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  • Arta Yazdanseta

    Assistant Professor of Environmental Technologies

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    Arta Yazdanseta

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    Dr. Arta Yazdanseta is the Director of the Master of Architecture Program at Parsons School of Design. Her research explores Bioclimatic Envelopes at the intersection of design, building performance, and plant biophysical ecology. As a Director and educator, she is committed to the development of novel pedagogical approaches to environmental design and education through addressing the perceived dichotomy between poetics of design and building science. She is the co-founder of Growery Collective Lab with a mission to enhance socia-natural systems by cultivating their self-organizing potentials. 

    Arta earned her Doctor of Design and Master of Design in Energy and Environments from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and her professional architectural degree from the Pratt Institute. As a researcher at the Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities, she developed architectural environmental design strategies and provided performance analyses for the Center’s headquarters’ Zero Carbon Retrofit project. Her research contributions have been published in Empire, State & Building, Essays On Thermodynamics: Architecture and Beauty, and Phyto: Principles and Resources for Site Remediation and Landscape Design. As an architect and designer, she has worked at SHoP Architects and hMa. 

    Arta was the first prize winner of the International Building Performance Simulation Association Competition Award in Chambery, France. She was the recipient of the Harvard Sustainability Award, Circle Award Fellowship, and AIA Women's Architectural Auxiliary Eleanor Allwork Scholar. Her work has been exhibited at the New York Chapter of the AIA and has been published in Metropolis magazine. She has taught at North Eastern University, Harvard Graduate School of Design, Boston Architectural College, and the Pratt Institute.  


    Current Courses

    Design Studio 1

    Design Studio 2

    Design Studio 2 (Spring 2021)

    Environmental Design

    Environmental Design (Spring 2021)

    Environmental Tech 1: Rec

    Environmental Tech 1: Rec (Spring 2021)

    Independent Study

    Independent Study (Spring 2021)

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