Working drawings for the Indian Bahá’i House of Worship were completed by 1979 in Fariborz Sahba’s London office.

This complicated structure, considered extremely difficult to build in Europe, was assessed as virtually impossible to construct in India. To ensure the realization of his vision, Fariborz Sahba himself undertook the challenge of the project management of his design in India. Over the next seven years, using only local resources, manpower and technology, he completed this monumental building within the stipulated timeframe and below its approved budget

The Baha’i House of Worship shows that high tech concepts do not  always demand high tech solutions.”

Progressive Architecture, U.S.A.

June 1985


The Baha’i Temple in New Delhi is probably one of the most outstanding contemporary structures in the world. The complexity of the structure and the very high standards of workmanship expected to be achieved, demand a dynamic construction management with a high degree of innovativeness, team spirit, and quality consciousness.

Asian Architect and Contractor

Hong Kong

February 1987

The building of this Temple in India with its limited technology is a major achievement. Not only has a large and poured-in-place concrete structure been built on a scale never attempted before, but it has been done with loving care and meticulous attention to detail.

Architecture, U.S.A.

September 1987

Original tools used in Construction of the Temple on display in the Information Center


“One of the most elegant buildings of the last half century. It demonstrates most clearly, the elegance resulting from a sympathetic relationship between the engineer, the architect, and the client. There is no doubt as to the continuous application and patience required to achieve this quality of building.

J. H. Armstrong, President, Institution of Structural Engineers, U.K

November 1989