Alumni
Masoud Akbarzadeh

Masoud Akbarzadeh is an Assistant Professor of Architecture in Structures and Advanced Technologies and the Director of the Polyhedral Structures Laboratory (PSL). He holds a PhD from the Institute of Technology in Architecture, ETH Zurich, where he was a Research Assistant in the Block Research Group. He holds two degrees from MIT: a Master of Science in Architecture Studies (Computation) and an MArch, the thesis for which earned him the renowned SOM award. He also has a degree in Earthquake Engineering and Dynamics of Structures from the Iran University of Science and Technology and a BS in Civil and Environmental Engineering. His main research topic is Three-Dimensional Graphical Statics, which is a novel geometric method of structural design in three dimensions.

2012 SMArchS Thesis:  Designing performative surfaces: computational interpretation of flow pattern drawings

2011 MArch Thesis: Hydropower Cities: a New Candidate for Eco-utopia

Areas of Interest
Art and Technology, Building Materials, CAD/CAM, Computation, Digital Fabrication, Infrastructure Planning, Structures