Frank Farrokh Sabouri, AIA, LEED, AP


Frank Sabouri brings the skills that have been forged by a varied practice and national and international experience. Beginning with his apprenticeship working for the notable Louis I. Kahn, Mr. Sabouri has completed projects in Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, New York and New Jersey, and in Iran, Kuwait, UAE ,Thailand and China.

Master of City Planning/ Architecture (Urban Design), University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Master of Architecture (Louis I. Kahn's Program), University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Master of Architecture/ Engineering, Tehran University, Tehran, Iran

New Jersey
New York
World Bank

Academic and Presentation Experience:

Teaching at the Boston Architecture Center, Boston, MA 1980's ,USA
Teaching at the The Lawrenceville School, Lawrenceville, NJ, 2000-2006, USA
Lecture at the American Institute of Architects in New York, USA
Lecture at the National Arts Club, New York, USA
Lecture at the Princeton Public Library, Princeton, New Jersey, USA
Lecture at the Faculty Club, Rutgers University, USA
Presentation at the International Livable Cities Symposium in Chongqing, China
Lecture at the Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China
Lecture at the American University in Sharjah, UAE
Lecture at the Tongji University, School of Architecture, Shanghai, China
Workshop at the International Municipal Work Conference, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain
Lecture at the Bahrain Society of Engineers, Bahrain
Lecture at Bahrain Kingdom University, Bahrain
Lecture at Historic Society, Dubai, UAE
Lecture at Urban Land Institute/ Shanghai about Energy Islands, China
Lecture at School of Architecture and Built Environment, Philadelphia University, USA

Professional Memberships

Professional Experience Highlights:

Frank Sabouri Sustainable Architecture, Urban Design Consultants
Princeton, NJ
International Consultant, Sustainable Architecture, Ecological Urbanism

BMP / Bouygues Batiment International ( Shanghai ) Co, Ltd
Senior Vice President, Urban Planning and Design
Shanghai, China

CCDI (China Design International), UDC (Urban Design and Construction)
Shanghai Headquarters Office
Consultant, Sustainable Architecture, Urban Design

Frank Sabouri Architects, Urban Designers, LLC
Princeton, NJ

CUH2A Architects Engineers Planners
Lawrenceville, NJ
Senior Project Designer, Urban Designer

Paulus Sokolowski & Sartor (PS &S) Architects, Engineers and Planners
Warren, NJ
Principal, Director of Design

The World Bank, Middle East and North Africa Country Department II
Washington, DC
Senior Architecture and Planning Consultant

GSGSB Architects, Engineers, Planners
New York, NY
Senior Architectural Designer, Urban Designer

Sasaki Associates, Architects, Engineers, Planners
Watertown, MA
Senior Architectural Design/ Urban Designer

Vitetta Group, Architects, Engineers, Planners
Boston, MA / Philadelphia, PA
Senior Architectural Designer, Urban Designer

National Housing Authority (NHA) and Kuwait Institute
for the Scientific Research (KISR )
Kuwait city, Kuwait
Consultant: Senior Designer, Urban Planner, Solar Architecture Researcher

Mandala International, Architects, Urban Designers, Planners
Boston, MA
Senior Architectural Designer, Urban Designer
Nuran Solar Town

Bellante Clauss Miller and Nolan (BCMN)
Philadelphia, PA
Architect, Urban Designer

Louis I. Kahn's Office
Philadelphia PA
Paul Mellon Museum, Yale University
FDR Monument, New York
Theological Library, UC Berkeley
Abbas Abad Urban Center, Tehran with Kenzo Tange / IRTUC Japan

Globalization and Local Essences
A journey with Louis Kahn into the Persian Architecture
Spaces-in-Between in Architecture and Urban Design
A Comparative Journey into the Chinese and Persian Gardens
Sense of Place and Ecological Urbanism
Genius Loci, Zeitgeist and Local Energy
The Rich Gray Zone between Rural and Urban Spaces in Rapid Urbanization in China
Metaphysics and Poetry in Architecture
Architecture and Urban Design in Hot and Arid Zones
Energy Islands, Smart Developments, Manmade Islands in Haikou, Hainan, China
Energy Islands/ In Between Spaces, Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Smart Artificial Island Developments, Kish Economic Free Zone, Kish Island, Iran
Hidden Dimensions in Architecture and Urbanism, Iranian Society of Consulting Engineers, Tehran, Iran

*( presented at colleges, universities and professional communities)


  • Architecture
  • Urban Design
  • Ecological Urbanism
  • Poetry of Space