Mojtaba Samimi was born in 1980. He entered NODET’s Allameh Helli School in Tehran in 1991, where he basically focused on the science of geometry as well as computer programming. He started his studies of architecture at the School of Architecture and Urban Planning at Shahid Beheshti University in Tehran in 1999.
The objective of Mojtaba’s Master thesis, titled “From the Sun to the Architect”, was the development of a practical design method to integrate the active and passive aspects of the sun in planning buildings. His achievements were honored with two national awards: the best Master degree dissertation in the field of architecture in 2007 and, in 2008, the Khwarizmi Young Award in the category of applied research.
Apart from working on the architectural design and structural coordination of different building types, he has focused mainly on providing services as a solar-climatic analyst/consultant and developing the SOLARCHVISION. During his career, he has collaborated on the development of a number of small and large architectural and urban planning projects around the world. Some of these projects were commissioned by professional firms, others were specific research projects which were carried through in collaboration with the research/technical departments at universities, with professors or graduate students.
In 2010, the Institute for Membrane and Shell Technology invited him to present his studies to a Master course at Anhalt University of Applied Sciences in Germany.
In 2011, he received a scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and worked as a senior expert at the Berlin Institute of Technology on the energy efficiency dimension of the Young Cities project.
Mojtaba has published a number of papers for international conferences and added contributions to books on optimization methods in architecture. Besides architecture, he spends time developing computational tools for advancing design modeling and analysis.