FIDI welcomed Aryanour Djalali, who presented the final lecture in her fall lecture series to our students.

Aryanour is the founder and CEO Creative Director of the award-winning studio DNA Barcelona Architects, specializing in architecture, planning, landscaping, interiors and design. For more than 20 years, Aryanour has led many incredible projects, including the Boutique Hotel S’Agaró in Girona, the Iconic Towers Building “Desert Rose” in Oran and the Cocoon Hotel & Resort, Tulum. During the conference, Aryanour presented a selection of innovative and luxurious projects located in Mexico, each with an overarching theme of nature and a strong identity driven by both the historical and environmental context of each building. Aryanour covered a variety of topics during his talk, from the practice design approach to delivering this concept to clients using 3D imagery and precedent. With each project, Aryanour stressed the importance of connection and personalization, which are essential for the success of a project. We are grateful to be able to share this experience with The Florence Institute of Design.