Marziah Zad

Marziah Zad is continuously cultivating an architectural design approach that is positioned at the intersection of investigative, computational design and a celebration of existing narratives related to place and identity.
Marziah developed professional experience in Lebanon, Spain, Iran, and West Coast USA before co-founding Ashrafi & Zad Design together with Raha Ashrafi in 2019. Working from the intimate scale to the territorial, the practice has been awarded multiple distinctions for designed and completed projects.
She is part of the design faculty at the University of Oregon’s School of Architecture and Environments in Oregon, San Jose State University’s College of Design in California, USA, and the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia in Barcelona, Spain.