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 the intertwined relationship between architecture and medicine in the production of scientific knowledge and professional expertise in the nineteenth century. 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.
Before joining the Knowlton School, Ansari taught at the City College of New York Spitzer School of Architecture, UNLV School of Architecture, UCLA Architecture and Urban Design, and USC School of Architecture. He 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.