Farzam Yazdanseta

Farzam Yazdanseta is an educator and a licensed architect. He is the founder and principal of FYA: Farzam Yazdanseta Architecture PLLC based in Brooklyn. In addition to teaching at RISD, he has held teaching positions at Pratt, City College of New York, The Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute of Technology School of Architecture and University of Maryland School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.

Yazdanseta has worked for several architectural practices in New York. At Eisenman Architects, he was the project architect and lead designer for the Eisenman Architects Gwangju Folly project for the 2011 Gwangju Biennale in South Korea. At Reiser + Umemoto RUR Architecture PC, he was part of the winning team for the Taipei Pop Music Center competition. He also worked for Handel Architects, Perkins Eastman and LEFT in New York City.

Yazdanseta earned his Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University GSAPP in 2010 and holds undergraduate and MArch degrees from the University of Maryland. While at the University of Maryland, he won first prize in architectural design for the 2007–08 FormZ Joint Study Award Program. He was also selected as a recipient of the 2008 Thesis Prize in Architecture.

Yazdanseta is a registered architect in the state of New York.

  • BA, University of Maryland, College Park
  • MARC, University of Maryland, College Park
  • MS, Columbia University


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