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Dr. Khosrow Bozorgi

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University of Pennsylvania
PhD, Architecture

University of Pennsylvania
MS, Architecture

National University of Iran
Master of Architecture

National University of Iran
Bachelor of Architecture



Dr. Khosrow Bozorgi is a full-tenured professor of architecture and urban design at the Gibbs College of Architecture, University of Oklahoma, teaching design, history, and theory of architecture. He was born in Tehran, Iran, and studied architecture at the National University before moving to the United States to pursue his research and graduate studies. He was admitted to the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated twice in the 1980s, earning a Master’s and PhD degrees in architecture. He has over thirty-five years of professional experience as a project designer working with large, international multi-disciplinary architectural engineering firms in the United States and abroad. He has also collaborated with overseas firms, creating and leading planning and design for large-scale projects in the Middle East, Europe, and China. Dr. Bozorgi is the recipient of a grant from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in Fine Arts and holds an endowed professorship at the University of Oklahoma. Dr. Bozorgi is the founder of the PhD Program in Planning, Design, and Construction at the University of Oklahoma. He has also created the Center for Middle Eastern Architecture and Culture. He has been successful and visible at the national and international levels in obtaining support and funding for his research/publications, architectural design consulting, and public lectures.

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Professional Credentials

Association for the Study of Middle East and Africa. (2014- Present).

Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture. (2014- Present).

Iranian Society of Architects and Planners. (2014- Present).

Research and Creative Activities in Progress

Ongoing new book project:

The concept of the book is to discuss the historical design principle of the well-contained courtyard space characterizing the historical development urban form. This book will consider and illustrate the unique aesthetic aspects of the courtyard as a wellcontained space that arose from the diverse influences on the development of the following cities. • Paris, France • Granada, Spain • Cordoba, Spain • Florence, Italy • Siena, Italy

“Passive Ventilation and Temperature Control Systems for Free-Running Buildings: Implementation of Wind catchers in Contemporary Design” (2014- Present).

International research in collaboration with researchers from OU College of Engineering, Architectural Association London, Oslo University, Qatar Arab Engineering Bureau, and Office of Norman Foster.

Selected Publications

Bozorgi, Khosrow & Gaddi, Keith (July 2023). “The Philadelphia House: Organic Architecture and Placemaking in Chestnut Hill”. Published by Roman & Littlefield. Lanham. Boulder. New York. London. LCCN 2023009553 | ISBN 9781538172568 (cloth) | ISBN 9781538172582 (epub)

Bozorgi, K & Lischer-Katz, Z. (2020). “Using 3D/VR for Research and Cultural Heritage Preservation”: Project Update on the Virtual Ganjali Khan Project. Journal of Preservation, Digital Technology & Culture.

Bozorgi, K. (2020). Preservation and Digital Technology. Walkthrough Ganjali Khan. Feb. 2020. [Video].

Bozorgi, K. (2018). Desert Utopia: The Hidden Unity of Iranian Architecture Conceptualization behind the Making of a Documentary Film. American International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, 4(2), 15-30.

Bozorgi, K. & Drab, T. (2003, July). “Reevaluating Middle Eastern Contribution to Built Environment in Europe.” Journal of Cultural Research in Art Education.

Featured Contracts, Grants, and Sponsored Research

Bozorgi, K., (PI), “Appropriate Architectural Representations for a U.S. Embassy of the Future using Parametric Digital Design,” Sponsored by the College of International Studies, The University of Oklahoma, $6,000. (August 20, 2018 – December 10, 2018).

Bozorgi, K., (PI), “Philadelphia Country House, Concept of Placemaking”. The Grant for this Research project was awarded by Graham Foundation for $7,500  (Grant #03063). Research Abstract [Video].