University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA.
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Architecture. 2014–
Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA.
Master of Architecture in Urban Design, 2008–2010
The City College of the City University of New York, New York, NY.
Bachelor of Architecture, 2003–2008
Iman Ansari is a lecturer at USC School of Architecture and a founding principal of AN.ONYMOUS, a transdisciplinary design firm based in Los Angeles. His work explores the role of architecture and design at the intersection of ecology, technology, and the human body. His office has been a design consultant for NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and is currently a design partner of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies.
Prior to establishing his own practice, Ansari worked for multiple architecture offices including Terreform/ Michael Sorkin Studio, Foreign Office Architects (FOA), Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill (SOM), Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, Gensler, as well as the United Nations Human Settlement Programme (UN-Habitat) where he worked on the Cities and Climate Change Initiative. His work and writings have been published in Log, Architectural Theory Review, Metropolis, Architect’s Newspaper, and Architectural Review among others, and have been exhibited in international venues including the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York and A+D Architecture and Design Museum in Los Angeles.
Ansari holds a professional degree in architecture from the City College of the City University of New York and a post-professional degree in architecture and urban design from Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Currently, he is pursuing a PhD in architecture at UCLA.