Mehrdad Yazdani (March 9, 1994)



Mehrdad Yazdani, a former design principal and a vice-president of Ellerbe Becket, describes the work of his firm. He prefaces his talk by saying that when he was in school in the 1980s, there were new definitions of “isms” coming out weekly, however he is more interested in constructed architecture. He discusses his design for a Red Line Metro Station in Los Angeles, the site and its relation to topography and surface, and his intention to create an urban space. Yazdani also shows two projects for the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power, and the design of a house for himself and his wife, a fashion designer reflecting her forms and patterns. He discusses various corporate projects from Ellerbe Becket during the 1980s. Yazdani presents current projects such as clubhouse in Oman and a movie theatre at the Universal City/City Walk.

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