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Design for acrimony

Longtime partners of noted Boston architecture firm turn bitter foes in a battle for control of the company

The dispute between Nader Tehrani and Monica Ponce de Leon stems from his 2003 decision to give her a 51 percent ownership share in Office dA. She says her majority status gave her the authority to lock him out of the South End building. The dispute between Nader Tehrani and Monica Ponce de Leon stems from his 2003 decision to give her a 51 percent ownership share in Office dA. She says her majority status gave her the authority to lock him out of the South End building. (Yoon S. Byun/ Globe Staff)
By John Dyer
Globe Correspondent / December 1, 2010

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They have been partners for almost 20 years in the award-winning Boston architectural firm Office dA, called one of the nation’s most innovative design practices. Together they have built some of the city’s most distinctive buildings. Each heads the architecture program at a prestigious university. (Full article: 1132 words)

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