Hey Pasadena, here’s a rare opportunity to hear one of the most brilliant architects of our time. Fariborz Sahba, architect of the famed “Lotus Temple” Baha’i House of Worship in India will be speaking at the Los Angeles Baha’i Center on July 11th. If you have heard him speak, you know how inspiring and thought provoking he can be as he presents his work and shows you how he interweaves his spirituality with his brilliant gift for magnificent architecture.
A quick bio on Mr. Sahba from the Canadian Baha’i News Service:
Mr. Sahba was born in Iran in 1948. He received a Master’s degree in architecture in 1972 from the Faculty of Fine Arts at Tehran University.
In Iran, Mr. Sahba was involved in the design of a wide range of prestigious buildings.Bahá’í House of Worship, New Delhi, India.
In 1976, the international governing body of the Bahá’í community selected Mr. Sahba to design the Bahá’í House of Worship for the Indian subcontinent in New Delhi, India. The project, on which he worked for 10 years as the architect and project manager, was described by Canadian architect Arthur Erickson as “one of the most remarkable achievements of our time, proving that the drive and vision of spirit can achieve miracles.” With over 3.5 million visitors a year, the building, commonly referred to as the “Lotus of Bahapur,” is the most visited building in the world, according to a CNN report.
In 1987, the Bahá’í World Centre assigned Mr. Sahba the task of designing 18 terraces, to serve as a majestic approach to the Shrine of the Báb, one of the most holy places in the Bahá’í world. He was also appointed project manager of the Bahá’í World Centre building projects on Mount Carmel. The Terraces of the Shrine of the Báb received the 1998 Ephraim Lifshitz Award from the Municipality of Haifa and the 1999 Magshim Award from the Council for a Beautiful Israel.
Mr. Sahba has received many international awards, among them the First Honor Award in 1987 for “Excellence in Architecture” from the Interfaith Forum on Religion, Art, and Architecture, an affiliate of the American Institute of Architects. Articles about his work have been published in almost 400 magazines and newspapers throughout the world.
View his online portfolio here: www.sahbaarchitect.com
AN EVENING WITH THE ARCHITECT OF THE THE LOTUS TEMPLE,BAHA’I HOUSE OF WORSHIP NEW- DELHI ,INDIA
SUNDAY JULY 11TH
LOS ANGELES BAHA’I CENTER
5755 RODEO ROAD,
Los Angeles, California, 90016
Hope to see you there!