Shokofeh Darbari

Shokofeh is a SMArchS student in the Design and Computation group. She is interested in computational design and fabrication, materials science, and active origami.

Prior to MIT she earned her professional degree in Master of Architecture from Pennsylvania State University, and Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from Shahid Beheshti University. She co-taught courses in Design Computation and Robotics Fabrication at Penn State and worked as R&D intern at A. Zahner Company, and Design intern at Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates.


2014 - 2017
Master of Architecture, Pennsylvania State University
2007 - 2012
Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, Shahid Beheshti University

Academic Experience

2017 - Present
Research Assistant, Self-Assembly Lab with Professor Skylar Tibbits
2018 - 2018
Teaching Assistant, 4.500 Design Comp: Art/Object/Space with Professor Larry Sass
2018 - 2018
Teaching Assistant, 4.501 Creative Design Prototyping with Professor Larry Sass
2017 - 2017
Teaching Assistant, 3.S03 Materials, Societal Impact and Social Innovation with Professor Christine Ortiz
2014 - 2017
Research Assistant, Stuckeman Center for Design Computing at Pennsylvania State University
2014 - 2017
Teaching Assistant, Pennsylvania State University

Professional Experience

2016 - 2016
Design Intern, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
2015 - 2015
Research and Development Intern, A. Zahner Engineering and Fabrication Company
2013 - 2014
Design Intern, Classical Homes LLC


2018 - Present
Merit Fellowship for SMArchS in Design and Computation, MIT
- 2017
King Student Medal for Excellence in Architectural and Environmental Design Research, The Architectural Research Centers Consortium
- 2016
AIA Pennsylvania Student Award, American Institute of Architects (AIA) Pennsylvania
- 2016
Design Excellence Award, Pennsylvania State University