Karma Sustainable Design Inc. was funded in 2005 in Tehran, Iran and later 2010 in Toronto by Arshia Sholeh and Afsaneh Tafazzoli. Karma specializes in

integrated and intelligent for a variety of different scales planning and design

projects. Since its foundation, the practice has been involved in the design,

supervision an implementation of variety of public, mixed used and residential


Karma has as its main goal “to define the relationship between architectural

form, materiality and environmental performance, and how they should

evolve to respond to different climatic conditions and newly emerging

programmatic requirements in urban environments.”

Arshia Sholeh, 1973, Tehran, Iran

Master of Architecture and Urbanism, Azad University, Tehran, Iran, 2000

Afsaneh Tafazzoli, 1975, Birmingham, UK

MSC in Sustainable environmental Design, Architectural Association School of

Architecture, London, UK, 2008

Master of Architecture and Urbanism, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran, 2000