He was born in Tehran in 1922 and died in 1985 in Cap d’Antibes, France. Heydar Ghiaï-Chamlou graduated from the École des Beaux-Arts Paris in 1952, was known as a pioneer of modern architecture in Iran. He designed the Senate House, the Royal Tehran Hilton Hotel, several train stations, cinemas, various civic and government buildings and the first series of state of the art hospitals. As a Professor of Architecture at the University of Tehran, he taught several generations of architects.
- Royal Tehran Hilton Hotel in collaboration with British Architect Raglan Squire
- Senate House of Iran (The Parliament bulding of Islamic Republic of Iran from 1979 to 2005)
- House of Iran in Paris - Avicenne Foundation