“Ja Architecture Studio is a Toronto-based practice, exploring the role of architecture and design in shaping the cultures of their immediate and global context. They engage in the relevant conversations through their work with a vested interest in highly ambitious projects that have grounds on buildability and cultural influence. Founded by a duo of a registered architect and a landscape designer, and supported by a passionate, skilled team, the studio have been successful in participating in a range of realized projects of different scales.

The studio explores the relationship between form, geometry, structure and space. Not limited to the context and typology, each project, whether it is a customized kitchen counter or a museum, it is a response to the continuous exploration of the team in collaboration with their clients. Adaptable in structure and experimental in materiality, the work of ja studio offers a playful presentation of architecture.


is a registered Architect in Ontario with a Master of Urban Design post-professional degree.Having worked in award winning firms in Toronto he has developed an interest and expertise in crossing the disciplinary boundaries between Architecture and other design practices.

Nima Javidi OAA, M.Arch, M.U.D, LEED A.P



2005, Master of Urban Design, Faculty of Architecture,
Landscape & Design, University of Toronto

 Master of Architecture, Faculty of Fine Arts
University of Tehran, Tehran-Iran
1993, High school diploma in Physics-Mathematics
Alborz high school, Tehran, Iran

Registration and Professional Associations
2009, Ontario Association of Architects,
Registered Architect
2008, Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC)
LEED™ Accredited Professional

Academic Awards and Positions
2005, H. Reisman Gold Medal in Design,
Awarded annually to one thesis project among three programs of Architecture, Landscape and Urban Design in the faculty of AL&D

University of Toronto
2005, Wegman Fellowships
2004, U. Of T. Fellowship, ARCLA
2004, Visual Communication Teaching Assistantship
2003, U. Of T. Fellowship, ARCLA
2003, Visual Communication Teaching Assistantship

Work Experience
2009, Ja Studio Inc., Toronto, ON
2005-8, Baird Sampson Neuert Architects, Toronto ON
West Don Lands Block 23 (Market & Affordable)) Housing, Toronto Canada (2007-8)
Design Project Architect and BIM (Revit) coordinator for parametric analytical studies (massing envelope, density, sun-shadow and

program studies; quantity take-offs for consultants and manufacturers) from schematic design and design development phase of the

(21,000 m²) project.
Westside Lofts, Toronto Canada (2005-6)
Design Project Architect for marketing package; Job Captain for Site Plan Approval, Committee of Adjustment and Rezoning

Applications (29,000 m²) to the city.

University of Toronto Scarborough Campus Arrival Court (2006)
Job Captain. Construction document phase
University of Toronto Scarborough Campus Science Wing terrace additions (2006)
Design Assistant. Schematic design phase
Cornell University Plantation Visitor Center (2006)
Design Assistant. Planning phase
2003-5, Prototype Design Lab, Toronto ON
PDLab booth in the Toronto interior Design Show (2005)
Designer, CAD/CAM modeling and shop supervision
Hammam spa, Interior Design(2005)
Design, CAD/CAM modeling
Various Benson & Hedges stainless steel bars across Downtown Toronto clubs (2003-4)

2001-3, Independent practice with A.Farzin, Tehran Iran
BM Residence (2001-7)
Design Architect. From schematic design through to construction drawing and one year of site review
2002, A.Tec Consultants, Tehran Iran
VIP Terminal for IKIA (Tehran’s new international airport)
Competition Designer; First phase design
1998, Draftsman in Aga Khan Award for Architecture
Redrawing the documents of the winner projects for AKAA publication by Thames & Hudson

2003, Designing the High Line Competition, Manhattan-New York
2003, Grand Egyptian Museum Architecture Competition, Egypt
2002, VIP Terminal for IKIA airport (Tehran’s new international airport)
2000, Student Design charrette, Tehran-Iran

Honors and Awards
2003, Jury Selection, Designing the High Line Competition,
Manhattan, New York2003, Distinctive Projects, Grand Egyptian Museum International
Architecture Competition, Published in The GEM Architecture Competition book
2002, Second prize winner, VIP Terminal of IKIA airport( Tehran’s new international airport) competition
Competitors were selected among the best architecture firms of Iran.
2002, Selected Final Thesis, Memar Magazine, no 15, spring 2002
Final Thesis (collaborative project with A.Farzin)was
published as one of three selected student projects of the year 2002
2001, M. Botta & A. Galfetti scholarship, Cultural Section of Swiss Embassy
A one year program of graduate studies in Accademia di
Architecttura (Mendrisio,Switzerland), given to best among
64 applicants, held by the Cultural Section of Swiss Embassy
in Tehran.
2000, First prize, One Day Design student competition
350 competitors from different Architecture schools of
Iran entered the competion, a jury of faculty members
judged the projects.

Nima Javidi | Behnaz Assadi| Hanieh Rezaei