Soheil Nazari

Born in 1991, M.A in Iranian Architecture Studies at the University of Tehran (2014–17), specializing on structural and geometrical aspects of Persian architecture. Master’s thesis titled “Structural and geometrical analysis of Yazdi-Bandi vaults in Persian Islamic architecture” (under Prof. Mazaherian, and Prof. Memarian supervision). 2017–20 teaching assistant to Prof. Mazaherian in comparative studies of Iranian and Islamic world architecture; Instructor/Manager: traditional structures workshop at the Tehran University. Since April 2020 member of DFG research Training Group 1913 “Cultural and Technological Significance of Historic Buildings”.

Research Focus: History of Iranian architecture in Islamic era, documenting Iranian historical buildings, geometrical and structural aspects of Persian vaulting.


Research Project:              
Practical Geometry and Structural Evolution in Persian Islamic Architecture from the 12th to the 16th centuries: A Comparative Study on Persian and Gothic Ribbed Vaults



Nazari, Soheil: Documentation and Analysis of Free-handed Vaulting Technique at the Toor Caravanserai, Iran, in: Campbell, J.W.P. et al. (Eds.): Proceedings of the Ninth Conference of the Construction History Society, Cambridge University 2022, pp. 75–87.

Nazari, Soheil (forthcoming): Practical Geometry of Persian Ribbed Vaults: A Study of Rehabilitation of the Kolahduzan Dome in the Tabriz Historic Bazaar. Proceedings of 7th Congress on Construction History, 12–16 July, 2021. Lisbon 2021.

Nazari, Soheil: Documentation of the Yazdi-bandi Vault at the Plaza of Sadr-e-A’zam, Tehran. International Journal of Architectural Heritage. Taylor&Francis publication. January 2019. 

Nazari, Soheil: Typology, Geometrical and Structure Analysis of Yazdi-Bandi in Persian Architecture. Fine Arts Journal. University of Tehran. No.22. Issue: 1, 2017.

Nazari, Soheil: Survey of Iranian Influences in the Indian Funerary Architecture under the Sultanate of Delhi. Iranian Architecture Studies Journal. University of Kashan. No. 8, 2016.