Ali Mahjouri received a bachelor of science in architecture from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1994, after spending a year studying at the Ecole D'Architecture de Paris - La Villette in 1993. He graduated from Rice University in 2000 where he received a Master's in Architecture with a full scholarship and additional stipend. In 2006, Ali founded (medium), a research based multidisciplinary design practice rooted in architecture starting with residential renovations, a yoga studio, and international competitions. In 2010, (medium) produced an installation for DesignPhiladelphia.
Ali was born in London, and as a European Citizen, continues to seek international opportunities with (medium) in NYC, where he is now based. He has worked at several firms in Atlanta, New York, Washington DC, and Philadelphia, where he designed the post office near 30th Street Station while at KlingStubbins. Ali has taught studios at Temple University, Lehigh University, Philadelphia University, and Moore College of Art and Design and regularly serves as a juror at University of Pennsylvania, Catholic University, and Columbia University GSAPP.