Restoration architect and educator Dr. Bagher Ayatollahzadeh Shirazi, who
conducted award-winning conservation work on some of the most important Safavid
monuments in Isfahan during the 1970s, passed away Sunday, August 19th, 2007. As
a lecturer in urban development and ranking member of various cultural
organizations, he was a leading figure in the movement to preserve historic
sites throughout Iran and the region. Dr. Shirazi served as head of the Iranian branch
of the International Council on Monuments and Sites
(ICOMOS) and as Director of the Architecture Department of the Iranian
Academy of Arts. As the Deputy Director of the Iranian Cultural Heritage
Organization (ICHO), Dr. Shirazi's oversight of the restoration of the pavilions
and gardens of
Chehel Sutun, Hasht Behesht, and Ali Qapu in Isfahan earned him an
Aga Khan Award for Architecture during the inaugural cycle of the triennial
prize. (Source: ArchNet; contributed by Jared
Dr. Shirazi Family Foundation)
1964-1970 University of Rome, Faculty of Architecture,
Specialized School for Study and Restoration of Historic Monuments,
PhD in Study and Restoration of Historic Monuments,
1963-1964 Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Tehran
PhD in Urbanism (Unfinished)
Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Tehran
MA in Architecture
1966-1978 Technical Office for Conservation of Isfahan Province
Historic Monuments - Isfahan, Iran
of Technical Office for Conservation of Isfahan Province Historic
of the office.
Promotion of internationally accepted criteria for conservation.
Training qualified technicians and traditional craftsmanship.
Study and realization of hundred restoration projects in monuments and
Performing a comprehensive historical study on city of Isfahan (City of
Light) and presenting the results in an exhibition in the British
Received an award of Agha Khan Foundation for the restorations and
rehabilitations carried out during this period.
Promoting of establishment of the Faraby University, the first school
for restoration of historical monuments in Iran (1976).
1978-1987 National Organization for the Conservation of Historic
Monuments - Tehran,Iran
Director of the National Organization for the Conservation of Historic
period coincided with political and cultural changes because of Islamic
Revolution of Iran and the disasters of imposed Iraqi war which both had
drastic impacts on historic monuments and sites.
extensive efforts for safeguard, maintenance and preservation of
historic monuments and sites in danger at national level.
Promote initiatives and measures in international level for the
conservation of national cultural heritage.
Promote the idea of creating an efficient organization to embrace all
activities regarding different aspects of national cultural heritage and
prepare the draft and receive finally the legal approval of the
Parliament for the establishment of the Iranian Cultural Heritage
Organization in 1985-1988. This organization is responsible for all
research, conservation and presentation activities regarding Iran
Establishment the scientific journal of cultural heritage studies, named
1987-2000 Iranian Cultural Heritage Organization (ICHO) - Tehran,Iran
Coordinator Deputy of Iranian Cultural Heritage
and coordination of all ICHO activities at the national and
Coordination between various departments of research, conservation and
Establishment of a center for higher education of cultural heritage with
seven programs created to train specialists in different fields of
Establishment of executive centers of ICHO in all provincial centers,
with the objective to extend ICHO activities all over the country.
Iranian Cultural Heritage Organization (ICHO) Tehran,Iran
Manager and Editor-in Chief of Athar Scientific and Research
Author of "Isfahan in the
history", in progress.
Translation of "Islamic
Architecture", survey of Persian Art, Arthur Pope, under
Translation of the
"Islamic Architecture" book by Robert Hillenbrand, Rozaneh, 2001.
Prefaced by Professor R. Hillenbrand.
Editor of the proceedings
of First International Congress of "Iranian Architecture and
Urbanism", 5 volumes, ICHO, 1995.
Editor of the proceedings
of Second International Congress of "Iranian Architecture and
Urbanism", 5 volumes, ICHO, 1999.
Over 65 scientific and
research papers on architecture, conservation and related topics
that have been published in journals and proceedings.
several courses at:
school of restoration
The centre of higher cultural heritage education
Faculty of Architecture, Shahid Beheshti University
Faculty of Fine Arts, Tehran University
Faculty of Architecture, Elm-o-sanat University
Faculty of Architecture, Azad University
Supervisor and advisor of 100 final theses in postgraduate, graduate and
Permanent member of Iran Academy of Art.
Member of board of directors, ICOMOS national committee.
Member of technical consult of ICHO.
Member of the Architecture and Urbanism Committee of Iran Academy of
Secretary of the permanent secretariat for the Congress of the History
of Iranian Architecture & Urbanism.
Invited expert of ICOMOS Evaluation Mission for Uzbakestan, 2001 and
Invited expert of UNESCO for the study and definition of protected areas
of three Islamic Javanese cities, 1975-1976.
Agha Khan Foundation Award for
Architecture for the restoration of the historic monuments in Isfahan,
Honored as a Selected Feature of Iranian Architecture and Culture by the
Iran Academy of Art, 2001.
Honored as a Devoted Feature of cultural heritage by Iranian Cultural
Heritage Organization, 2003.
Professional architect and designer of several building and complexes
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