Iman Ansari

Adjunct Assistant Professor


Ph.D. Candidate, UCLA Architecture & Urban Design MAUD, Harvard Graduate School of Design B.Arch, The City College of the City University of New York

Iman Ansari is an architectural designer, historian and educator. He is a founding principal of AN.ONYMOUS, a trans-disciplinary design practice based in Los Angeles and San Fransisco. His practice focuses on speculative approaches towards design and the exploration of tools, methods, and techniques of production. His projects encompass a diverse range of scales from urban and architectural design to furniture, games and prosthetics. His work has been published widely and exhibited at international venues including the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, Hammer Museum, and A+D Museum in Los Angeles. His office is currently a design partner of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, and has been a consultant for NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and Google.

Ansari’s doctoral research examines the intertwined relationship between architecture and medicine in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century in the United States. He has contributed to multiple books and edited volumes on architectural history and theory, landscape architecture and urbanism. His writings have appeared in journals such as Architectural Theory Review, Architectural Review, Architect’s Newspaper, Journal for the Society of Architectural Historians, Log, Metropolis, Room One Thousand, Cabinet Magazine, and Places Journal among others. 

Ansari is currently an adjunct assistant professor at USC School of Architecture where he teaches courses in architectural design and theory. He has previously taught at UNLV School of Architecture, at UCLA Architecture and Urban Design, and at the City College of New York Spitzer School of Architecture. Ansari holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the City College of New York, and a Master of Architecture in Urban Design from Harvard University Graduate School of Design. He is currently a Ph.D. Candidate in Architecture at UCLA.

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