Shazad Ghanbari

Ph.D., AIA INT.

Senior Design Principal

“Architecture is a field of application for various forces: space, time and economy. The director—the ‘conductor’—should understand all of these forces to find the right team members—the ‘instruments’—to create this harmonious frozen symphony.”

As a Principal, Shazad challenges the architecture professionals at the Westgroup studio to learn and respond to the most fundamental expression of a client’s vision. A seasoned expert with over 25 years of experience, Shazad ensures each design study and solution maximizes the value of various forms, systems and materials. His vast experience working with both public and private clients allow him to exceed performance expectations, all the while remaining sensitive to context, culture, climate, budget and schedule.

Advice Shazad Still Lives By:
“Whenever I am working on the problem, I never think about beauty; I think only of how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not ‘beautiful,’ I know it is wrong.” – Richard Buckminster Fuller