Azadeh Rashidi is a founding partner of Schulhof Rashidi Architects, a practice established in 2022 with Paul Schulhof. Prior to launching her own practice, Azadeh was part of the management team at the New York based Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects | Partners (TWBTA). During her 15 years at TWBTA, Azadeh was a leader on several high profile, award winning projects, including the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts at the University of Chicago, the addition and renovation of Dartmouth College’s Hood Museum of Art and the renovation of David Geffen Hall, home of the New York Philharmonic at Lincoln Center.
Azadeh’s experience at TWBTA has translated to expertise in complex performing arts buildings, museums, as well as in the renovation of existing buildings. As a lead designer, Azadeh has guided large teams through the technical challenges of coordination across disciplines, with the goal of preserving design intention and integrity while satisfying the requirements of a wide range of stakeholders.
Azadeh’s design approach centers on inclusivity. She believes that human relations are at the center of design and that architecture’s intrinsic value is in the ways that it positively augments these relations, while respecting, preserving and restoring our natural environment.
Azadeh spearheaded a mentorship program at TWBTA whose goal was to address the inequities of minority and immigrant opportunities in the Architecture profession. A team of mentors work closely with students to serve as an educational resource, offering greater exposure to the field and the opportunities that exist within it.
Prior to her work at TWBTA, she was an associate at WG Clark Architects in Charlottesville, VA and served as the project architect for the award winning addition to the School of Architecture at the University of Virginia. Azadeh holds both Bachelors and Master of Architecture degrees from the University of Virginia, where she has also taught.