Raha Talebi

Vantieghem Talebi / Switzerland & US / Founding Partner

Raha Talebi is a founding partner of Vantieghem Talebi; an international architecture and design practice dedicated to the betterment of design environments of all sizes and things of beauty. The partners run their eponymous design practice from Los Angeles, USA and Basel, Switzerland.

Vantieghem Talebi focuses on treating space, structure and skin as one body, while redefining existing materials and typologies through a novel approach. The studio’s realized work includes the recently completed House of Cards project in Belgium where structure and envelope are nearly simultaneously formed through prefabrication techniques and material development strategies.  Amongst other projects currently under development is The Stack, a tower in Dallas Texas along the Trinity River floodplain; reprogramming urban living through a typological stack.

Raha obtained her Bachelor of Architecture Professional Degree from The Cooper Union for Art and Architecture. She continued her studies at The Harvard Graduate School of Design, graduating MArch II, Master in Architecture. She previously worked with international practices including FOA in London and Herzog de Meuron in Switzerland. As a Senior Architect with Herzog & de Meuron (Basel, Switzerland), Raha was the Project Manager for international projects with a focus on cultural programs. These projects included the M+ Museum and Offices (Hong Kong) which is currently under construction, as well as The Powerhouse Arts in Brooklyn, New York.

Raha is registered with SIA, the Swiss Society of Engineers and Architects.


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