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Maxim D. Nasab

Published March 17, 2017


Adjunct Instructor
Department of Interior Architecture and Design


Areas of Responsibility

Undergraduate Teaching


Maxim D. Nasab, AIA, NCARB, is a widely published multi-cultural architect originally from Montréal, Canada. He has international experience having worked in the United States, Canada, and China. With over 9 years of experience, Maxim has worked on dozens of bridge projects throughout the United States and Canada as lead bridge design architect including Centennial Park Bridge, Red Wing Bridge, Sumner Street Pedestrian Bridge, and Kosciusko Bridge.

He is a spokesperson for bridge architecture, has published countless articles on the subject and has given presentations regarding the importance of aesthetics that architects bring to infrastructure projects.

Maxim is registered both in Florida and Ohio as well as NCARB Certified, allowing him to have reciprocity throughout the United States and Canada. He currently serves as Leadership for AIA’s Regional & Urban Design Committee, is a member of AIA Tallahassee’s President’s Taskforce, NCARB’s Item Development Subcommittee and is an adjunct at Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University’s School of Architecture and the Tallahassee Community College’s Engineering department.


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, Design Theory, Conceptual Design.

Professional Certifications and Associations

  • Registered Architect – State of Florida – AR97311
  • Registered Architects – Stae of Ohio – ARC1817403
  • American Institute of Architects (AIA) Member
  • National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) Member
  • LEED® Green Associate


  • 2018-Present AIA’s Regional & Urban Design Committee – Leadership
  • 2018-Present COCA Cultural Facilities Matching Grant Program Panelist
  • 2017-Present NCARB ARE 5.0 Item Development Subcommittee
  • 2017-12.2019 AIA Tallahassee Board of Directors – Secretary & Treasurer
  • 2016-Present AIA Tallahassee President’s Taskforce
  • 2017-2017 NCARB ARE 5.0 Cut Score Task Force
  • 2016-2019 Transportation Research Board of the National Academies’ Aesthetics Subcommittee
  • 2014-2015 Frank Lloyd Wright’s Spring House Institute Volunteer & Member
  • 2010-2010 Volunteer / Design Team for Extreme Makeover: Home Edition


  • 2019 Gauja National Park Footbridge Competition – Shortlisted
  • 2019 AIA Florida Component of the Year Award – AIA Tallahassee
  • 2019 LeMoyne Art Center’s BirdHaus Design Competition – 1st Place & People’s Choice Award
  • 2019 Tallahassee’s Network for Young Professionals – Golden A.C.E. “20 Under 40” Award
  • 2018 LeMoyne Art Center’s Bau Wow Haus Design Competition – Dog’s Choice Award
  • 2018 ARCHASM Amsterdam Art Bridge Competition – Top 50
  • 2017 AIA Tallahassee Design Merit Award – Holesovice-Karlin Footbridge
  • 2016 AIA Tallahassee President Service Award
  • 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)


  • 09.05.2019 “Prescribing Bridge Architecture for Social Resilience” 2019 IABSE Congress – The Evolving Metropolis, New York, New York, Publication
  • 08.14.2019 “Sustainable Aesthetics in Bridge Architecture” 6th Annual IAI Summit, Dallas, Texas, Presentation
  • 11.17.2018 “Detail” Photofest Exhibition, COCA, Photography Exhibition
  • 11.06.2018 “Prescribing Architectural Merit in Segmental Bridges” ASBI 30th Annual Convention, Chicago, Illinois, Presentation
  • 05.10.2018 “The Architect’s Role in Designing Sustainable Bridges: An Essay” Florida/Caribbean ARCHITECT, AIA Florida Magazine, Publication
  • 04.30.2018 “Finding Your Niche: It’s the perfect place for those special items” Inspired Living Omaha, Publication
  • 04.06.2018 “Giants, Detail, & Wreck” Art by Architects Exhibition, LeMoyne Center, Art Exhibition
  • 12.15.2017 “Escape with Photofest at the Artport Gallery” Tallahassee Democrat, Newspaper
  • 11.17.2017 “Giants” Photofest Exhibition, COCA, Photography Exhibition
  • 07.2016 “Spotlight: Emerging Professionals – Maxim D. Nasab“– Florida/Caribbean ARCHITECT, AIA Florida Magazine
  • 12.01.2015 “Rêver mieux, Pont piétonnier: Quartiers branchés“(fr) – ESQUISSES, OAQ (Québec Order of Architects)
  • 12.11.2013 Radio Interview: Inhabitable Bridge for Montreal – Daybreak, CBC Radio One
  • 12.2013 “Extinction of the Architect”– The Future of Architecture, Vol. 2
  • 06.2013 “It’s Not a Bridge, It’s a Road With Legs“– Maclean’s, Design
  • 06.22.2012 “Un pont Champlain habitable?”(fr) – Journal Métro, News-Special Collaboration
  • 11.28.2011 “Reviving the Lost Idea of the Inhabitable Bridge”– Next American City, Buzz
  • 07.30.2011 Radio Interview: Inhabitable Bridge for Montréal – Laxer Live, CJAD 800AM
  • 07.29.2011 “Bridge Could be a Living Structure”– The Gazette, Opinions
  • 07.24.2011 “Qui veut des ponts habitable à Montréal?”(fr) – Journal Métro, News