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Babak Eslahjou


Principal, CORE Architects Inc.

Babak Eslahjou has practiced architecture for the last 32 years, 22 years of which as a founding principal of CORE Architects Inc.
Educated in Europe and the United States, he received his Bachelor of Architecture at the University of Toronto in 1986. His internationally influenced design expertise and knowledge of global architecture has guided many of CORE’s successful residential, commercial, retail and institutional projects.

Babak’s 32 years of architectural experience both in Canada and Internationally extends across urban planning, multi-residential developments, hospitality, and commercial projects. In each instance his oversight of the project, commitment, and experience has insured the project achieved its defined goals.

His experience includes the urban planning of over 49 million sq.ft. of residential and commercial space in Dubai, over 150 residential condominium projects across the Canada, and 1,500 retail roll-outs internationally.

An expert on the fast-paced development currently taking place in emerging urban regions in the Middle East, Babak has spoken at many venues including the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, the Cityscape Trade Show in the United Arab Emirates, and on behalf of the Canadian Trade Commission in the Philippines and Vietnam.