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Hamid Shahi is an Iranian-born Canadian designer from Toronto, that works across a wide variety of fields. He studied Masters of Architecture at the Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism, Carleton University in Ottawa. He has previously earned his Bachelor of Design at OCAD University in Toronto. 

Outside of his academic achievements, he is 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, Hello Wood, TYYZ, and plusFARM all of which have inspired him in learning to continue his pursuit of architecture, innovation and design. 

Through exploring the boundaries between design and our existing world, he is seeking to design sensory spaces and innovative products for creating positive social change in people’s lives around the world. 

He is known for his experimental stance, which allows his intuition to run freely during the design process. With a passion for collaborating with others, his works has been recognized by magazines and institutions such as Dezeen, designboom, Architizer, Archdaily, Houzz, Designlines, Canadian Wood Award, Lexus, DESIGNART Tokyo, DesignTO, IDS, Objet, The Tree Mag and German Design Council.

Awards + Recognition

2020 Habitat & Rehabilitation for Koalas Competition, Healing Trees, Shortlist

2020 Tantuvi Design Challenge, Finalist

2019 DESIGNART Tokyo, Pulse, Under 30 Award

2019 Hello Wood International Summer School & Festival - Hungary, Scholarship 

2019 Edelweiss Starting Hut Competition, Ski Hut 22, Winner 

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

2019 Marvin Canada Architectural Student Design Challenge, Urban Habitat, Winner 

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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