mershandlee is founded in 2017 to explore the current potentials of architecture through formal analysis and geometrical relations of our world in which there is engagement of the unprecedented process of turning into shapes beyond the features expected by the designer.

Lida Badafareh is an architect and educator who is a founding partner of the architecture and urban design practice mershandlee. She is Currently a teaching assistant in the Institute of Urban Design (IOUD) at University of Innsbruck where she is pursuing her PhD studies.

She holds a Master of Arts in Architecture and Urban Design from Städelschule (SAC), where she received the AIV Award for the best Master thesis of the year 2017. She received her bachelor of architecture from Azad university of Tehran in 2013. She has worked as an architect on several projects in Tehran which they were awarded first and second places in the national and international awards.

 

Mehrshad Atashi is an architect and educator who is a founding partner of the architecture and urban design practice mershandlee. He is Currently a PhD candidate in the Institute of Urban Design (IOUD) at University of Innsbruck.

He holds his master of Arts in Architecture and Urban Design from Städelschule (SAC) in 2015. He received his bachelor degree in Architectural Science at Università degli Studi di Firenze in 2013. He as an architect has worked for several architecture offices, Including the Tokyo based office, Sou Fujimoto Architects in 2015/2016.