Delara Rahim - Designer at SPF:a | SPF:architects

Delara Rahim is an Iranian architectural designer and interdisciplinary artist. Her work is at the intersection of art, design, and architecture with a focus on materiality, technology, interactivity and the relationship between body and space. She holds a Master of Design Studies in Art, Design and the Public Domain from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Southern California.

Professionally, she has worked in various creative environments such as boutique architecture firms, public art, university art galleries and fabrication labs. She is also passionate about teaching as a way of exploring and has served as an Adjunct Faculty at Wentworth Institute of Technology.

Her work has been exhibited in Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo in Rome through University of Southern California Italy study abroad program and has been published in Harvard GSD’s platform 12: “How About Now?”. Her personal research-based artistic practice engages with architecture, public art, and fabrication and emphasizes questions about materiality, poetry, and architecture as the second skin.


Aperol Spritz


Ceramic Mug


Griffith Park


Hard question but .. Sendai Mediatheque


Anything electric


Making pour-over coffee


Playing piano

Catch Phrase

Fine. I'll do it.

Favorite thing about architecture?

The curiosity about culture inherent in the field of architecture

In a word, where do you find inspiration?