Armin Parhizi Rad

Armin Parhizi Rad

Armin is Civil Engineer and Environmental Designer. He received his B.S. degree in Civil Engineering in 2001. Working as an independent consultant, he has more than fifteen years experience in supervising construction sites. He is a registered member of Iranian Construction Engineering Organization (IRCEO).
He received his M.S. degree in Environmental Design from University of Tehran in 2010. His main professional interests lie in the field of integrative and participatory landscape planning and design with a focus on productive landscapes.
From 2013 to 2016, he was the Secretary of Cultural Landscape Committee at Iranian Society of Landscape Professionals (ISLAP) where he started developing The Atlas of The Iranian Cultural Landscapes, an open source, scientific database for cultural landscape studies, still being completed by a group of academics and professionals. He has served on the Editorial Board of Payam-e-Sabz magazine since 2014.
In 2016, he was elected as a member of Board of Directors of ISLAP where he is serving as the Executive Director.
Recently, he has started an NGO, Bagh-e-Samar, based in Karaj, Iran. Bagh-e-Samar’s efforts are focused into two main areas: valuating and safeguarding agricultural heritage landscapes and promoting urban agriculture. Armin is also an international, certified tour guide and actively participates in tourism events and activities specially those focused on garden tourism.