Iman Ansari is an architectural historian, designer, and educator. He is a founding principal of AN.ONYMOUS and an Assistant Professor of Architecture at the Knowlton School. His practice focuses on experimental approaches towards architecture and urbanism through an exploration of tools, methods and techniques of production. His work has been published widely and exhibited at international venues including the Venice Architecture Biennale, the Hammer Museum, the A+D Museum, and the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York.
Ansari's research examines architecture's interactions with science, technology and medicine in the modern era, looking at the history of building technologies, construction practices, and systems of environmental control. He has contributed to multiple books and edited volumes on architectural history and theory, landscape architecture and urbanism. His writings have appeared in Architectural Review, Architectural Theory Review, Architect’s Newspaper, Cabinet, Journal for the Society of Architectural Historians, Log, Metropolis, Places Journal, and Room One Thousand among others. Ansari holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the City College of New York, a Master of Architecture in Urban Design from Harvard University Graduate School of Design, and a Ph.D. in Architecture from UCLA.