Nassar Golzari

Relevant Professional Activities

  • Associate Lecturer, Department of Architecture at Oxford Brookes University. Running a joint studio along with Yara Sharif for Part 2 Students of Architecture.
  • Consultant for Riwaq: centre for Architectural Conservation, Palestine. Working on the regeneration and protection plans of 50 historic centres.
  • Academic consultant for an entire brand new university in Karachi in Pakistan called the Nazeer Hussain University.
  • Design-led research on the 'Role of Technology and Cultural Identity on Sustainability'.
  • Design module leader at University of Westminster for Masters in Architecture, Cultural Identity and Globalization. MACIG.
  • Founder and senior partner of Golzari-NGArchitects (NGA), London. Working on a number of urban regeneration strategies and design projects nationally and internally with design-based research as a key working methodology to create culturally sensitive and sustainable urban development.

Proffesional Affilications

  • Co founder of Palestine Regeneration Team PART – a design led research group
  • Member of Climate Change Research group
  • External examiner Girne American University, Cyprus


Fraser, M & Golzari, N. (2014) Architecture and Globalization in the Persian Gulf Region. Ashgate Publishing. London. (co editor)

Golzari, N., & Sharif, Y. (2011). “Reclaiming space and identity: heritage-led regeneration in Palestine”. The Journal of Architecture. Vol.16 (1), pp.121-144.


2005 - ‘London Post colonial Hyper Modern city’ Sharjeh Urban Planning Symposium

2003 - Investigations on vertical Gardens, green roofs and natural cooling system for a prototype Green Office - In association with Pierre d’Avoine Architects and London Metropolitan University.

2002 - Research on energy efficiency methods, courtyard climatic house with solar chimneys- in association with Pierre d’Avoine Architects, Universities of Oxford Brookes and London Metropolitan University as energy consultant. Sponsored by Iranian Fuel Conservation organisation.


School of Architecture

Oxford Brookes University
Headington Campus
Gipsy Lane
Oxford, OX3 0BP