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Maxim Nasab

Published March 17, 2017

Maxim Nasab

 Adjunct Professor

Department of Interior Architecture and Design



Founder and Principal Architect of Apexx Architecture, LLC, Maxim D. Nasab, AIA, MRAIC, NCARB, is a widely published Bridge Architect. Maxim is a multi-cultural architect originally from Montréal, Québec, Canada. He has international experience having worked in the United States, Canada, and China with various architecture firms on multiple project types including, modular housing, governmental buildings, opera houses, and museums. Maxim focused his skills and expertise on bridge architecture as his specialty and is currently one of the youngest bridge architects in the world. Maxim has worked on dozens of bridge projects throughout the United States and Canada as lead bridge designer and project manager.

Maxim’s career in Architecture began at an early age with his first design being built at the young age of 17 years old. From then on Maxim developed an appetite for design especially Bridge Design. While studying Architecture at SCAD, Maxim studied the importance of bridge Architecture for his Thesis and received the coveted Student Voice Award for his research. Today, Maxim continues his passion and research to provide beautiful and case sensitive bridges across the world.

Professional Certifications and Associations

  • Registered Architect – State of Florida – AR97311
  • American Institute of Architects (AIA) Member
  • Royal Architecture Institute of Canada (MRAIC) Member
  • National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) Member
  • LEED® Green Associate


2011 M.Arch, Architecture, Department of Building Arts, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA
2010 BFA, Architecture, Department of Building Arts, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA

Teaching Areas


Construction Documents

Research Areas

Bridge Architecture & Aesthetics, Vernacular Architecture, Inhabitable Bridges, Sacred Architecture, and Visualization.


  • 2014 AIA Charleston Pedestrian Bridge Design Competition – 2nd Place
  • 2014 Hormuz Bridge Design Competition – Top 25
  • 2013 PINarchitecture September Competition: The Lost Bridge – Top 5
  • 2013 ArchTriumph – Berlin Bridge Competition – Honorable Mention
  • 2012 IS ARCH Awards Competition – Finalist
  • 2012 SPARK Design & Architecture Awards: Concept – Finalist
  • 2011 Student Voice Award (SCAD Architecture Thesis Award)
  • 2005 EVSC House Design Competition – 1st Place (Built Project)


  • “Spotlight: Emerging Professionals – Maxim D. Nasab“– Florida/Caribbean ARCHITECT, AIA Florida Magazine, July 2016
  • “Rêver mieux, Pont piétonnier: Quartiers branchés“(fr) – ESQUISSES, OAQ (Québec Order of Architects), 1 December, 2015
  • Radio Interview: Inhabitable Bridge for Montreal – Daybreak, CBC Radio One, 11 December, 2013
  • “Extinction of the Architect”– The Future of Architecture, Vol. 2, December, 2013
  • “It’s Not a Bridge, It’s a Road With Legs“– Maclean’s, Design, June, 2013
  • “Un pont Champlain habitable?”(fr) – Journal Métro, News-Special Collaboration, 22 June, 2012
  • “Reviving the Lost Idea of the Inhabitable Bridge”– Next American City, Buzz, 28 November, 2011
  • Radio Interview: Inhabitable Bridge for Montréal – Laxer Live, CJAD 800AM, 30 July, 2011
  • Bridge Could be a Living Structure”– The Gazette, Opinions, 29 July, 2011
  • Qui veut des ponts habitable à Montréal?”(fr) – Journal Métro, News, July 24, 2011