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Reza Amindarbari


North Carolina State University, College of Design, Raleigh, NC, Expected 2017
PhD in Design and Urban Context, Minor in Statistics

University of Michigan, Taubman College of Architecture and Planning, Ann Arbor, MI, 2010
Master of Urban Design with Distinction

University of Tehran, Faculty of Fine Arts, 2008
Master of Architectural Technology

University of Tehran, Faculty of Fine Arts, 2005, Bachelor of Architecture


Reza is a Ph.D. student at the College of Design at North Carolina State University. His research interest concerns the relationship between city form and its environmental and socio-economic performance with a focus on developing data-driven decision making frameworks for urban design and planning, using cutting-edge geospatial analytics and statistics.

Prior to starting his PhD, Reza was a researcher at City Form Lab at Singapore University of Technology and Design, and MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning. At MIT DUSP, he collaborated on the Making the Clean Energy City in China project for developing Energy Proforma, a tool for estimating energy use at neighborhood scale. During his time at City Form Lab, he collaborated on the World Bank’s initiatives for establishing City Planning Labs in Indonesian Cities, and measuring urban expansion and transformation in East Asia and Pacific regions.

Reza holds a Master of Urban Design from the University of Michigan, and a Master of Architectural Technology and Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Tehran. He has been practicing architecture and urban design since 2003 and taught at Wentworth Institute of Technology, and North Carolina State University.

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