Farzam Yazdanseta

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Assistant Chairperson of Undergraduate Architecture, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Lecturer Undergraduate Architecture, Continuing and Professional Studies fyazdans@pratt.edu 718.399.4362 p 718.399.4332 f Brooklyn Campus, Higgins Hall North 1st fl

Current Course Listing (4)

21/SP-ARCH-503-05 Degree Project: Design Studio

21/SP-ARCH-503-06 Degree Project: Design Studio


M.S.AAD Columbia University;

M.Arch University of Maryland;

B.A University of Maryland


Farzam Yazdanseta, AIA, NCARB is an educator and a licensed architect. He is the founder and principal of FYA: Farzam Yazdanseta Architecture PLLC based in Brooklyn. Since 2012 he has been a member of the faculty at Pratt Institute School of Architecture. He has held teaching positions at Rhode Island School of Design Department of Architecture, City College of New York The Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute of Technology School of Architecture and University of Maryland School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.
Farzam received a Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University GSAPP in 2010. He holds undergraduate and Master of Architecture degrees from the University of Maryland. While at the University of Maryland, he won the first prize in architectural design for the 2007-2008 FormZ Joint Study Award Program. He was also selected as a recipient of the 2008 Thesis Prize in Architecture. He has worked in the offices of Eisenman Architects, Reiser Umemoto, Perkins Eastman and Handel Architects in New York City. At Eisenman Architects, he was the project architect and lead designer for the Eisenman Architects Gwangju Folly project for the 2011 Gwangju Biennale in South Korea. At Reiser + Umemoto RUR Architecture P.C., he was part of the winning team for the Taipei Pop Music Center competition. He was a design consultant for Actual/Office in New York City as well as MSR Design in Maryland.
In January 2019, he was appointed Assistant Chairperson of Undergraduate Architecture at Pratt Institute. Since Fall 2017, he has managed the School of Architecture's Social Media campaigns and has organized, administered and curated the Michael Hollander Drawing Excellence Award.
Farzam is a registered architect in the State of New York, NCARB certified and a member of the American Institute of Architects.