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Catherine Spiridonoff

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Contact Type Architects (individuals)
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Email info@fma-co.com
Website www.fma-co.com/

Architect, CEO & Founder at
Fluid Motion Architects

   Born 1968, Tehran. A researcher, architect, professor at university, founder and C.E.O at Fluid Motion Architects since 2004 in Tehran; also founder and Manager of iRODE Company in the field of R & D since 2009. She received her Master’s degree in architecture and urban planning from University of Science & Technology, in Tehran, in 1994. Catherine has a special point of view in her approaches which includes both scientific and artistic methods. She stepped into the world of music at the age of four and later became a classical guitar player. According to Spiridonoff, music led her to a better understanding of required combinations of forms. 

   She has many studies in neurology and art, ancient architectural placement based on energies and painting. She follows many activities which may seem irrelevant to her professional world of architecture, but believes that, as an architect, comprehensive awareness of genuine human issues opens up the path to a better world and this awareness is an essential prerequisite, which can be acquired by learning from nature. Her architectural designs have received numerous awards; such as BID, WAF, Memar, and her articles have been published in different national and international publications.



 Experience

1. Member at AIA

American Institute of Architects

August 2015 – Present 3 years 7 months

2. Member at APLD

Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD)

August 2015 – Present 3 years 7 months

3. Professor

Azad University of Tehran faculty of Architecture

February 2010 – Present 9 years 1 month

Tehran Iran

4. Founder and Director

IrodE

January 2008 – Present 11 years 2 months

Net

IrodE is the research, study, branding and publication studio of the architectural practice, Fluid Motion Architects which was founded in Tehran in 2004 by Catherine Spiridonoff and others. IrodE was established in 2008 operating as a brain within and independent from the firm. It is directed by Catherine and has a goal of finding links between Health and Design based on information, research, organization, development, environment and how architecture can affect beliefs and thoughts, health and life style. It also enables the practice of studying sometimes even without having a client, or any architectural form of design in mind.

5. CEO and Founder

Fluid Motion Architects

July 2004 – Present  14 years 8 months

Tehran Iran

- Catherine serves as the key linking device between the organization and its environment.

- She is the nerve center of key information in the firm. The brain, not the computer, is the data bank of key information in the firm.

- She takes full charge of the organization’s strategy-making system, by which important decisions are made and integrated. Decisions related to crises, problems, and major opportunities must be overseen and integrated by her.

- She performs much work at an unrelenting pace. Partly Catherine runs liaison, information processing, and strategy-making systems at the firm. Her evening activities are usually work related, and she seldom appears able to put her concern for her work aside.

- Her work is characterized by brevity, discontinuity and variety. She tries to keep all her activities brief, actively encouraging interruption in her work to maintain the rapid pace and flow of information,to avoid wasting time.

- She gravitates to more active, concrete elements in her work. Catherine shows strong preference for activities that are current, specific and well-defined and those that are non-routine. She gives little attention to routine operating reports.

- Spiridonoff demonstrates a preference for the verbal media. Communication is part of her work. 

- The prime occupational hazard of her job is superficiality. All this is reflected most clearly in her “dilemma of delegation.”

- She does not work according to procedures that have been prescribed by scientific analysis. Catherine may make decisions dealing with modern technology, but use the same intuitive procedures in making them.

 6. Professor

Azad University of Tabriz

January 1998 – January 1999  1 year 1 month

Tabriz Iran

 

Education

Iran University of Science and Technology

Master’s Degree, Architecture & Urban Design

 

Honors & Awards

  • Competition for Designing Darya Commercial Complex in Tehran | Second Place Prize - 2013
  • The Third Facade Architecture Award | First Place Prize and Recognition Plaque for Golfam Office Building - 2012
  • World Quality Commitment | Golden Prize - 2012
  • Competition for Designing Saba Commercial & Recreational Complex in Tehran | First Place Prize in Invitational Architectural Design - 2010
  • AR Awards for Emerging Architecture | Mellat Park Cineplex Project awarded a commendation - 2009
  • World Architecture Festival | Mellat Park Cineplex Project shortlisted in “Cultural” Category WAF awards -  2009
  • Invitational Architectural Competition | First Place Prize and Recognition Plaque for the design of the Persian Gulf International Trade Center - 2008
  • Memar Award 2008 | First Place Prize, Architect Badge and the Recognition Plaque for the design and supervision of Mellat Park Cineplex - 2008
  • Memar Award 2007 | Fourth Place Prize and Recognition Plaque for the design and supervision of Pole Roomi Office
  • Building - 2007
  • The Fifth Concrete Day Congress, Selection of best projects of 2007 | Recognition Plaque and trophy for the design and supervision of Mellat Park Cineplex, which entitled the best concrete building of the year. - 2007
  • The First Architectural and Urban Design Competition held by the Tehran Municipality | Recognition Certificate and trophy for the best façade in the design and construction of Pole Roomi Office Building’s façade - 2007
  • Residential Complex in Yazd | Second place in Architectural Competition of Safayieh - 2006
  • Competition for Defa-e Moghadas War Garden-Museum held by Tehran Municipality | Second Place and Recognition Plaque for the Architectural - 2005
  • Invitational Architectural Design Competition for Sepah Shahr Residential Complex in Tehran | Honorable Mention - 2005
  • Architectural Competition for the Design of a Residential Building for Mr. Ghanizadeh | Second Place Prize and Recognition Plaque - 2004
  • Architectural Design Competition for Sarah & Navab Zaer Sara Guesthouse in Mashhad | Second Place Prize - 2004
  • Memar Award 2004 | Fifth Place Award and Recognition Plaque for the Design and Construction of The House of Dual 
  • Shell - 2004
  • Architectural Design Competition for a Development Builiding for Jahad Daneshgahi Higher Education Institute in Tehran | First Place Award - 2003
  • Architectural Design Competition for Research Buildings for the Pardis Technology Park Companies | Second Place Prize and Recognition Plaque for the Design of Petonia Co. Research Building - 2002
  • Architectural Design of a 2,500-unit Residential Building in Tabriz | First Place Award - 2002

