Shadi Rahbaran is a practicing architect in Basel and has been involved in teaching and urban research at ETH Studio Basel with Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron from 2007 to 2013. After finishing her architecture studies at the University of Toronto, she worked at various offices including Bruce Mau Design in Toronto and OMA/Rem Koolhaas in Rotterdam, Berlin, and Porto. She cofounded Rahbaran Hürzeler Architects in 2011 in Basel, has realized projects in Switzerland and Germany and is involved in ongoing research and projects of a wide range in Europe and abroad. She has taught at Cornell University and the Harvard GSD Study Abroad Studio and has been a guest critic at various schools. Shadi Rahbaran was born in Teheran, Iran and has lived in Germany, USA and Canada prior to moving to Basel.