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Dariush Borbor

PhD

Academic Profile

Architect • Urban Planner • Iranist

EDUCATION:
Secondary Schooling: Sherrardswood School, Welwyn Garden City, UK (1950-53).
General Certificate of Education (Advanced), University of Cambridge, UK (1953).
Bachelor of Architecture, University of Liverpool, UK (1958).
Master of Civic Design (Urban Design & Planning Management), University of Liverpool, UK (1959).
PhD (Architecture in Hot-Arid Regions), University of Geneva, Switzerland (1959-1961).

MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTIONS:
Registeration No. 1/2158 – 01. 05. 1961 as Architect and Urban Planner, Switzerland.
Member, Schweizerische Ingenieur- und Architektenverein / Socitété Suisse des Ingénieurs et des Architectes / Societa Svizzera degli Ingegneri e degli Architetti / Swiss Society of Engineers and Architects (S.I.A.), Switzerland (1961).
Associate Member, Town Planning Institute of Great Britain (A.M.T.P.I.), UK (1962).
Fellow, Royal Town Planning Institute of Great Britain (F.R.T.P.I.), UK (1972).
Member, Iranian Society of Architects (I.S.A.), Iran (1974).
Board Member, Syndicate of Iranian Consulting Architects (S.I.C.A.), Iran (1975).
Member Société Française des Urbanistes (French Society of Urbanists) (S.F.U.), France (1982).

PRIZES AND AWARDS:
Second Prize for design of School at Chêne-bourg, Geneva, Switzerland (1954).
Working Drawing Award, Architects’ Journal, London, UK (1958).
First Prize, Ideas Competition for a Liverpool Neighbourhood, University of Liverpool, Department of Civic Design, UK (1959).
First Prize, Persian Pavilion, Los angeles, California (1965).
Gold Mercury International Award for Project Management, Rome, Italy (1975).
Second Prize for design of Sea-side Residential and Recreational Resort on the Caspian Sea, Iran (1976).
First Prize, 2200 unit shopping mall (Bazaar Reza) in Mashhad, Iran (1976).
First Prize, Monument, in Mashhad, Iran (1976).
First Prize, Temple of the Grand Lodge of Iran, Tehran, Iran (1977).
Royal Award for the Construction Management of 2200 unit shopping mall (Bazaar Reza) in record eleven months, Tehran, Iran (1978).
50 Outstanding Architects of the World, the Second Belgrade Triennial of World Architecture: (1988).

SAMPLING OF CITATIONS:
THE ARCHITECTS’ JOURNAL, The Architectural Press, (London, UK, 25 July 1957), p. 130.
THE TOWN PLANNING REVIEW, The University Press, (Liverpool, UK, April 1959), vol. 30, no. 1, p. 3.
ARCHITECTURE FORMS AND FUNCTIONS, Anthony Krafft Editions (Lausanne, Switzerland, 1966), vol. 12, pp 146-51.
THE ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW, The Architectural Press (London, UK, 1970), vol. CXLVII, no. 877, p. 189.
HISTOIRE MONDIALE DE L’ARCHITECTURE ET DE L’URBANISME MODERNES, par Michel Ragon, Casterman, (Paris, France, 1972), vol. 2, p 356.
IRAN WHO’S WHO, Echo of Iran, Tehran, Iran, 1974-, p. 113.
THE ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF URBAN PLANNING, chief ed., Arnold Whittick, McGraw-Hill, (New York, U.S.A., 1974), pp. viii and 567.
DICTIONARY OF INTERNATIONAL BIOGRAPHY: A Biographical Record of Contemporary Achievement, vol. 14 (Cambridge, England, 1978), p. 84.
MEN OF ACHIEVEMENT, vol. 6 (Cambridge, England, 1979), p. 74.
UNSFA, Le Journal des Architectes, No. 38, (Paris, France, 25 November 1981), p. 6.
MEN AND WOMEN OF DISTINCTION, (Cambridge, England, 1982), p. 116.
WHO’S WHO IN THE WORLD, 6th ed., (Chicago, 1982-83), p. 126.
Le MONITEUR, Publications du Moniteur, (Paris, France, 17 May 1982), Supp. No. 20, p. 48.
CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE, Anthony Krafft Editions, (Lausanne, Switzerland, 1983-84), vol. 5, pp. 225-228.
ARCHNET. Digital Library (Switzerland).
IRAN SHENAKHT, Tehran, Iran, Nos. 16 & 17 (Spring & Summer, Tehran, Iran, 2000), pp. 23-24.
THE MAJALA, 24 August 2010.
A COMPARATIVE VOCABULARY OF CENTRAL IRANIAN DIALECTS, Garnik S. Asatrian, Tehran, 2011, p. 10..

INSTITUTIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES:
‘From Agriculture to Urbanism and State Formation in the Zagros and its Hinterland’, paper presented at: The First Conference on Zagros Traditional Settlements: Socio-Spacial Character of Traditional Settlements in the Zagros Mountain Area, The International Network for Traditional building, Architecture & Urbanism (INTBAU), University of Sanandaj, April 30-May 03, 2008, Sanandaj, Kurdistan, Iran.
‘The Origins of Self-rule and Early Democracy in the Zagros Mountains and its Hinterland’, paper presented at: Iran and the Caucasus: Unity and Diversity, Arya International University, June 06-08, 2008, Yerevan, Armenia. Also, Chair & Discussant: Session 6-C.
‘Novel Concept in the Diachrony, Etymology and Gloss of the New Persian Formant an-/am-’, paper presented at: The 1st International Conference on Languages and Dialects in Iran, Uppsala Universitet & University of Sistan and Baluchistan, October 28-31, 2008, Zahedan, Iran. Also, Chairperson.
‘Conceptual Metaphor as Revealed by Reduplication in the Languages of Iran’, paper presented at: 3rd International Conference of Cognitive Science (ICCS), Institute for Cognitive Science and University of Tarbiat-e Modares, March 3-5, 2009, Tehran, Iran.
‘The Diachrony, Etymology and Gloss of the New Persian بور būr as a brand of horse’, paper
presented at: The Fourth Biennial Convention of the Association for the Study of Persianate
Societies (ASPS): Persianate Societies and the Subcontinent, University of Punjab, February
26-March 1, 2009, Lahore, Pakistan. Also, Presider to Panel: ‘Art and Architecture.’
‘End of Colonialism, Beginning of Democracy’, paper presented at: Thirty Years On: The Social and Cultural Impacts of the Iranian Revolution, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, June 05-06, 2009, London, United Kingdom.
‘Ancient Systems of Government at the Dawn of History in the Turkic World, the Caucasus and Iran’, paper presented at: The Turkic World, the Caucasus, and Iran: Civilizational Crossroads of Interaction, Arya International University, Yerevan, July 10-12, 2009, Tsakhadzor, Armenia. Also, Concluding Remarks to the conference.
‘The Diachrony, Synchrony, Etymology and Gloss of the New Persian bōr as a Category of Color’, paper presented at: The 8th Biennial Conference on Iranian Studies, The Association for Iranian Studies (AIS), May 27-30, 2010, Santa Monica, California, USA.
‘Wine Culture in Iranian and Neighbouring Countries’ Architecture’, paper presented at: Viticulture and Wine Culture in and Around Iran, Institut für Iranistik, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften / Institute of Iranian Studies, Austrian Academy of Sciences, May 16-17, 2010, Vienna, Austria.
‘A Novel Discovery of the New Persian Ghost Word بوز bōz’, paper presented at: 31.
Deutschen Orientalistentag: Spiegelungen, Projektionen, Reflexionen, Philipps-Universität
Marburg, September 20-24, 2010, Marburg, Germany.
‘A Diachronic, Cognitive, Onomastical Study of the Pupil of the Eye in Reduplication’, paper presented at: The 4PthP International Conference of Cognitive Science, Institute for Cognitive Science and Tehran University, May 10-13, 2011, Tehran, Iran.
‘A Comparative Overview of Reduplication in the Languages and Dialects of Iran’, paper presented at: Celebrating 15th Anniversary of Iran and the Caucasus: International Workshop, July 01-03, 2011, Yerevan, Armenia.
‘Isfahan, as a Chahār-bāgh Conceived Garden City ’ paper presented at: The Fifth Biennial Convention of the Association for the Study of Persianate Societies (ASPS): India in the Persianate World, Maulana Azad National Urdu University, January 04-08, 2012, Hyderabad, India.
‘The Prosopography of Bōrbōr/Būrbūr in Iranian and Neo-Assyrian’, paper presented at: Symposium in Memory of Manfred Mayrhofer (1926-2011): Iranian and Indo-European Onomastics and Linguistics, Institut für Iranistik, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften / Institute of Iranian Studies, Austrian Academy of Sciences, May 10-13, 2012, Vienna, Austria.
‘An Onomastics Oriented Investigation of the Iranian Bōrbōr Tribe’, paper presented at: 5 Trends in Toponomy Conference, University of Berne, July 09-13, 2012, Berne, Switzerland.
Chair-Discussant to Panels: ‘Cities & People: Urban Spaces, Cultures, and Daily Life’ and ‘Urban Politics in Tehran’: The 9th Biennial Conference on Iranian Studies, The Association for Iranian Studies (AIS), August 01-05, 2012, Istanbul, Turkey.

