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PROJECT GENERAL INFORMATION

 

Name: Damavand College

Location: Tehran , Iran

Architecture Firm: Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation [→]

Architects: William Wesley Peters in collaboration with Nezam Ameri, Kamal Kamooneh, Hormozdyar Khosravi

Date: 1974 -1975

Type: Educational

 

 

Until 1974-75, The College was located in the center of Tehran at 13 Kucheh Diba, Char Rah sayed Ali, below the intersection of Manouchehri and Saadi Avenues. During the academic year of 1975-76 the college moved to its new campus, East of Niavaran, Lashgark road. The total campus plan drawn by the Frank Lloyd Wright Associated Architects, William Wesley Peters with its typical rich blending of the building materials and the design blending with the local physical environment. Associated Architecture called for the addition of a student center; gymnasium, athletic fields and residence halls. Peters also designed the Pearl Palace in Iran, and the Kaden Tower in Louisville, Ky. It is noticeable to know that the main building of Marin County Civic Center, just North of San Francisco, was also designed by William Wesley Peters. It very much resembles Damavand College with its distinctive blue tiled roof.

Since 1988 the building is the location of the administrative office of Payame Noor University.

 

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