Iranian architect Amirali Sardar-Afkhami, whose designs were used in buildings of Tehran’s City Theater Complex and the Iranian parliament, has died of natural causes in Paris at the age of 91.
According to the ECO Cultural Institute, quoting ISNA News Agency, Amir Massoud Anoushfar - architect - confirmed the news of the death of the late artist. Among the important works of Sardar Afkhami, are the theater building in Tehran, the tomb of Sadegh Hedayat in Paris and the current parliament building, which was designed in 1976 and constructed following the Islamic Revolution of Iran from 1997 to 2001.
Sardar-Afkhami was born in Tehran in 1929. He left Tehran for France when he was still studying in high school and continued studying architecture in Paris. He then earned a Ph.D. in architecture and returned home in 1963 and began to teach at the University of Tehran. He later left teaching and began to run his own office. However, he left Tehran before the Islamic Revolution to live in France, remaining there.