CORRESPONDENCE and EDITING:
Editor, Civic Design News, Department of Civic Design, University of Liverpool, (Liverpool, 1959).
Correspondent, Architects’ Journal, (London1958-1961).
Correspondent, Architectural Review, (London, 1963-79).
Correspondent, Architecture Forms Functions, (Lausanne, 1962-1978).
Editor, section on Iran, The Encyclopedia of Urban Planning, Chief Editor, Arnold Whittick, (New York, 1972-74).
Editor, Contemporary Architecture, (Lausanne, 1978-86).

Sample Publications

SHORT STORIES, ARTICLES and PAPERS: ‘Marie’ (short story) in Sphinx, the Guild of Undergraduates, the University of Liverpool, (Liverpool, Lent, 1954), pp. 29-36. ‘Bambino’ (short story) in Sphinx, the Guild of Undergraduates, the University of Liverpool, vol. 56, no. 1 (Liverpool, Lent, 1954), pp. 36-42. ‘K.M.T.P.’ (short story) in Sphinx, the Guild of Undergraduates, the University of Liverpool, vol. 56, no. 2 (Liverpool, Lent, 1955), pp. 45-52. ‘ “!?” ’ (short story) in Sphinx, the Guild of Undergraduates, the University of Liverpool, vol. 56, no. 2 (Liverpool, Common, 1955), pp. 49-56. ‘Ditton: An Architect’s Views on the New Housing Estate at Ditton’ in Sphinx, the Guild of Undergraduates, the University of Liverpool, vol. 58. no. 2 (Liverpool, Lent, 1958), pp. 26-27. ‘Odette (A story translated by Dariush Borbor from the Persian of Sadiq Hedayat)’ in Sphinx, the Guild of Undergraduates, the University of Liverpool, vol. 58. 2 (Liverpool, Lent, 1958), 28-30. ‘Editorial’ in Civic Design News, vol., 1, no., 1, Department of Civic Design (Liverpool, 1959), pp. 1-2. ‘Editorial’ in Civic Design News, vol., 1, no., 2, Department of Civic Design (Liverpool, 1959), pp. 1-2. ‘Suisse-Romande’ in The Architectural Review, vol. 126, no. 753, The Architectural Press (London, 1959), pp. 269-274. ‘CERN-European Centre for Nuclear Research’, in The Architectural Review, (London, July 1961), vol. CXXX, no. 773, p.7. ‘Le Corbusier: An Assessment of His Life and Work’ in Kayhan International (Tehran, September 19, 1965), p. 6. ‘Lettre d’Iran’ in Architecture Formes Fonctions, Editions Anthony Krafft, vol., 12 (Lausanne, 1966), pp. 146-151. ‘City Planning, Problem and Prospect in Iran’ in Municipalities: Quarterly Review of the Iran Municipal Association (Special Issue on the Occasion of XVIII, IULA Congress, Bangkok, Feb. 1967), The Municipal Associations of Iran, vol. III, no. 9 (Tehran,1967), pp. 8-10. ‘The Influence of Persian Gardens on Islamic Decoration’ in Architecture Formes Fonctions, Editions Anthony Krafft, vol., 14 (Lausanne, 1968), pp. 84-90. ‘Iran’ in The Encyclopedia of Urban Planning, Editor-in-Chief, Arnold Whittick, McGraw Hill (New York, 1974), pp. 553-567. ‘Les Problèmes de l’Architecture Contemporaine dans les Pays Islamiques’ in Architecture Contemporaine, Editions Anthony Krafft, vol. 5 (Lausanne, 1983-84), pp. 17-20. ‘The Year’s Architectural Events’, edited by Dariush Borbor, in Architecture Contemporaine, vol. 6 (Lausanne, 1984-85), pp. 243-245. ‘Notes on the New Iranian Toponomastics (the element -būr)’ in The Iran and the Caucasus, Editor, Garnik S. Asatrian, Brill Academic Publishers, vol., 6. 