Tala Gharagozlou is an architect engaged in both practice and interdisciplinary research. Since 2014, she has led new developments in Paris, Hong Kong and Tokyo for the London-based Soho House Group.
She started her career working for Frank Gehry in Los Angeles on projects such as the Washington, DC Eisenhower Memorial for the LA Philharmonic’s production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni, and she won a design competition at the Paris Museum of Medieval Art (Musée de Cluny) for an exhibition titled The Art of Travel in Medieval Times. In addition to her professional practice, Gharagozlou has pursued her interest in academic and museum work by teaching workshops for the Cornell University programme in Paris and the Architectural Association in London.
As the editor of the 44th edition of Perspecta: The Yale Architectural Journal (2011), Gharagozlou explored changing notions of ‘domain’, soliciting contributions from a range of writers and artists, including specialists in Middle Eastern architectural history, experts in digital property law and artists challenging the constraints of digital domains. She has also been a contributing editor at Bidoun and has written essays for the Yale School of Art’s Painting MFA catalogue.
Gharagozlou is a graduate of Yale College and Yale School of Architecture. Born in 1984 in Washington, she currently lives and works in Abu Dhabi.
March Meeting 2019