@rezaniik
@rezaniik
[living.loving.experimenting]

trained as an architect, a curious experimentalist.

Currently, Reza Nik is balancing his time between teaching at the Daniels Faculty of Architecture at the University of Toronto, and experimenting with creating a transdisciplinary architectural practice through daily experiments in various mediums. Follow along on instagram & twitter.  


ARCHITECTURE EXPERIENCE
2019-present - Architecture Lab [name tbd] , Toronto, Canada
2018-2019 - Co-FounderCAstudio, Toronto, Canada
2018-2019 - PrincipalstudioAC, Toronto, Canada
2016-2017 - Studio DirectorLiving Architecture Systems Group, Toronto, Canada
2016-2017 - Associate, Philip Beesley Architect Inc., Toronto, Canada
2007-2018- Intern Architect:
- Toms + McNally Design, Hamilton, Canada
- Diamond Schmitt Architects Inc., Toronto, Canada
- Estudio PAC,  Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Coop Himmelb(L)au, Vienna, Austria
- Vilalta Arquitectos, Barcelona, Spain
- Lynch + Comisso Architects, Toronto, Canada

COMMUNITY & CREATIVE LEAD EXPERIENCE
2014-2017 - Founder and Collaborator, 7±2, Toronto, Canada
2015-2016 - Acting Creative Director, Architecture for Humanity Toronto Chapter, Toronto, Canada
2014-2016 - Founding Member and Creative Director, Art x Architects, Toronto, Canada
2010-2011 - Design-Build Participant, Basic Initiative, Buenos Aires, Argentina & Ladakh, India
2007, 2015 - Volunteer, Habitat for Humanity
2006, 2014 - Volunteer, Doors Open Toronto
2009 - Designer & Editor,  StudioEAST Publication, Halifax, Canada

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
2017 - Present - Sessional Lecturer, Daniels Faculty of Architectures, Landscape & Design, University of Toronto
2017 - Teaching Assistant + Instructor, University of Waterloo
2014-2017 - Teaching Assistant,  OCADU
2012-2013 - Teaching Assistant, Dalhousie University
2013-Present - Invited Critic, University of Toronto, University of Waterloo, OCADU, Ryerson University
2015-2017 - Facilitator, TDSB Highschool Workshops with Toronto Centre for Entrepreneurial Art & Design

EDUCATION
2013 - Dalhousie University, Master of Architecture [M.Arch] with distinction, Halifax, Canada
2011 - Peter Behrens School of Arts[PBSA], Düsseldorf, Germany
2010 - Dalhousie University, Bachelor of Environmental Design Studies [B.E.D.S], Halifax, Canada
2007 - University of Toronto, Honours Bachelor of Arts [Hon. BA] Specialist in Art History and minor in Near and Middle-Eastern Civilizations, Toronto, Canada

PUBLICATIONS
2014 -  lunch9: In Excess,  University of Virginia School of Architecture Publication| contribution
2013 - Arqa109: Arquitetura e Arte, Portuguese Architectural publication | mention
2011 - Aedes Publication | mention
2011 - Architetto.info | mention
2010 - StudioEast: Dalhousie University Student Journal | contribution

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2017 - EDIT (Expo for Design, Innovation & Technology) by Design Exchange, Invi[n]sible Cities
2015-2016 - Art x Architects, Gladstone Hotel & Rivoli | exhibition
2015 - Fugue (with 7±2), Nuit Blanche Toronto | installation
2011 - Tempelhof Library Design, Aedes Architekturforum Berlin | exhibition

RECOGNITION
2014 - Prix de Rome Emerging Practitioner, Canada Council for the Arts | Finalist
2014 - World’s Best Graduation Projects, Archiprix International | Shortlisted
2014 - Thesis Award of Excellence, Canadian Architect | Shortlisted
2014 - Alpha Rho Chi Medal | Awarded
2012 - M.Arch in-course Scholarship, Dalhousie University | Awarded
2010 - Ojars Biskaps Award, Nova Scotia Association of Architects | Awarded
2010 - Dalhousie University Sexton Scholar