Visiting Critic
Rice Architecture Paris


Nasrine Seraji, AA DIPL RIBA, is a visiting critic at Rice Architecture Paris. In 1990, she founded Atelier Seraji in Paris and became a member of the French Ordre des Architectes. Her practice has always been informed by a deep connection to teaching and research. Seraji was dean at the Ecole d’Architecture de Paris-Malaquais for ten years (2006–2016) while simultaneously being appointed the director of the Institute of Art and Architecture at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna (through 2012). She has also taught in the architecture departments at Cornell University, Princeton University, and the University of Hong Kong. In addition to lecturing and being exhibited internationally, she has received many honors including the French Academy of Architecture’s Médaille d’Argent and in 2011 she was awarded the Chevalier de l’Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur. Her most recent publication project, a coedited volume titled From Crisis to Crisis: Debates on Why Architecture Criticism Matters Today, was published in 2019.


  • Diploma, Architectural Association School of Architecture, London
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