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smoarchitecture - founded in 1994 by S M Oreyzi - is an award-winning, multidisciplinary practice operating at the interface between architecture, art, design and communication. The studio has extensive experience working for both public and private clients in the cultural, residential and commercial sectors.
smo offers a full architecture, masterplanning and interior design service from its Cologne office. Through intensive dialogue with our clients we identify the specificities of each project. We have special expertise in working internationally and cross culturally.
From initial ideas to completion, our design process is exacting.


Seyed Mohammad Oreyzi

Seyed Mohammad Oreyzi was born in Shiraz, Iran in 1959. He is of Iranian origin and has lived since 1974 in Europe. First he lived in London, UK and later moved to Cologne, Germany, where he started his architecture education and his artistic background. He has won a number of awards such as Thueringer State Award for Architecture and Urban Design and The German Critic Award for Architecture and has been widely published in national and
international design magazines. In 1994 established the architecture office smoarchitecture in Cologne. 1996 his work was shown at the International Architecture Exhibition „La Biennale di Venezia“ in Venice.

1974 - 1980 in London
1983 - 1990 Architecture study at the University of Applied Sciences in Cologne
1989 Lighting Design, Studio H.T. von Malotki and Architecture Office of Prof. J. Schürmann
1991 Project-Partner in Architecture Office of Thomas van den Valentyn
1994 Funded smoarchitecture in Cologne

Awards
The Book-Award of the University of Applied Sciences in Cologne, 1990
Thueringer State Award for Architecture and Urban Design, 1996
German Stone Award,1997
The German Critic Award for Architecture, 1997
Holzbaupreis neue Bundesländer, 1998
Best Building Award of the Nordrhein-Westfalen State, 2005
DAM – Light & Architecture Award, 2005
Architecture Award - Reiners Stiftung, 2006
IHK – Award for Best Commercial Building in Cologne, 2012

Publications
Bauwelt, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, FAZ Magazin, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Die Zeit,
Neue Zürcher Zeitung Baumeister , md, Bautechnik, A 10, a+u, architektur, Licht und Architektur, art Magazin, Weimarer Kultur Journal, AW Architektur + Wettbewerbe
AIT…

Exhibitions
„Zeitraum“, Wachsfabrik, Cologne, 1991
„Köln Kunst 3“, Josef-Haubrich-Kunsthalle, Cologne, 1991
„Blau“, Autoren-Galerie Kostka, Cologne, 1992
„Im Raum“, Josef-Könn-Aula, Cologne, 1993
„1/3 – 2/1“ with Andrea Knobloch, m4–independant space, Düsseldorf, 1995
6. International Architecture Exhibition „La Biennale di Venezia“ in Venice, 1996
DAM – German Architecture Museum, Frankfurt, 1997
Bauhaus, Weimar, 1997
University of Applied Sciences in Potsdam, 1998
„annex 1“ Kunsthaus Lempertz, Cologne,1999
„Exit to the moon“ Plan 99, Cologne, 1999
„Strukturen“ Plan 2000, Cologne, 2000
„Historische Mitte Berlin – Schlossplatz“ Staatsratsgebäude, Berlin, 2001
„Geldlust“ Kunsthalle Tirol, Hall, Österreich, 2001
„Moderne Zeiten“ plan, Cologne, 2001
„Radical Architecture“, makk Museum of Art & Design, Cologne, 2001
„Licht und Architektur“ German Architecture Museum, Frankfurt, 2005
„was das schöne sei“, West Gate – Köln, 2012
IHK-Köln Best Commercial Building, Cologne, 2012