🌟Assist Prof Dr. Nahideh Rezaei, Architecture, Best Researcher Award🏆

Assistant Professor at Tabriz Islamic Art University, Iran

Nahideh Rezaei is an accomplished assistant professor at Tabriz Islamic Art University in Tabriz, Iran. With a strong background in Islamic architecture and significant academic achievements, she has made notable contributions to her field through teaching, research, and publications. Her work focuses on integrating contemporary economic activities with historical spatial organization, particularly in Tabriz Grand Bazaar.

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Nahideh Rezaei has an extensive academic presence, demonstrated by her active profiles on platforms like Google Scholar, LinkedIn, ResearchGate, and Academia. She has published multiple peer-reviewed articles in reputable journals, contributing significantly to the fields of architecture and urban planning.

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Nahideh Rezaei holds a PhD in Islamic Architecture from Tabriz Islamic Art University, where she graduated with the highest ranking in her courses. She also completed an academic visiting program at Politecnico di Milano. She earned her Master of Architecture from Kashan University, graduating as the highest-ranking student with a GPA of 18.94/20. Her Bachelor’s degree in Architecture was obtained from Tabriz International University, where she also ranked first among graduates.

Research Focus

Rezaei’s research focuses on the intersection of contemporary economic activities and the spatial organization of historical marketplaces, specifically Tabriz Grand Bazaar. She also explores the renewal of traditional housing principles through energy-efficient approaches and the development of new constructions within historical urban contexts, emphasizing cultural landscape values.

Professional Journey

Rezaei began her academic career teaching at various institutions, including Tabriz Islamic Art University, Tabriz University, Seraj University, and Marand Technical College. She has taught a range of subjects from design courses to rural architecture and technical drawing. Her professional journey is marked by her dedication to teaching and her active participation in numerous research projects.

Honors & Awards

Throughout her academic career, Rezaei has received numerous accolades. She was ranked first among PhD, Master, and Bachelor students at her respective universities. She was awarded the Erasmus Prize (2019-2020) and the Ali Pulad Award for being the best student of architecture in East Azarbaijan province in 2019. Additionally, she has won multiple awards from Iran’s National Elite Foundation, including the Rahnemun Award and the Shahid Vezvayi Award.

Publications Noted & Contributions

Rezaei has authored numerous articles in scientific-research journals. Her notable works include studies on the climatic quality of communication pathways, the spatial organization of Tabriz Grand Bazaar, and the architectural-climatic quality of post-disaster housing. Her research contributions have provided significant insights into the integration of traditional and contemporary architectural practices.

Contemporary Developments of Tabriz Leather and Shoe Bazaar

  • Title: A study on the form contemporary developments of Tabriz leather and shoe Bazaar (marketplace) from the late Qajar to current period
  • Authors: RN Nabi, N Rezaei, R MohammadZadeh, F Haghparast
  • Journal: Frontiers of Architectural Research, 2024
  • Focus: This study explores the evolution of the Tabriz leather and shoe Bazaar from the late Qajar period to the present. It examines architectural changes, economic impacts, and cultural significance within this historical marketplace.
  • Key Points:
    • Architectural transformations over different historical periods.
    • Impact of socio-economic changes on the market structure.
    • Preservation and modernization efforts in contemporary times.

Conservation of Historical Buildings and Sites in Iran

  • Title: Conservation of Historical Buildings and Sites in Iran “The Role of Cultural Heritage Organization”
  • Authors: Farzin Haghparast, Nahideh Rezaei, Raana Najjari Nabi
  • Journal: International Hybrid Symposium, 2023
  • Focus: Discusses the role of Iran’s Cultural Heritage Organization in preserving historical buildings and sites.
  • Key Points:
    • Strategies and policies for conservation.
    • Case studies of successful preservation projects.
    • Challenges faced by heritage conservation efforts.

Morphology of Historical Marketplaces

  • Title: Evaluation of morphology of historical marketplaces from Seljuk to Pahlavi dynasty (Case study: Tabriz Grand Bazaar)
  • Authors: Farzin Haghparast, Nahideh Rezaei, Raana Najjari Nabi
  • Journal: International Hybrid Symposium, 2023
  • Focus: Analyzes the morphological changes of historical marketplaces, specifically the Tabriz Grand Bazaar, from the Seljuk to the Pahlavi dynasty.
  • Key Points:
    • Architectural and functional changes over centuries.
    • Influence of political and economic factors on marketplace structure.
    • Historical significance and modern relevance of the Bazaar.

Structure and Decoration of Tabriz Grand Mosque

  • Title: Studying the structure and decoration of Tabriz Grand Mosque in the Seljuk period
  • Authors: Farzin Haghparast, Raana Najjari Nabi, Nahideh Rezaei
  • Journal: International Hybrid Symposium, 2023
  • Focus: Examines the architectural structure and decorative elements of the Tabriz Grand Mosque during the Seljuk period.
  • Key Points:
    • Detailed analysis of structural design and decorative motifs.
    • Influence of Seljuk architectural style on the mosque’s design.
    • Preservation and restoration considerations for historical integrity.

These studies collectively contribute to the understanding of Tabriz’s architectural heritage, the evolution of its marketplaces, and contemporary efforts towards preservation and modernization.

Research Timeline

  • 2014-2015: Published works on climatic principles in architecture and participated in national conferences.
  • 2016-2018: Conducted research on post-disaster housing quality and spatial organization in historical contexts.
  • 2019-2020: Engaged in academic visiting at Politecnico di Milano and published several influential articles.
  • 2021-2023: Focused on the impact of economic activities on Tabriz Grand Bazaar, with publications in high-impact journals.
  • 2024: Continued research and presented findings at international symposia.

Collaborations and Projects

Rezaei has collaborated with prominent scholars such as Dr. Farzin Haqparast and Dr. Rahmat Mohammad Zadeh on various research projects. These projects include analyzing the spatial organization of Tabriz Grand Bazaar, the architectural-climatic quality of post-disaster housing, and the social quality of open spaces in university campuses. She has also been involved in documenting historical markets and organizing urban landscapes in collaboration with the Research Center of the Islamic City Council of Tabriz.

Through her comprehensive research, teaching, and collaborative efforts, Nahideh Rezaei continues to make significant contributions to the field of Islamic architecture and urban planning.

Nahideh Rezaei | Architecture | Best Researcher Award

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