Mahshid Balazadeh pursued her master’s at TU Berlin. Her master’s theses project is focused on resident-oriented and participatory urban development, with a neighborhood in Tehran as a case study at the Technical University of Berlin. During her master’s studies, she has worked for Gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner, in both big scale –compound-complexes - and small scale projects in Berlin. In the last year of her master’s studies she moved to Spain, where she worked for Ensamble Studio, with a cross-functional team and an experimental mindset. She received her
Bachelor in Tehran, where was able to observe real projects in a small-scale studio as well as participate in two international competitions. Mahshid has participated in several interdisciplinary workshops, including the research-oriented Iran Contemporary Architecture Workshop and Academy of Architecture Culture workshop in Hamburg, which was a cooperative project between Iran and Germany. She is interested in social aspects of architecture and Urban transformation and her focus is on innovative solutions and processes in this field.