Siamak Hariri

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Siamak Hariri
Co-Founder of Hariri Pontarini Architects
Personal details
Born 1958 [1]
Bonn, West Germany
Alma mater University of Waterloo
Yale University School of Architecture

Siamak Hariri (1958-) OAA, AAA, FRAIC, RCA, AIA is a Canadian architect of Iranian descent. He is a founding partner of Hariri Pontarini Architects (1994), alongside David Pontarini. Born in Bonn, Germany, he was educated at the University of Waterloo and the Yale University School of Architecture where he received a Masters in Architecture. [2] He is married to the painter Sasha Rogers. His father in law is the painter and sculptor Otto Rogers, for whom he designed an award-winning studio in Milford in Prince Edward County, Ontario.[3] He is currently the Partner-in-Charge of the competition-winning Bahá’í Temple for South America in Santiago, Chile.


Work in Progress[edit]

Buildings of Note[edit]

  • 2012: Bloor Cinema, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 2011: Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine, McMaster University, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
  • 2010: Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), The Weston Family Learning Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada [8]
  • 2010: The Ontario Pavilion for Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • 2009: Max Gluskin House, Department of Economics University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 2008: School of Pharmacy, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
  • 2006: Ravine Residence, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 2004: Camera + Stephen Bulger Gallery, Queen Street West Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 2004: Art Collectors' Residence, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 2003: Schulich School of Business, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 2001: MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie, Ontario, Canada
  • 1999: McKinsey & Co. Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 1998: Robertson House Crisis Care Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada


  • 2010: Bahá'í Temple Santiago, November 2010
  • 2010: Arch Daily, "Ravine Residence/Hariri Pontarini Architects", March 2010
  • 2010: Forsey, Lindsay, "Artsy Area, Artsy Queen West Condo" National Post, March 2010
  • 2008: Todd, Robert. "Hariri Pontarini to lighten up U of T law," Law Times 10 March 2008
  • 2006: Hariri, Siamak. "Falling Backwards." Practices (Journal of the Centre for the Study of Practice) Sprint 2006
  • 2006: Penn, M.W. "Art Collectors' Residence, Toronto." Building Stone Fall 2006
  • 2005: Ward, Joah. "York University's The Schulich School of Business." GTA Construction Report April 2005
  • 2004: Kelmans, Marsha. "Temple of Light." Canadian Architect May 2004
  • 2004: Brown, Bay. "Hariri Pontarini Architects: Bahá'í Mother Temple." Architecture July 2004
  • 1999: Church, Elizabeth. "McKinsey Experiments With its Workspace." Globe and Mail 21 June 1999


External links[edit]


Ontario Association of Architects