Associate Professor, Architecture
Office: CARP 114
Rahmani is a licensed architect in the state of Pennsylvania and has professional practice experience at ALSC (Spokane), Hayes Large Architects (Pennsylvania) and Morris Architects (Maryland).
Rahmani’s research focuses on the intersection between critical theory and architecture with recent inquiry into the areas of global urban development and parametric productions. His recent work on Dubai looks at the emergence of that city less as a place and more as a post colonial construct seeking to counteract years of domination by colonial rule.
His book with Bashir Kazimee, on Eastern Islamic cities published in 2003, examines the role that space and architecture play in shaping culture and meaning in the Islamic context in general but three central Asian cities in particular: Isfahan, Lahore and Kabul. A longstanding aspect of his scholarship has been defined by work on Kafka and Architecture, the outcome of which was published in his book “Kafka’s Architectures: Doors, Rooms, Stairs and Windows of an Intricate Literary Edifice” (2014).
Master of Architecture in Building Design, Washington University in St. Louis , 1988
Bachelor of Science in Architecture, Ohio State University, 1985
School of Design + Construction
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