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About Me

Mr. Maxim D. Nasab AIA, NCARB, is a visiting professor at Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University’s School of Architecture & Engineering Technology originally from Montréal, Canada. He has international experience having worked in the United States, Canada, and China. He is the founder and principal of Apexx Architecture and Apexx Studio which are architectural firms specializing in bridge architecture worldwide. With over 11 years of experience, Maxim has worked on dozens of bridge projects throughout the United States and Canada as lead bridge architect including Centennial Park Bridge, Blue Ridge Pedestrian Bridge, Sumner Street Pedestrian Bridge, and the Kosciusko Bridge. He is a spokesperson for bridge architecture and has published multiple articles on the subject and has given presentations regarding the importance that aesthetics and architects bring to infrastructure projects.

Maxim is a registered architect in Ohio, North Carolina, Florida and Arizona as well as NCARB Certified, allowing him to have reciprocity throughout the United States and Canada. He currently serves as the coordinator for NCARB’s Item Development Subcommittee, the treasurer for AIA Tallahassee’s Board of Directors, the facilities chair for the Goodwood Museum and Gardens Board of Directors, and is currently assisting Habitat for Humanity with home designs and drawings.

Areas of Interest

  • Urban Design
  • Conceptual Design
  • Structural Aesthetics
  • Bridge Architecture


  • Master of Architecture • 2011

    Savannah College of Art & Design

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts • 2010

    Savannah College of Art & Design

Work History

  • 2022-Present    Founder & Principal Architect, Apexx Studio LLC
  • 2020-Present    Visiting Assistant Professor, Florida A&M University SAET
  • 2018-Present    Adjunct Professor, Tallahassee Community College
  • 2017-2021        Adjunct Professor, Florida State University IAAD
  • 2016-Present    Founder & Principal Architect, Apexx Architecture LLC
  • 2013-2016        Senior Bridge Architect, Touchstone Architecture
  • 2013-2013        Intern Architect, MAD Architects
  • 2012-2013        Design Consultant, M&L Modular Solutions
  • 2012-2013        Intern Architect, Girard Coté Bérubé Dion Architectes
  • 2011-2012        Intern Architect, PICS

Academic Accomplishments

He was featured in the following publications

  • On The Boards: Blue Ridge Road Pedestrian Bridge, Florida/Caribbean ARCHITECT, AIA Florida Magazine, Winter 2022
  • “Spotlight: Emerging Professionals - Maxim Nasab, AIA” Florida/Caribbean ARCHITECT, AIA Florida Magazine, 2016
  • “Rêver mieux, Pont piétonnier: Quartiers branchés”(French) ESQUISSES, OAQ (Québec Order of Architects), 2015
  •  “It’s Not a Bridge, It’s a Road With Legs” Maclean’s, Design,
  •  “Un pont Champlain habitable?” (French) Journal Métro, News-Special Collaboration, Newspaper, 2012
  •  “Bridge Could be a Living Structure” The Gazette, Opinions, 2011
  • “Qui veut des ponts habitable à Montréal?”(French) Journal Métro, News, 2011

Presented the following at conferences

  • “Sustainable Aesthetics in Bridge Architecture” at the 6th Annual IAI Summit, Dallas, TX, 2019
  • “Prescribing Architectural Merit in Segmental Bridges” at the ASBI 30th Annual Convention, Chicago, IL , 2018

Was a guest on the following radio stations

  • 12.11.2013 “Replacing Champlain Bridge with an Inhabitable Bridge” Daybreak, CBC Radio One, Radio
  • 07.30.2011 “Inhabitable Bridge for Montréal” Laxer Live, CJAD 800AM, Radio


  • 2022 SCAD Distinguished Alumni Award
  • 2021 AIA Tallahassee Design Honor Award - Blue Ridge Shared Use Bridge
  • 2021 AIA Florida Citizen Architect Award
  • 2021 Building Design + Construction - 40 Under 40 Award
  • 2019 Tallahassee’s Network for Young Professionals - “20 Under 40” Award
  • 2019 LeMoyne Art Center’s BirdHaus Design Competition - 1st Place & People’s Choice Award
  • 2018 LeMoyne Art Center’s Bau Wow Haus Design Competition - Dog’s Choice Award
  • 2017 AIA Tallahassee Design Merit Award - Holesovice-Karlin Footbridge
  • 2016 AIA Tallahassee President Service Award
  • 2014 AIA Charleston Pedestrian Bridge Competition - 2nd Place
  • 2013 ArchTriumph Berlin Bridge Competition – Honorable Mention
  • 2011 SCAD Architecture Thesis Student Voice Award


  • Nasab, M., Prescribing Bridge Architecture for Social Resilience, The Evolving Metropolis, 2019 IABSE Congress, New York, NY.
  • Nasab, M., The Architect’s Role in Designing Sustainable Bridges: An Essay, Florida/Caribbean ARCHITECT, AIA Florida Magazine, 2018.

Courses Taught At FAMU

  • ARC 3324 ARCH DESIGN 3.1
  • ARC 3325 ARCH DESIGN 3.2
  • ARC 4341 ARCH DESIGN 4.1
  • ARC 5288 PRACTICE 2
  • ARC 5352 ADV ARCH DESIGN 5.1
  • ARC 5353 ADV ARCH DESIGN 5.2