Hooshang Seyhoun

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Houshang Seyhoun
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Born Houshang Seyhoun
(1920-08-22)August 22, 1920
Tehran, Iran
Died May 26, 2014(2014-05-26) (aged 93)
Vancouver, British Columbia
Nationality Iranian
Alma mater University of Tehran, École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts
Occupation architect, sculptor, painter
Design Omar Khayyam's Mausoleum, Neishabour, Avicenna's Mausoleum, Hamadan, Nader Shah's Mausoleum, Mashhad

Houshang Seyhoun, (Persian: هوشنگ سیحون‎) (August 22, 1920 – May 26, 2014) was an Iranian architect, sculptor, painter, scholar and professor. He studied fine arts at the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, and earned a degree in architecture from University of Tehran.[1] Seyhun is noted specially for his innovative and creative architectural design. His architectural legacy includes countless monuments and over one thousand private villas. After the Iranian Revolution he moved to Vancouver and lived in exile until his death.[2][3] Seyhoon became famous for his design work in the 1950s in Iran, including: Tehran's Central Railway Station and tombs of scientific/literary figures (such as the Avicenna Mausoleum in Hamadan).[4] He has been a faculty member of Tehran University's College of Architecture, where he also served as Dean of the College of Fine Arts (Beaux arts) of Tehran University for six years.[3]


  1. ^ "Houshang Seyhoun". iranchamber. 2014-05-26. 
  2. ^ "Houshang Seyhoun Dies". BBC. 2014-05-26. 
  3. ^ a b "Hooshang Seyhoun Biography". Retrieved 18 August 2010. 
  4. ^ "Trends in Modern Iranian Architecture" (PDF). Retrieved 18 August 2010. 

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