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Yassi Gabbay is the founder of Gabbay Architects. Yassi received a masters from the University of Tehran with awards and honors, and a Ph.D from Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He founded Gabbay Architects and then TASMA Consulting Architects in Iran and developed it into one of the leading architecture firms of the country, employing an international team of sixty-five people.

Prior to the 1979 Revolution in Iran, Yassi Gabbay was decorated twice for his design work. The most notable was the design and competition award of the Shah Abbas Hotel Complex in Isfahan, the most prestigious in the Middle East. He established himself by introducing contemporary design and details to the traditional landscape of Isfahan and blending his innovative vision with traditional craftsmanship. Gabbay gained recognition for the design of the Guilan University Campus, which remained incomplete when he left the country.

Yassi Gabbay further cultivated his design portfolio with the launch of Gabbay Architects in Beverly Hills, California, where he has been awarded twice by the City’s Architectural Commission during his practice. He oversees the studio’s efforts from programming through construction, acting as project designer on a selected basis.