Bahar Badiee (Ph.D.) is an Iranian-American-British architectural historian. With over 5 years of teaching experience in higher education, Bahar was twice nominated for the Teaching Excellence Award (2019 & 2020) at Blinn College, where she works as an architecture professor, CRT secretary and the faculty senator (2021/2022) since January 2019. Bahar is a TEDx Special Event speaker and frequently travels between Europe, Asia and the United States, where she presents her research in public lectures, TV interviews and academic symposiums.
While employed as a retail manager and merchandiser - with several fortune 500 companies including Macy's, Bloomingdale's, Crate & Barrel, and Starbucks - since 2002, Bahar began her college journey at Foothill College in city of Los Altos (California) before moving to San Francisco.
Trained as an architect, Bahar graduated from the School of Interior Architecture and Design at the Academy of Art University before moving to London in 2011. Following completion of her M.A. (environmental design) at Chelsea College of Arts (University of the Arts London) in 2013, she began her 4-year Ph.D. studies, researching historical and environmental aspects of Persian architecture, construction techniques and crafting methods (with a special interest in colored/performance glass and window morphology) under the supervision of Dr Henrik Schoenefeldt at Kent School of Architecture and Planning in Canterbury, England. She graduated in November 2019.
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