Ali Navidbakhsh

Contract Instructor


Ali Navidbakhsh, OAA, LEED Green Associate, RELi AP, is a co-founder and principal Architect at Site-Arch Inc. a private practice operating in Ontario and Québec. He is also an Architect at +VG (The Ventin Group Ltd.) in Ottawa. 

He holds a BArch (2014) and March (2016) both with distinction and was awarded the Azrieli Scholar and faculty choice award for his thesis titled: Post-Petropolis: Alberta after the Oil Boom. Ali’s research addresses the story of conflicting natural and artificial landscapes, while engaging with multi-stakeholder views, from divinity, Indigenous Land to human-scale interventions.  

Ali has worked at Architecture offices in Toronto, Ottawa, and Lisbon Portugal. During his studies at ASAU, He also worked as a research assistant and a teaching assistant for both undergraduate and graduate courses. 

Further to his full-time career, Ali actively engages in independent research and international competitions. Some noteworthy accomplishments include winning first place and receiving the people’s choice award in the Future Legacies Competition – Design for Canada’s Next 150 Years, held by The Site Magazine.  

Ali’s work has been featured on The best new Architects, Act of Mapping, KooZA/rch and The Site Magazine. His research interests revolve around science fiction, affordable housing, and real estate development. 



MArch – Carleton University, 2016 

BArch – Carleton University, 2014 

Civil Eng. Tech – Seneca College, 2009  



ARCS 2106: Studio 3 Winter 2023 term



Future Legacies – Canada’s Next 150 Years, by The Site Magazine 


Places, Forms and Memories of Grief in Contemporary Cities 


Post-Petropolis: Alberta after the Oil Boom 

Faculty Choice Award 


Theatre Production Workshop – Water into Wine