1-2, (Leiden-Boston, 2002), pp. 189-192. <(bur - تحقيقپيرامونمكاننامهاىايران ( باعنصربور > (A Study of Iranian Geographical Names with bur), trans. into Persian by Shervin Moazzami Goudarzi of The Influence of Persian Gardens on Islamic Decoration (with new notes and additions by the author), in Nāme-ye Pažuhešgāh-e MirāUthU-e Farhangī, vol. 2. no. 4., ser. 9 (Tehran, Winter, 2004), , pp. 110-112. ‘Book Review: ‘Kenneth M. Pollack, The Persian Puzzle: The Conflict between Iran and America’’ in Iran and the Caucasus, Editor, Garnik S. Asatrian, Brill Academic Publishers, vol. 9. 2 (Leiden-Boston, 2005), pp. 401-410. ‘A comparative Overview of the Iranian Constitutions of 1905-07 and 1979’ in The Iran and the Caucasus, Editor, Garnik S. Asatrian, Brill Academic Publishers, vol., 10. 2 (Leiden-Boston, 2006), pp. 263-286. ‘Iran’s Contributions to Human Rights, the Rights of Women and Democracy’ in The Iran and the Caucasus, Editor, Garnik S. Asatrian, Brill Academic Publishers, vol., 12 (Leiden-Boston, 2008), pp. 101-122. viii تأثيرباغهأیايرانىبرتزئيناتساختمانىاسلامى> > (The Influence of Persian Gardens, on Islamic Decoration - with new notes and additions by the author), trans., into Persian by Shervin Moazzami Goudarzi, in Pol-e Firouzeh, Tehran, Summer, 2009, vol. 18, pp. 33-50. ‘A Syntaco-Cognitive Study of the Diachrony, Synchrony, Etymology and Gloss of the New Persian Formant am/an’ in Journal of Persianate Studies, Brill Academic Publishers, vol. 3.2 (Leiden-Boston, 2010), pp. 222-238. ‘The Influence of Wine Culture in Iranian Architecture and the Region’, forthcoming in the proceedings of Viticulture and Wine Culture in and Around Iran, Institut für Iranistik, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften / Institute of Iranian Studies, Austrian Academy of Sciences, 2012, Vienna, Austria. ‘The Prosopography of Bōrbōr/Būrbūr in Iranian and Neo-Assyrian’, forthcoming in Iranian and Indo-European Linguistics and Onomastics. Proceedings of the Symposium in Memory of Manfred Mayrhofer (1926-2011), Iranian and Indo-European Onomastics and Linguistics, Institut für Iranistik, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften / Institute of Iranian Studies, Austrian Academy of Sciences, May 10-13, 2013, Vienna, Austria. Būrbūr Tribe, forthcoming in Encyclopædia Iranica. Qal‘a Būrbūr-hā, forthcoming in Encyclopædia Iranica. Ezām al-Molk Būrbūr, forthcoming in Encyclopædia Iranica. BOOKS: Architectural Working Details, in nos. 6 & 8, eds. D.A.C.A. Boyne & Lance Wright, The Architectural Press, London, 1959 & 1961). Best of Architects’ Working Details Contributions on pp. 16-17, 80-81, 98-99, 204-205 in, vol. 1, External, eds. Colin Boyne and Lance Wright, London-New York, 1982. FORTHCOMING BOOKS: Computer Aided Comparative Etymological Dictionary of Reduplication in the Languages and Dialects of Iran (Arabic, Armenian, Balochi, Brahui, Kurdish, Mandaic, Persian, Syriac, Turkish). The Ethno-Genesis and History of the Bōrbōr Tribe. A Comparative History of Wine Culture in Iran

Field of Research

Architecture, Urban Planning, Iranian Studies