Alireza Sagharchi Lecture: An Architectural Journey: In Search of Tradition


Location: 104 Bond Hall

The Robert A.M. Stern Architects Lecture


Lecture Summary


Alireza Sagharchi will present the recent work of his office in the context of Architecture as a global practice, particularly with projects that are often within other vernacular or physical and socio-cultural contexts and traditions. Contrary to the current milieu of International Architecture and disregard for cultural context, the belief that there are many Traditions and ideals of The Classical, provides the Architecture with a dexterity of approach that allows new buildings to be successfully embedded in the fabric of other building cultures. He will discuss how Traditional Architecture and Urbanism confidently tackle the challenges of building in different parts of the world by finding inspiration in the genius of the locality and universality of Classicisms in its much wider context.




Alireza Sagharchi R.I.B.A., FRSA is the Principal of Stanhope Gate Architecture in London. He is an internationally renowned Architect and a leading practitioner and an exponent of contemporary classical architecture and traditional urban design. During his professional career, he has been responsible for major master planning and building projects in the UK, Europe, North America and the Middle East. His projects have received awards and have been widely published and exhibited.
He has taught at the Prince of Wales' Institute of Architecture and has been a visiting critic at a number of schools of architecture in the UK and the US. He is also the co-author of the recently published books titled ‘New Palladians’ and 'Traditional Architecture' which carry a foreword by HRH, the Prince of Wales. Alireza is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts, the Chairman of the Traditional Architecture Group at the R.I.B.A., A trustee of the International Network for Traditional Building Architecture and Urbanism (INTBAU). He is a member of the Prince’s Foundation and sits on the Casework Panel of the Georgian Group.