Najim Azadzoi was born, raised, and educated in Afghanistan and has served this country on numerous reconstruction projects since 2003. He founded Azad Architects, an architectural design firm in Newton, Massachusetts, in 1993.
Mr. Azadzoi earned his BA and MA in architecture from Kabul University in Afghanistan and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1984 respectively. He has nearly thirty years of experience in the fields of architecture, planning, and education. Prior to founding Azad Architects, he practiced in several well-known architectural firms in Boston, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. Mr. Azadzoi has taken a leadership role in the reconstruction of Afghanistan. As a co-founder of the Society of Afghan Engineers, he was invited to go to Afghanistan and assess the damage and destruction in Kabul in 1996 and in 2002. Since then, Mr. Azadzoi has traveled to Afghanistan ten times and completed a number of projects, totaling over $300 million.