Exhibition during month of May.





Behind the scenes of our winter station

A video documenting the installation of the steam canoe winter station on the edge of Toronto’s Woodbine beach. 

OCAD U Design & Build during Toronto Winter Stations Design Competition 2016.

A collaboration with Curtis Ho, Jungyun Lee, Monifa Onca Charles, Reila Park, Lambert St‐Cyr, Jaewon Kim, Jason Wong, Hamid Shahi, and Mark Tholen from OCAD University as well as NUCAP Technologies.

Special Thanks to: Bruce Hinds, Jana Macalik, Walter Moffet, Mariano Martellacci, Marc Weersink, Henry Zhang, Sanjana Chokshi, Helena Park, Dieter Janssen, Sarah Fahmy, May Rizkana, Shengjie Qiu, Zico Q He, Alison Fok, Samantha Tam, Cyndi Zhang, Kangmin Lee, Ryan Li, Jessica Huynh, Petar Pilipovic, Aruvi Rajasingham, Supreetha Guntur, Ais Babu, Sarah Rose Woods, Tom Doughty, Ähmed for all of their support.

Documented by Hamid Shahi
Edited by Hamid Shahi 


The Steam Canoe is complete

I am honoured to announce that our winter station is complete and the steam canoe will be on the edge of Toronto’s Woodbine beach until March 20, 2016 to keep all the lovely visitors warm. 

A collaboration with Curtis Ho, Jungyun Lee, Monifa Onca Charles, Reila Park, Lambert St‐Cyr, Jaewon Kim, Jason Wong, Hamid Shahi, and Mark Tholen from OCAD University as well as NUCAP Technologies.

Special Thanks to: Bruce Hinds, Jana Macalik, Walter Moffet, Mariano Martellacci, Marc Weersink, Henry Zhang, Sanjana Chokshi, Dieter Janssen, Sarah Fahmy, May Rizkana, Shengjie Qiu, Zico Q He, Alison Fok, Samantha Tam, Cyndi Zhang, Kangmin Lee, Ryan Li, Jessica Huynh, Petar Pilipovic, Aruvi Rajasingham, Supreetha Guntur, Ais Babu, Sarah Rose Woods, Tom Doughty, Ähmed for all of their support.

Read more:

winterstations.com

archdaily.com

torontolife.com

dezeen.com

toronto.com

Photo Credit: Alison Fok





Winter Stations Design Competition

With an absolute privilege taking part of 2016 Winter Stations Competition along with some of the great talents from OCADU, I am pleased to announce that our proposed design “The Steam Canoe” is going to be shaped into reality on Toronto’s waterfront during February 15 until March 20. 

Read more about Winter Stations and our design: 

http://winterstations.com/

http://www.archdaily.com/

http://www.dezeen.com/

http://www.blogto.com/

#hamidshahi #ocadu #steamcanoe




Community Works Around Us

With the serious crisis and the horrific terrorist attacks around the world, we are facing a real insecurity.  As an architectural designer I still feel that there is hope to create a safer and more collaborating environments around us. Aim of this post is to remind my self and my friends that developing a passion for helping others and giving back to communities should be our number one priority. During my internship in Japan, I also took part in a volunteering opportunity to build a community house in Kamaishi, a city north east of Japan that was damaged intensively by 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. This was a very important learning experience for me in a way that made me realize the communities’ problems even four years after a natural disaster, and learn how architects and other professionals are playing an important role in re-introducing those cities to recover a new life for those who lost their families, homes, and jobs. 

Therefore, I believe no matter where we come from and what we do, we need to effectively contribute after a tragedy by donating some of our precious resources that are our time, our attention, our influence and our creativity- all of which, when done well, can prove more beneficial than charitable donations. 


 

Hamid Shahi in Kamaishi

Hamid Shahi in Kamaishi



Future of Retail Workshop

“As a consumer what should the futures of retail look like in 2040”. This was the main question being asked through out a 3 day workshop where co-creation attempted to unravel the question using the Team Syntegrity protocol. With high interest in future of architecture and design, I had a great opportunity to collaborate and contribute on different topics of the Futures of Shopping and experience being part of a foresight workshop directed by Stephen Davies and his team at OCAD University. 



Interview with Japanese Newspaper

“Nikkan Iwate Kensetsu Kogyo Shinbun” is one of the Daily Iwate Construction Engineering Newspaper that they interviewed me while I was volunteering at a community house in Kamaishi, Japan. This article focuses mostly on interior repainting part of it and it introduces the non profit organization, their team members and their mission as well as Japan Paint Manufactures Association. 

During a short interview they asked me about my overall experience, and they stated “One of the volunteers, Hamid Shahi, an architectural designer, said although we don’t know each other very well and we are meeting here for the first time, but we really enjoyed working together. This is not the first time for me to repaint but there are enough materials and tools that our work went very smoothly.” This experience was definitely something above and beyond my journey to Kamaishi and I wish continuous future developments for Kamaishi and its lovely people. 

Thanks a million to Kiyomi Sakai for sending me this newspaper and Madoka Furuya for translating it.

Hamid Shahi

Hamid Shahi



Canadian Alumni China Reunion

I had the pleasure meeting The Consul General of the People’s China in Toronto, Mr. XUE Bing and Mrs. XUE, his wonderful team as well as some of the talented lovely Canadians, who participated in studying and researching in China.  It was a wonderful event and I appreciate their great hospitality. In addition, I would like to send a special thanks to Dr. David Wood and his team. Also it was amazing meeting the most famous Western personality in China’s media industry, Dashan (Mark Rowswell). I believe working together would lead towards strengthening our bonds of friendship. As they say “Traveling thousands of miles is better than reading thousands of books”. Therefore, I wish everyone to visit East Asia and China soon. 

Christine Keene, Mr. Xue, Mrs. Xue, Christina T and Hamid Shahi

Hamid Shahi , Dashan and Christina T

Hamid Shahi , Dr. David Wood and Friends

Hamid Shahi and Canadian Alumni Reunion


My Internship In Japan

I am really grateful to God to be able to experience an amazing opportunity living and working in Japan for period of four months. Working as an Intern Architect in one of the top Architectural Firms such as Riken Yamamoto & Field Shop was a great learning experience for me. Not only about world of archietcture but also my vision and perspective about life and humanity has been changed ever since. I hope I can create more great design works based on my inspirations from Japan. Moreover, It was a great pleasure working with every talented architects in Riken Yamamoto’s office and a great honour to work for Mr. Riken Yamamoto himself. I am thankful for every minute of it and I wish them the best.

Hamid Shahi and Mr. Riken Yamamoto

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