Kayhan Nadji holds a Master’s Degree in Architectural and Urban Planning and has over 38 years of experience in architectural design, urban planning, project management and administration.
The design of his personal "Tipi House” residence has won multiple awards and is now recognized as one of Yellowknife’s most distinguished housing projects. The Ontario Association of Architects Committee on the Environment and On Site magazine both published essays by Kayhan Nadji on the dwelling. The house has even been included in a middle school social science textbook as part Alberta’s education system. The house also won one of the 2000 National post Design Exchange Awards in Architecture, and the Design Exchange magazine recognized him for the design of unique Northern housing in Yellowknife under the theme of "Innovative Canadian Design.” Juries for these contests recognized the house’s distinct design for reflecting First nations’ culture and the unity it brought between Dene and Inuit culture. Kayhan Nadji has also Regional merit Awards by CSLA for the design of Smbak’e Civic Plaza in Yellowknife.