 Languages

  • English
  • Russian
  • Persia

Projects

1. Ajoudanieh Residential Building

Starting 2015

2. Arteh Office & Commercial Complex

Starting 2015

3. Chain Office Building

Starting 2014

4. Farmanieh Residential & Commercial Complex

Starting 2014

5. Farzin Residential Tower

Starting 2014

6. Piruzi Residential & Commercial Complex

Starting 2014

7. Niayesh Administrative and Commercial Complex

Starting 2013

8. Shahrak-e Gharb Villa

Starting 2013

9. Yas Office Building

Starting 2013

10. Yasaman Residential Tower

Starting 2013

11. Ava Parking & Commercial Complex

Starting 2012

12. Sepehr Office & Commercial Tower

Starting 2011

13. Saba Commercial & Recreational Complex

Starting 2010

14. Jaam Tower

Starting 2009

15. Vali-e-asr Mosque

Starting 2008

16. IMAX Cineplex

Starting 2006

17. Administrative Building of 1001 City

2013 – 2013

18. Darya Commercial Complex

2013 – 2013

19. Padideh Kish Multiplex

2013 – 2013

20. Pasargad Bank Commercial Complex

2013 – 2013

21. Atlas Department Store

2011 – 2012

22. Darmanyab-e-Darou Co. Administrative Building

2009 – 2012

23. Golfam Office Building

2008 – 2012

24. Nik and Novin Commercial Building

2010 – 2012

25. Chamestan Commercial & Cultural Complex

2010 – 2011

26. Defa-e-Moghadas War Museum in Qom

2010 – 2011

27. Parmis Commercial Complex

2011 – 2011

28. five stars Hotel on Gandhi Ave.

2010 – 2010

29. Gohardasht Commercial Complex

2010 – 2010

30. Vali-e-asr Cultural Complex in Mashhad

2009 – 2009

31. Mellat Bank Building

2008 – 2008

32. Mellat Park Cineplex

2003 – 2008

33. The Persian Gulf International Trade Center

2008 – 2008

34. Baagh-e-Noor Commercial & Cultural Complex

2007 – 2007

35. Mellat Park Multi Story Car Park

2007 – 2007

36. Mellat Park Roofed Parking & Wonderland Building

2007 – 2007

37. Tehransar Unknown Martyr Memorial

2007 – 2007

38. Safayieh Residential Complex in Yazd

2006 – 2006

39. Administrative Building for Mr. Eslami on Elahieh Ave.

2005 – 2005

40. Administrative Building for Mr. Eslami on Zafar Ave.

2005 – 2005

41. Building for Tenants in Isfahan

2005 – 2005

42. Defa-e-Moghadas War Garden-Museum

2005 – 2005

43. Zeitoon Commercial and Office Complex in Gonbad

2005 – 2005

44. Ati Center

2004 – 2004

45. Building for Mr. Ghanizadeh

2004 – 2004

46. Building for Tenants in Isfahan

2003 – 2004

47. Development Building for Jahad Daneshgahi Higher Education Institute

2003 – 2004

48. Pirouz Research Building

2003 – 2004

49. Sarah & Navab Guesthouse in Mashhad

2004 – 2004

50. Sepah Shahr Residential Complex in Tehran

2004 – 2004

51. Koohsar 300-villa Complex in Chalous

2003 – 2003

52. Riahi Co. Research Building

2003 – 2003

53. 120-unit Residential Building in Tabriz

2002 – 2002

54. 2,500-unit Residential Building in Tabriz

2002 – 2002

55. Iran Medical Gas Co. Research Building

2002 – 2002

56. Petonia Co. Research Building

2002 – 2002

57. Self-service Restaurant for Amirkabir University

2002 – 2002

 

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