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Atelier RZLBD is a boutique architectural practice based in Toronto founded by architect Reza Aliabadi (OAA, MRAIC); whose work extends to designing buildings & objects, curating installations & expositions, and publishing a zine called rzlbdPOST.

The practice is not just an ordinary operation that serves, rather like a positive virus, it contributes, communicates, challenges, and adapts itself to the needs of each project and its context.

Our work has been distinguished with numerous accolades including the International Architecture Master Prize (2018), American Architecture Prize (2017) and Ontario Association of Architects Awards (2009, 2011); exhibited in many venues including the Sir John Soane’s Museum (London 2018), the World Architecture Festival (Berlin 2017, Amsterdam 2018), the School of Architecture at McGill University (Montreal 2009, 2017), and Toronto Harbourfront Centre (2012); also celebrated in more than 100 print publications.

In 2017 Atelier RZLBD has been selected among the top emerging design talents in Canada. In the same year the UK publisher Artifice released a monograph, RZLBD HOPSCOTCH, which recognizes the past seven years of Reza’s practice by collecting essays, project profiles, and annotated drawings.


Atelier RZLBD 220 Duncan Mill Road, # 617 Toronto, ON. M3B 3J5 Canada


Reza Aliabadi, Kiera Hughston, James Chungwon Park, Arman Azar, Sebastien Beauregard, Aziza Asat, Bahar Joshan & Khatoon who is a Peregrine Falcon who lives and works at the atelier’s windowsill.


Profile (Brochure)
Publication (Bibliography)
Portrait (Bio)

Archives (always in progress)

Project Name Year
Centepide 2018
Mesa 2018
Seesaw 2018
Terraced Condos 2018
Flipped House 2017
Swan 2017
(Re)creation 2017
Aperture 2017
Gnomon 2017
Un(a)like 2017
Open Cube 2017
Opposite House 2016
Instar House 2016
MALI 2016
Old’s Cool 2016
Bowtie 2016
Thorax House 2015
PPE 2015
+ve Virus 2015
Yellowtail 2014
Totem House 2013
Whale House 2012
R-01 Chair 2012
Patio House 2012
Gallery House 2012
Bowtie 2012
5/6 House 2011
Charcoal House 2010
Shaft House 2010
63 ̊ House 2009