Knowledgeable and creative, Mahbod has years of experience in development and planning in municipal government in Vancouver. His involvement with the city has given him an intimate knowledge and strong understanding of local design. Mahbod has also learned much from his travels abroad. He was especially inspired when studying and living in Japan—their ability to create beautiful design solutions within a variety of constraints changed Mahbod’s view of architecture and design.
Mahbod’s favourite design object is this Japanese made scale which he received as a gift from a close friend. The notion of scale is central to architecture as it creates space, relativity and (dis)order.